Surviving Child Loss documentary in production

Surviving Child Loss documentary in production

When your child dies your entire world collapses, and that world will never be the same. You will never be the same. But there is hope to move forward in this life without crippling grief. And there is hope in the gospel in even such a horror as this. This past week, production began on a documentary that addresses these things and so...

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Christian Worldview Film Festival 2023

Christian Worldview Film Festival 2023

The Christian Worldview Film Festival is coming to Albany, GA, March 13 -17, 2023 — and I’m inviting you to attend! During the Guild, I will be teaching the workshops: “Directing Animation Part 1” - Tuesday @ 11:15AM, and “Directing Animation Part 2” - Wednesday @ 11:15AM . Directing Animation Part 1 will focus on the unique...

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Did Paul Oppose Fiction?

Did Paul Oppose Fiction?

On the Ask Pastor John podcast, John Piper talks about whether Paul's opposition to myth is an opposition to what we know today about fiction. It's a very helpful address. John says, Paul’s warning was that myths were leading people away from the truth and thus...

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...

Stanley Kubrick’s First Short Films

Stanley Kubrick’s First Short Films

From Look photographer to filmmaker, Kubrick's first two short films show the developing eye of a great director. He made his first film Day of the Fight in 1949 for $3900. It tells the story of a day before a fight for boxer Walter Cartier. The 16 minute film sold to...

Handheld Camera Hell

Handheld Camera Hell

Handheld camerawork has lost it's way in today's media. It's overused, over-exaggerated, and misplaced. Some media productions have fallen into handheld hell -- impossible to watch without getting sea sick. Too often handheld camerawork destroys what would have been...

Great Literature Editions for Christian Storytellers

Great Literature Editions for Christian Storytellers

B&H Publishing and Dr. Karen Swallow Prior have published a number of literary classiscs in beautiful new hardcover editions. These editions are from the series "A Guide to Reading and Reflecting (Read and Reflect with the Classics). Each novel includes helpful...

CWVFF Filmmakers Guild Membership has relaunched

CWVFF Filmmakers Guild Membership has relaunched

The Christian Worldview Film Festival has reluanched The Filmmakers Guild with over 300 hours of keynote addresses and workshops. I've purchased a membership and have enjoyed many great videos from past events. It's well worth the membership fee, and for a limited...

Faith-based films rank among best “low-budget breakout” films

Faith-based films rank among best “low-budget breakout” films

The American Film Market provides some very useful information on filmmaking trends and statistics. One of the most interesting articles they've published reveals that faith films are among the best performers in the coveted "low-budget breakout" category. They share...