God’s Architects tells the stories of five visionary builders and their enigmatic creations. With neither funding nor blueprints, these builders, unbeknownst to one another, dedicate their entire lives to creating architectural worlds and realms that for most of us exist only in the wilds of the imagination.
In the fall of 2005, NOFF award–winning filmmaker Zack Godshall (Low and Behold) set out to interview and document the work of Floyd Banks, Jr., a divinely inspired castle-builder living in the east Tennessee hill country. Three and half years later, Godshall completed a feature-length film that both examines and celebrates the work of Banks along with four other solitary builders who have constructed similar monuments.
Beyond the builders and their work, the film indirectly functions as a personal essay that explores the nature of inspiration and one’s dedication to a creative project, no matter how absurd or mysterious the circumstances may seem.
God’s Architects features builders from Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
Louisiana Filmmaker Award Winner 2009