He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
— Ecclesiastes 3:11
There is a clear relationship between art and culture, culture and art. You can listen to music or admire paintings from time immemorial and observe how they follow or shape world events. Great art profoundly impacts us.
Every detail of The Heart of Man docu-drama was created to have that impact, to address sexual brokenness and reach the deepest place of the human heart where God has set eternity. The cinematic backdrop is an inspired adaptation of the prodigal son narrative.
We shut down a coffee shop with the prodigal, lead actor Justin Torrence, to hear more about the film. It was a privilege to catch the joy and vision he has for acting, as well as the anointing and appointed steps that have landed him where he is today. When you hear others’ testimonies, you’re hearing about your same God. Our time with this Chicago-native, Atlanta-local, Hawaii-actor, confirmed that our God is moving all over the film industry and gave us an exciting glimpse into the experience on set and the story of The Heart of Man…
Justin on walking off the cliff: I started snapping at that point, saying, “Just to let everybody know, we’re doing this one time, so make sure you’re doing your best. My life’s on the line, you get all your stuff in order, and let me know when you’re absolutely ready to go.” I’m just nervous, you know. I’m walking off this cliff, and I know I can’t look down, because I have to stay in character. I have to be in this trance and I have to just walk off. I was talking to Jason and Natalie, the make up artist, and we’re remembering, this is to set the captives free.
Read The Heart of Man Interview in full here.
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