Pinnacle Forum Partner, Michael Scott is managing Partner of Pure Flix (https://pureflix.com). Along with David A. R. White and Russell Wolfe, he started the company in 2005 with a mission to produce, distribute and acquire Christ-centered movies, “for the sole purpose of changing our culture for Christ, one heart at a time.”
Michael grew up in a Christian home and got into the entertainment business after college. He’s produced more than 25 films and hundreds of commercials for companies like Toyota and Taco Bell. He and his brother produce the hit TV series Travel the Road, now in its fifth season.
His most recent theatrical success is “God’s Not Dead,” (https://godsnotdeadthemovie.com), which hit $61 million in domestic box office earnings as of June 2014. The number doesn’t surprise Michael, who spoke about his goal to “make faith and family films that lift the human spirit” with Variety associate editor Jenelle Riley.
There’s enough consumers in this space that if you drill down deep and you find the content that they’re looking for, you’re going to be hugely successful. We’re talking 100 million people plus. (Faith-based) people are waiting to be served content that aligns with their values. … The engine that drives the train is the message. We start with the message and build the story around it. (The) trickiest part is how to you bring the story and message together. We’ve seen so many films with great stories but they miss their mark. You will have a success if you can wrap (the message) up in a great story. https://variety.com/2014/biz/news/gods-not-dead-box-office-niche-market-1201219663/
Pure Flix offers action/adventure, comedy, family, drama and documentary. The central focus of these releases includes forgiveness, redemption, love and faith that engage people in their pursuit of God.
“Pure Flix Movie Ministry (also) Partners with churches and ministry organizations to provide powerful tools for outreach, church growth, fellowship and fundraising. Their primary goal is to provide affordable, safe-content and life-changing films with a clear gospel message.” Religious News Service (https://pressreleases.religionnews.com/2013/02/20/pure-flix-entertainment-continues-growth-as-the-largest-producer-and-distributor-of-faith-and-family-films/)
Michael’s latest project, “Do you Believe?” arrives in theaters nationwide on March 20. You can view the trailer and find out more at https://doyoubelieve.com.
When a local pastor is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.
Michael was introduced to Pinnacle Forum by his Partner, Russell Wolfe, and recently started his own Forum in Scottsdale. He’s also involved with Phoenix First (https://www.phoenixfirst.org).
How does a busy movie executive find time for a Forum? “It’s not a burden,” Michael insists, “it’s an opportunity. The group gives you a break from business and a chance to slow down and think about what’s important. It’s a place where you can share your heart and where others can pray for you and give spiritual guidance. Not only do you receive, but you can speak into other people’s lives as well. You form long-term relationships that will have long-lasting benefits.”
In many ways, Michael is the ideal Pinnacle Forum Partner in his drive to use his expertise and experience to transform the culture. But he’s also a rarity in that he has access to the world of television and movies that reach millions.
You can support what Michael and others are doing—and influence the culture of your own city—by promoting “Do You Believe?” and other movies with a message. Find out about group ticket sales at https://moviegrouptickets.com/doyoubelieve.