There is no doubt that Hollywood has a major influence on our culture. Ever since the first movie was produced and the first film stars were born, people have been exposed to Hollywood’s beliefs and the on-screen world they created for us to experience. Today, our culture and society is still heavily influenced by Hollywood’s role that includes controlling most of the media we experience today.
Until recently, those who view movies and television programming have not had much in the way of choices for Christian oriented shows. Many have found themselves struggling with Hollywood’s interpretation of our society and culture, and have had to search hard for programming and movies that reflect their Christian and family values.
Thanks to Andrea Logan White and David A. R. White, the founders of Pure Flix, Christians now have access to movies and other types of programs that relate more to their beliefs.
About Pure Flix
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Pure Flix is a faith-based Christian movie studio that produces, distributes, and acquires Christ-centered movies. The entertainment production company, whose mission is “to be the world leader in producing and distributing faith and family media”, strives to make a difference for His name. The company’s vision is to influence the global culture for Christ through media and their sole purpose is to change our culture for Christ, one heart at a time.
Owner of Pure Flix, David. A.R. White, author of “Between Heaven and Hollywood,” which was published last year, wants to make films, sitcoms and drama series with religious and family-friendly messages.
“Our God-given dream was to provide content on a consistent basis to be an alternative to what Hollywood was putting it out,” said White.
In addition to writing books and founding Pure Flix, White is also responsible for the 2014 Pure Flix theatrical release “God’s Not Dead,” which most people are familiar with. White starred in the film, along with the Robertson’s of Duck Dynasty fame, and was thrilled that the film received the attention it did. Earning more than $60 million at the box office, White says he feels the film reached people of all disciples.
“In the Christian faith, there are divisions with all the sects,” said White. “The Baptists won’t talk to the Assemblies of God. You have your charismatic Christians. You have your ultraconservatives, like Southern Baptists. You have Catholicism. They’re all a little different.”
But, he added, invoking the Rev. Billy Graham, “The foot of the cross is level ground.”
Pure Flix On-Demand Streaming Service
In 2015, Pure Flix introduced an on-demand streaming service, much like Netflix. The main difference, of course, is that instead of offering series such as ‘Breaking Bad’ and others shows lacking substantial Christian values, Pure Flix offers programming geared towards Christian and family beliefs. Their on-demand services allow Christians of different disciplines to find viewing content for their individual interests and values. Their goal is to provide heart-felt movies that can be enjoyed with friends, families, communities and churches to impact our world for Christ.
Pure Flix viewers can watch a variety of movies, TV series, and even game shows via the online streaming service. Recent programming includes ‘The American Bible Challenge’, a game show hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, ‘Family Affair’, a popular television series that ran from the late 60’s to the early 70’s, and even stand-up comedy shows with entertainers such as Sinbad and Louie Anderson. Pure Flix also offers documentaries as well as sermons, which are great resources for those who are homeschooled.
Pure Flix is currently working on a new Christian-based soap opera called ‘Hilton Head Island’ starring Antonio Sabato, Jr. as well as other in-house productions for their audience.
According to website analytics company Alexa, the PureFlix.com website has had almost a million unique visitors since inception. The streaming service has almost 250,000 paying subscribers which have access to a catalog of more than 7,500 titles to choose from for their viewing pleasure.
“We’ve been blessed with really strong growth,” said Greg Gudorf, chief executive officer of PureFlix.com. “We are thrilled to be making Christ centered films with positive messages that share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We hope people will enjoy our films, as well as morning devotionals, and our behind the scenes videos and blogs live from the set of our new movies.”
~ 1776 Christian