Holy Ghost

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Contact: Matthew Faraci
Office: (919) 645-0771
Email: [email protected]

HOLY GHOST World Premiere Attracted More Than One Million Estimated Viewers

Free, 48-Hour World Premiere of Faith-Based Documentary for Millennials scores big with global, tech-savvy audience; HOLY GHOST DVD and VOD availability, beginning today, will determine profitability and viability of new “Think Outside the Box Office” distribution model

(Chicago, IL – September 16, 2014)

Wanderlust Productions, the independent film studio behind the hit “God Adventure” trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS, is transforming Hollywood’s long-established business model with its #1 Kickstarter-funded, faith film for Millennials, HOLY GHOST. Last week, the company debuted its new film in a highly anticipated, live event called the HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience. The one-time digital event—which featured a special musical appearance with Brian “Head” Welch of Korn—made it possible for anyone in the world to watch the event free of charge for 48 hours.

Exclusive new data reveals that the HOLY GHOST premiere yielded a stunning return, more than one million estimated viewers. This larger-than-expected audience, 41% of which were outside the U.S. and nearly 50% of which viewed HOLY GHOST on mobile devices, will now be invited to buy the film beginning today, September 16th.

“Based on the overwhelming support we received on Kickstarter, the response to Wanderlust’s first three films and the surge in social media from our fans, we have always fundamentally believed that HOLY GHOST will be a major commercial success. We will be profitable with the very first DVD or VOD sold today, and every sale afterward both increases the margin and serves as a proof point for the viability of this new model,” said Braden Heckman, CEO of Wanderlust. “Rather than raising production and promotional money from large investors, and then essentially betting that a project will do well enough to make that money back, HOLY GHOST’s new crowd-funded model provides a filmmaker with reasonable certainty from the outset of the project. 2,500 people donated because they wanted to see this film made. The consumer-driven model, made possible by new technology, gives people more power to choose and causes them to be deeply invested in a project’s success. Today, HOLY GHOST is new breaking ground, and tomorrow this model could be the new normal for the entertainment industry.”

Wanderlust’s distribution strategy is predicated on converting the audience from HOLY GHOST’s free premiere into paying customers. That phase begins today with the DVD and VOD release of HOLY GHOST, available on Amazon and at the Wanderlust website, with iTunes soon to come. That, coupled with HOLY GHOST’s three-week World Premiere Tour, where the film is making special stops at churches around the country through October 12th, will indicate the film’s level of commercial success.

Key HOLY GHOST metrics:

  • There were more than one million estimated viewers of HOLY GHOST’s World Premiere Experience
  • More than 740 churches are participating in the HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience and/or HOLY GHOST World Premiere Tour
  • Nearly 75 movie theatres have joined by popular demand from the website Tugg
  • Nearly 50% of views during the World Premiere Experience were on mobile devices
  • 41% of views during the World Premiere Experience were outside the USA

To learn more about HOLY GHOST’s DVD and VOD sales, click here: http://www.wpfilm.com/buyholyghost/

About Wanderlust Productions  Wanderlust Productions was founded by Darren Wilson in 2006 when he began work on what would become his first feature length film, FINGER OF GOD. The company currently concentrates on creating feature films that are both creatively exciting and spiritually engaging.

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Holy Ghost

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Matthew Faraci
Office: (919) 645-0771
Email: [email protected]

HOLY GHOST Social Campaign Exceeds Goals, 650+ Churches Participating as Fans Prepare for Saturday’s Live Premiere Event

September 6th live World Premiere Experience – built around the global debut of the new HOLY GHOST movie and featuring a special concert with Brian “Head” Welch of Korn alongside Jake Hamilton & The Sound – begins at 2pmET/11amPT

(Chicago, IL – September 4, 2014)

Wanderlust Productions, the independent film studio behind the hit “God Adventure” trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE AND FATHER OF LIGHTS, is challenging Hollywood’s established business model with the debut of its Kickstarter-funded, faith film for Millennials, HOLY GHOST. On Saturday, September 6th, Wanderlust Productions will proudly present the HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience. This live, one-time digital event – featuring a special musical appearance where Brian “Head” Welch of Korn will join Jake Hamilton & The Sound – makes it possible for anyone in the world to watch the entire event free of charge by going to http://hgpremiere.bethel.tv.

