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March 20, 2023

'The Chosen Meets The Passion': Angel Studios Movie 'His Only Son' Makes Crowdfunding History

An original biblical drama about one of the most heart-wrenching passages in the Bible, when God asked Abraham to sacrifice his only son to him, has made crowdfunding history. His Only Son has now become the first theatrical film to crowdfund for marketing funds in order to pay for distribution and advertising expenses. Described as "biblically accurate" and "authentic," the movie is set to be released on March 31 in theaters by Angel Studios, the streaming platform behind the most successful faith-based crowd-funded shows of all time, like The Chosen.

Tens of thousands of investors quickly took advantage of Angel's crowdfunding investment opportunity for His Only Son to pay for what is known in the entertainment industry as "P & A" or "Prints and Advertising." The movie has already been made.

"{C}rowdfunding for His Only Son reached capacity in 100 hours – we are responding to the demand from the audience by at least tripling the theater count nationwide and throwing our most valuable marketing resources behind the film. The Angel Guild, made up of Angel investors from every show, have rated this film with one of the highest scores we have ever received in our system," Angel Studios CEO and co-founder Neal Harmon told Fox News.

The film's story follows the Lord God testing Abraham by commanding him to take his promised son, Isaac, and sacrifice him on the mountain of Moriah as told in Genesis Chapters 12-22 in the Bible's Old Testament. Scripture tells us God had promised to make Abraham the father of nations and then tested him after giving him, Isaac.

"This feature film illustrates that striking account, following Abraham, his son, and their two servants as they journey for three days to the place of the offering. Along the way, the men encounter dangers and trials as Abraham silently relives memories spanning the decades he and his wife, Sarah, longed for the son God had promised… the son he must now lay upon the altar," a description of the movie on the Angel Studio's website reads.  

Studio investors who have screened the motion picture describe the story as "The Chosen meets The Passion."

David Helling, the film's director, and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran said it took five years to make His Only Son.  While serving his country in Iraq, he turned to the Bible. His resulting faith has prompted him to make it his life's mission to bring Bible stories to the big screen.

The movie stars Lebanese film and TV actor Nicolas Mouawad as Abraham. Sara Seyed, Jasmine in the Netflix original series Young Wallander, portrays Abraham's wife Sarah.

Click here to purchase tickets for HIS ONLY SON.

Article courtesy of CBN News.

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