Polycarp – Perfect Love Casts Out Fear DVD
A new feature film on St. Polycarp, a 2nd century Bishop of Smyrna who was a disciple of John the Apostle, and considered a Church Father.
A young slave girl, Anna, is rescued by Christians in Smyrna and befriended by their aged bishop, Polycarp. From him she learns about Christ and the Catholic faith. When the Roman proconsul demands that all citizens worship Caesar to show their allegiance to Rome, Polycarp and the Christians must find the courage to stand for their faith against the growing threat of persecution. Anna is forced to come to grips with the truth about Christ and choose whom she is willing to live, and die, for.
It s always refreshing to see a film that s thin on dialogue, but dense with meaning. Polycarp took home the top prizes at the recent Christian Worldview Film Festival, which is no surprise given its frank treatment of first century persecution. –ChristianCinema.com
I believe every Christian needs to be challenged by this film. Based on real history and real Christians suffering real persecution, it s a message we all need to be reminded of. Christian persecution is already happening in America and it s going to increase if things continue as they are. How would we compare to such a man as Polycarp? –Ken Ham, president, Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum
POLYCARP is a God-honoring, Christ-centered, and moving story that will make you want to run with the divine message, while we still have the God-given liberty. –Ray Comfort, evangelist and best-selling author
About the Actor
Garry Nation is a minister, author, speaker, educator, and scholar. He is also a musician, singer, and actor. Having played numerous roles onstage, often portraying biblical characters, Garry made his film debut as Rabbi Meir in Indescribable (ThornCrown Project, 2013). An Oklahoma native, Garry lives in Texas with his wife Linda. They have three grown children and a growing number of grandchildren.
About the Director
20-year-old Joseph Henline loves using film to capture emotions for the screen. Joe s film interest was first ignited in 2009 when he and his sister entered a national music video contest. They won fir st place, which led to an internship opportunity on the feature film set of Ace Wonder. After the sibling duo created multiple short films, including the international award-winning short The Forgotten Martyr: Lady Jane Grey, doors were opened for Joe and his sister to work on the crew of multiple feature films, including Acts of God and Beyond the Mask. During the three-month shoot for the latter, Joe worked as the Director s Personal Assistant, Key Set PA, Second Assistant Director, and Personal Assistant to actor John Rhys-Davies (from Indiana Jones & Lord of the Rings).