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Galley Molina's Hollywood Story

Screenwriter and producer Galley Molina shares the behind-the-scenes of his faith journey and talks about his movie, "I'm in Love with a Church Girl." Read Transcript


TERRY: "I'M IN LOVE WITH A

CHURCH GIRL" IS THE TITLE OF A

NEW MOVIE OPENING THIS MONTH.

YOU ARE ABOUT TO MEET EXECUTIVE

PRODUCER AND WRITER OF THIS

FILM.

THE STORY IS ABOUT HIS REAL LIFE

AS MAJOR DRUG TRAFFICKER.

HERE IS A SNEAK PEEK.

THE BIGGEST DRUG TRAFFICKER

IN ALL OF CALIFORNIA WHICH IS

WHY WE WANT TO FIND THIS GUY.

YOU NEED TO GO TO CHURCH AND

FIND A GOOD CHURCH GIRL.

THAT IS VANESSA.

SHE GOES TO BIBLE STUDY WITH MY

WIFE.

WHAT CHURCH DO YOU ATTEND?

RIGHT NOW I AM IN BETWEEN

CHURCHES.

WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR A

GODLY MAN FOR VANESSA.

ARE YOU THAT MAN?

I USED TO BE A DRUG DEALER,

VANESSA.

IT CAME AT US HARD, SWAT

CARS, GUNS.

I THINK YOU ARE AS DIRTY AS

SIN.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL ME WHY

THERE WAS A GUN IN YOUR CAR?

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME.

WHAT IS SO BAD ABOUT GOING TO

CHURCH?

TERRY: JOINING ME IS THE MAN

WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF THE MOVIE

"A LOVE THAT MULTIPLES." THANK

YOU FOR HAVING ME.

PAT: WHAT ARE THE

SIMILARITIES WOULD YOU SAY?

WE NEEDED SOMEBODY VERY

AUTHENTIC.

SIMILARITIES ARE VERY -- THEY

INTERSECT NOW MORE THAN THEY DID

BEFORE.

TERRY: HOW DID YOU FIND THE

RIGHT PERSON THAT HAD SIMILAR

EXPERIENCES?

I COME FROM THE MUSIC

INDUSTRY.

WE WANTED SOMEBODY WITH A

PLATFORM THAT CAN REACH THE

UNREACHED SO TO SPEAK.

HIS ACTING IS AMAZING.

WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THE

PERSON THAT PLAYED THE PART

WOULD BE CAPTIVATING AND A

FOLLOWING TO DRAW UNBELIEVERS.

TERRY: THIS IS QUITE A NEW

TURN IN THE ROAD FOR HIM, NOT

JUST HAVING SPENT TIME DOING

TIME -- [LAUGHTER], ALSO JUST

HAVING AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO

SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW

INVOLVED YOU ACTUALLY WERE IN

YOUR OWN LIFE IN DRUG

TRAFFICKING?

IT WAS VERY FAST AND FURIOUS,

I HAD A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN THE

MUSIC AND THE STREET AS WELL.

IT WAS AN APPETITE FOR

DESTRUCTION.

OPENING LINE SAYS I WISH I KNEW

THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW.

GOD WAS ORCHESTRATING THINGS.

TAKE WHAT WAS INTENDED FOR YOU

AND USE IT FOR GOOD.

TERRY: WHEN YOU WERE DEALING

YOU WEREN'T JUST SELLING LITTLE

BAGS, YOU

WERE SELLING

LARGE

QUANTITIES,

RIGHT?

YES, TERRY.

IT WASN'T YOUR TYPICAL OPEN THE

DOOR, SHOVE IT THROUGH THE

PEEPHOLE.

WE WERE IMPORTING LARGE AMOUNTS

OF DRUGS

INTO THE

UNITED

STATES.

GO

BIG OR GO HOME.

TERRY:

HOW DID YOU

JUGGLE

THOSE T

WO

THINGS?

AT THE SAME TIME

YOU

WERE

DOING

ALL

OF

THIS

DRUG

BUYING/SELLING,

YOU WERE ALSO

IN

BUSINESS.

YOU WERE DOING WELL, HOW DID YOU

JUGGLE THOSE TWO THING?

JUST DID IT.

IT WAS NEVER NO TIME FOR SLEEP.

I WAS

TRAVELING ALL THE

TIME,

DOING

SHOWS.

TERRY: WAS IT GLAMOROUS?

DID YOU EVER HAVE A MOMENT WHERE

YOU SAID MAYBE I SHOULDN'T BE

DOING THIS?

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE REASONS

FOR WHAT THEY DO.

I DIDN'T.

BIBLE TALKS ABOUT BEING DRUNK ON

POWER.

