After a long day of cleaning, monitoring kids’ work, re-teaching them how to clean, and a moment of total despair over the absent-mindedness of children, I settled grumpily into dinner and gave up on cleaning. Hours after cooling off, my daughter came downstairs crying and asked to snuggle. She unloaded her evening’s woes, and I listened until she too was calm. We settled into the soft couch. In the quiet stillness, I whispered to her, “This snuggling here? This is the good life, you know.” She nodded and said, “Yes, it is.”
Rich Christiano and his twin brother Dave have been writing, directing and producing Christian movies since 1985. Some of their feature films include Time Changer, Amazing Love and The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry. This weekend, their latest film, A Matter of Faith, will open in select theaters across the nation. Guaranteed to be controversial, A Matter of Faith challenges evolution using creationism in a lively debate story. We checked in to talk with Rich Christiano about the upcoming film and his role in the Christian movie industry.
Adam McManus chats with Rick DeLano, the writer/producer of an explosive new documentary called The Principle which explores the significance of the Earth's place within the Cosmos – the first film of its kind.
WEST MICHIGAN — A little bit of Hollywood came to the lakeshore this past weekend as filmmakers began shooting a new movie in the Muskegon area.
The film “Do You Believe?” comes from the same people behind “God’s Not Dead,” one of the highest ranking Christian movies of all time that hit theaters earlier this year.
FOX 17 recently sat down with the producer of the film to discuss the new project which is in partnership with the production company, 10 West Studios, based out of Mainstee.
While not giving too much away, the creators say the new film will explore faith-heavy issues while taking viewers on a ride through several different storylines that are all meant to converge at the end of the movie.
Old Fashioned, the chivalry-driven film that is taking on Hollywood’s dark relationship story, Fifty Shades of Grey, released its trailer this week.
“The wheels of Old Fashioned were in motion long before the Fifty Shades book got to Hollywood,” said writer/director/star Rik Swartzwelder. “We didn’t create our film in response to any other specific book or film at all . . . but the decision to hold-off on our release so it could open alongside Fifty Shades? Yes, that was indeed deliberate.”
Last week, I woke up to an impossible day. There was no way I could pull off half the things on my list, let alone the two additional wrenches that were thrown in shortly afterward. I asked God to help me, not to finish, but to help me choose what HE wanted me to do that day. Unable to organize a plan, I just did the first, most obvious thing. Then, the next thing became clear. And though I still couldn’t strategize a good plan for the day, the third thing also became plain. Life happened all day that way… small marching orders, small victories, small moments of clarity about what was next.
Alex and Stephen Kendrick (Fireproof, Courageous) are currently in the post-production phase of their fifth anticipated movie, and are hopeful for a fall 2015 theatrical release date. Movie Five (a working title the brothers currently have for the film) is a family drama with humor and heart focused on the power of prayer and its primary role in the Christian life.
This will be the Kendricks’ fifth film and their first project independent of Sherwood Pictures, the movie ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church. Pre-production began in 2013 with the blessing and support of the Sherwood family, where they remain associate pastors. The concept of the script came to the brothers last summer while serving a ministry event. Research and writing continued until the screenplay was finalized by spring 2014.
Rocky Mountain Pictures (Obama 2016, Expelled) has picked-up rights to a controversial documentary that explores the significance of the Earth's place within the cosmos, The Principle, set for North American release on Oct. 24.The film was written and produced by Rick DeLano through his company Stellar Motion Pictures, LLC. Robert Sungenis serves as executive producer and the film is directed by Katheryne Ktee Thomas of In Ohm Entertainment. The Principle features narration by Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek Voyager, Orange Is The New Black and Ryan’s Hope), visual animations by BUF Compagnie Paris (Life of Pi, The Matrix: Revolutions, Harry Potter) and commentary from prominent scientists including George Ellis, Michio Kaku, Julian Barbour, Lawrence Krauss and Max Tegmark.