Actor T.C. Stallings has revealed that like "War Room", the upcoming faith-based film "A Question of Faith" provides audiences with quality entertainment while upholding Biblical truths.
"A film can have a great message, but if it's not watchable, people tend to tune out and they don't really get a chance to see the message," Stallings, who starred as Tony Jordan in "War Room", told The Gospel Herald in an exclusive interview. "You want to have a great story, you want to have Biblical truth and all of that, but you've got to have good cinematography, it has to look good; you want the music to be right. These are things, even though the Biblical message is there, you don't want to ignore."
He added, "At the end of the day, it's still entertainment....'War Room' was very well-shot and pretty, it was a beautiful film. This one looks that way. It has that look and feel to where you can say, 'I can watch this, this is watchable.' The story and writing is good...you'll be engaged and enjoy what you're looking at."
"A Question of Faith", due for a fall 2017 release, is being directed by Kevan Otto and was written by Terrence "Ty" Manns. The film follows three families, each dealing with various tragedies that cause them to question their faith and God's goodness. As each family member deals with their issues, their worlds start to intertwine, leading to a chain of events which unknowingly brings the three families closer and closer together. Eventually, they converge on a path to discover God's love, grace and mercy as the challenges of their fate could also resurrect their beliefs.
"It's a story that's fun to watch because it doesn't give itself away right away," Stallings, who plays pastor Cecil King in the film, told GH. "There are three different storylines and everybody has their own situation that they're going through, their faith has been tested, and they all converge on each other in a very interesting way. It'll keep you interested all throughout, and...the end...will pull everybody's heartstrings. You'll cry, you'll laugh."
Stallings said he ultimately chose to be a part of the film because, like "War Room", he believes it glorifies and honors God.
"I just want to proud of what I do," he said. "I'm not not saying if it's not faith-based you can't be proud of it, but I have this thing where I want to do films that honor God. And, if they don't say His name or don't say 'Jesus' or don't say the 'Holy Spirit,' that's okay, just don't dishonor that name. I always want to be proud of what I do. I always want to be able to say, 'I'm in this film,' and when they go check it out, they're not like, 'wow - I wish I hadn't seen that, I wish my kids hadn't seen that.' I want whatever I do, for the Lord to look through the lens of that camera and say, 'Hey, I'm proud of what you're doing.' If He was a director, be proud of what I'm doing."
The professional athlete-turned-actor said he hopes audiences walk away from "A Question of Faith" both entertained and encouraged.
"Out of the twelve, thirteen films that I've done, most of them have been faith-based, and it's just an opportunity to inspire people toward something that is eternal," he said. "I love being a part of that; I love knowing what I've done can help somebody know Jesus and be closer to Him. Right now, these films are the best way to do that. I'm excited to be a part of that."
The Silver Living Entertainment project stars Stallings along with Kim Fields, Richard T. Jones, C. Thomas Howell, Jaci Velasquez, Gregory Alan Williams, Renee O'Connor, Donna Biscoe, Karen Valero and Amber Nelon Thompson.
To learn more about the film, visit the website.