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A CHRISTIAN NEW WAVE?

Excellent Storytelling, Creative Cinematics,
and Rightly Handling the Word of Truth.

Advancing the Art of Christian Cinema by Encouraging, Educating, and Equipping Christian Filmmakers

“…the ‘New Wave’ is neither a movement, nor a school, nor a group, it’s a quality

 Francois Truffault 1961

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The Filmtrepreneur Alex Ferrari

The Filmtrepreneur Alex Ferrari

Indie Film Hustler Alex Ferrari is with me again in part 2 of my interview with him. In this episode we talk about his new bookThe Filmtrepreneur -- which you need to get into your hands. The Filmtrepreneur is a detailed, and well organized, business plan for...

Travelogues to the World Church with Tim Keesee

Travelogues to the World Church with Tim Keesee

Tim Keesee is the executive producer, and host, of the documentary series of videos Dispatches from the Front. In this ever growing series, Tim takes us on a tour to visit pastors and congregations of churches throughout the world in gospel-deprived regions. Tim talks about how the series of videos got started and what he and his filmmaking partner, Peter Hansen, have planned for the future.

The New Hollywood Cinema with Dr. Gary Bettinson

The New Hollywood Cinema with Dr. Gary Bettinson

Dr. Gary Bettinson, a lecturer in film studies from Lancaster University in the UK is with me to talk about an era of film history that is often overlooked, especially by someone like me because -- this the era of cinema I grew up in.  It’s called the New Hollywood...

“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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Distributing The Chosen by an app

Distributing The Chosen by an app

One of the amazing things about The Chosen is its distribution platform on its own app. You need to experience this to understand how exciting it is. Watch this video of the actors of The Chosen as they show you how to install and use the app....

Glorious Films launches Glorious Radio for the Holidays

Glorious Films launches Glorious Radio for the Holidays

Glorious Radio features music from Glorious Films' animated musical The Promise: Birth of the Messiah, and it includes a few songs from their next production which is still in the works, Prodigal the Musical. We believe this music is important because there is...

Sanctuary Cinema; Origins of the Christian Film Industry

Sanctuary Cinema; Origins of the Christian Film Industry

Have you ever wondered why Christian's have been reluctant to embrace the cinematic art form? Terry Lindvall wondered the same thing. He decided to go to the Library of Congress to research why, and he discovered there was a vibrant industry of Christians making films...

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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A Sacred Aesthetic with Brett McCracken

A Sacred Aesthetic with Brett McCracken

This is part 2 of my interview with Brett McCracken, senior editor of The Gospel Coalition, who oversees the content related to culture and the arts. Brett is a Wheaton grad, and has a degree from...

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 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...

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 craftsmanship. SHOW...

A Decade in Christian Film – Screenwriter Sean Paul Murphy

A Decade in Christian Film – Screenwriter Sean Paul Murphy

"I started off making Christian films, and I ended up making 'faith-based' films." Sean Paul Murphy has been writing Christian films for more than a decade. He's seen the good, the bad and the ugly of this industry. As Sean walks us through his career, he provides us...

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