Liberty University students and faculty are helping produce an 85-minute feature film that will be shown in over 1,000 theatres nationwide highlighting one man’s “Trump prophecy” and a movement of prayer that led up to the election of President Donald Trump.
The film, titled “The Trump Prophecy,” will be shown at select cinemas nationwide on Oct. 2 and Oct. 4 and is a production led and funded by producer Rick Eldridge and his Charlotte-based ReelWorks Studios, which also helped produce the 2015 documentary based on the book Four Blood Moons by megachurch Pastor John Hagee.
About 56 Liberty University students and several staff members from the Virginia Christian school’s cinematic arts department will also work on the project as part of the department’s spring semester film project.
The film focuses on the prophecy of a retired Florida firefighter named Mark Taylor, who claims that God told him in April 2011 that Trump would one day become president. Although Taylor initially thought that meant that Trump would become president in 2012, the prophecy was ultimately fulfilled in November 2016.
Taylor’s prophetic claim was described in his 2017 book, The Trump Prophecies: The Astonishing True Story of the Man Who Saw Tomorrow… and What He Says Is Coming Next.
With a budget of about $2 million, the movie claims to show viewers how a movement of prayer helped pave the way for the election of the 45th president of the United States.
“I hope it reflects an understanding that when people come together in prayer, how valuable that is not only for the people that are praying but for what they are praying for,” the film’s director, Stephan Schultze, the executive director of Liberty University Cinematic Arts Department, told The Christian Post on Tuesday.
“They have come together in the recognition that those prayers have value and build community and build a strong bond that allows for a president like Donald Trump to be elected. It created a bond within the Christian community.”
Every year, Liberty University Cinematic Arts department tries to incorporate the production of a feature film into its curriculum for film students. According to Schultze, the department has led students in working on five feature films in its six years of existence.
Eldridge pitched the idea for the “The Trump Prophecy” to Schultze last November. After going through the process of getting the idea approved by the school’s administration, filming was done in areas of Lynchburg and Bedford, Virginia, during the months of March and April.
Although the project is being led by Eldridge, Liberty students worked throughout the production and in the post-production, and received hands-on training doing credited work on the theatrical release.
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Source: Christian Post