It’s not every day a quality NZ film is released with a stirring Christian message.
The Holy Roller was filmed in Christchurch just before the September 2010 earthquakes and the feature-length film follows the story of a rural pastor who moves to the city in search of his ‘calling’.
There he meets an owner of a seedy nightclub and his musician sister. After a series of God-moments the nightclub owner decides to transform the dirty establishment into a church. And together this unlikely team seek to reach their community. But the underbelly of society doesn’t like it …
Now, all manner of challenges await this country pastor living in a big city. It’s an uplifting comedy-drama; Christianity on the big screen without the cringe factor.
The makers of the film (who are committed Christians) are encouraging churches to prioritise seeing the film in its opening week, from September 15, 2011. This will motivate cinemas to extend its season, allowing more kiwis to see it and be inspired by its message.
Please download the church invite from the film’s producers below. Also considering downloading the poster below in order to hang it up in your corps foyer and/or include it in Sunday Powerpoint news reels.
Starring: Angus Benfield, Victoria Abbott, Jeremy Brennan, Martin Howells, Michael Maxwell, Ron Rodger, Mark Hadlow and Simon Barnett
Writer: Angus Benfield
Director: Patrick Gillies
Run Time: 90min