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And on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. – Genesis 8:4
It is said that a portion of the vessel still survives. – Flavius Josephus, 1st Century Jewish Historian
Men are inherently driven for discovery. Within us is the echo of our past and the summons of our future. The exploration of FINDING NOAH speaks to the adventurous spirit within the heart of the men who climbed Ararat, not only to discover the evidence of the Biblical truth, but to draw upon the deep waters of their own purpose. I strongly endorse the movie, but more importantly encourage the adventure behind it. – Neil Kennedy, Founder & Author, Five Star Man
I love this movie! These are incredible men on an incredible adventure. I find myself joining them in spirit and cheering them on to succeed! – Brian Doyle, Founder & President, Iron Sharpens Iron
One of the most compelling documentaries I’ve ever watched, mixing an historical fact and a modern day mystery together with real life. It just may be that FINDING NOAH will help you find your faith or rediscover the One True God. – Dr. Dennis Rainey, President & CEO, FamilyLife
This is a movie that has to be seen on the big screen. A compelling real life story of an amazing expedition. – Bob Lepine, Host, FamilyLife Today
FINDING NOAH captivatingly displays the risk and reward of every great adventure. I am very happy to have contributed to this cinematic exploration of man’s will and determination to discover. – Gary Sinise, Finding Noah Narrator
ABOUT LEAD MOUNTAINEER KEVIN DeVRIES
As a Lead Mountaineer for ARK SEARCH, LLC from 2009-2013, Kevin assisted a group of professional archeologists, geologists, geophysicists and engineers conducting 3-D Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Electrical Resistivity and Seismic Surveys and Archeological Excavations on Mt. Ararat’s nearly 17,000 Ft. Eastern Plateau; a frozen, unforgiving, lunar-like landscape the size of several football fields famed for its mercurial temperament in the mythic pantheon of “mountain gods.” Directed by real-time satellite imagery, these sub-surface technologies penetrated Ararat’s ice cap to reveal anomalies beneath the ice of peculiar similarity to the biblical dimensions of Noah’s Ark. Upon the Eastern Plateau, modern technology and ancient lore converged on a crevassed ice field that has fractured mankind’s imagination since civilizations rebirth. Technical “witnesses” supported by anecdotal eyewitness accounts throughout the ages, led to one of the most herculean excavation attempts in the history of archeological exploration.
Nature still has secrets which she cannot be forced to reveal. When one seeks to penetrate the mysteries of the world, their guardian rises in one form or another to forbid our approach. – Brigadier General Charles Bruce, CB, MVO.
Scientific data, however tantalizing, must be verified by daring explorers willing to endure a gauntlet of pain and climb above the clouds where legends sleep and “Guardians of Glory” keep watch over their secrets by night and day. Surviving extreme conditions for up to two months at a time on “The Painful Mountain” enveloped in a war-torn demilitarized zone, hair-raising electrical storms, tent-shredding hurricane force winds, greedy crevasses, gaping black voids and “rock giants” hurling giant boulders at unsuspecting climbers without a single loss of life or limb, defies superlatives and bankrupts language into the lofty lineage reserved for living legends. Under significant duress, one can experience a surreal detachment to their own harrowing ordeal. In those suspended moments, characters become narrators inside their own story reciting unrehearsed lines just like Samwise Gamgee uttered to Frodo Baggins in J.R.R Tolkien’s “Lord of The Rings” mythic masterpiece: “I wonder what sort of a tale we’ve fallen into?” Now the whole world knows what sort of tale Kevin DeVries fell into with the 2015 nationwide release of FINDING NOAH. ARK SEARCH, LLC, now rests unashamed and undaunted in the hallowed halls of exploration’s most ambitious undertakings of all time while the prize for the greatest archeological discovery of the ages remains unclaimed.
We had pierced the veneer of outside things. We had “suffered, starved and triumphed, groveled down yet grasped at glory, grown bigger in the bigness of the whole. We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders.” We had reached the naked soul of man. – Sir Earnest Shackleton – South
So if you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward then you won’t see why we go…What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means and what life is for. – George Leigh Mallory – Climbing Everest: The Complete Writings of George Mallory
Great things are done when men and mountains meet. – William Blake
ABOUT FINDING NOAH
During the summer of 2013, after decades of bloody conflict, a rare ceasefire existed between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Turkish Government/Army allowing a professional film crew to follow a group of Ark Explorers on their final attempt to discover Noah’s Ark on Mt. Ararat’s nearly 17,000 Ft. Eastern Plateau.
