In a new feature film, award-winning Christian artist Jeremy Camp is sharing the powerful, yet tragic story behind his popular song, “I Still Believe.”
The highly anticipated film details the love story between Camp and his first wife Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp. The film follows the two as they fall in love at a young age, only to find out that Melissa has terminal cancer.
“I Still Believe is a powerful reminder that in the midst of life’s storms, true hope can be found,” the film description reads.
In an exclusive, “Heart of the Story” video shared to Youtube, co-directors and brothers Jon and Andrew Erwin, who directed “I Can Only Imagine” explained that they were not looking for another music-based movie, but after hearing the story they couldn’t not tell it.
“Andy and I weren’t looking for another music movie,” Jon said, adding, “but when you encounter a story that meaningful and that inspiring, that has to be your next film.”
Kevin Downes, the producer of the film, added how special it was to tell a real-life love story, one that he hopes is relatable to the audience.
“We see the joy, we see the hope, and the inspiration that these two, in their relationship provide,” Downes explained.
“That is the heart of it, and that’s what sold us on the movie,” Jon added.
“I Still Believe” not only tells the powerful love story between Camp and Melissa, but it follows the spiritual journey that the two embark on after the shocking cancer diagnosis, and then Melissa’s passing.
Her passing was heartbreaking for Camp, and he found himself running into the arms of the Lord for peace, time and time again. Named after his song “I Still Believe,” the film shares the back-story to the powerful song which he wrote while grappling with her passing. You can listen to it here.
The powerful chorus reads:
“I still believe in Your faithfulness
I still believe in Your truth
I still believe in Your holy word
Even when I don’t see, I still believe.”
“That’s what this movie is about, journeying through your biggest fear and coming out the other side still believing, still loving God,” KJ Apa who plays Camp, known for his role on the TV show Riverdale shared.
The film details Camp’s story behind the song “I Still Believe,” but also shares Melissa’s story, and her battle with cancer.
“I keep thinking if one person’s life is changed by what I go through, it will all be worth it,” the actress portraying her, says in the film.
The star-studded cast includes KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Gary Sinise, and country singer Shania Twain.
The film premieres in theatres nationwide on March 20, 2020.
You can watch the trailer below!