Garth Jennings, Director of the Sing films and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

2021 was supposed to be much easier than 2020, wasn’t it? But we all have experienced the political unrest, social upheaval, continued strains of the pandemic, and so much more. 

So when an opportunity comes along to escape from it all for even one hour and fifty minutes, you jump on that opportunity. 

At least that’s what I did when offered a prescreening of the new film from Illumination studios, Sing 2. The plus was that my kids for once cared about the advanced movie I was screening for a podcast interview since they loved the first film. 

My soul needed nearly two hours of laughter, tearfully relating to the grief in the story, the fantastic music, and sharing all of this with my family. 

I sat down with the director and writer of the film, Garth Jennings, to discuss the themes from the film, along with how he landed his music hero, Bono, for the film. As the creative force behind many popular music videos from bands like Radiohead, REM, and Beck, Jennings has also directed the movie adaptation to Douglas Adam’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide of the Galaxy

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Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following eight years as the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton and five years as CBF’s church start specialist. Follow on Twitter @haleandy

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