Kevin Sorbo began his Family Film with What If…, which was, by many accounts, the very first Hollywood caliber faith-based movie.
Unabashedly Christian in nature, it was expertly written, acted, directed, and produced. The producers were not as savvy in bringing it to market, so its box-office performance disappointed, but the film still continues to sell on DVD to a grateful audience.
God’s Not Dead
God’s Not Dead was an all-out blockbuster, becoming the best performing, dollar-for-dollar movie, after the Passion of the Christ. On a two-million-dollar budget, GND far surpassed anyone’s expectation at over $140M world-wide gross.
This film served an audience hungry for its substance, and the marketing team did a brilliant job in promoting the film early, through churches and groups, and encouraging viewers to text the name of the film to friends and family, after seeing it. It lit a bonfire in the film-going community, and landed Kevin Sorbo as the king of faith/family entertainment.
Soul Surfer was a Sony release about the young surfing star, Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack at the tender age of thirteen.
Kevin Sorbo played the man who saved Bethany’s life in the water immediately after the attack. Those scenes are some of the most compelling in the film.
Soul Surfer performed fantastically worldwide ($49M). Predominantly family audiences enjoyed the tremendous drama, as well as the story of a young girl overcoming a life-changing challenge by focusing on her faith.
Let There Be Light
Let There Be Light marked the Sorbo family’s first venture together into filmmaking – a family, making a film about a family, for families!
Written by Sam Sorbo and Dan Gordon, and produced by Sam, Kevin, and Dan, Let There Be Light surprised everyone by debuting in theaters second only to Thor: Ragnorok! It maintained a strong theatrical presence for over three months, while raking in over $7.2M.
It has performed extremely well on Amazon Prime as well as in DVD sales and other post-theatrical distribution channels.
The Sorbos also wrote the accompanying devotional, Share the Light.
Miracle in East Texas
Inspired by one of the most improbably true stories ever, this is the entertaining tale of two aging con-men at the dawn of the Great Depression, and the biggest oil strike in the history of the world.
The mostly-true story will make you laugh, shed a tear, and give you pride in the God-Blessed American way.
Currently in the film festival circuit, Miracle in East Texas has won multiple awards.