About the Director

Lebo Akatio is the Director, Editor, and Cinematographer of The Last Reformation Movie. He is 24 years old and lives near Copenhagen.

How did you get started with movie making?

My interest in movie making started because of my interest in football. I wanted to go pro and I played everyday!
I started watching videos on Youtube about football. Then I started making my own videos about football. People loved them! I kept making videos and putting them on Youtube. They got millions of views and thousands of subscribers! But after some time it got too boring to only edit videos, so I started to film and direct short films. Some music companies contacted me and I made some music videos aswell. I had some of them shown on different TV stations.

But one day when I met God, something happend in me. Suddenly I didn’t feel the desire to do it anymore. I wanted to use my talent to glorify Him instead. My desire now is to see the gospel change lives through film. And from now on until my last breath I want to be 100 procent available for Him in everyting that I do. 

How did you come to know Jesus?

God spoke to me again. He said “This time you will make something bigger than you’ve ever done before!”

I got born again and met God three years ago, in the beginning of 2013. I was a ‘Christian’ all my life and I loved God. But I felt it was really boring to go to church and I didn’t like to read my Bible because I didn’t really understand it. So one day I was searching on the internet and I found a website called ‘Experience Jesus’ and I saw the videos of people getting healed, and delivered and baptized. It really opened my eyes. I  saw that it was not just special people like leaders, pastors, people with a gift or a special anointing that can do it! Everyone can do it! I thought “I need this!!”.  

I wanted to serve God. I asked God to show me that He wanted to use me and then something crazy happened. At that time a small hole opened up in my bed! I covered it up with sheets and a blanket. Some days later when I removed the sheets, I discovered that the hole had become a big cross! I was shocked! I knew it was God’s answer! He was calling me, He wanted to use me!

So I called the owner of the website, Torben Søndergaard, and we met up in Copenhagen. We talked and he shared the Gospel with me. I repented, and I was baptized in water and the Holy Spirit! Then I was kickstarted in the mall where I prayed for a girl and she was healed! I was changed from the inside out!

I heard there is an interesting connection with your testimony and the movie?

Yes. The cross that is in the title of the The Last Reformation Movie is very similar to the cross that opened up in my bed!

How did the idea for The Last Reformation Movie come about?

At the time, I was working in a supermarket part-time. In February 2014 I felt God speak to me about making a full-length documentary movie one day. A movie to show that we today can live the same life as in the Book of Acts, because He hasn’t changed. I also felt that God was saying Torben would be the main person in this documentary. I was excited about it and I really wanted to do it!  But I thought, I have no money to do it and I need equipment which costs a lot. A good camera costs about $50,000, so I thought I would do it in about 5 years.

One month later Torben came back to Copenhagen and I met with him. He said he was going to America in a couple months.
I wanted to help him out with the videos so I asked him to let me come with him and he said yes. So in April 2014, I went with Torben on the trip. I took my camera with me. We were in Las Vegas with Don Blizard from The Last Reformation USA. So Don and I were sitting and talking one night and he asked me what I wanted to do. I shared the vision that God had given me about the documentary with Don and he prayed with me. At this time I had not told Torben about it. We went on to LA and I made a quick video for Torben. Up until this time he had been making videos with his phone. When he saw it he loved it! After that I went with Torben to Holland and Sweden and made some more videos that we put on Youtube.

In June 2014 Torben came and told me they were going to America again, this time to Boston and New York City. Then he said “We want to bless you! We want to pay for you to come with us!”  In July on the way to the airport, God spoke to me again. He said “This time you will make something bigger than you’ve ever done before!” I was excited!

Then in the plane while we were on our way to America, I was sitting next to Torben and we both felt God say “Make a full length documentary movie about getting back to the book of Acts!” It was STRONG!!!

When we got to America I only had my camera with me. We bought some sound equipment and I began filming. God worked and we saw things we never saw before! We filmed the first chapter and it was amazing!

When I heard from God the first time I thought it would take five years, but five months later it had already begun! God, He showed me that when He speaks He will provide and He will be there!

What is The Last Reformation Movie about?

It is not buildings, or money making. God is doing something new.

The Movie is about bringing down traditions and religion that have slowed down the power of the gospel. It is about going back to basics. Back to the life in the Book of Acts, back to the beginning and just the beginning. Showing that it is not about the buildings, or money making. But it is about the body of Christ going around doing the same things as He did. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Therefore everything that is written in the Book of Acts is also for today and forever. 

How long have you been working on this project?

We started filming in July 2014 in Massachusetts. We spent about a half year to film in different countries. The last was Japan in October 2015. It took me about four months to edit the whole movie.

What are the goals for The Last Reformation Movie?

We want the movie to activate people when they watch it. We want people to not just be encouraged, but to be transformed so they will start doing what they just saw! It will give you the tools you need to live the life as it is in the Book of Acts. We want people to create disciples! People will use it as a gospel tract and give it out! Those who see it will know what the Gospel is all about and go out and start doing it!