Which do you value more highly: Personal integrity or professional performance? How would you rather use your time: Edification or entertainment? Would you rather invest your time or spend it? Which attracts you more: High ethics or high excitement? Which would you rather expose your family to: Good role modeling or glamorous models? Which would you rather support: Those attempting to promote godly values or those effectively promoting ungodly values? If you actually preferred the first option to the above questions, I think you’d enjoy Creed of Gold, a family-friendly thriller about three college kids who take on the world of financial corruption to save the world from financial disaster. A poor but honest Russian immigrant, a geeky but loveable computer genius, and a shallow but lovely rich kid team up at their university when they accidentally discover a plot by corrupt members of the Federal Reserve to…Well, I don’t want to ruin the suspense, so I won’t tell you the story, but it’s fun. And predictable. Frankly, it reminded me of a modern version of the crazy Disney films like The Computer Who Wore Tennis Shoes that were the bread and butter entertainment for our kids when they were little. Only, this film was more serious, and its message was more serious, although the acting was more amateur than say, Dean Jones or the inimatable Sir Peter Ustinov. Dean Jones was a reasonably ethical role model for kids, and I will say Peter Ustinov did a masterful job as Frederick the Wise in the 2003 film, Luther, but in Blackbeard’s Ghost…well, Jones and Ustinov were superb actors who made us laugh, but I wouldn’t have wanted my kids to use them for inspiration on how to win a race!All this is to say: If you believe that truth is priceless and want to support Christian video production as much as I do, then think about seeing this one! Yes, as a genre, the field of Christian video is in its infancy and (for obvious reasons) not up to the polished standards of Hollywood’s mature industry, but I am willing to give up world-class acting to avoid worldly values. Are you? Creed of Gold was just released on August 12, 2014. I heard about it from a friend as was able to pre-order a copy through Amazon, although they are now already sold out. However, you can order a copy for $12.99 here if you’re interested:
Creed of Gold won a Redemptive Storyteller Award at the Redemptive Film Festival, which is held in Virginia Beach each year, and it’s received some international recognition too: It was nominated for an Adam Award for best feature drama at the Sabaoth International Film Festival in Milan, Italy. My prayer is that the quality of Christians films will continue to improve in all areas, and meanwhile, I appreciate being able to enjoy a movie untainted by bad language, inappropriate sexual content, or graphic violence. That means a lot to me! I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is and support this budding industry.