Edited by Jennifer Valentine-Miller
Full interview with the co-producer Steve Levy conducted by The British Blacklist (TBB) (http://thebritishblacklist.co.uk/levy)
Epiphany is based on true events. Can you tell us a bit more about that and whose story this is?
SL: The first part of the story is my encounter with a young man called Lenny who I met in Brick Lane. He came from behind with a hoodie over his head and put his hand on my shoulder. As I turned to confront him thinking this was going to end badly, instead we engaged in a deep, meaningful and open conversation about his life, which ended with me praying for him, and him crying. This left me speechless and my heart filled with so much compassion for this young man. One act of kindness can make all the difference.
The second part is based on an ex-family member who was kidnapped by some youths, held in a warehouse and forced to give up his credit cards, eventually they let him go, but the whole event left him traumatised. His story stuck with me, so when I had my encounter with Lenny I thought somehow these two stories had synergy, and I was right.
What are your hopes for your film’s future?
SL: I hope the film goes on to make people think about the power of the Gospel and its ability to change lives. Also, to show my talents as a first-time film director/producer in the hope I will get investment to make a feature film or a Netflix series. I would like to spend the rest of my life making meaningful films that will impact the world and inspire the next generation of young filmmakers like my son. This one is for you Brandon.
(film producers Susan and Steve Levy)