On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013actor and producer Kirk Cameron debuted UNSTOPPABLE in more than 700 select movie theaters across the country through NCM Fathom Events, in partnership with Provident Films. More than 150,000 tickets were sold for UNSTOPPABLE in which Cameron was linked in live to theaters from The Vines Center at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Due to the demand, and a large number of sold out shows on Sept 24, an encore presentation is now scheduled for this Thursday, October 3, 2013at 7:00pmlocal time in more than 660 movie theaters. Ticket and theater information are available at www.unstoppablethemovie.com.
KW: Congratulations on UNSTOPPABLE becoming the most successful event in the history of Fathom Events! You have sort of created the model for successful religious or spiritually-themed narrative and documentary films… has the process improved in trying to get the funding to make these films, then producing and distributing t to audiences?
Kirk Cameron: I think that they have. And that is largely because of the success of some films like PASSION OF THE CHRIST, FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS and others. So people know that this is a viable product and there is a market out there, so investors are willing to invest. And then for some, these projects are just “passion projects”… these are labors of love, extensions of ministry for some. They just want to get a message out. Most documentaries don’t make money. Most movies don’t make money for the most part.
Kirk Cameron: But documentaries are even more difficult [to make a profit from]. So the fact that UNSTOPPABLE did what it did is really kind of an anomaly. For it to be king of the box office last Tuesday even over PRISONERS with Hugh Jackman and everybody else, really took everyone by surprise. Especially because [our film] is not about Global Warming or something like that. It is about a philosophical question… “Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?” I think our success is very interesting. It tells us something about the audience and I think there are exciting things happening.
KW: As you look back on your recent career as a Filmmaker after being so successful as an Actor, what do you see…