Pure Flix (stylized as PURE FLIX) is an American conservative Christian production and distribution company founded by David A. R. White and Russell Wolfe, inspired by Netflix. Pure Flix is known for producing Christian films, notably God's Not Dead (2014), Do You Believe? (2015), I'm Not Ashamed (2016), The Case for Christ (2017), I Can Only Imagine (2018), and Unplanned (2019). Since 2015, films distributed by Pure Flix have collectively grossed over $100 million at the domestic box office. The company has headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona.
|Founded||November 21, 2005|
|Founders||David A. R. White|
|David A. R. White|
Michael Scott (CEO)
|Revenue||$27.4 million (2018 box office receipts)|
Since its foundation, the company has created many films, such as The Wager, Home Beyond the Sun, In the Blink of an Eye, Sarah's Choice, A Greater Yes: The Story of Amy Newhouse, The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith, Holyman Undercover and Samson.
They also produced the first two seasons of TBN's Travel the Road. God's Not Dead (2014) starring Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper and Dean Cain earned over $60 million in the U.S. box-office and was released in digital format by Lionsgate on August 5, 2014.
Since late 2015, Pure Flix had its own theatrical distribution arm. In late 2016, Pure Flix announced a homeschooling curriculum for families with home-schooled children and decided to allow their users to delete words such as "hell" and "damn" from their programming. The company has teamed up with the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference to supply further opportunities for Hispanic actors to improve the media representation of the Hispanic community.
In 2016, Pure Flix announced that it has struck a long-term multi-year distribution deal with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, which would officially manage the home media releases of every Pure Flix-produced film, starting with Woodlawn.
On March 27th, 2018, a short compilation documentary about Pure Flix and it's co-founder, David A.R. White, was released on Filmmaker Magazine by Anthony Simon. It was titled, Pure Flix and Chill: The David A.R. White Story.
God's Not Dead seriesEdit
Their film God's Not Dead was 2014's highest grossing independent film and one of the most successful independent faith-based films of all time despite negative criticism. In 2016, God's Not Dead 2 grossed over $1.4 million in Brazil and was considered by Vox to be "moderately commercially successful". A third God's Not Dead film was announced, and released on March 30, 2018. The Christian band Newsboys appear in and provide music for the first two films in the series. Legalities related to the Johnson Amendment were referenced in the second film.
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2014||God's Not Dead||Inspirational Film of the Year - GMA Dove Awards||Won|
|Film Television Impact Award - KLOVE Fan Awards||Won|
Productions and distributionsEdit
- Travel the Road (television series, 2003–present)
- Home Beyond the Sun (February 20, 2004)
- Hugglers: Holiday Special (March 20, 2007)
- Hugglers: Adventure #1 A Friend in Need (March 27, 2007)
- Hugglers: Adventure #2 Jesus Loves His Children (March 27, 2007)
- Hidden Secrets (March 20, 2007)
- The Wager (June 15, 2007)
- Christmas Memories (December 31, 2007)
- The Imposter (October 12, 2008)
- Matchmaker Mary (April 24, 2009)
- A Greater Yes: The Story of Amy Newhouse (May 28, 2009)
- Sarah's Choice (November 1, 2009)
- In the Blink of an Eye (November 17, 2009)
- The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith (December 15, 2009)
- Holyman Undercover (April 10, 2010)
- What If... (August 20, 2010)
- The Bill Collector (September 3, 2010)
- The Encounter (May 3, 2011)
- Jerusalem Countdown (August 26, 2011)
- Ghost Soldiers (26 April 2012)
- Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (February 21, 2012)
- The Mark (October 16, 2012)
- The Mark 2: Redemption (May 7, 2013)
- The Book of Esther (June 11, 2013)
- The Book of Daniel (October 1, 2013)
- God's Not Dead (March 21, 2014)
- Moms' Night Out (May 9, 2014)
- Do You Believe? (March 20, 2015)
- Old Fashioned (February 6, 2015)
- Faith of Our Fathers (July 1, 2015)
- Woodlawn (October 16, 2015)
- God's Not Dead 2 (April 1, 2016)
- Hillsong: Let Hope Rise (September 16, 2016)
- I'm Not Ashamed (October 21, 2016)
- The Case for Christ (April 7, 2017)
- Same Kind of Different as Me (October 20, 2017)
- Samson (February 16, 2018)
- I Can Only Imagine (March 16, 2018)
- God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (March 30, 2018)
- Unbroken: Path to Redemption (September 14, 2018)
- Little Women (September 28, 2018)
- Indivisible (October 26, 2018)
- Unplanned (March 29, 2019)
Pure Flix Entertainment also has an Internet video on demand service simply named Pure Flix. The company was founded by David A. R. White, replacing the streaming platform "I Am Flix". It specializes in Christian streaming media and video-on-demand online.
In 2016, Pure Flix started to produce original content, and also uses the parent company's productions as original content.
Pure Flix owns a subsidiary known as Quality Flix. Quality Flix works with international films, in contrast to Pure Flix, which is primarily focused on distribution of films within the United States.
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“Do You Believe?” focuses on a dozen different lives that intersect on the streets of Chicago, starting with a local pastor (Ted McGinley) being moved by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, played by Delroy Lindo.
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