THE DISTANT BOAT
Release Date: October 01, 2013
Starring: Kamicha Muchiri, Claude Judah,
Ruth Maingi, Erick Ndungu,
Philip Chege, Eddy Kimani,
Shumeilla Sally, Joan Arigi,
Beatrice W. Macharia
Audience: Older children to adults
Runtime: 126 minutes
Distributor: On-Field Media/Africa Inland
Director: Andy Brown
Executive Producer: None
Producer: Ted Rurup
Writer: Mike Saum
Address Comments To:Africa Inland Mission
P.O. Box 3611
Peachtree City, GA 30269-7611
Fax: (770) 631-3213
Max is a young urban Kenyan. He has a dream job, a best friend, and he hopes to marry the daughter of his company’s owner. His boss sends him to a little Muslim village on the coast to make some manufacturing deals for local tourist-type wares.
On the coast, three thieves beat up Max to try to steal his computer. A Muslim fisherman rescues him and takes care of him until he recovers. When Max leaves, he gives the fisherman a Bible. Immediately, the Muslim elders confront the man, Yusef, about helping a Christian.
Max returns home but is convicted that these villagers on the coast need Jesus Christ. He wants to be a missionary. His best friend disowns him, his boss fires him, and his girlfriend chooses her father over him. Meanwhile, his mother is broken-hearted that she scrimped and saved to put him through school only to have him become a missionary. Even the church is confused about someone who wants to be a missionary. Only his uncle is overjoyed that God has touched Max’s life.
THE DISTANT BOAT is extremely well made. This is not a Pollyanna movie. It shows the real cost of God calling someone into missions. Max is a winsome character who discovers the depth of his calling through trials and tribulation. Each one of the actors is excellent. The direction is superb. THE DISTANT BOAT is a must see movie.
THE DISTANT BOAT is extremely well made. This is not a Pollyanna movie. It shows the cost of God’s call. Max is a winsome character who discovers the depth of his calling through trials and tribulation. Each actor is excellent. The direction is superb. THE DISTANT BOAT is a must-see movie.