On July 6th, Pure Flix, the largest independent faith and family entertainment studio, donated $25,000 to the American History and Heritage Foundation to assist with replacing a Ten Commandments tribute monument that was recently destroyed on the state Arkansas state capitol grounds.
Approved in 2015 as part of "The Ten Commandments Monument Display Act," the monument, which stood over six feet tall and was built by private funds, was destroyed on June 27th by a man who allegedly drove into the monument while streaming a live video on social media.
The donation was presented to the American History and Heritage Foundation at the Arkansas State Capitol Rotunda. Those in attendance included Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Bigelow and Kelli Crain and Bob Katz from Pure Flix Entertainment and Troy Duhon from GND Media Group. Rapert told reporters he had no intent to use taxpayer dollars to rebuild the monument.
When Pure Flix and GND Media Group heard about this act of vandalism, they were compelled to offer assistance.
"We hope our donation will contribute to the costs to rebuild this beautiful landmark," said Pure Flix COO Steve Fedyski. "Little Rock--and Arkansas in general--have been very hospitable to us and we want give back to the community in a meaningful way."
Pure Flix became familiar with Little Rock after filming on location for their God's Not Dead film franchises. God's Not Dead centered on a college student who argues the existence of God with an unbelieving professor. It quickly became one of the most profitable films of all time. God's Not Dead 2, which filmed scenes in Little Rock, was released to theaters in 2016, and Pure Flix has announced filming forGod's Not Dead 3 will begin this fall in Little Rock.
About Pure Flix:
Founded in 2005 by Michael Scott, David A.R. White, Russell Wolfe and Elizabeth Travis, Pure Flix has become the largest independent faith and family entertainment studio in the world. Their recent releases include The Case for Christ, I'm Not Ashamed, God's Not Dead 2, God's Not Dead, Do You Believe?, Woodlawn and the upcoming Same Kind of Different as Me.
With offices in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, Pure Flix has produced, acquired, marketed and distributed nearly 100 faith and family-friendly films. Aligned with their mission to transform the human spirit through values-based entertainment, Pure Flix is the industry leader in creating high-quality inspirational feature film content. Their official web site is http://www.pureflix.com