Campolo Film

FAR FROM THE TREE

A documentary film on belief, storytelling and relationships

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About the Film

After Thanksgiving dinner, Bart Campolo asked his dad, the well-known preacher Tony Campolo, to sit down to talk. Bart wanted to give his father some unsettling news: that after a lifetime of work as a prominent minister himself, he was no longer a believer in the Christian faith. It was the beginning of a painful but meaningful exchange between a father and his son about belief, storytelling and the power of our relationships. Coming this Spring.

About the Campolos

Tony Campolo is a sociologist, pastor, author and public speaker. He is perhaps best-known for his role as spiritual advisor to President Bill Clinton, and for being a prominent voice in the evangelical church. He is a leader of the Red-Letter Christian movement, which aims to emphasize the teachings of Jesus. The New York Times describes Tony as “one of the most important Christian evangelical preachers in the last 50 years.”

Bart Campolo is an author, speaker and the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California. He is co-founder of Mission Year and a prominent former urban minister, speaking internationally to progressive Christian groups. He made news during 2014 when he announced that he no longer believes in God. The New York Times describes Bart as “a rising star of atheism.”

About the Filmmaker

The film is currently in post-production. Watch this site for updates and news! And please leave us your email if you’d like to stay in touch with the project (we promise you will not be spammed by this site).

John Wright is an independent filmmaker and radio producer from Belfast, Northern Ireland living and working in Arizona and Southern California. He is the son of a Presbyterian minister and developed an early interest in the questions answered by religion. To get in touch, please CLICK HERE.

BELFAST SCREENING APRIL 25th, 6:45pm at Queens Film Theatre – GO HERE for tickets when available.