Wanderlust’s #HolyGhostExperience campaign, launched last week to mobilize 25,000 of HOLY GHOST’s most avid fans to crowd market and promote the film, has exceeded internal projections and goals, a strong indication that large audiences will be tuning in this Saturday, September 6th.

“We launched the #HolyGhostExperience campaign to keep our target consumer in the driver’s seat, empowering fans to mass promote this coming Saturday’s World Premiere Experience. We gave 25,000 people the opportunity to participate by engaging in as many as five easy, seven moderate, and two challenging promotional tasks,” said Braden Heckman, CEO of Wanderlust Productions. “Our fans have blown us away, beating all of what we thought were ambitious projections. There’s no question that, as a result, we have even higher expectations for Saturday’s event in terms of audience size.”

Key Metrics for #HolyGhostExperience campaign:

  • More than 1.5 million people have seen HOLY GHOST promotional messages in social media thanks to a successful crowd-amplification effort. Using the Thunderclap platform, which enables people to donate their social media accounts to promote events, Wanderlust has surpassed their original goal by a stunning 200%. Well-known Thunderclap supporters include singer Michael W. Smith, Kim Walker of Jesus Culture, Brian “Head” Welch of Korn, and Jake Hamilton of Jake Hamilton and the Sound.
  • More than 650 churches have signed on to participate to date, bringing large groups together to experience the movie.
  • More than 50 movie theatres have joined by popular demand from the website Tugg.
  • HOLY GHOST’s Official Facebook Page has passed 230,000 strong, meaning that HOLY GHOST will have more Facebook fans when it is released than WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL (a successful faith-based film backed by a major Hollywood studio) did on August 22nd when it was released in theaters.
  • Fans are donating money and have promoted almost 250,000 additional trailer views by volunteering small dollar donations to push the trailer further.

To learn more about HOLY GHOST, Saturday’s World Premiere Experience, and view the trailer, visit http://hgpremiere.bethel.tv

About Wanderlust Productions  Wanderlust Productions was founded by Darren Wilson in 2006 when he began work on what would become his first feature length film, FINGER OF GOD. The company currently concentrates on creating feature films that are both creatively exciting and spiritually engaging.

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Holy Ghost World Premiere

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Matthew Faraci
Office: (919) 645-0771
Email: [email protected]

Korn Guitarist Brian “Head” Welch to Introduce HOLY GHOST at Saturday’s World Premiere Experience

Movie features acclaimed musicians Michael W. Smith, Lenny Kravitz, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, Meredith Andrews, and Kim Walker-Smith

Welch to join Jake Hamilton & The Sound in exclusive live performance as part of HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience beginning at 2pm ET/11am PT this Saturday, September 6th

(Chicago, IL – September 3, 2014)

Wanderlust Productions, the independent film studio behind the hit “God adventure” trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS, is challenging Hollywood’s established business model with the debut of its Kickstarter-funded, faith film for Millennials, HOLY GHOST. This coming Saturday – September 6th – Wanderlust Productions is presenting the HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience, a live, one-time digital event where anyone in the world can see the film and the event free of charge.

The HOLY GHOST team is pleased to announce that Brian “Head” Welch, lead guitarist of the world-renowned heavy metal band Korn, will be introducing HOLY GHOST from the Redding Civic Auditorium in Redding, CA. Welch will also make a rare, solo musical appearance during the event, joining Christian band Jake Hamilton & The Sound for a live performance.
“We’re deeply grateful to Brian for his avid support and the prominent role he has agreed to play at the upcoming world premiere. There’s no question he’s going to add his own unique touch to the event,” said Darren Wilson, Director of HOLY GHOST and founder of Wanderlust Productions. “The HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience is designed to engage fans in an incredible, one-time event built around the film. We’re expecting thousands of young people to physically join us in the Redding Auditorium while others simultaneously participate in hundreds of churches, at thousands of HOLY GHOST home screening parties, and in coffee houses, restaurants, and parks around the globe – anywhere where there’s an Internet connection. We are confident that this film and the experience itself will be surprising and richly rewarding for everyone who participates.”

HOLY GHOST was crowd-funded by 2,500 investors who surged to support Director Darren Wilson’s Kickstarter campaign, raising a record-breaking $360,000 in just 45 days to become the #1 most-funded, faith-based film—and the #2 most-funded documentary—in Kickstarter history. Wanderlust Productions is now crowd-promoting and crowd-marketing this film by mobilizing 25,000 of its most deeply dedicated fans through the #HolyGhostExperience campaign.

