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Posted date: 19 Sep 2015


New movie, Captive, (released 25th September) stars David Oyelowo, one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors after his performance in ‘Selma’ where he played Martin Luther King.

David is a committed Christian who says his faith is “the cornerstone of my life” and he describes the film Captive as “a universal story that shows the power of a modern-day miracle.”

Read our review of the film here

Read our interview with David Oyelowo here

Ethos Media are offering free resources to accompany this film, including a downloadable Viewer’s Guide which includes quotations from two books that were central to the events in the film: ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ and ‘The Bible’, along with downloadable videos in which David Oyelowo reflects on the spiritual inspiration provided by Captive. These resources have such missional value and are a great opportunity to draw people into the Bible.

Captive is based on the miraculous true story of Ashley Smith who made headlines around the globe when she talked her way out of the hands of Brian Nichols, after he took her captive for seven hours in her home. The event drew the attention of the entire nation; the dramatic, thrilling, and spiritual journey of Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols – see



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