Hillsong Movie: Let Hope Rise
HILLSONG: LET HOPE RISE follows the remarkable journey of Hillsong UNITED from youth worship band to worldwide sensation.
“Michael John Warren of Jay-Z’s Fade to Black fame has directed something that ought to interest you. It’s called Let Hope Rise, and it’s a documentary about the spectacular ascent of Joel Houston and the rest of Hillsong UNITED, Hillsong NYC’s breakout worship band. The producers announced that “In terms of reach, Hillsong UNITED is one of the biggest bands out there, Christian or otherwise. But at their core, they’re just a group of unassuming individuals impacting the world with their music. We’re thrilled to be part of bringing their extraordinary story to the big screen.” The movie will release in April of next year …” Relevant Magazine
“Hillsong – Let Hope Rise, which Warner Bros will release in April. The film revolves around the popular faith-based Australian band Hillsong United, which began as an 11-member youth band and has now sells out and concerts worldwide and has sold more than 16M albums. The documentary, which will include concert footage, is being directed by Michael John Warren, who helmed the 2004 feature docu Fade To Black about rapper-producer Jay-Z. Matt Weaver of MediaWeaver Entertainment and Jonathan Bock of Grace Hill Media are producing. B. Wayne Hughes Jr. and Greg Campbell of Cantinas Entertainment, which is financing the feature, are executive producing.
All of the band members also are volunteers or employees of the Hillsong Church, which has a following of more than 100,000 parishioners and includes big congregations in New York and LA. Hillsong Church also does quite a bit of charity work, including helping to feed and educate children in the slums of India, building housing for those living with AIDS in Africa and rescuing victims of human trafficking around the globe (a growing problem) — and all paid for, in part, by proceeds from the band’s music and merchandise sales.” Deadline
Alcon’s Andrew Kosgove and Broderick Johnson announced the acquisition of the film. Let Hope Rise will bow, specifically, on April 3. Cantinas Entertainment was founded this year by Campbell and Hughes.
Release Date: (Theatrical – Bring this to Your City) September 16, 2016
Release Date: (DVD/Blu-ray) TBA
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