Indivisible Director Casts Vision for Faith and Marriage

By Jacob Sahms Optometrist David Evans has been helping people renew (and find) their vision for decades, since graduating from Southern College of Optometry and founding a practice in Memphis in 1994. But Evans had been making homemade films since he was a child, and his storytelling tendencies continued to be displayed at Passion Play […]

The Upside: Discerning Deeper Truths

By Jacob Sahms Sometimes at Dove, there are films that speak to the soul but for various reasons simply cannot be Dove Approved. The films released with the award seasons of The Golden Globes or The Oscars regularly fall into that category. There’s something edifying about some of those films, like Green Book’s explanation of […]

Bishop T.D. Jakes Shares Love From His Latest Film, A Dog’s Way Home

Bishop T.D. Jakes is one of the best-known pastors of any denomination around the United States, but before he founded The Potter’s House in Dallas, TX, with its five-thousand-seat auditorium and a thirty-four-acre campus, he was a fledgling pastor in Charleston, West Virginia. In May 1996, he uprooted his family, and fifty faithful families from […]

Ashley Judd on Love, Dogs, and Helping Our Veterans

By Jacob Sahms Ashley Judd knew what she was signing up for when she agreed to a role in A Dog’s Way Home, the latest dog-centric film from writer W. Bruce Cameron. Having worked with director Charles Martin Smith on Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2, Judd’s awareness of the kindness of Smith and his […]

Spider-Man – Into the Spider-Verse: Will You Be Heroic?

By Jacob Sahms, originally published on Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse is the best superhero animated film I’ve ever seen. It’s the best film I’ve seen this year. It may be the greatest Spider-Man film of all time. If all of those seem like exaggerations to you, then you haven’t seen the movie for yourself […]

Buttons Director Tim Janis: We Need Hope Like We Need Air

By Jacob Sahms During a church service one day, musician Tim Janis felt the nudge of inspiration he’s felt before, but this time, it wasn’t a one-song arrangement or new ensemble piece. This time, it was the story outline of what audiences can see this Saturday in a one-time Fathom Event, the musical, cinematic movement […]

Instant Family Director Dishes on Fostering, Family

Seven years ago, Sean Anders adopted three children out of foster care. Anders had already penned She’s Out of My League and Mr. Popper’s Penguins when the adoption became official, but he would continue to write and direct films about relationships and families, like We’re the Millers and Daddy’s Home. With an eye toward the […]

Stephen Curry to Executive Produce Faith-Based Drama ‘Breakthrough’

The move, which was finalized several months ago, is one of the first for Curry’s burgeoning media career and one of the first to be revealed since the Golden State Warrior point guard officially launched his banner, Unanimous Media, earlier this year. NBA superstar Stephen Curry has quietly come aboard Breakthrough, a faith-based drama from […]

Won’t You Love Your Neighbor?

JOHNATHAN KANA • AUGUST 20, 2018 The new Mister Rogers documentary offers a challenge for our contentious times, a challenge rooted directly in the gospel. During one of my favorite moments in Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which has its digital release this Tuesday, renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma describes meeting Fred Rogers for the first time. “He interviewed me,” […]

God Bless the Broken Road: Finding Love and Hope, After Tragedy

WRITTEN BY: JACOB SAHMS SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2018 Amber Hill (Lindsey Pulsipher) was a devoted wife, mother, and church choir director until the unthinkable happened: Hill’s Afghanistan-stationed husband was killed by insurgents and she was left a single mother. Turning aside from her faith, Hill struggles to make ends meet, until anunexpected relationship leads her back to […]