Groundbreaking Christian documentary filmmaker Darren Wilson has just completed an eight-day shoot in South Africa which wraps up seven months of filming for his latest project, Holy Ghost and Holy Ghost Reborn.
The project which follows his trilogy, Finger of God, Furious Love and Father of Lights, was originally going to be one film about the Holy Spirit but the crew picked up so much “amazing stuff” in various parts of the world that they decided to make two films.
While in South Africa from January 4 to January 12 the team filmed in the Nelspruit/Kruger National Park area and in Cape Town (Table Mountain and Cape Point) and Stellenbosch.
In Nespruit they filmed with South African revivalist Surprise Sithole, capturing some of his story and heading out to a remote village to find an adventure with God.
“It was all pretty amazing,” said Wilson of their time with Sithole.
The crew had originally planned to film at Stilfontein in North West with Prophet Kobus van Rensburg but were denied this opportunity following the death of the South African preacher on December 21. Van Rensburg had battled cancer for years.
“Through our Kickstarter [crowd funding] campaign, we had three backers coming to observe what we were filming with Kobus, so I decided to switch from filming in Stilfontein to Cape Town (for a beautiful backdrop) and I made the backers, who simply thought they were coming to observe, the people we ultimately would be filming. The whole point, of course, is to show the world that you don’t have to be a spiritual superstar or someone with a radical
‘gift’ to be able to spread God’s love through supernatural means. This whole movie is about finding adventures with God, and as usual, God was faithful in our filming with the backers. We filmed some amazing things with them,” said Wilson.
He said he hopes to release Holy Ghost in September and to visit South Africa in August during a pre-release world tour.