I am really excited about Confessions of a Prodigal Son, which is now available! What a convicting story to watch as we are all similar to a prodigal son in our own way(s), according to Nathan Clarkson, author, producer and actor of this upcoming film.
Clarkson explains that he believes that everyone will be able to connect with this movie, explaining that viewers may not be fulfilling their lives with the exact same struggles as the character in this film does, but we all search for fulfillment in things that are very often times not what we were meant to be filled by. I would even say, we all often live our lives in ways that they were not meant to be lived, resulting in consequences that directly affect our lives and the lives of others.
Confessions of a Prodigal Son tells the story of a pastor’s son who is on his own, independent of his parents but also in possession of his college fund. The son Sean decides to use some of this money to explore the world in ways that he had never explored before. Using the money for alcohol and wasting his time on unhealthy relationships, Sean can’t help but think this new exploration of life, this new lifestyle, isn’t the lifestyle worth living for.
The writer of Confessions of a Prodigal Son, Nathan Clarkson explains that he himself felt like he was in the exact same position of the prodigal son. What inspired the film, though, was not only could he see that he was in that position, he looked around himself and others his age, and could see that his entire generation had come to a point where they were searching in all of the wrong places for what it was that would truly fulfill them and give them meaning in their lives. He felt that not only would Confessions of a Prodigal Son recreate the Biblical story in Luke 15, but it could also open the hearts to his generation, for they could see it as their own story, told in a way that connected them in their current situation.
Again, I am very excited for Confessions of a Prodigal Son, because I couldn’t agree more with Clarkson and pray that the hearts and minds of this generation will be reached and lives will be changed as they view and identify with the story of the Prodigal Son.
View trailer here: Confessions of a Prodigal Son