It’s been an epic journey, and as one chapter ends with the final public release of the film, the next chapter begins as the African church takes this tool and uses it to mobilize the next generation of African missionaries. … Continue reading
The events of the past week have had a rippling effect in our movie release plans. Last week was to be filled with media interviews and showing our trailer on TV and gearing up for a huge pastor’s conference about … Continue reading
Below you can listen to my orchestral underscore to “The Distant Boat“, which opens in a month. The biggest music project I’ve ever taken on… about 50 minutes of music in a 2 hour movie… about 2 months of work … Continue reading
The Distant Boat is a feature-length movie drama with an aim to stir the heart of the African church toward greater involvement in missions.
The Distant Boat tells the fictional story of Max, a young urban Kenyan who has it all: a dream job, a best friend, and a girl he hopes to marry. In the midst of a crisis, Max is befriended by a poor Muslim fisherman named Yousef— an encounter that radically changes his life and perspective. After taking time off work to visit his family, Max shares with a wise old uncle his heart for Yousef’s people who have no church and no Christian witness. In the process Max realizes that God may be calling him to be a missionary, but the journey is fraught with obstacles. Max must be willing to risk everything: his future, his reputation, and even the love of his life, as he pursues this call. There’s ridicule from his friends, rebuke from his potential in-laws, and disappointment from his family. His church has never known a Kenyan missionary before. His pastor hardly knows where to begin. For Max, his family, friends, and church, it is a perilous journey of discovery and trust in what it means to be and send a missionary, and why it is worth the cost.