Due to an overwhelming response and popular demand, moviegoers were provided the opportunity to see "The Heart of Man" in theaters nationwide on Sept. 14 and again on Oct. 17 for its encore presentation. Now, audiences have the opportunity to purchase the film on iTunes via pre-order here.
This cinematic retelling of the parable of the prodigal son, juxtaposed with interviews of real people struggling with distractions from their faith and the shame that follows addiction, was uniquely produced by Jason Pamer and Jens Jacob. The film's purpose is to bring people together to understand that they are not alone and that each of them has the opportunity to connect or re-connect with faith, family and one another.
Through this purchase, audiences will not only receive the opportunity to watch the timeless, reimagined re-telling of the favorite story, but also will be provided special features like The After Show, Exclusive Roundtable Conversation and Behind the Scenes footage included in the pre-order. These can all be viewed individually, but perfect also to watch as a group for discussions and teaching/learning, growth tools.
The After Show is moderated by Los Angeles-based Pastor of Zoe Church and Executive Producer of the film Chad Veach and includes spoken word artist Jackie Hill Perry, best-selling author Dr. Dan Allender ("The Wounded Heart"), Executive Producer and President of Trueface Dr. Bruce McNicol, lead actor Justin Torrence, Writer and Producer Jason Pamer and Founders of Undone Redone Traylor and Melody Lovvorn.
The exclusive roundtable conversation (also moderated by Chad Veach) includes: best-selling author of "The Shack" William Paul Young, film talent John Lynch, Executive Producer Jeremy Affeldt, Founder of New Life Ministries and host of "New Life Live!" Steve Arterburn, Pastor and author Tracy Wilde, Executive Producer Dr. Bruce McNicol, Music Artist Propaganda and author of "People of the Second Chance" Mike Foster.
The exclusive behind the scenes footage of the film's production in Hawaii features never-before-seen videos of the cast and crew.
"We've been incredibly honored by the nationwide response to 'The Heart of Man,'" says Jason Pamer, filmmaker and executive producer for Sypher Studios. "To witness spontaneous applause and tears of those watching the film throughout theaters nationwide, from every corner of Christendom and beyond, is earth-shattering and deeply meaningful to us. We know many are experiencing real freedom and releasing years of shame, some for the first time."
Over 50 different organizations and ministries have supported "The Heart of Man." Key partners include Bethel Music, Authentic Manhood, Covenant Eyes, r|Tribe, Samson Society, Bethesda Workshops, New Life, Pure Hope, True Face, Awesome Marriage, The New Cannan Society, The Navigators, Q and many more. These powerful partnerships have allowed the film to spread far and wide, and now audiences have the opportunity to extend this visceral message anytime, anywhere through the iTunes pre-order link.
About "The Heart of Man"
Uniquely produced combining a blend of narrative and documentary elements, "The Heart of Man" is a timeless, deconstructed re-telling of the ancient prodigal son story. Featuring subjects of brokenness, identity and grace, the project brings people together for a night to understand they are not alone and that they can re-connect with God, their faith, family and one another. In the retelling of this famous parable, audiences will encounter powerful true stories that bridge back to God, interwoven throughout with interviews featuring author William Paul Young ("The Shack"), author Dr. Dan Allender ("The Wounded Heart") and spoken word artist Jackie Hill Perry, among others. "The Heart of Man" is produced by Jason Pamer and Jens Jacob, directed by Eric Esau and executive produced by Brian Bird ("Captive," "The Case for Christ, "When Calls the Heart") and Chad Veach. Tony Anderson serves as composer for the project's powerful musical score.