Our Projects

Title: “Son of God”

Distribution: 20th Century Fox

Description: From the award-winning producers of the record-breaking miniseries The Bible, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, comes Son of God, the larger-than-life story of The New Testament, released by 20th Century Fox on February 28, 2014. Son of God is a major motion picture that brings the life of Jesus Christ to the big screen like never before, that spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. It marks the first major motion picture about Jesus' life since Passion of the Christ, released ten years ago. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar®- winner Hans Zimmer.

Services: Motive Entertainment designed and managed the grass roots campaign, including outreach, high-level leader engagement, extensive screening and personal appearance tour, creation of discussion guides, resources and materials; multiple websites and social media outreach, radio promotions, web promotions and generation of hundreds of millions of impressions through thousands of grass roots organizations, associations, churches, schools and leaders..


Title: “The Bible Miniseries”

Distribution: History Channel and FOX

Description: Television’s highly-acclaimed producer, Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor, The Apprentice), and his wife, Roma Downey (Touched by An Angel) are bringing the most widely-read book of all time to life on the screen, with breathtaking beauty and the use of dramatic live action and cutting-edge CGI technology.


Services – Designing and managing complete outreach marketing campaign.


Title: “Expelled”

Distribution:Rocky Mountain Pictures

US Box Office Gross: $8,000,000

Services - Designed and executed extensive grass roots marketing and publicity campaign reaching tens of millions of leaders and consumers


Title: “United 93”


US Box Office Gross: $32 million

Tells the story of United Airlines Flight 93, the fourth hijacked plane on September 11, 2001.

Services - Designed and executed grass roots campaign to the faith and educational communities.


Title: “Chronicles of Narnia”

Production: Walden Media

Distribution: Disney

US Box Office Gross: 370 Million

Description: Based on the best-selling series of seven books by CS Lewis. The first installment "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe was released in theaters December 2005.

Services – Designed and managed an extensive Faith and Family outreach marketing and publicity campaign.



Title: “The Polar Express”


Distribution:Warner Bros.

US Box Office Gross: $177 million

Tom Hanks/Robert Zemeckis' film based on the best-selling classic Christmas book by the same title.

Services - Designed and executed outreach campaign to the faith market, including screenings and endorsements with key leaders, promotional materials, publicity, radio promotions, and internet.


Title: “Rocky Balboa”

Production: Revolution


US Box Office Gross: $70 million

The final chapter in the beloved Rocky series.

Services - Designed and executed an extensive grass roots marketing campaign to faith, family, sports, and seniors communities.


Title: “Secret Life of Bees”

Distribution: Fox Searchlight

US Box Office Gross: $37,000,000

Services - Grass roots outreach, radio and web promotions, publicity


Title: “Passion of the Christ”

Production: Icon Productions

Distribution: Newmarket

US Box Office Gross: $370 million

Mel Gibson's, controversial and monumental film about the last day of Christ's life.

Services - Designed, managed, and executed the highly-acclaimed grass roots marketing campaign, including screenings, promotional materials, events, publicity, ancillary products, theater relations, group ticket sales, pre-sales, and an extensive internet campaign.



Title: “GridIron Heroes”

Status:In Production

Gridiron Heroes is the powerful story of Chris Canales, whose life was completely altered after a spinal cord injury left him paralyzed during a championship high school football game. After overcoming excruciating physical and emotional pain, Chris learned of others who suffered similar injuries. Along with his father, Chris formed “Gridiron Heroes”, an organization whose goal is to get immediate help to other spinal injury victims and their families. The doc begins by retracing Chris’ journey in addition to the journeys of other young athletes whose dreams were shattered in a matter of seconds, including recently injured Cory Borner, a 14 year-old athlete whom Carnales befriended through "Gridiron Heroes". The documentary is set to be shot on location in and around Texas and California.

Andy Lauer (The Tehuacan Project) will write/direct. Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) will executive produce along with producer Edward Bass. HuAid and Gabrielle Llewellyn are co-executive producers in conjunction with ReelAid.org.


Title: “Heaven is Real, But So is Hell”

Distribution: Spring, 2013

Description: Biography of Vassula Ryden, a Greek Orthodox mystic who has profound spiritual messages and prophecies for the modern world.

Services – Designing and managing complete marketing campaign; assistance with product development.

Title: Ask.com

Distribution: Web

Description: 4th Largest search engine on the Internet.

Services – Designed product development plan and marketing campaign to reach niche consumers.

Title: “South Dakota”

Distribution: TBD

Description: Highly controversial feature film that tells the stories of two teen girls who get pregnant and struggle with the issue of abortion.

Services – Designing and managing complete marketing campaign.



Our Track Record:

The movies Motive has worked on have grossed over $2 billion worldwide, and have averaged 224% box office return over their production budgets.

Film Production Budget U.S. Box Office Gross Box Office Budget
The Passion 30,000,000 373,000,000 1,243%
Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe 180,000,000 292,000,000 162%
Polar Express 165,000,000 180,000,000 109%
United 93 15,000,000 31,500,000 210%
Rocky Balboa 24,000,000 70,000,000 292%
Expelled 3,250,000 7,600,000 234%
Secret Life of Bees 11,000,000 37,000,000 336%
AVERAGE (not incl. Passion) 224%
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