April 13, 2013 - Producer, Brent Martz, is the creative ministries pastor at Friends Church in Yorba Linda, California, and is no stranger to large-scale entertainment with purpose. With years of production experience, Brent’s work covers both short and feature films, including “Lucky Day” and “Ordinary World”. Brent has also received multiple awards for his films at various festivals including Best Director, Best Production Design and Best Cinematography for, “Day of Reckoning”, and the Audience Choice Award for his documentary, “Deletes”. His most recent film, “Not Today” is due for theatrical release in the spring of 2013.
In addition to film, Brent co-wrote, directed and produced an innovative, interactive musical-drama based on the last week in the life of Jesus, entitled “Jerusalem A.D” with a cast and crew of more than 200 members which ran for 3 years drawing more than 10,000 viewers.
In this interview, Martz talks with CMC host,Cheryl Ariaz Wicker, about the reality of human trafficking and how he hopes to raise awareness through the genre of faith-based films.
“Not Today” is the story of a young man from a wealthy American family who travels to India with the desire of experiencing the life of a partying jet setter. However, little does he know his life will change forever when he’s confronted with the reality of the thriving human-trafficking trade.
"But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law." - Galatians 5:22-23
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