I DIDN'T NEED IT FOR THE MONEY.

I CAME FROM A GOOD HOME, COLLEGE

STUDENT.

IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT

SUCKS YOU IN.

TERRY: HOW DOES THE DRUG

DEALER MEET A CHURCH GIRL?

I WAS A DEAR FRIEND OF MINE,

I AM ON A DATE WITH ANOTHER

LADY.

IN WALKS THIS WOMAN, WOW.

WE MET AND TALKED ABOUT.

OUR FIRST DATE WAS TO CHURCH.

I GO TO CHURCH.

MY LIFE WAS NEVER THE SAME

AGAIN.

TERRY: SHE DIDN'T REALLY

KNOW YOUR BACKGROUND AT THAT

POINT, RIGHT?

EVERYBODY KNEW ME AS THIS

PRODUCER/ARTIST.

IT WAS EASY TO MASK ONE THING

WITH THE OTHER.

SHE HAD AN IDEA, I AM SURE.

A LOT OF RUMORS.

I WAS VERY LOW KEY.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WEAR IT AS A

BADGE.

I WAS BEHIND THE SCENES.

TERRY: SHORTLY AFTER YOU

BECAME A CHRISTIAN, NOW YOU ARE

IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH A CHURCH

GIRL YOU ARE IN LOVE WITH, YOUR

PAST CAUGHT UP WITH YOU, WHAT

HAPPENED?

I WAS DRIVING, HERE COME THE

CARS AND HELICOPTERS, DEA AND

U.S. CUSTOMS AND COME WITH

MACHINE GUNS.

NEXT THING I WAS IN A CELL.

I WENT TO BED WITH ON TOP OF THE

WORLD AND WOKE UP WITH THE WORLD

ON TOP OF ME.

THE TIME I WAS GOING TO CHURCH

IT WAS PREPARING ME, I BELIEVE,

HE COULD HAVE STOPPED ME FROM

WHAT I WAS DOING.

SOMETHING I CHOSE TO DO.

I OWNED IT.

I THINK HE SAYS I AM GOING TO

GIVE YOU ENOUGH OF MY WORD TO

SUSTAIN YOU AND WE ARE GOING TO

SPEND ALONE TIME.

PRUNING TIME WAS ON BAIL, FIVE

YEARS, 11 MONTHS, PLED OUT TO

FIVE YEARS IN PRISON.

THAT WAS THE REFINING PERIOD.

IT WAS OUR ALONE TIME.

TERRY: WHEN YOU FIRST

STARTED WRITING YOUR STORY, YOU

DID IT IN JAIL.

HOW DID THE STORY WRITTEN ON

PAPER BECOME THE MOVIE?

I SAT IN THE LAW LIBRARY AND

WROTE BOOK AFTER BOOK AND

MANUSCRIPTS.

I WAS TALKING TO SOME FRIENDS.

WHEN GOD GIVES YOU A VISION, HE

GIVES YOU PROVISION.

HE DIDN'T GIVE NOAH A SCHEMATIC

FOR THE ARK.

HE GAVE HIM VISION AND KNOW HOW.

GOD HAS BEEN FAITHFUL FROM THE

INVESTING TO THE CAMERA CREWS TO

ACTORS, THIS IS THE ONLY FILM

YOU'LL EVER SEE THAT IS

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER GOD.

[LAUGHTER].

TERRY: HE IS ON THE

CREDITS.

HE IS.

HE HAS THE BIGGEST TITLE CARD.

TERRY: WHEN PEOPLE COME TO

SEE THE

MOVIE, GALLEY, WHAT DO

YOU WANT THEM TO WALK AWAY WITH?

GOD IS SO REAL, IF HE CAN USE

ME, A PASTOR NOW, HE CAN USE

ANYBODY.

TERRY: WE FORGET TO MENTION

THA

THAT.

GOD HAS BEEN SO FAITHFUL, WE

STAY FAITHFUL IN THIS FIELD.

WE SERVE AT PROSPECTIVE

CHURCHES.

IT IS COME AS YOU ARE.

THE HASHTAG SURRENDER.

I DON'T CARE IF YOU ARE A STREET

GUY, GOD IS FOR EVERYBODY, THE

SAME BLOOD THAT

SAVED YOU

SAVED

THOSE PEOPLE, TWO.

TERRY: THE MOVIE IS CALLED

"I'M IN LOVE WITH A CHURCH GIRL"

OPENS IN THEATRES, FRIDAY

OCTOBER

18TH.

YOU DON'T

WANT T

O MIS

S IT,

GALLEY, THANK YOU FOR BEING

WITH

US.

THANK YOU.

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