WP Films (formerly Wanderlust Productions) is a production company focusing on asking the big questions about God and faith that most Christians are too afraid to ask. We do this through reality-based filmmaking. Our focus is on telling stories that inspire and agitate, that are unwavering in their honesty yet are emotionally compelling. While our content will always be Christian in nature, we are not afraid to explore questions that may be considered “risky” by the Christian establishment. WP Films prides itself on its willingness to put the story above the message. That being said, the message will never waver.
Darren Wilson, who founded the film company in 2006 while making his first feature film, Finger of God, explains the artistic ethos of everything we try to create:
“As an artist, I have always been more interested in questions than in answers. Answers never inspired me, nor did they move me. Questions denote a sense of mystery; that something out there needs to be discovered–whether it’s inside of me or some revelation from God–a question leaves room for Him to provide an answer, and answers from God, I have found, are a tad more profound than those from men.
So I guess you could say I have Wanderlust of the spirit. I reside firmly in my Father’s arms, but my Spirit is restless. I am discontent with religion as an institution. I am much more interested in the power and the grandeur and the mystery of God than I am in what he does or does not allow me to do. And I have absolutely no interest in focusing on the faults of others. I’ve got my own issues to worry about.
There is good and there is evil. Light and darkness. Grace and shame. Holy and obscene. And the two are constantly at war in our hearts, vying for supremacy. And I think if we actually allowed ourselves to admit it, that we all have a kind of spiritual wanderlust. It has either been crushed, or betrayed, or stopped up, or flattened, or is held back by fear, but it’s there; a general sliver of discontent in our spirit, urging us that there must be, there has to be more. It is a sliver put there by the Spirit.
My goal as an artist is to scratch that spot, make it bleed if necessary, to get the sliver out and let it roam free in my life. I hope to capture that journey on film so that you, too, might find a release of sorts. And in engaging with the questions that we all have deep down, we can hopefully find some answers together.”