The grit and grace of this raw and real footage became the genesis of the Award Winning 2015 Documentary: FINDING NOAH – a feature-length, “adventure in faith” film that searched for the same mystery that filled Noah with marvel while a world drowned in madness. – Genesis 6:8 Eternity’s weight thinned out time to distill dreams so that monarchs who were disguised as mountaineers became the movie’s message on October 8, 2015 in over 640 theaters nationwide and is now available on DVD HERE. Against all odds, the film crew found what was right to weave a transcendent tale with a golden thread, a precious and unpretentious metal that can only be mined from the hearts of men as they live out their dreams before an Audience of One. In this atmosphere of shock and awe where the Holy One’s hallow ground with the blood of men, a master bard bleeds these words that pierce our hard and hurting hearts with a blade sharper than any two-edged sword: “We few, we happy few, we Band of Brothers.” – William Shakespeare
FINDING NOAH combines movie magic wizardry with divine moments of miraculous wonder to entertain, evangelize and echo J.R.R. Tolkien’s numinous words all at once: “Not all those who wander are lost.” Not unlike a hobbit departing Tolkien’s beloved Shire on an “adventure” that guaranteed nothing except a changed person upon a doubtful return, Lead Mountaineer, Kevin DeVries stepped out his door and was swept off his feet into a river that flows to a true and mythic mountain every spiritual pilgrim must climb. He played a part no one else could play – himself. A part he was born to become as an intrepid “Ark Explorer” upon an EPIC stage in real-life, unscripted scenes so surreal they mirrored eternity upon times’ silver screen. As the only expedition climber to reach the legendary “arkeological” dig site five summers in a row on Ararat’s Eastern Plateau, Kevin has an unrivaled front row seat to the most recent, fascinating chapter of Ark exploration that has captured the world’s imagination for thousands of years. The Flood story and the Ark are shared in part by all the world’s major religions. It is a master archetype of literature and depth psychology and a meta-narrative of oral history that has covered the planet with nearly 500 flood legends on six continents thousands of years before the rise of global communication. It is a story that impacts us all because it is an epic exploration into the human heart that colonizes our deepest dreams to write the legend of our lives.
The oldest, most widespread stories in the world are adventure stories, about human heroes who venture in the myth-countries at the risk of their lives, and bring back tales of the world beyond men…It could be argued… the narrative art itself arose from the need to tell an adventure; that man risking his life in perilous encounters constitutes the original definition of what is worth talking about. – Paul Zweig, The Adventurer
FINDING NOAH chronicles one of the most successful failures ever to grace the cinematic screen. Brave men sought that which could not be found only to FIND WHAT CANNOT BE LOST – the beauty of brotherhood beyond the earth’s bend. The Ark Explorers searched for a ship and found friendship that knighted them in kingship before a host of Shining Ones who see further than sight into the heart of all who climb mountains of misery to behold the same – we are all exiled kings and queens in an undiscovered country who must climb a painful mountain to discover our powerful purpose. Chaos creates calling and misery moves men to climb true and mythic mountains to make a movie with a message because as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. – Proverbs 27:17
It’s More Than About Finding A Boat. It’s About A Brotherhood Found In Christ. – Kevin DeVries
At journey’s end, all that matters is the quest and those you loved well along the way. And this valiant quest never ends. With 500,000+ views on just the Fathom trailer alone HERE, 65,000+ Facebook LIKES HERE and over 30,000+ tickets theater tickets sold nationwide HERE, demand for the FINDING NOAH DVD (released March 1, 2016) continues to build like an invisible, subterranean wave traveling across a vast ocean without ripple until it crashes upon TV screens with a roar from the deepest depths of human consciousness – a rumor, a revelation of things more felt than understood.
