“Courageous” – The Movie
Mike Dunn’s special guest on Quest for Character was one of the writers who also play the role of “Adam” in the movie “Courageous”, Alex Kendrick.
Alex Kendrick is an associate pastor at Sherwood Baptist Church. In 2002, Kendrick Brothers Productions in association with Sherwood Pictures began work on the first movie, Flywheel, which Alex wrote, directed, produced, and acted in. After the overwhelming response to the film, Alex and his brother Stephen again partnered to write and produce Facing the Giants, which was picked up and distributed by Provident Films, a branch of Sony Pictures. Alex directed and acted in the film, which went on to gross more than $10 million in box office receipts. The DVD was released in thirteen languages, in fifty-six countries, and sold more than 2 million copies.
Alex and Stephen followed that hit by writing and producing Fireproof, the highest-grossing independent film of 2008 with over $33 million in box office sales. Alex directed the film, which has since sold more than 3 million DVDs. To date, Alex has received more than twenty awards for his work, including best screenplay, best production, and best feature film.
Along with his brother Stephen, Alex Kendrick wrote the screenplay for Courageous. In addition to playing the role of Adam, Alex also served as the director of the movie, which he has also done for the previous three Sherwood Pictures movies.
Filled with action-packed police drama, Courageous is the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. Riveted moviegoers will once again find themselves laughing, crying, and cheering as they are challenged and inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children.
Alex Kendrick said their prayer now is that this movie will raise the standards for fathers worldwide and point them to Christ.
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Courageous the Movie
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