The Kendrick Brothers have a track record of producing films that touch audiences at their core. Films like Fireproof, War Room, Courageous, and Overcomer, have seen great success because of their ability to share powerful faith-based stories that resonate. The brothers’ latest project, Show Me the Father, is no different and is sure to inspire audiences.
In theaters today, Show Me The Father is the first documentary from the filmmakers and it shares captivating stories of well-known men and their experiences with their fathers. Connecting these stories are inspirational truths about the fatherhood of God interwoven between narratives. These stories and truths are told by renowned men like Dr. Tony Evans, Alex and Stephen Kendrick Brothers, Focus on the Family president Jim Daly, and former NFL players Sherman Smith and Deland McCullough.
“This documentary illustrates the Biblical principle of a father’s role to transfer the character, person and purposes of God through him, to his offspring,” said Evans, Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship. “As men, we need to be modeling what our Heavenly Father is like. I look forward to this documentary changing society’s perspective of what fatherhood should be.”
One of the narratives shared is the incredible true story of football coaches, Smith and McCullough. Although it was previously told on ESPN, the film provides space for both men to explore their story from a faith perspective. In an interview, Smith revealed how his passion for motivating young men was rooted in his relationship with God.
“I want to live to glorify God; I want to be a difference maker for the Kingdom. You know I want to be a mentor [and] an example. It’s not something that you do, it’s who you are,” he stated.
Smith further reflects in the film on the many lessons his father instilled in him, and how it influenced him as a coach. “I wanted to make a difference in the lives of young people the way my father made a difference in mine.”
Show Me the Father, also provides audiences with a more intimate view into the lives of the Kendrick brothers. They not only share their experiences as fathers but also open up about the significance their father has had in their lives.
Both Stephen and Alex explain how they always feel a connection to their father when writing and producing movies because his legacy undergirds the work they do as filmmakers. “We put a representation of our father, Larry Kendrick, in all of our movies,” says Stephen.
“The words that a father speaks over his children are so crucial,” said Alex. “My brothers and I are grateful for the impact our father had on our lives and there is no way that we could have told the stories we’ve told in the manner we did without our father’s influence.”
Show Me The Father hits theaters today, and is sure to inspire audiences. You can watch the trailer below.