What is “Father of Lights”?
“We’re attempting to re-brand the Father,” commented filmmaker Darren Wilson of Wanderlust Productions on his most recently released film, “Father of Lights”.
This film is an adventure. Rather, it is the conclusion of an adventure. Wilson’s trilogy, comprised of “Finger of God”, “Furious Love”, and “Father of Lights”, is one massive story of his journey of knowing God on a personal level.
In “Father of Lights”, Darren said that he wanted to explore God’s heart, discovering who He is and who He isn’t. Hence, the goal of rebranding the Father, or maybe a better way of putting it is, letting the Father rebrand Himself!
So, what exactly is “Father of Lights” even about? What all could this film about God possibly contain?
- People get physically healed
- Gang leaders get saved
- an Indian Maharishi encounters Jesus in a dream
- a Witchdoctor is overcome by the power and love of the Father
- Muslim people experience the tangible love of Jesus
- and much much more!
Wilson also interviews and features in the film well known people in the Christian community who share their insight, experiences and adventures with the Father as well. Among these are:
“Father of Lights” is unlike any other Christian film, or any other film, period, you may have ever seen before. In fact, I’m not sure if I could even classify it as being in the same category or genre as any other Christian film. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.
The best genre description for “Father of Lights” would be that it is a documentary… Kind of. It will be completely different from any other documentary you will have ever seen before. You will go across the country, across the world, into places of darkness, into places of light.
You will experience and witness God doing the impossible.
You will see the heart of the Father in action.
Cinematography & Production Quality
Wilson and his team have not just used their cameras to capture God’s powerful and miraculous love. They have created art via cameras and lenses; art depicting God’s majestic beauty, colorful creation, and essence of His creative being.
As an aspiring filmmaker, I am awestruck by the beauty of this film each time I watch it.
The funny thing is that Wilson never even had plans to make movies, much less documentaries! He originally had planned on being a screen writer. It wasn’t until after a season of writer’s block that God revealed to Darren that He wanted him to make movies. Not just any movies though… Movies about Him! Watch Darren’s full story of how Wanderlust Productions all got started.
And He, God Himself, is exactly what and Who you will see when you watch Father of Lights.
You see His love and beauty in every aspect of the production, especially in the lighting. The title of the film is “Father of LIGHTS”. So, there’s lots of lights, light rays, bokeh, lens flares, etc. All of which are personal favorites and hold a dear spot in my creative heart as well!
The third installment of Wilson’s trilogy reveals the heart of God aesthetically just as much as it does through the film’s actual content.
As the film progresses, it’s amazing to see how Darren’s journey unfolds.
Darren narrates all of his films. He definitely has a gift for telling stories and captivating the audience. However, it is very evident through the story that begins to take shape throughout the film that the entire production process is all a working of the Father Himself.
As Darren travels around the world filming God doing these amazing things with amazing people, you begin to experience a more personal story that God is telling to you as the viewer.
The story is beautifully intricate yet incredibly simple: He loves you.
My Take on “Father of Lights”
“Father of Lights” radically changed my personal perspectives on a variety of things.
I’ve always appreciated film and video. I’ve always admired well-made movies and have always dreamed of creating my own one day. “Father of Lights” opened my eyes and my heart to a brand new method of creating film and video: creating, filming, and adventuring, with Father God.
“Father of Lights” isn’t a Sunday sermon, or a devotional study, or any other kind of Christian material you may have seen, read, or heard of before.
It is an adventure, and a personal one at that. The same journey that God took Darren Wilson on is the same one you get to experience for yourself through this movie.
When watching the film, you get to step into Darren’s shoes. And when you finally get your heels in all the way be prepared… Because your Father in Heaven is about to take you on the adventure of a lifetime.