Director Darren Wilson shot HOLY GHOST with no script, no plan, and a single goal—to capture real-life evidence of God’s presence on Earth. As a result, HOLY GHOST is appealing and fresh from start to finish, documenting actual instances of divine healing, miracles and seemingly impossible events in improbable places. Filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Monte Carlo, Monaco, at a Korn concert in Iowa, and in Varanasi, India, HOLY GHOST moves seamlessly at breakneck pace from edgy street ministry to life-threatening encounters to interviews with acclaimed Christian artists like Michael W. Smith and noted recording artists like Lenny Kravitz—keeping the audience engaged without missing a beat.

HOLY GHOST Cast Includes:

About Wanderlust Productions  Wanderlust Productions was founded by Darren Wilson in 2006 when he began work on what would become his first feature length film, FINGER OF GOD. The company currently concentrates on creating feature films that are both creatively exciting and spiritually engaging.

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Holy Ghost World Premiere

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Matthew Faraci
Office: (919) 645-0771
Email: [email protected]

A Motion Picture First, HOLY GHOST Film Documents God’s Real-Life Presence on Earth

Featuring two members of the heavy metal band Korn, acclaimed recording artists, recognized faith leaders, best-selling authors and more; filmed in locations all over the world, shot with no script and no plan, and containing real instances of divine healing and miracles—HOLY GHOST is unlike any movie ever made

September 6th World Premiere Experience is THIS COMING SATURDAY

(Chicago, IL – September 2, 2014)

Wanderlust Productions, the independent film studio behind the cult hit trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS, is transforming the entertainment industry’s long-established business model with the debut of its dynamic new documentary film HOLY GHOST. Featuring a concert by Jake Hamilton & The Sound with special guest Brian “Head” Welch of Korn, the HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience is a one-time, live global event on September 6th in which anyone, anywhere, can see the film for free. Funded by 2,500 investors who surged to support Director Darren Wilson’s Kickstarter campaign, HOLY GHOST raised a record-breaking $360,000 in just 45 days to become the #1 most-funded, faith-based film—and the #2 most-funded documentary—in Kickstarter history. Wanderlust Productions is now mobilizing 25,000 of its most deeply dedicated fans to crowd-market and crowd-promote it through the #HolyGhostExperience campaign.

While a forward-thinking distribution model is key to this project’s success, the content of HOLY GHOST—unprecedented in motion picture history—is the driving force behind the surge of support around the world. Director Darren Wilson shot his fourth film with no script, no plan, and a single goal—to capture real-life evidence of God’s presence on Earth. As a result, HOLY GHOST is surprising from start to finish, documenting actual instances of divine healing, miracles and seemingly impossible events in improbable places.

“I come from an artistic home, and I’ve always believed that the best art is the most fearless art. That’s why I am never interested in playing it safe or avoiding controversy as a filmmaker. When I decided to make a movie about this largely unknown subject, it was clearly understood that we would be pushing boundaries, both for Christian and non-Christian audiences alike. At the end of the day, HOLY GHOST is fundamentally a film about risk. We believe audiences will find it fresh, appealing, and authentic—an unexpected spiritual journey filled with hope and surprise,” said Darren Wilson, Director of HOLY GHOST and founder of Wanderlust Productions.

HOLY GHOST, the first film of its kind, was filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Monte Carlo, Monaco, at a Korn concert in Iowa, and in Varanasi, India. Darren Wilson’s latest project moves seamlessly at breakneck pace from edgy street ministry to life-threatening encounters to interviews with acclaimed Christian artist Michael W. Smith and acclaimed recording artist Lenny Kravitz—keeping the audience engaged without missing a beat.

HOLY GHOST Cast Includes:

  1. Brian “Head” Welch — lead guitarist, Korn
  2. Chad Norris —lead pastor, City Church
  3. Lenny Kravitz — musician, author
  4. Bill Johnson — pastor, Bethel Church
  5. Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu — musician, Korn
  6. William P. Young — author, The Shack
  7. Meredith Andrews — musician, Jesus Culture
  8. Alok Srivastava — leader, TellAsia Ministries
  9. Mark Marx — evangelist, Causeway Coast Vineyard
  10. Jake Hamilton — musician, Jake Hamilton & The Sound
  11. Aaron Niequist — worship leader, Willow Creek Community Church
  12. Gary Wilson, artist
  13. Michael W. Smith — musician and recording artist
  14. Banning Liebscher —director, Jesus Culture
  15. DeVon Franklin — Senior VP, Columbia Pictures
  16. Todd White —evangelist, Lifestyle Christianity
  17. Brian and Jenn Johnson — worship leaders, Bethel Church
  18. Phil Vischer — creator, Veggie Tales
  19. Kim Walker-Smith — musician, Jesus Culture
  20. Heidi Baker — evangelist, Compelled by Love
  21. R.T. Kendall — theologian
  22. Tommy Green — musician, Sleeping Giant
  23. J. Lee Grady — minister
  24. Jamie Galloway — leader, East Gate Church
  25. Will Hart — minister, Hart Ministries
  26. Bishop Joseph Garlington — bishop, Covenant Church

