“Mom, I really think God wants me to be in the film industry and become an actor, or writer or both and tell great stories that inspire people.”
At almost 18, Nathan had been working on dreams since he was a little boy. To me, his dream seemed like a little boy who wanted to be the quarter-back of a professional football team–it would pass, it was not possible. Yet, the Holy Spirit gently touched my heart and said, “Believe in his heart dreams. He is mine. I may have put them there.” And so I prayed, supported, encouraged, helped, and by faith and trepidation, Clay and I let him go to New York at 19 for a year at the New York Film Academy where he had actually won a partial scholarship. Now, after many years of being faithful, cultivating his talent, living literally as a starving artist, Nathan is watching God move mountains as his very first attempt to write a screen play, raise finances, gather actors and film makers and photographers, and working and working and praying and praying, his first film is going to be released in March, with 6 theater showings earlier.
I am so excited about this movie. What a perfect time for believers everywhere to support a movie with a timeless story of redemption, hope, and love. I am hoping that thousands of people–including you–will help me spread the word about this movie all over the world!
Nathan and lovely Rachael, his wife, have seen so many lost youth in Hollywood, many prodigals from homes where their mothers and fathers pray for their return. They star in the main roles with Kevin Sorbo. Confessions of a Prodigal Son is a modern-day retelling of the Prodigal Son story that Jesus told reflecting the Father’s love and desire to see His children come home to Him. It is a coming-of-age tale following Sean (Nathan Clarkson) as he rebels and leaves his home, family and father (Kevin Sorbo) to figure out life on his own. Two years later–while still on the journey to find life’s answers–Sean suddenly finds himself questioning everything he thought he knew as he is confronted by a professor (Darwin Harris) who challenges Sean to see his life as a story; a best friend (Azel James) walking a dangerous path; and a strong and beautiful young woman (Rachael Lee) who is on her own journey to answers. Each one of these elements causes Sean to greater examine the choices he is making.
The story is one of drama, laughter, relationships, faith, and redemption, ultimately asking the question “Can broken stories have happy endings?”Appropriate for teens and up. Original music by Nathan Clarkson, Joel Clarkson.
Date: Friday 23rd February 2018
Location: Church Hall St Swithun’s Church