On Tuesday I introduced you to Emily, Hannah, and Christy Miller, three young filmmakers who are using their talent and resources to teach others about Jesus. Here’s the second part of their interview and the trailer for their latest film, Worth Saving.
Erin: Tell us about your latest film.
Miller Girls: Worth Saving is the story of Evan, a regular teenager who is confident that he has his life together. He has always considered himself to be a good, helpful person, but when he wakes up and discovers that he has been tied up and dragged to an abandoned warehouse, things change. Suddenly, he must face three accusers who seem to know every mistake that he has made in his life and are determined to bring him to justice. With his life on the line, he must answer the ultimate question, “Are you worth saving?” and discover if he will face judgment or be shown mercy.
Erin: What is your goal for the film?
Miller Girls: When we made this film, we wanted to create something that would be a conversation starter and get people to think about their lives. We eventually want to create a curriculum based on the film that youth group leaders can use. It sounds clichéd, but if watching Worth Saving can make one person think differently and accept Christ, it will be worth every second of time we put into it.
Erin: How have you seen God’s hand at work in these projects?
Miller Girls: When we got the inspiration behind Worth Saving, we were just returning home from our first big festival win and were starting to feel the pressure from our peers and newfound fans to go bigger and get better. Hannah had some ideas for the production that at the time seemed absolutely inconceivable. For one, she wanted to hire Jurgen Beck, a very talented professional composer to write an original score for the production. After quite a few failed attempts to talk her out of it, we finally all agreed that she could write him an email and ask if he would be willing to take on the project. To everyone’s utter shock and amazement, he wrote back that he would consider the project and would like more information. He brought the production to yet another level of professionalism that we could never dream of achieving without the intervention of Christ.
From the very beginning of each project we’ve been very careful to make sure it was “God’s production.” That means that we don’t move forward on every idea that pops into our heads, so it takes a lot of discernment to sift out our ideas from God’s inspiration!