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Producer Mickey Liddell worked for more than 10 years to bring the story to the big screen before Kevin Reynolds (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) took over the directing job and rewrote the screenplay with Paul Aiello. The Film is from Columbia Pictures and LD Entertainment in association with Affirm Films.

Risen is not a documentary; it is a scripted, acted drama filmed on location in Malta. It is also important to remember that this is a dramatization of the Bible and certain creative liberties were taken. The main character, the Roman Tribune named Clavius, is a fictional character who serves the purpose of bringing unique perspective to the Biblical narrative post-crucifixion.

Risen is rated PG-13 for Biblical violence including some disturbing images. Because of the portrayal of the crucifixion, it is best for parents to decide if their children should view the film.

At this time, only materials in English are available.

Yes, Risen will be released in other countries. Each country is on a different schedule; additional information will be coming as it is released.

Yes, Outreach offers the site license so you can show Risen in your church. A site license is required for a public showing of this film and Risen is not covered by CVLI.

At this time, there are no plans to create additional Study Kits or Small-Group materials for Risen. The sermon series and church kit will be offered in order to teach and equip the world’s churches with deeper exploration of this film’s themes.

Unfortunately we can’t make these available for preview. The week 1 sermon and video clip is available on the Outreach.com/Risen website.

Yes, as long as the service is not downloadable, you can livestream the service where the clips are used. You cannot sell DVD recordings of your service that include Risen clips or post them to a public website (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo) or show the clips on television. The clips are copyright protected and selling them violates that copyright.