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Chronicling the Works of God: An interview with Christian filmmaker Darren Wilson

Darren: Finger of God was definitely the most divisive film I’ve done, mostly because it’s about miracles. In case you didn’t know, miracles—especially the kind I filmed—tend to be divisive in and of themselves. However, the vast majority of reactions from people around the world is that their lives have been utterly and irreversibly changed by these movies. I never used to think that individual movies could have much long term affect on people, but apparently I’ve proven myself wrong. We recently did a fifty city tour across four countries with Father of Lights, where we saw forty thousand attend. Everywhere we went the audiences were just blown away and lives were radically transformed and mindsets were altered. It was incredible to see it firsthand.


PR: Do you think projects inspire people to become involved in the kinds of ministries you film?

Darren in India villageDarren: I hope so. I’ve filmed some real gems, God’s treasures, over the years. I certainly hope that people will seek them out and come alongside many of them to help support what they’re doing. More than anything, I want to see people challenged to the point where they will do something great themselves. Too often, especially in America, we think we are doing our part by simply writing a check. While that is certainly a part of advancing the kingdom of God, it seems like we can get a lot more done if we all start doing our part.


PR: How has making these films impacted you personally?

Darren: I’ve said this many times. These movies have altered my DNA. I started them as a skeptical, judgmental, lukewarm Christian who wasn’t sure what he believed anymore, and have come out as someone who can confidently say that I am a friend of God. They have altered everything about me.


PR: What projects do you have planned for the future?

Darren: We have a short cartoon, Anointed Fighters, that we’re finishing up. We also have a one-hour documentary about UFC/WWF superstar Ken Shamrock, The Greatest Fight. In the Summer of 2013, I’ll be starting production on my next film, which is going to be about the Holy Spirit. It will be a different type of film than the trilogy, but will still feel familiar.



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Special thanks to John Lathrop for his assistance with this interview.


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Category: Church History, Pneuma Review, Winter 2013

About the Author: Darren Wilson is the Founder of Wanderlust Productions, a film/television production company that focuses on creating media that creatively and powerfully advances the kingdom of God around the world. Darren was recently named one of the 21 Emerging Leaders Of Tomorrow’s Church by Charisma magazine. His first three films, Finger of God, Furious Love, and Father of Lights, have been seen by millions around the world. His book, Filming God, details his journey from skeptic to believer in the miraculous. Darren lives with his wife, Jenell, and their three children in the Chicago area.

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