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…

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…

Worth Watching – A Review of Reviews

Tyler Smith at International Christian Film Festival

It's not often you have opportunity to write a review of someone else's reviews, but that's exactly what I'm doing. Los Angeles film critic Tyler Smith has gathered his favorite movie reviews, organized them by genre, and then added in studies of brilliant filmmakers and what makes them great. He also examines Christian Social Drama…

Film Critics’ Favorite Films of 2016 – Part 5

In part five of our favorite films series, Tyler Smith of More Than One Lesson chose as his top films four theatrical movies with faith elements. SILENCE  Martin Scorsese’s honest and beautiful portrait of the Japanese persecution of Christians in the 1600s refuses to let anybody off easily. While our sympathies are undoubtedly with the Jesuit…

Faith and Film Summit 2016

It all started with two guys sitting at a coffee shop deciding to join together like-minded souls for a monthly breakfast. From there came the 1,500+ member Nashville Faith in Film Facebook group, the 1,000 members Atlanta group, and 100 member Los Angeles group. In addition to the monthly breakfasts, the Nashville group also hosts…

More Than One Lesson With Founder and Host Tyler Smith

More Than One Lesson is a unique website offering entertaining podcasts that discuss and review movies from a Christian viewpoint. Although they do an occasional faith-based film, their focus is primarily secular films that have lessons of value to Christians. Tyler Smith is the founder and host of the podcasts.  What is the idea behind…

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