Filmmakers Debate About ‘Faith-Based Films’

On the heels of movie producer and marketing specialist Mark Joseph’s claim that the “faith-based films” label is problematic and should be abandoned, another industry insider is stepping up to the plate with a starkly different take on the matter.

Dallas Jenkins, director of “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone” and the executive director of Vertical Church Films, told Faithwire that he believes doing away with the term “faith-based film” would actually do a disservice to moviemakers and audiences, alike.

“All of us nowadays want to know as much as we can about media before we spend the time or money to consume it because there are so many options,” Jenkins said, noting that consumers actually like the label.

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Adrian Drayton

Adrian Drayton is the Director of Reel Dialogue. A film critic and commentator on culture for 20 years, he believes in the power of cinema and the power of God to start conversations about faith and culture. He is also a massive Star Wars nerd.