Interview with Joel Houston of Hillsong United about I-HEART Film
I had the pleasure of interviewing Joel Houston, lead singer of Hillsong United, about their new project “I-Heart Film“. Joel is not only an amazing songwriter, producer, and creative director at Hillsong in Sydney Australia, he is also extremely passionate about embracing humanity. I appreciate the fact that he is a worship leader that seeks to reconnect worship to justice.
Here is a brief synopsis of their film:
Hillsong United began in suburban Sydney, Australia, as a bunch of teenagers playing music in a local church youth band. Over a decade later they find themselves traveling the world playing to crowds numbering in the tens of thousands representing different nations, different cultures, and different challenges.
As United crisscross the globe they are confronted and ultimately overwhelmed by the stories of remarkable individuals facing injustice and the uncomfortable paradox of being united in worship yet divided in circumstance. If their entire focus is directed only to what happens on stage, then maybe they have missed the point altogether.
Filmed over a period of 2 years, The I Heart Revolution: We’re all in this Together follows the worship band, Hillsong United, as they travel across 6 continents 42 nations and 93 cities in a cross-cultural journey of music, animation, interviews and live action documentary as they realise every story of hope, love, loss and sacrifice ultimately points to the one story.
They are planning to do a world-wide release of this film next week on November 4th! Check out the widget below that contains a trailer for the film, locations of showings, and ticket purchase options.
Here another trailer for the film that I think really captures the spirit and focus of the project.
In closing, be sure to also visit www.i-heart.org to join this revolution.