The first film in Erwin Raphael McManus’s compelling series Signs, Earth explores the contrast between spiritual barrenness and God’s promise that He is doing a new thing for His creation.
A barren field. A stark landscape. As the poet Solomon said, “There is nothing new under the sun.” McManus once resonated with the loneliness of Solomon’s words. He wondered what good could come from the emptiness of the world. Then he looked more closely. He saw sprouts cracking dirt. He saw God breathing warmth into dust. And he saw earth transform from darkness to a source of life.
Created to be 10 to 15 minutes in length and rich in Scripture, story, and powerful imagery, Earth and its upcoming sequels—Fire, Wind, Wood and Water, all filmed in Hawaii—will change forever the way viewers see earth’s elements and the God who created them.
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About Erwin Raphael McManus:
Erwin Raphael McManus is an artist, filmmaker, author, storyteller, activist, and innovator. He sees imagination as humanity's greatest resource.
For over 30 years he has specialized in the field of creativity, innovation, human uniqueness, and discovering and maximizing personal genius.
As the creative force behind McManus Studios, Erwin inspires each person to live their most heroic life through the power of story, beauty, and design.
McManus Studios focuses on film, fashion, music, and the arts with the intent of advancing the good, the beautiful, and the true.
Erwin serves as the principle visionary and primary communicator of Mosaic in Los Angeles.
He is the author of An Unstoppable Force, a Gold Medallion Award finalist; Chasing Daylight; Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul; The Barbarian Way; Stand Against the Wind; Soul Cravings; and Wide Awake.
He serves as a Senior Research Advisor for the Gallup Organization and partners with Birkman International.
Erwin is a native of El Salvador and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Southwestern Theological Seminary. He holds a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Southeastern University.
He and his wife Kim live in Los Angeles have two children, Aaron and Mariah, and a foster daughter Paty.