God is Good – A Personal Reflection

I don't often blog about myself. I'd much prefer to interview others and help share their stories with my readers. But so much has been happening lately, that I can't not share. So here goes. First, in case you've not heard, I'm working on a book, actually a series of books. They're geared specifically for…

Invisible: The Story and Hope of Mexico’s Street Kids – With Filmmaker Stephen Spivey

Invisible Street Kids

I try to pay attention to the Christian film festival circuit, noting which films are included and especially which films are winning. Invisible: The Story and Hope of Mexico's Street Kids made the rounds, winning at both Great Lakes Christian Film Festival and International Christian Film Festival. It's a powerful documentary made even more so…

Jean Selig Wenger – Talent Agent

I first met Jean Selig Wenger, Owner/Agent of Treasure Coast Talent when we were casting Summer of '67. I was surprised to find an agent who represented actors came from all over the country and worked to get them into faith-based films. She tirelessly works for her talent, and it's been so exciting to see…

Cynthia D. Perry – Actress

One of my favorite things about watching movies is discovering new actors. When reviewing Mattie: The Discovery, I already knew B.J. and Cameron Arnett as well as Breanna Hope Beaton, and they all did a great job, as I knew they would. But my favorite character in the movie was Betty Jean, and so I…

The Importance of the Script – Guest Blog by Script Consultant Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith at International Christian Film Festival

Having now seen a number of notable Christian films, I feel safe in saying that, while they can all use improvement in multiple areas, where these films first start to go wrong is in the writing. From clunky dialogue to uneven pacing to obvious themes, the writers of these screenplays have exhibited very little understanding…

Wild Faith – Movie Review and Recommendation

I watch a lot of movies, and, unfortunately, after awhile, they start to blend in. They all look alike. Not so with Wild Faith. I first saw the trailer last month and it jumped out as something I wanted to watch, so I was excited when I was invited to watch an early screener. Wild…

Cameron Arnett – Actor, Filmmaker, TV Host

We first met Cameron Arnett at the Kingdomwood Film Festival in  2015. Since then I'm pretty sure he's been at every film event we've been to, not to mention the many more he attends that we don't go to. He's a popular instructor sharing words of wisdom for filmmakers and actors alike. He's also the…

Filmmaking Advice From a Film Critic

Tyler Smith Film podcast

Rarely do I hear filmmakers talking positively about film critics, and yet, if we're serious about improving our craft, critics can be our best advisors. We should be studying what the critics have to say not just about our movies, but other movies as well. It's not enough to hear what our friends and family…

International Christian Film Festival 2017

This weekend actors and filmmakers from around the country gathered in Orlando for the International Christian Film Festival. We're swamped with pre-production work for Summer of '67 so we weren't able to make it, but filmmaker friend Adam Dufour graciously offered to take photos and video of the event. Here's a glimpse into the festival…

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…