GloryReelz Christian Film Festival 2016

This weekend we headed north to Grand Rapids, Michigan for the annual GloryReelz Christian Film Festival. It was a jam packed day of workshops, screenings, meals, and fellowshipping. We kicked off the day with Doc Benson's workshop on budgeting. While we know a thing or two about budgets, we still learned more. My favorite takeaway…

Women in Filmmaking – Jamie Lee Smith

GloryReelz Christian Film Festival takes place two weeks from now. Have you registered yet? The day promises to be a great film event with helpful workshops in the morning, quality films in the afternoon, and fellowship lunch sandwiched between. One of the workshops available to attend is Jamie Lee Smith's "Succeeding as a Woman in the…

Doc Benson – Helping Filmmakers Achieve Their Dreams

Attendees at GloryReelz Christian Film Festival are in for a treat when it comes to the workshops and films being offered this year. One of  those workshops is Doc Benson's  class on budgeting. He calls it "Big Dreams and Shoestring Budgets", and it's part of his Culdee Arts Initiative program. Tell us about your filmmaking…

International Christian Film Festival

With all the PROVIDENCE movie screenings we've got going on, we were unable to attend this year's International Christian Film Festival so Juli Tapken went in our place. Here's her guest blog about her experience.  If you are a newbie to film festivals like I am, the International Christian Film Festival is a great one…

Award Winning Screenwriters Share The Best Advice They Ever Received

I'm excited to introduce a new series of articles where I share advice from award winning writers, directors, producers, editors, cinematographers, and other filmmaking individuals. We kick off with four screenwriters offering the best advice they ever received. Here's what Doc Benson, Keith Perna, Anthony Hackett, and Sean Paul Murphy had to say. Early on,…

Seven Deadly Words – Review and Recommendation

I try to keep up with all the new faith-based films coming out. I've found I generally have a love/hate relationship with movies. Either I love them or hate them. Earlier this weekend, we watched (or started to watch) two different movies that are available right now in Christian bookstores. But we couldn't get past…

Seven Deadly Words – With Writer/Director/Producer Doc Benson

Seven Deadly Words, Doc Benson, behind the scenes

"Seven Deadly Words" is a DocuDrama about a new pastor and the church's resistance to change. The Seven Deadly Words... "We've never done it that way before." What is your filmmaking background? I started in media as a news producer and on-air talent for a CBS news affiliate, Eventually moving to Station Manager in a…

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