This movie was solely directed by God: Putting God in the director’s chair pretty much sums up the stated goal of Wanderlust Productions CEO Braden Heckman when talking about his company’s new documentary Holy Ghost in which filmmaker Darren Wilson travels the world seeking out evidence of His existence. It’s up to you to decide what to make of the apparent miracles caught on film. Personally, I believe in miracles and, while it’s wise to be cautious of charlatans, I’m willing to accept the reality of the miraculous events as they’re presented.
Holy Ghost was crowd-funded by 2,500 investors who surged to support Wilson’s Kickstarter campaign, raising a record-breaking $360,000 in just 45 days to become the #1 most-funded, faith-based film—and the #2 most-funded documentary—in Kickstarter history.
As a movie, the Holy Ghost is beautifully shot and the narrative works. You really do get caught up on the efforts of the team involved to seek out evidence of the Holy Spirit alive and present in our world. I can’t help but admire the audacity to put themselves out there on a quest that could get them labeled as crazy and, in one particularly instance, perhaps even killed. And when say I audacity I mean the first dictionary definition (“the willingness to take bold risks), not the second (“rude or disrespectful behavior”). That’s an important distinction because the second thing I admire about these guys is their total respect and compassion toward everyone they encounter — regardless of their religion or lack thereof. This is really a movie about God’s love and the healing that comes from His love. A beautiful film. Holy Ghost is Highly Recommended.