This spring, a momentous occasion awaits the Seventh-day Adventist community and all those inspired by stories of faith, hope, and transformation. We are excited to announce the nationwide theater release of “The Hopeful” on April 17th and 18th, marking a significant event in the landscape of cinema evangelism. This initiative is brought to life through the collaboration of Hope Studios and Kyle Portbury Films, showcasing a film that promises not only to entertain but to enlighten and inspire.

“The Hopeful” unveils the true-life story of William Miller, a simple country farmer turned influential preacher, whose post-war search for divine purpose leads him to predict Christ’s return.

The film delicately navigates the resulting disillusionment and the unforeseen emergence of a passionate faith community in New England, which would ultimately become the globally recognized Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Kyle Portbury, sharing his connection to the project, stated,

“’The Hopeful’ is a very personal project for me. It’s a love letter to my Adventist roots, telling a powerful human story that I am proud to share not only with those who share my beliefs, but also with the many friends, family, and colleagues in my life who hold other views. I wanted to create a work that can stand on its own, about people who anticipated something major – yet had to deal with the fallout when that didn’t pan out. That’s a universal experience, not unique just to faith communities. Everyone has anticipated something only to see it not turn out like they imagined or dreamed it would.”

Enhancing the historical ambiance of the 1800s, the film features original music by Jonas Myrin, a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, contributing to its emotional depth with songs like “Hope Is on The Way” and “Made for You,” crafted specifically for this cinematic experience.

Hope Channel International, in collaboration with Fathom Events, is dedicated to presenting stories that uplift, challenge, and inspire. “The Hopeful” aligns perfectly with our mission, inviting viewers to explore the depths of faith, the pain of loss, and the beauty of finding hope in Jesus Christ. This film is not only a testament to the enduring spirit of faith but also a reminder of the power of hope to guide us through life’s greatest trials.

We invite everyone to join us this April 17 and 18 in theaters across the country for the premiere of “The Hopeful.” For more information and pre-ticket sales visit

The website also contains resources to help delve deeper into some of the topics addressed in the movie and provides insights into who Seventh-day Adventists are, and what they believe. You can find study guides and a Cinema Evangelism Training Kit.

About Hope Studios

Hope Studios, the cinematic arm of Hope Channel International, crafts and shares stories across the globe through our footprint in over one hundred countries. With content rooted in faith and values, its mission transcends entertainment. Hope Studios strives to inspire positive change through the universal language of storytelling.

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit

About Hope Channel

Hope Channel International Inc. (HCI) is a Christian global media network that offers programs on Christian living with a holistic focus on faith, health, relationships, and community. Hope Channel began broadcasting in North America in 2003. Today, Hope Channel is a global network with more than 80 channels broadcasting in over 100 languages.

For additional information, contact:

Hope Channel International: or 888-446-7388

Marketing Department: (301) 680-6689

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