Friday, August 29, 2008

SAICFF updates

Two important updates have been made to the film competition entry rules. First, the 5-minute minimum length requirement for the Promotional Media category has been removed. Promotional Media submissions may be up to twenty-four minutes in length (Rule #25).

Second, a new rule has been added: In order for a semi-finalist to be considered for a Jubilee Award, at least one of the following people must be in attendance at the SAICFF Jubilee Awards Ceremony on Saturday, January 10, 2009 to receive any potential awards: The film's Producer, Director or Lead Actor. Films not represented at the festival may still be screened but will not be considered for a Jubilee Award. This rule applies to all Jubilee Award categories. (Note: Special consideration may be given upon request for international film submissions.) The attendance rule also applies to semi-finalists who are eligible for the Best Young Filmmaker Award. (Rule #18)

Be sure to visit the Film Competition Entry Rules page for more information.

Also, the SAICFF website now has a dedicated section where filmmakers can keep up-to-date on the latest news, announcements and updates about the festival and the Christian Filmmakers Academy. Simply click on the Latest News header at the bottom left of the home page to view the most recent posts.

Old Paths Media

Here is another place selling Joel's Journey! They also sell lots of Vision Forum materials. click here

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bringing Up Bobby

The official website is now up! Click here and take a look around. It looks like this film will we say "interesting!" I'm interested to see more info as it comes along :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dad the Hero - Screening!

Those of you in Texas might be interested to know that there will be a screening of Dad the Hero: In the Wild Wild West held in Greenville.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 beginning at 7:00 P.M. The film is one hour long, followed by a 30-minute presentation from the Sampley family.


Bethel Barnhouse, 683 CR 2178, Greenville, Texas.

Donations will be gratefully received. Popcorn will also be served, but you are invited to bring any other snacks that you would like to share.

Please reply - email: robert (at) bethelbarnhouse (dot) com - or call: (903) 883-2353 if you may be able to attend so that we can make sure that we have enough seating for everyone who might attend.

I've had the opportunity to see this film when I was working on Pendragon and I highly encourage you to take the opportunity to see it! We really enjoyed it and were quite impressed!


Monday, August 25, 2008

Widow's Might - promo

A promotional trailer for the upcoming The Widow's Might movie is now viewable on GodTube! "Check it out"

They have a higher quality version up on Vimeo also - click here

Fireproof BTS!

There is a 4-5 minute behind the scenes clip for Fireproof now on their website! With lots of fun movie making footage and interviews from the main cast and crew this video is definitely worth checking out!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Pendragon Promo

The Pendragon team has posted a new short promotional video on their website! But, most importantly they need your help. I would highly encourage you to consider this opportunity, I am confident that it would be worth it :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Botkin's New Project

"We are proud to announce our family’s latest project: “Father to Son: Manly Conversations That Can Change Culture” — a six-part DVD series on the father-son relationship, coming this Fall."

View trailer

Vision Forum Scotland Tour

Vision Forum has now released the Scotland Faith and Freedom tour audio messages! The series totals more than 15 hours of audio and has an introductory price of only $45!

"Journey with us through the moors and glens of Scotland for a riveting survey of God’s providential work in this remarkable land. Learn of the wonders of Iona, a tiny island that served as a missionary outpost from which Christianity spread throughout the world. Walk the trail of John Knox — a galley slave-turned freedom fighter — who confronted Mary, Queen of Scots, face-to-face in Edinburgh as he led Scotland’s Reformation. Join us on the battlefields of Wallace and Bruce, and halt with us as we remember the legacy of the Covenanters, 18,000 of whom gave their lives for freedom. And enjoy the powerful music of one of the world’s leading Celtic balladeers, Charlie Zahm, as he plays his anthems in the land of the Scots. This audio series contains over 900 minutes of tour recordings on twelve compact discs, featuring messages given on location by Douglas W. Phillips, Dr. Joseph Morecraft, III, and historian William Potter."

'Click here" to learn more!


Monday, August 18, 2008

Videos about Obama

I came across a couple of interesting videos today about the democratic presidential candidate, Barak Obama.

This very interesting video explores the life of Barack Hussein Obama, Jeremiah Wright and the theology behind it. Video 1

And this video is of Obama giving statements about his faith. Video 2

'In God We Trust' - right?

MSNBC is taking a poll to see what people think about removing 'In God We Trust' from our coins. They have had 1,553,761 votes so far with 44% in favor of removing it.

Please take a moment and vote. Remember, the poll is asking if we should remove it.

'Click here' to read the article behind the poll.

Review: Pilgrim's Progress

I recently had the opportunity to see the new Pilgrim's Progress movie and was going to write a review until I came across this review which basically sums up what I was going to say. Here is an excerpt...

"The film isn't an attempt to tell the whole Pilgrim's Progress story directly from the book but more to communicate the same basic story drastically cut down and still have it make sense. The format uses a combination of narration and acting which though it wouldn't work for many films, I felt fit quite nicely what they were trying to do. It also uses a modern twist on the environment which I was skeptical of to be honest but in the end it really didn't come across "cheesy" as I thought it might. They don't attempt to bite off more than they can chew in the retelling which is part of what worked for me significantly. The entire story was taken at a "doable" level. Meaning it's obviously not a 150 million dollar Peter Jackson style film. So if you've been waiting for such you are going to be profusely disappointed. If you are able to change your expectations a bit however it makes for an enjoyable watch. Also let me say if you saw the trailer and were turned off by it you might consider giving it another chance. The trailer was in my opinion pretty bad. It looked grade C. (cheesy) It may have lowered my expectations so much that when I saw the film itself I liked it I'm not sure. Bottom line is the trailer didn't do it justice. Let's break down a couple of sub topics for this quick review."

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Other Son

From the brothers who made, The White Handkerchief and Angel of Love, comes a new short film, The Other Son.

The Other Son is a modern day telling of the prodigal son. Be sure to check out their blog to see behind the scenes production pictures...and a few still frames from the movie!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pendragon Update

This is me and Ethan Ledden editing away...good times!

...and now the scene needs to be approved by Chad.

Well, I managed to survive three and a half weeks editing Pendragon at the Burns' house! Actually it was a great time of fun, fellowship, food AND hard work! I can't say too much about the whole movie just yet, but we did manage to finish a rough (very rough) edit of the entire movie right before I left to come home. Hopefully the video edit will be locked in a few weeks and the post production sound work will begin! This year's editing is being done by me, Ethan, Chad and Nick (who also plays Caydern.)

It's looking good but there's lots of work yet to be done! Stay tuned for future updates...and more info ;)

Fireproof on Apple Trailers!!

Click here to check it out!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Joel's Journey

I've come across another website that is selling Joel's Journey! Another big thanks to Scott Eash.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Billy: The Early Years

A new movie is coming out about Billy Graham's "early years." It looks kinda interesting - check out their website and trailer here! The production values look amazing.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Fireproof Interview

The have several interview videos up on their blog but I found this one from their interview on "The 700 Club" to be the best at giving new info about the movie. Steven gives quite a bit of info in fact!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Widow's Might - Website

They now have a redesigned website that looks pretty slick! I'm looking forward to more pics and video clips as they progress along!

Note: the site is still in development.

The Old Schoolhouse

If anyone is looking for a distributor I would highly recommend Scott Eash, he has done a fabulous job getting Joel's Journey in several home school web stores. Here is a link to the newest one!