Pilgrim's Progress nominated for family film award
A film released last year based on Christian classic The Pilgrim’s Progress – and featuring hymn writer and worship pioneer Kristyn Getty who voiced the role of The Interpreter – has been nominated for an award.
The Northern Ireland singer celebrated with the rest of the cast earlier this month following the news that the film had been nominated in the 28th Annual Movieguide Awards as the Best Movie For Families, up against blockbusters such as Toy Story 4 and The Lion King.
Releasing the film adaptation of the book in April last year, the film was also exclusively screened at the Getty’s 2019 Sing! Conference. It is the story’s feature-length theatrical debut, as well as the first computer-animated telling of the timeless tale.
In recent years faith-based films have seen a rise in popularity and proven to be an effective tool for sharing the essential truths of Christianity worldwide, classic stories such as Pilgrim’s Progress continue to stand the test of time while having the unique power to break down barriers of age, race, nationality, and language.
Kristyn Getty (pictured) says, “It was an absolute honour to be asked to be a part of the cast of this important movie and work alongside some amazingly talented individuals. The film is a wonderful rendition of the book Pilgrim’s Progress, and it’s so special to see it being nominated in a category alongside other big movie titles and receive the recognition it deserves.”
Robby Baehr, President of Movieguide and producer of the awards gala says, “Each of these movies represents how family, faith, and values continue to excel at the box office. We are so excited about the messages these movies share and how they inspire us to live in a way that blesses others.”
The Pilgrim’s Progress has been translated into over 200 languages, has never been out of print and has sold over 200 million copies – more copies than any Christian book, next to the Bible. Written in 1678 by John Bunyan while in prison for holding religious services, The Pilgrim’s Progress is often cited as the greatest allegory ever written.
The Awards Gala was held on January 24 at the historic Avalon Theatre in the heart of Los Angeles and will be broadcast at a later date on the Hallmark Channel