You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know. – Rene Daumal – Le Mont Analogue
In this revelation, may we hear the Lion of Judah’s roar echo across golden plains while children play in evergreen fields and quivering branches rustle with rumor of a Redeemer’s return. May we hear silver trumpets blowing from white towers while banners snap to attention in a wind from another world that ripples the waves of an endless sea into great rolling laughter calling our hearts home with unspeakable joy. May time tell what eternity has to say: “No misfortune is seen in Jacob, no misery observed in Israel. The LORD their God is with them; the shout of the King is among them.” – Numbers 23:21 May we never be so great before an auditorium of many that we forget to be good before an Audience of One. In the end as it was in a new beginning, misery drowns in marvel on a mountain where God and mankind meet in a movie mirroring life called FINDING NOAH
Have we vanquished an enemy? None but ourselves. Have we gained success? That word means nothing here. – George Mallory
Movies are mirrors. Words walk on wonder. Dreams are doors to another dimension. Faith-based, chronological cinema is celestial code for the most powerful words every heart longs to hear: “Come Home.” Home is heaven where the heart belongs. Time is catching up to what has already happened in eternity. Time can only tell what eternity has to say. Time is a house. Eternity is home. Hope is the house where love makes its home. Faith-based movies, born of hope and birthed in love, move us towards heaven’s home. It’s time to “Come Home.” The lights are on and images too fantastical to describe are dancing with the destinies all mankind has ever dared to dream upon life’s screen. It’s time to turn off our small stories. The big show is about to really begin.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.- T.S. Elliott
Hollywood is the world’s most influential mission field. Theaters are the temples of our post-modern age. God has been kicked out of the classroom only to enter the cinema’s backdoor. He is reclaiming the theater as His tabernacle. The message of Christ is colliding with culture in the cinema and those who dare to dream and direct faith-based films are dancing amidst the glorious ruins from an asteroid of awe. Grace, heaven’s most precious metal, unique and exclusive to the Christian faith amongst all the world’s religions, is hurtling towards the earth from another dimension into our own. Where Christ and culture collide, grace destroys religion so something real can live. Planet earth has no army strong enough to destroy heaven’s biggest and best idea whose time has finally and fully come. To the extent the church resists, God will use the cinema to redeem. When grace arrives, fear-based religion will veer towards extinction so that something real, a loving relationship with Christ will live. Arguments will be destroyed with awe. The battle for right will be lost so the war for what’s real will win. The cinematic arts may very well prove to be ground zero, the epicenter of Christ the WORD as GRACE- God’s Romantic Adventure Comedy Epic, written in letters so large across the universe they can only be viewed from the final frontier of the heart’s inner/outer space. Grace is the meta-narrative that weaves all genres with God’s glory. The twin towers of terror and time will crumble under the weight and wonder of eternity. A memorial will be built in its place as a reminder of how far we’ve fallen into grace, a place where religion ends so something real can begin.
The shortest distance between a human being and the truth is a story. – Anthony DeMello
Movie magic will merge with the miraculous. The tides of time are turning in the theater. The battle cry for right is drowning in the reality of Christ so divided hearts feel to heal by a God who is real. Religion rewards right. Cinema rewards reality. When Christian culture loses the battle for right, Christ wins the war for what’s really real – GRACE. It’s time to stop boycotting and start believing. Great darkness is overcome by the light of a single star: Jesus Christ, the original superstar that shines brightest when all other lesser lights grow dim. Christian filmmakers are the Joseph, Esther and Daniel’s created “for such a time as this” to stand before kings and kingdoms to interpret God’s dreams through the medium of movies that move the human heart. They have a message but need our help to create a movement. The brightest Morning Star in God’s glorious galaxy has given us the most powerful platform to tell the greatest story ever told. We must seize this moment for the Master while marvel and madness still struggle for the mastery as we support the faith-based film industry with our prayers and participation. If chaos creates calling and misery moves men to climb true and mythic mountains to make a movie with a message, Kevin’s ministry and message is: FINDING GRACE – the greatest discovery in life is Who finds you when you are looking for something else.
There is a way of losing that is finding. When soul overmasters sense; when the noble and divine self overcomes the lower self; when duty and honor and love, – immortal things, – bid the mortal perish! It is only when a man supremely gives that he supremely finds. – Joshua Lawrence Chamberlin
We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all of our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. – T.S. Eliot – Four Quartets
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