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 looks like a $50 million dollar movie. He turned down complicated film...

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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 teachers of screenwriting, but just by virtue of swimming in the slush...

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7 Indie Micro-budget Filmmakers Who Have Chutzpah

7 Indie Micro-budget Filmmakers Who Have Chutzpah

We are living in a new era of microbudget filmmaking. More and more filmmakers are learning how to make their own films on a shoestring and find an audience. We are no longer beholden to Hollywood for entertainment, and that's a good thing, especially for Christian...

A List of Faith & Family Streaming Platforms

A List of Faith & Family Streaming Platforms

Streaming technology has opened the doors for the rise of new distribution platforms to curate Christian content and showcase their own material. It's really an interesting time to be a filmmaker. Here is a list of platforms to pay attention to: AGTV (American Gospel...

Dispatches from the Front Sale

Dispatches from the Front Sale

The excellent documentary series Dispatches from the Front, featuring Tim Keesee, is on sale until January 15th. You can get the entire 14 part series for half off, regularly $120, now only $60. Tim Keesee was a guest on the podcast, you can find that podcast here....

Rhonwyn Kendrick’s Story, the Mother of the Kendrick Brothers

Rhonwyn Kendrick’s Story, the Mother of the Kendrick Brothers

Revive Our Hearts Ministry created an inspiring and challenging video story about the mother of Stephen and Alex Kendrick. Rhonwyn Kendrick is a praying mom and grandmother—and she’s seen the indescribable power of prayer firsthand. Watch Rhonwyn and her son, Stephen...

Spielberg’s Advice to Young Filmmakers

Spielberg’s Advice to Young Filmmakers

In a recent interview with Collider, Steven Spielberg shared one piece of advice to young filmmakers. “The only piece of advice I love to give is don't worry so much about technique and don't worry so much about where to put the camera or have a light. Worry about one...

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 extended, never-before-released interviews with the guests including...