Messenger Films has a current slate of seven beautiful and hopeful films for a global audience. Over the next fifteen years, beginning in 2019, we plan to produce seven feature-length films intended to reach five-hundred million “spiritual seekers” primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Click below to read capsule summaries for each of the films.
Each of these new films uses the language of cinema to engage seekers in a non-judgmental way, pointing them to God’s truth by means of that most enduring and effective of teachers—the poignant and well-crafted story.
Jesus often taught through parables, leaving his hearers to ponder the meaning of the tale. Our films also stimulate a process of self-examination by encouraging seekers to continue their quest for truth and meaning in life.
Or, as the Bible puts it: “To seek God while He may be found.”
On average, each of the above-mentioned films carries a budget of $1.5 million dollars, amounting to a total campaign raise of $10.5 million dollars.
Means of Financing
In reliance on God’s provision, Messenger Films will seek individual donations and foundation grants to make up the total amount required. Messenger Films is a 501(c)(3) corporation (EIN 95-4217185) and contributions are tax-deductible.
Messenger Films was founded in 1988 by Cristóbal Krusen for the purpose of creating gospel-themed films contextualized for specific cultures and people groups around the world. More than thirty years later, better than 2 billion people have seen a Messenger Films production with millions having professed a decision to follow Christ. Our films have been most widely viewed in countries of Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Previous films have included the Spanish-language classics Ropa Nueva para Felipe (New Clothes for Felipe) and ¿Con Quién Te Vas? (With Whom Will You Go?). Other highly influential films produced by Messenger Films include Final Solution, More Than Dreams, Undaunted and Sabina K.
Cristóbal Krusen's feature-film career has been bookended thus far by two very fine works of art, 2002's Final Solution, set against the backdrop of apartheid in South Africa, and the award-winning Sabina K. (2015), a gorgeously shot and sensitively-scripted film steeped in the racio-religious tensions of post-war Bosnia. Both films are based on true stories depicting how faith in Christ has transformed lives. And that is what is really at the heart of Krusen's work: the truth of human experience in connection to the eternal, and a profound affection for the purest ways in which cinema helps us approach and apprehend truth.
I was moved and inspired by Cris Krusen’s movie, Final Solution. His ability as a writer and director is rare and I have no doubt the Lord has many more fruitful years ahead of him. When a filmmaker can engage viewers the way Cris does, lives will be changed.
I am a great admirer of the film work of Cristóbal Krusen. He is a “world Christian” with the eye of an artist and the heart of an evangelist. His films consistently demonstrate a deep compassion for others as well as a great passion to bring them the Good News through film.
Our films are intended to awaken a hunger and thirst among viewers to know the one, true God, who loves them and is calling them home. In faithfulness to our core mission, projects are chosen more on the basis of spiritual impact than projected financial return.