The two brothers who wrote, directed, and produced the movie are Stephen and Alex Kendrick, who are from Albany GA. Stephen works at Albany’s Sherwood Baptist Church as a senior associate pastor while Alex serves in the position of Associate Pastor of Media. The brothers founded Kendrick Brothers Production company after working very closely with their church’s own production company, Sherwood Pictures, where they wrote, directed and produced four Christian-based films.
The movie includes team members from the local school football team. Most of the people who worked on the movie were unpaid members of the Sherwood Baptist Church congregation. The church’s Sunday School classes arranged for food to be delivered. No official wardrobe was used. People wore their own clothes to help keep the costs down. The movie used unknown volunteers to write, direct, and produce the final product. For the game sequences, real area high school teams were used. The only external help they got came from a few expert filmmakers who showed them how to properly make the movie.
According to a story about the movie on the Creative COW.net site, writer/director Alex Kendrick acquired veteran cinematographer for NFL Films Bob Scott for the position of director of photography. Facing the Giants was shot with just one camera. Scott equipped the camera with a Pro 35 lens adapter and Panavision lenses. According ...
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