LANCASTER, Pennsylvania — The ministry Sight & Sound, which has spent decades providing biblically-based entertainment at performance theaters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Branson, Missouri, is expanding its entertainment portfolio by creating content for the silver screen.
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, the ministry launched the streaming service Sight & Sound TV. This enables people from over 100 countries to view a live performance of “Queen Esther” virtually. After God’s leading, the organization felt compelled to create one-of-a-kind Christian films for the world to see.
As Sight & Sound President and Chief Story Officer Joshua Enck said in a video published Friday, Sight & Sound Films will take their passion for storytelling from the big stage to the big screen with true stories about historical figures and events that “changed the world because Christ first changed them.” Sight & Sound’s Director Of Marketing & Communications Katie Miller, granddaughter of company founder Glenn Eshelman, spoke with The Christian Post about how the new film studio came about.
“[My grandfather] is genuinely really excited,” Miller said. “It felt like such a big undertaking coming out of such a challenging season and we just feel incredibly grateful, and he does too, that we were able to [do this].”
The company began discussing a potential venture into films right before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. While they felt it was the direction the Lord was taking them, they had no idea how they were going to get there.
“When we first posed the idea, the questions really were around how are we going to do this, not should we? And then when COVID hit, it felt like it was going to be this thing that was like, ‘OK, maybe someday we would, probably years down the road,'” Miller said.
“It felt like the Lord just allowed that season to not only […]
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