"CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD opens in theaters this coming Friday, October 27, 2006 and in Canada, November 10. I highly recommend that you go see the film this weekend. We need more films like this in theaters and the best way for us to support the filmmakers is to show up on opening weekend! Let’s show the media and the studios that we will turn out to see a movie about love and compassion, not the Hollywood formula of fear and violence." - Hale Dwoskin
“An incredibly emotional journey.”
Watch the trailer: www.cwgthemovieonline.com
Adapted from the books by Neale Donald Walsch that inspired and changed the lives of millions worldwide, CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD tells the true story of Walsch (Henry Czerny) who, at the lowest point in his life, asks God some very hard questions. The answers he gets from God/within become the foundation of an internationally-acclaimed book series that has sold over 7 million copies and been translated into 34 languages. The film chronicles the dramatic journey of a down and out man who inadvertently becomes a spiritual messenger and bestselling author.
Industry veteran and producer/director Stephen Simon had long aspired to bring CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD to the screen.
“My film career has been dominated by the quest to make films out of three extraordinary books, the first two as a producer and the third as producer/director,” he says.
“First, it was SOMEWHERE IN TIME, which took almost 5 years from the time I first read it until the film was released. Next, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME took almost 20 years. Now, CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD has been in my head and, most importantly, my heart for almost 10 years.
For the past decade, I have dreamed of making Neale’s very emotional, provocative and surprising journey into a movie. As a filmmaker, my guiding principle has been that this film had to be from and of the heart.”
Over the past ten years, Neale Donald Walsch received offers to turn his book and life story into a film. He turned them all down. However, due to Walsch’s enthusiasm for WHAT DREAMS MAY COME, the Academy Award-winning film that Simon produced in 1998, the two became friends.
Walsch says that Simon has an “extraordinarily high level of artistic integrity, vision and willingness to collaborate,” and therefore, he finally agreed to have his story told on the big screen.
Principal photography on CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD began November 7, 2005. It was shot over the course of five weeks in and around beautiful Ashland, Oregon and the nearby Rogue Valley.