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

Flannery O’Connor


Indie Filmmaker Inspiration: Mark Toia

Indie Filmmaker Inspiration: Mark Toia

Mark Toia never made a feature film before. He came up with an idea and explored it as a hobby. Soon it became an obsession, that became a screenplay, attached actor Neal McDonough, the directed and produced it, with 200 effects shots for under $2 million dollars. It...

Advice from Script Readers

Advice from Script Readers

Script readers have the difficult task of reading spec script submissions sent to studios, producers and agents, the good and the bad, and a lot of the later. I'm always interested to hear what they have to say about storytelling. They may not be great writers or...

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

~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

MMP 61: 12 Westerns in 12 Months with Travis Mills

MMP 61: 12 Westerns in 12 Months with Travis Mills

Making one or two movies per year is huge effort. In 2020, the year of COVID, indie filmmaker, Travis Mills, shot 12 westerns in 12 months, and in the following year he released those 12 films in 12 months. If you’ve been following this podcast for some time, you’ll...

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Rich Peluso

Executive Vice President
Sony Affirm

Dallas Jenkins

The Chosen

Chris Dowling

Blue Miracle
Run the Race

Paul Long

Kappa Studios

Ben Howard

Founder/Executive VP
Third Coast Entertainment


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 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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