What If... (2010 film)

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What If...
What If (film).jpg
Directed byDallas Jenkins
Written byChuck Konzelman
Andrea Gyertson Nasfell
Cary Solomon
StarringKevin Sorbo
Kristy Swanson
Debby Ryan
Taylor Groothius
John Ratzenberger
Kristin Minter
Toni Trucks
Stelio Savante
Music byJeehun Hwang
CinematographyTodd Barron
Edited byFrank Reynolds
10 West Studios
Jenkins Entertainment
Distributed byPure Flix Entertainment
Release date
  • August 20, 2010 (2010-08-20)
Running time
111 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$814,906

What If... is a 2010 drama film directed by Dallas Jenkins and starring Kevin Sorbo, John Ratzenberger, Kristy Swanson and Debby Ryan. The film was released in theaters on August 20, 2010. It is the first film in a two-film partnership between Jenkins Entertainment and Pure Flix Entertainment.


When Ben Walker (Kevin Sorbo) was young, he left his girlfriend Wendy (Kristy Swanson) and his hometown calling for a business opportunity. 15 years later, with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé, he is visited by Mike (John Ratzenberger), an angel, who gives him a glimpse into what his life would look like had he followed his original plans.

After that experience, Ben finds himself in the hospital, waking up from his coma, gives up his fiancé, to be reunited with Wendy.



What If... was filmed June 28–July 14, 2009, mostly in Manistee, Michigan at 10 West Studios, with some filming done in Grand Rapids, Michigan.[1] Jenkins Entertainment is owned by Jerry B. Jenkins and operated by his son Dallas Jenkins.[2] Jerry will serve as executive producer and Dallas will direct both films. Pure Flix Entertainment will produce and supervise marketing and distribution for the films.[3]


What If... was screened at the Christian Writer's Guild conference in Denver, Colorado. The audience, which included Jerry B. Jenkins and his wife, gave the film a standing ovation.[4]


Kevin Sorbo won the Grace Award for Movies for his work in What If... at the 2011 Movieguide Awards.[5][6]


  1. ^ Serba, John (July 1, 2009). "'What If' direct-to-DVD movie filming in Manistee, Grand Rapids". The Grand Rapids Press. MLive.com. Retrieved December 16, 2009.
  2. ^ Moring, Mark (August 5, 2009). "Cliff Clavin, Hercules in Christian flick". Christianity Today. Retrieved December 16, 2009.
  3. ^ Rykerd, Beverly (September 29, 2009). "Jenkins Entertainment's New Film 'What If...' Completes Principal Photography". The Christian Post. Retrieved December 16, 2009.
  4. ^ Granger, Karen Fortner (April 9, 2010). "Dallas Jenkins to release film, What If". The Good News. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  5. ^ https://movieguideawards.com/2011-movieguide-awards-winners/
  6. ^ https://movieguideawards.com/2011-movieguide-awards-winners/

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