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CAN WE SPARK
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 Indie Film Hustler with Alex Ferrari

The Indie Film Hustler with Alex Ferrari

My guest in this episode is not a faith-based filmmaker, but he is an independent filmmaking force -- a hustler (as he calls himself). He runs a highly respected indie film website called INDY FILM HUSTLE, which I have been following for many years. He recently...

“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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The Criterion Channel

The Criterion Channel

The Criterion Collection has long been one of my favorite distributors of DVD's of independent films and world cinema outside of the Hollywood system. Some of the most imaginative and powerful films ever made are found within this collection. In April of this year The...

Pudovkin’s Classic Text Film Technique & Film Acting

Pudovkin’s Classic Text Film Technique & Film Acting

On my work desk within easy reach is a worn, red cloth-bound hardcover book written by a Russian filmmaker named Vsevolod I. Pudovkin. It's called Film Technique & Film Acting, and it's one of my most treasured books on the craft of film. Though, written in 1958...

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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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...

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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