On the silver screen
“MAINSTREAM ACTORS WON’T DO FAITH FILMS. A recent trend in faith films,” writes Silverman, director of Grace Unplugged, “is to only cast actors of like faith. While this choice may be admirable and well intended, the composite result is often a very amateur final product leaving many viewers finding it difficult to be fully engaged in the story. A good example to the contrary is my own Lionsgate release, Grace Unplugged. While the film was written, produced and directed by committed Christians, we chose to employ veteran mainstream actors including A.J. Michalka, James Denton and Kevin Pollak, all of who give, arguably, the performances of their respective careers. The end result is an exquisitely compelling story in which, though tackling issues of faith head-on, the film feels as organic and believable as any film of any genre."