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Angel Studios Executive Reveals How Sound of Freedom Shocked Hollywood

January 30, 2024
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Michael Foust recently sat down with Angel Studios' Vice President and Head of Theatrical Distribution Brandon Purdie to discuss the success of the studio's new film "Sound of Freedom."

The studio behind box office hits Sound of Freedom and His Only Son is transforming the industry with a movie-making model that flips the script on how films traditionally have been made, an executive at the studio says.

Brandon Purdie, vice president and head of theatrical distribution at Angel Studios, told Christian Headlines that Angel’s unique model is one of the secrets behind the company’s stunning success.

Sound of Freedom opened as the No. 1 movie in America and will pass $100 million gross in the coming days despite few in Hollywood giving it a chance to succeed. The studio’s first release this year, His Only Son, surprised movie observers by opening at No. 3 the weekend before Easter.

“The theater chains are incredibly excited” about Angel’s success, Purdie said.

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*Please note: This interview was originally conducted in July 2023.

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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and culture for more than two decades. His stories have appeared in the Knoxville News Sentinel, Christianity Today, Toronto Star and Baptist Press.

Michael enjoys popcorn, college football, history, hiking, growing tomatoes, and watching his children play sports. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, husband to his amazing wife, Julie, and the father of four super kids.
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