Experience Filmmaking with Wanderlust Productions
Learn the art of crafting a film, from start to finish, with world-renown filmmaker Darren Wilson, creator of Finger of God, Furious Love, and Father of Lights. Darren Wilson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Judson in 1998 with a major in English and minor in Biblical Studies. For more than 12 years he has taught media and writing at Judson in the same department from which he graduated. He began pursuing a career in filmmaking in 2005, and produced his first documentary Finger of God in 2007, followed by its sequel, Furious Love in 2010. To date, the two films have combined to sell over 120,000 copies and have been featured on TBN, God TV, the Gospel Music Channel, the 700 Club, Christianity Today, and Charisma magazine. Now, Darren is launching Father of Lights, the third installment in his documentary series that has explored God’s power and love across the world.
Study Film and Digital Media at Judson
Study at the fully-accredited Judson University, a four-year, Christian liberal arts university located in the suburbs of Chicago. Students in Judson’s Film and Digital Media program will benefit from a well-rounded education that provides many opportunities for them to learn their craft in the context of a Christian institution. Collaboration between Judson’s Film and Digital Media, Speech Communication and Performing Arts, English, and Worship Arts departments means that students will leave Judson prepared to enter the industry with a strong biblical background, excellent communication abilities and the technical skills needed for them to pursue their craft. Now, Judson’s students can also take advantage of Darren Wilson’s Wanderlust Production studio, which is housed right here on Judson’s campus.
Prepare For The Industry
The Wanderlust Productions co-op features opportunities to:
- Get hands-on experience with Final Cut Studio, the industry-standard film-editing software
- Create and submit short films to Judson’s Imago Film Festival, the premier Christian short-film festival in the Midwest
- Do a summer internship shooting film for a national or international missions organization
- Intern at Darren Wilson’s Wanderlust Productions during your junior and senior year. Some students have gone on to work with Wilson on select productions such as Furious Love and Father of Lights.
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Finger of God
Hundreds raised from the dead. Manna appearing in the Pentagon. Gemstones falling from the sky. Teenagers healing perfect strangers on the street. This isn't old time religion. This is a new beginning. A spiritual revolution. This is the Finger of God. Prepare to go on a dizzying journey around the world–from the streets of Northern California to the mud huts of Africa; from the underground church in China to the Gypsies in Eastern Europe–you will be challenged and encouraged by the extraordinary things God is doing in our world today. Born out of filmmaker Darren Wilson's personal journey of two years and hundreds of hours of footage, Finger of God will show you a world you never knew existed. A world of hope and courage. A world where God's fingerprints are found in the unlikeliest of places. Available on DVD for $19.99
In this follow up to the breakout hit, Finger of God, join filmmaker Darren Wilson as he travels the world to some of the darkest spiritual climates on the planet. His one goal: To put God's love to the test. Demon tents, New Age and Witchcraft festivals, the persecuted church, heroin addicts, the sex trade…they are no match for the raw power of God's unconditional love. This powerful, haunting film will open your eyes to the war raging around us all, and will challenge everything you know about the strength and majesty of a God who furiously fights for us with the greatest weapon in the world... Love. Available on DVD for $21.99
Father of Lights
Father of Lights is the final film in the Finger of God/Furious Love trilogy. It is big, epic, and above all, challenging. "If I were to have to explain what it is about in a nutshell, I would put it like this: if Finger of God is about God's power, and Furious Love is about God's love, then Father of Lights is about God's heart," said filmmaker Darren Wilson, "I went into making this film by asking the simple question: Who is God? I wanted to know His character, His personality, and who He truly is. To answer this question, we had to peel back the many layers of religious garbage that has been passed onto him through generations. That He is angry. Vengeful. Wrathful. And in general, that He doesn't like you very much. The truth, as you will see vibrantly in this film, is that He is the most loving, compassionate, and wonderful Father you can imagine." Available on DVD at all tour stops