If you’ve never heard of Hillsong, let me try and help….. They are a church movement which started in Australia in 1983 and have since exploded across the globe from the hills in Surrey to Kiev in Ukraine. In London alone, their main congregation meet at the Dominion Theatre hosting numerous services because there is no other building big enough to house them!
Hillsong are best known for their uplifting music, much of which is used in the trailer for the movie in which it appears the church has now branched.
Their new documentary titled Hillsong: Let Hope Rise takes us on a journey making their new album ‘Empires’ as well as looking at the 30 years in which the church went from a tiny church in the Sydney suburbs to a megachurch spanning the globe with 50m people attending a Hillsong service every Sunday.
It’s due for release in the US 29th May this year and is directed by Michael John Warren. It features interviews with Hillsong UNITED (Joel Houston, Jonathan “JD” Douglass, Taya Smith, Jad Gillies, Matt Crocker, Dylan Thomas, Michael Guy Chislett, Simon Kobler, Timon Klein, Benjamin Tennikoff); Pastors Brian Houston and Bobbie Houston.
Check out the trailer below.
HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE chronicles the spectacular and unlikely rise to prominence of the Australia-based Christian band, Hillsong UNITED. Directed by Michael John Warren, the film follows the band as they labor to record their next album and explores the history of Hillsong, a 30-year journey from a tiny church in the Sydney suburbs to a vibrant international ministry. The movie culminates in a transformational concert experience spotlighting the humble hearts behind this worldwide sensation.