Charlotte “Lottie” Moon left a privileged life in Virginia in the late 1800s to follow God’s call to war-torn China — and spent the rest of her life there.
“Heart of a Rebel,” a feature-length film about missionary Lottie Moon, is being developed by a five-member team of (from left) Chris Forbes, production representative; Erich Bridges, screenwriter; Keith Swezey, executive producer; Chris Haas, screenwriter; and Payton Dunham, production manager. The film will chronicle the life of the Southern Baptist missionary who spent 40 years in China teaching young girls and sharing the Gospel. This year marks the centennial of Moon’s death on Dec. 24, 1912. Photo by Kelly Shrout
“Lottie’s life and message needs to reach a new generation,” said Erich Bridges, screenwriter and a producer for “Heart of a Rebel,” a feature-length film in development about Moon, who spent 40 years in China teaching young girls and sharing the Gospel.
“There are many young people today who are searching for purpose greater than themselves. They need role models, stories and heroes to look to,” said Bridges, a longtime global correspondent for the International Mission Board.
“Lottie is one of the great giants of mission history. Her story needs to be told.”
The namesake of Southern Baptists’ annual Christmas offering for international missions, Moon was among the first single women appointed by what was then the Foreign Mission Board (now IMB). This year marks the centennial of Moon’s death on Dec. 24, 1912.
Bridges began writing the film script about three years ago with Chris Haas, a New York-based writer and actor.
Source: Baptist Press | Kelly Shrout