Acting Tips From Award Winning Actors

I am always practicing, always rehearsing, always observing - whether I'm actively working on a role or not. I study the work of actors I admire and try to figure out and emulate how they make the magic, how they create the illusion that they're not just playing a part or reading lines, but actually make me believe they are the characters they are portraying.

UK Christian Film Festival – With Executive Director Ray Horowitz

Participating in film festivals is a fun part of filmmaking. Just as each filmmaker has their own mission, their own style, their own reason for making movies, so does each festivals. Some are designed to provide entertainment for their local community. Some are designed to recognize filmmakers. Some do both. Some are big. Some are…

Aletheia Fellowship of the Arts Truth Awards 2015

This weekend we were honored to attend the first annual AFA Truth Awards held in Knoxville, Tennessee. Fellow filmmaker Daryl Hall (Fat Boys, The Lion) coordinated the event in order to provide encouragement to Christian filmmakers. The Good Book was up for a number of awards so we took a break from filming Providence in…

International Christian Film Festival by Brianna Hope Beaton

This past weekend The Good Book movie screened at International Christian Film Festival in Orlando. We're in the middle of filming Providence so we weren't able to attend, but Jenn Gotzon was there to represent the movie and accept our award for Most Uplifing feature film. Providence actress Brianna Hope Beaton who was working at…

The Impact of Color in Movies

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I remember a number of years ago we were watching Doc on TV and Brittany pointed out that all the actors were wearing blue. We started observing and realized that they were always color coordinated. So we wondered, is this something that was done on purpose? That simple observation led to research on color schemes…

The Narrow Way Film Festival – With Founder Venetia Baldwin

Venetia Baldwin is the Founder & Curator of The Narrow Way Film Festival, an event that features Christian-themed feature-length and short films from local, national and international artists of all ages and experience levels. It takes place July 17-18, 2015 at WHYY Studios in Philadelphia, PA. *What led to you starting The Narrow Way Film…

Providence – Casting Announcement

A number of years ago we were on vacation driving down a narrow two lane road when I had an idea for a movie. Now, none of us can remember where we were nor where we were going, but we still vividly recall the conversation. What if we did a movie about a couple whose…

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 6

My entire life has been spent in the Southeastern United States. In the South we have green grass, rolling hills, and lots of trees. In Tennessee roads tend to be hilly and curvy, limiting your view to what's directly ahead. You never know what dangers might lurk around the next curve. In the Midwest, however,…

GloryReelz Christian Film Festival

This past weekend was the GloryReelz Christian Film Festival in Novi, Michigan, and our movie The Good Book was one of the official selections. We had no idea what to expect as this was our first year to attend, but I could tell from the start that festival director Sheri Brooks was passionate about the…

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