ADVANCING THE ART OF CHRISTIAN FILM

Inspiring the Next Generation of Christian Filmmakers to Stake New Ground in the Cinema and New Media

Art thaws even the frozen, darkened soul, opening it to lofty spiritual experience.

~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Satire of Church People with Christopher Shawn Shaw

The Satire of Church People with Christopher Shawn Shaw

Christopher Shawn Shaw is the director of the movie Church People, which was written by the film's lead actor, Thor Ramsey. Church People is Shaw’s feature directorial debut. Christopher is no stranger to acting or filmmaking, he owns a production company called...

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“A people is known, not by its statements or its statistics, but by the stories it tells.”

Flannery O’Connor

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Puritan Collector’s Edition Released

Puritan Collector’s Edition Released

The Puritan documentary directed by Stephen McCaskell and produced by Media Gratiae has released a gorgeous collector's edition in a steel box case. The Collector's Edition includes five hours of...

Bringing Space Jam to Life

Bringing Space Jam to Life

The Little Black Book interviewed our team and produced an article about our studio's work on Space Jam 2. To go behind the hand-drawn scenes of the animation blockbuster, LBB spoke with several...

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MUST HAVE BOOKS FOR CHRISTIAN CINEPHILES

The only book for independent filmmakers in our changing world of cinema.

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The fascinating origins of the Christian film history. What we wrestle with today has been dealt with in the past.

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How we got where we are today in the Christian film industry.

Writing, directing, acting — it’s all here. Most every book that has followed has only complicated and encumbered the writer and filmmaker. If it was good enough for Stanley Kubrick…

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Vanhoozer’s first chapter reads like a manifesto for Christian filmmakers

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The Collision of Content and Consumer for Impact

The Collision of Content and Consumer for Impact

My guest is Bob Elder, the Chief Impact Officer of Collide Media Group which specializes in helping creatives bring their projects to market through marketing, branding and partnerships. Collide has...

The Making of The Chosen with Dallas Jenkins

The Making of The Chosen with Dallas Jenkins

Dallas Jenkins is the director behind The Chosen, an episodic series on the life of Christ as told through the eyes of others, namely, the “chosen.” The series recently finished 8 episodes for the...

The House of Faith-Based Cinema Rich Peluso

The House of Faith-Based Cinema Rich Peluso

Affirm Films has been one of the most significant players in the modern faith-based movement since the rise of the Kendrick Brother's films. At the helm of Sony's faith-based imprint is Executive Vice President Rich Peluso. Rich helped found Affirm Films and has been...

Cinematic Revolution of the French New Wave

Cinematic Revolution of the French New Wave

We’re going to do something a little different in this episode. We’re going to get a practical crash course on The French New Wave. I know some of you are asking, "Why?" But the reason is simple. The French New Wave, in my opinion, offers a near-perfect role model for...

Favorite Films to Study Story and Film Craft

Three Colors: Blue

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s at his best, where the visuals blend with the soul of the characters.

The Cranes Are Flying

Russian director Mikhail Kalatozov, delivers a staging and compositional tour-de-force unrivaled by even the best filmmakers of today.  The camerawork and mise-en-scene are simply stunning.

The Tree of Life

Terrence Malick’s most daring work of non-linear, contemplative storytelling. Tree of Life demonstrates a mastery of transcendent storytelling that reaches into the depths of the soul and into the heights of the divine.

A Separation

Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi, creates a powerful drama in this small budget foreign film that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Citizen Kane

Orson Welles film debut has been considered a classic by creatives for decades, and with good reason.

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“The motion picture camera, like the printing press, is a gift from God. We can use it for God’s purpose.”

 James K. Friedrich in the 1930’s

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