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...
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...
The Drama of Doctrine with Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer

The Drama of Doctrine with Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer

Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer discusses how the dramatic nature of doctrine can be a helpful framework in the creation of Christian films. This metaphorical guide opens a door for filmmakers to use the artistic strengths of our cinematic medium to envision profound displays of...
The Need for Truth-likeness & Cinematic Craftsmanship

The Need for Truth-likeness & Cinematic Craftsmanship

What are some core values that Christian filmmakers should strive for in their work? According to Dr. Mark Coppenger, who supervises the doctoral program in Aesthetic Theology at SBTS, two of those values should be “truth-likeness” and cinematic...
Why is Christian Film so Conflicted?

Why is Christian Film so Conflicted?

What place should Christians have in the cinematic art form? It seems in the not-so-distant-past, Christians and their institutions considered going to the cinema as verboten. Given the power and reach of film, why didn’t the church embrace the cinema as a tool...
Aesthetics & Theology with Dr. Mark Coppenger

Aesthetics & Theology with Dr. Mark Coppenger

Have you ever wondered why the church, particularly in Protestantism, has historically had a hands off position when it comes to the arts and creativity? In our efforts to remain faithful to Scripture, with the exception of music, we seldom engage in, or encourage the...
Surviving the Christian Film Industry

Surviving the Christian Film Industry

Screenwriter Sean Paul Murphy has more than a decade of experience in the Christian film industry. In this episode he gives us his hard-hitting, experienced perspective on the current state of the Christian film industry, and talks about distribution, church support,...