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Reaching the Rising Aspirational Audience

Reaching the Rising Aspirational Audience

Andy Peterson is Senior Creative Media Executive of Aspiration Entertainment where he has helped launch dozens of feature films and series projects. He is also leading Aspirations documentary initiative called Docs/ology, and in 2012 he founded the Justice Film...

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A Reel History of Faith in Cinema

A Reel History of Faith in Cinema

I love film history. Last year I interviewed Dr Terry Lindvall who wrote two in depth books on the history of Christian film. Today’s guest, professor, critic and podcaster, Tyler Smith, has also contributed to the study of Christian film history, not with a book, but...

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

 Francois Truffault 1961

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Indie Film Hustle TV

Indie Film Hustle TV

You might know of Indie Film Hustle, Rise of the Filmtrepreneur, and Alex Ferrari, but you might not know about Alex's curated streaming service called Indie Film Hustle TV, or IFHTV. Alex has produced and curated a wide range of resources for filmmakers, covering...

40: The Temptation of Christ

40: The Temptation of Christ

This coming Tuesday, April 7, will see the release of a Christian film I am anxiously awaiting to see. It is an independent film that has been described to me by the director, as a love letter to Christ. The film is called 40: The Temptation of Christ. It is the...

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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Favorite Films to Study Story and Film Craft

Three Colors: Blue

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s at his best, where the visuals blend with the soul of the characters.

The Cranes Are Flying

Russian director Mikhail Kalatozov, delivers a staging and compositional tour-de-force unrivaled by even the best filmmakers of today.  The camerawork and mise-en-scene are simply stunning.

The Tree of Life

Terrence Malick’s most daring work of non-linear, contemplative storytelling. Tree of Life demonstrates a mastery of transcendent storytelling that reaches into the depths of the soul and into the heights of the divine.

A Separation

Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi, creates a powerful drama in this small budget foreign film that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Citizen Kane

Orson Welles film debut has been considered a classic by creatives for decades, and with good reason.

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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 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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