A beautiful musical experience – ‘Revival!’ is a fantasia of vibrant visuals, powerhouse vocals and an innovative approach to the greatest story every told as a celebration of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
“Told in part through musical numbers, stage production, film set pieces and special effects – this movie is no doubt is a unique experience. Think Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Jesus Christ Superstar,” wrote Victims and Villains.
Produced by and starring NBC’s The Blacklist, Harry Lennix (Man of Steel, The Matrix), Revival! is an imaginative retelling of the gospel according to John the Apostle featuring original and contemporary gospel music. As a hybrid of every film idiom – Broadway musical, Hollywood musical, animation, epic historical drama and sound stage – Revival! is the hippest experience of the Gospel the world has yet seen. Written and starring gospel star, Mali Music, Revival! features sensational gospel and R&B performances that are interwoven with the traditional biblical-based storytelling, modern day imagery and emotionally-captivating performances. The original music score and arrangements are by Mali Music, ELEW, Donald Lawrence and Abdul Robinson Royal. Revival! features an all-star cast including 10-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan (The Blues Brothers), Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), Siedah Garrett (writer: “Man in the Mirror”), Mali Music, T’Keyah Crystal Keymah (In Living Color), Dawnn Lewis (Dreamgirls), Niki J. Crawford (He’s Just Not That Into You) and Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game, The Steve Harvey Show).
“It is a celebration of Christian beliefs. Within that celebration much of the main teachings of Jesus are put forth in a very accessible way. Mali Music’s rendition gives a human and approachable quality to Jesus while also exuding what the man was said to stand for in his life and teachings,” concluded Victims and Villains. TriCoast Entertainment has released Revival! onto DVD and digital platforms today, March 3rd. Lennix is credited alongside Holly Carter and David C. Waite as producers (Xponent Media, Relevé Entertainment, Jupiter Films) with Steve Harris and Keymáh as executive producers. The cast includes Anthony Azizi (Eagle Eye, Transformers), Ahmed Ahmed (Iron Man), Kirk Taylor (Full Metal Jacket), Roland Buck III (Chicago Med), Paula Newsome (Guess Who, Reign Over Me) and Victoria Gabrielle Platt (Star-Crossed), alongside the stunning voices of Victoria Tilford and Chester Gregory (writer: “Motown”).