By Damilare Daniel
A veteran filmmaker cum Sexual Purity Ambassador, Pastor Victor Olukoju popularly called PVO has stated that gospel film makers go to locations to shoot soul winning movies, not award winning movies.
This he said on Thursday in a statement he personally signed.
He noted that If a gospel movie wins awards, fine, but if it does not, they keep shooting, Gospel Film News gathered.
Olukoju made it known that award is great but ends with time, saying reward is greater and does not end because it is eternal.
He reiterated that award is given by men and may not necessarily go to the best, while reward is given by God and it’s always accurate.
“Celebrate your award but do not be carried away by it. Labour for the reward and let your eyes be single,” he stressed.
The filmmaker made his stand known that he has nothing against awards: “I have received awards and look forward for more but reward from God is the ultimate and my eternal pursuit”.
He further encouraged gospel film makers to put in their very best whenever they go shooting, pour in their all as though that’s the last movie they will ever shoot because God deserves excellent and sacrificial production”.
Olukoju who is the producer of “Akobi Laaroye” warns that gospel filmmakers are not to compete with one another but to complement themselves, noting that It is not about who is better, but about drawing souls to God and It is not about the gospel filmmakers but about God and God alone.
He further stressed that: “We shoot with eternity in view. We shoot to connect men to God. The time is short. Very short.
May I never be seen or found in any movie project that does not promote the Kingdom of God. No time!”