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Plot twist gives Christian filmmakers new narrative

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In the end, Nathanael wants to create a film that isn’t just an alternative source of entertainment for those in the church. That means in the current EchoLight film, he wants to portray the story authentically, and let the lives of the Christian characters come through. 

So for now, the Matanicks will stay put in Carpinteria, noting that they can’t complain about their work, the weather, their church and friends, or their close proximity to the beach. 

“I struggle with what I want to do,” Nathanael said. “Sometimes I think there are more important things than making films, like helping people who have never heard of Jesus. … But our call is based on obedience, not where you think the need is.”

Angela Lu
Angela Lu

Angela is a reporter for WORLD Magazine who lives and works in Taiwan. She enjoys cooking, reading, and storytelling. Follow Angela on Twitter @angela818.


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