What sets The Imposter apart from Millican’s other work, though, is his interesting shift towards the Christian market, with a pointed focus on the Christian music industry. Max’s character, “Johnny C” is the lead singer of a faith-based, charttopping band, but his personal demons—drug addiction and ego—send him on a downward spiral in which he loses everything that’s meaningful in his life. “It’s basically the ‘prodigal son' story,” Max explains, “And it is one that every artist, rebel or wayward person can relate to.”
“I wanted to write a story that is real,” states Millican. “It’s about walking out what you believe, not just talking.” Max adds, “The integrity level on this project is amazing. Reading about my character and what he goes through brought another jolt of love for the Creator and His grace and love for us.”
Millican, with his distinct vision for the film, knew Kevin Max would be the perfect person to play the role of “Johnny C.” “While I was writing the script, I thought about Kevin. He’s always been my first choice,” says Millican. The character’s depth required someone with the acting chops of a professional, as well as an insider’s knowledge of the music industry; Max brings both to the table with his Grammy winning music and his off-Broadway theatre experience. Says Max of playing the starring role in The Imposter: "I have wanted to get involved in film for quite sometime now, but my schedule and music always took the lead… At last, I have found something that fits where I am as an artist, and a story that I can believe in.”Visit the official movie website here.