Hope Channel International, a Christian global media network, is premiering on its digital platform a new animation film that is expected to challenge the norms of the animation industry.
The Great Controversy will be released exclusively on the network's 3AM: Morning is Coming YouTube channel on May 19, 2023.
The film's unique approach explores the timeless struggle between good and evil through the story of Naomi, a young girl whose life choices have an impact on her relationships with her brother and boyfriend. Viewers are taken on a journey through the history of the world and shown how the ongoing conflict between good and evil impacts every decision.
The Great Controversy is aimed at 18-to-35-year-olds and has been produced as a response to the question many people have about God's goodness in the face of bad things happening. The film promises to be intriguing for all who see it and is designed to resonate with audiences in a postmodern context.
"We are thrilled to bring this vitally important story to life through the power of animation," says Derek Morris, president of Hope Channel International. "With its timeless themes and a powerful message, we believe that The Great Controversy will inspire and equip the next generation to spread the Gospel and bring hope to a world in need."
The film is part of Hope Channel International's 3AM: Morning is Coming brand, which aims to proclaim the three angels’ messages through digital distribution. Through innovative animation, The Great Controversy brings the Bible to life and enables viewers to explore the battle between good and evil in a way that has never been seen before.
"I am delighted that Hope Channel International is bringing this amazing film to the world," shares Justin Woods, director of Digital Distribution at HCI. "At such a time as this, when it seems that each day brings some new calamity, this film will help eliminate one of the biggest obstacles that non-Christians have to believing in the God of the Bible: 'How could a good God let bad things happen?'"
The animation film has already captured audiences worldwide with its stunning visuals and compelling storyline. Winner of prestigious awards at the Madrid Arthouse Film Festival, Montreal Independent Film Festival, and WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, The Great Controversy is a must-see for animation enthusiasts and film aficionados alike. Recently recognized as the Best Animation at the tenth Delhi Shorts International Film Festival, it is a breathtaking masterpiece that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
About Attila Peli
Hope Channel International's groundbreaking animation film The Great Controversy was directed by Attila Peli. He is a highly accomplished director and producer with a passion for creating thought-provoking films that inspire audiences.
Peli has directed and produced a number of award-winning documentaries and animated films, including Losing My Religion, which won the Best Documentary award at the Hollywood Film Festival in 2013, and The 144,000, which won the Best Animated Short award at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2017.
Peli's expertise and creativity shine through in The Great Controversy, which explores the timeless struggle between good and evil in a unique, captivating way. The film promises to be a landmark achievement in the world of animation and is sure to make an impact on audiences worldwide.
The Great Controversy is set to release on Youtube.com/3AMMorningisComing on Friday, May 19, 2023, and promises to be a must-see film for anyone interested in exploring the battle between good and evil in a new and exciting way.
About Hope Channel International
Hope Channel International, Inc. is an Adventist global media network that offers programs on Christian living with a holistic focus on faith, health, relationships, and community. Hope Channel began broadcasting in North America in 2003 and has since grown into a global network with more than 80 channels broadcasting in over 80 languages.
Hope Channel International's ultimate goal is to spread the Gospel and bring hope to a world in need. The release of The Great Controversy aligns perfectly with this mission, as the film uses animation to bring to life the timeless struggle between good and evil. Through this innovative approach, the organization hopes to inspire and equip the next generation to make a positive impact on the world and eliminate one of the biggest obstacles non-Christians have to believing in the God of the Bible. The film promises to be a powerful tool in achieving HCI's mission and having a lasting impact on viewers around the world.
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