The Good Book Movie Receives Film Innovation Award

In the past six months The Good Book movie has received sixteen film festival accolades. The most recent recognition, the "Film Innovation Award" from Churches Making Movies, was a special award created specifically for The Good Book movie for its innovative approach to sharing the gospel without words. Other festival accolades include “Best Inspirational Film”…

Filmmaker’s Journey – Day 5

Yesterday we arrived in Los Angeles for the Pan Pacific Film Festival Stellae Awards Ceremony. We weren't sure what to expect, but it was exactly what we hoped for and more. First, we were taken to the red carpet area where we were interviewed by numerous media outlets including Christian Film Database and Sonoma Christian Home.…

Filmmaker’s Journey – Day 4

  Yesterday we went from Central Time Zone to Pacific Time Zone. It gave us an extra two hours of sleep so by 7:30am, we were on our way to the Grand Canyon. At 8:30 we noticed smoke in the distance. Then a sign that said “Smoke Ahead”. At 8:32 we passed a sign that…

Filmmaker’s Journey – Day 3

When we told people we were driving from Nashville to Los Angeles for the Pan Pacific Film Festival, the general reaction was a shocked look followed by, “Why don't you just fly?” But life isn't just about the destination. It's also about the journey. Had we flown, we would have saved time, but we would…

Filmmakers’ Journey – Day 2

Today's journey involved two unexpected incidents. First, we discovered a slow tire leak. Most people would have never noticed, but being ever vigilant, Fred caught it and we agreed it needed to be addressed. So we had a short delay at a Tulsa tire shop. The other surprise was the Oklahoma turnpike. One minute we…

Filmmaker’s Journey – Day 1

Fifteen years ago we made our first movie. Our original goal was simple – create a documentary of local history. Along the way we met a singer with beautiful original music, and the documentary transpired into a faith-based narrative feature. We gave it our best, but we were complete novices as was everyone involved. The…

How to Host a Red Carpet Movie Premiere

How to host a red carpet movie event, indie filmmakers, film event

Red Carpet Premiere. It sounds so glamorous and exciting, something that most people only read about and never actually attend. But then I started noticing smaller filmmakers hosting red carpet events and I decided if they could do it, so could we. So at the completion of Flowers for Fannie, we decided to make our…

The Importance of Spiritual Depth in Filmmakers

Yesterday I had the honor of attending a luncheon to introduce Inscribed, Thomas Nelson's new line of Bible Study resources for women. As I listened to the author presentations, I realized that each book has a message to filmmakers. First, as filmmakers it's important that we provide movies with a spiritual takeaway. Living So That:…

National Religious Broadcasters Convention – A Milestone

It is with great excitement that I prepare for the NRB convention this weekend. You see, it was at NRB last year that the idea for Faith Flix was conceived. We were there working for an impressive webzine which gave us a perfect opportunity to get a glimpse into the exciting world of networking that…

The Good Book Movie

I spend a lot of time blogging about all that's going on in the faith-based film world, but today I'd like to take a moment to share a little about my own movie, The Good Book. The Good Book is an evangelistic silent feature about a small New Testament that is passed along to a…