To learn more about HOLY GHOST, the World Premiere Experience, and view the trailer, visit http://hgpremiere.bethel.tv

To see the #HolyGhostExperience Campaign, visit https://holyghostpremiere.com

About Wanderlust Productions  Wanderlust Productions was founded by Darren Wilson in 2006 when he began work on what would become his first feature length film, FINGER OF GOD. The company currently concentrates on creating feature films that are both creatively exciting and spiritually engaging.

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Holy Ghost World Premiere

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Matthew Faraci
Office: (919) 645-0771
Email: [email protected]

New #HolyGhostExperience Social Campaign Mobilizes 25,000 to Drive Audiences to Upcoming World Premiere

HOLY GHOST— #1 most-funded faith-based film in Kickstarter history — continues to build momentum as Millennial-driven audience crowd-markets and promotes the film around the world

World Premiere Experience Set for September 6th

(Chicago, IL – August 26, 2014) Wanderlust Productions—the independent film studio behind the cult hit trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS—is poised to disrupt the entertainment industry’s long-established business model with the debut of its dynamic new documentary film HOLY GHOST. Featuring a concert by Jake Hamilton & The Sound, the HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience will be a one-time, live global event on September 6th in which anyone anywhere can see the film—for free.

Funded by 2,500 investors who surged to support Director Darren Wilson’s Kickstarter campaign, HOLY GHOST raised a record-breaking $360,000 in just 45 days to become the #1 most-funded, faith-based film in Kickstarter history. The film’s producers, who turned to fans to fund HOLY GHOST, are now asking 25,000 of their most deeply dedicated fans to crowd-market and promote it with the launch of a new #HolyGhostExperience social media campaign.

“Our fans crowd-funded HOLY GHOST, and now they’re our mass marketing and promotion team around the world. That’s why #HolyGhostExperience has gained instant traction, because tens of thousands are working to bring this project across the finish line,” said Braden Heckman, CEO of Wanderlust Productions. “Every day the HOLY GHOST team is working with supporters to spread the word by setting up events, signing up their friends, and engaging within their spheres of influence to give as many people as possible the opportunity to experience this movie.”

#HolyGhostExperience puts the consumer in the driver’s seat, empowering fans to take unlimited steps to promote the World Premiere Experience. Fans have the opportunity to participate by engaging in as many as five easy, seven moderate, and two challenging promotional tasks plus a daily, bonus challenge posed by the HOLY GHOST social media team. These include:

  1. Share the Trailer: Show the trailer in local churches..
  2. Enlist Churches to Join: Recruit their church to participate in the HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience on September 6th. Nearly 600 churches around the world have signed up to date.
  3. Bring the Film to More Theaters: Create demand for HOLY GHOST to be shown in movie theaters using the demand-first distribution website Tugg. Almost 60 theaters have signed on purely by popular demand.
  4. Host a Screening Party: Host a HOLY GHOST house party.
  5. Invite Friends: Encourage 10 people to see the World Premiere Experience.
  6. Donate Accounts: Lend their social media accounts to HOLY GHOST to automatically send Tweets and Facebook posts about the movie.
  7. Fund the Marketing: Give $10 for 1,000 more people to see the trailer.
  8. Send to a Stranger: Pre-purchase the DVD and send it to a randomly selected person in the U.S.

To learn more about HOLY GHOST, the World Premiere Experience, and view the trailer, visit http://hgpremiere.bethel.tv

To see the #HolyGhostExperience Campaign, visit https://holyghostpremiere.com

About Wanderlust Productions  Wanderlust Productions was founded by Darren Wilson in 2006 when he began work on what would become his first feature length film, FINGER OF GOD. The company currently concentrates on creating feature films that are both creatively exciting and spiritually engaging.

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