The Luis Palau Association, Ollawood Productions, and Rivka Entertainment Group have announced the forthcoming release of Palau, a legacy film based on the life of international evangelist Luis Palau.
The feature-length film is set to be distributed in theaters across North America, South America, and Spain in October 2018. Early next year, there will be an exclusive first glimpse of the movie at Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, which will feature Palau as a speaker.
“Luis’ personal story is powerful and producing a film that honors his life is a tremendous privilege,” said Rebekah Hubbell, Founder of Rivka Entertainment Group and Executive Producer of Palau, in a press release. “This film will not only honor his legacy but will inspire viewers to understand the unwavering principal Luis has lived by for 65 years: a relationship with God is the answer to everything.”
A story of relentless grit, motivational strength, and humbling triumph, Palau is a film to which many will relate. As a young man, Palau had a passion and vision implanted deep in his heart to proclaim the Good News of Jesus to all the nations. Amidst both seemingly insurmountable struggles and remarkable miracles, Palau never lost sight of his calling. His extraordinary story will bring hope to the masses and encourage all that God has greatness in store for them.
“I’ve never thought of myself as someone special. I’m just a kid from a cow town in Argentina,” Palau said in a news release. “Yet God grabbed my heart at a young age and chose to use me to share His Good News in a dramatic way. Now, more than 65 years later, I’ve had the joy of leading millions of people in public confessions of faith in Jesus, from princesses and presidents to criminals and cynics. This film is the story of that journey. I pray it encourages all to embrace Jesus and trust Him for great things.”
Production for the film begins December 2017 in Palau’s birthplace, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and will continue in Portland, Oregon – the current home city of the evangelist and his wife, and that of his four sons and their families. Palau is produced by Ollawood Productions and Rivka Entertainment Group in partnership with The Luis Palau Association.
“The impact of Luis Palau’s ministry is unprecedented,” said Bill Busbice, Founder of Ollawood Productions and financer of Palau, in a press release. “Luis has transformed the Christian faith community over the last 65 years and has touched millions of lives by obeying his calling. It is my honor to support this project and I believe it will be a blessing around the world.”
By NRB Staff
Published: November 16, 2017