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03_HLSG_NCS_1sheet_27x40_PUREFLIX_FINAL_LAYOUT_v5 (1)The Australia-based band, Hillsong UNITED, is releasing their highly anticipated movie Hillsong – Let Hope Rise which features the band’s spectacular and miraculous rise to fame in the Christian community.

Directed by Michael John Warren (Jay Z’s Fade to Black), the film explores Hillsong’s journey from a tiny church in the Sydney suburbs to an influential international ministry whose songs are sung every Sunday by more than 50 million people across the globe. Their songs have been translated into 60 languages and the band has sold more than 17 million albums.

“Anyone who regularly attends a church knows Hillsong’s music by heart. That’s how influential they’ve become,” said producer Jonathan Bock. “And yet despite the fame and adulation, they’re still just a humble worship band trying to do what tens of thousands of other worship bands try to do every week — glorify God through their music. How they balance that is a fascinating and surprising story.”

Hillsong Church’s history will be featured in the film. Hillsong Church now extends to five different continents with more than 100,000 weekly attendees. The church donates to many international organizations committed to ministry that are featured in the film. These inlclude educating children in the slums of India and rescuing human trafficking victims.

Hillsong – Let Hope Rise is so much more than a film about a Christian band or even a church. It is truly a theatrical worship experience,” said Michael Scott, chief production officer and a founding partner of Pure Flix, the distributer of the movie. “It is a dream come true for us, as a studio committed to influencing the global culture, to partner with a church like Hillsong.”

More information on Hillsong – Let Hope Rise will be featured over the next few months. Make sure to catch the movie when it hits theaters in September.

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