Don’t be put off by the cheesy song during the opening titles. After this there are some shots of a spaceship that are highly reminiscent of the SFX used in the best Science Fiction ever (be it series or film): Blake’s 7. Fans of that series know that expensive effects are not what a great viewing experience make, so for those of you who are only used to the boring Holywood films that only attract viewers because of the expensive FX, just sit through this scene for a very short while and you will be pleasantly surprised by what Outlaw Prophet has to offer. On first glance it doesn’t show for the casual viewer, but look a little further and the film is a complicated amalgam of Science Fiction, an highly original view on religion and a very accurate attack on today’s viewer-ratings-based television culture (if you can still call it that). And all of these elements are intertwined in a way that leaves you increasingly surprised as the film nears the end. The acting is very good, especially considdering the budget of the film - the little girl is briljant! David Heavener wrote, produced and stars in this film, so we know that what we see is actually the vision of the creator and no executives have messed with the product to include any "popular themes" or rip-off scenes from movies that sold well recently, as is so often the case with the expensive garbage that we see in the multiplexes. Highly recommended!!
About Outlaw Prophet (2001)
Starring: David Heavener, Robert Malone, Rebecca Holden, Ric White, Davita Sharone, Aimee Tenaglia, DJ Perry
Director: David Heavener