The biblical dramas that evolve from Christian screenwriting are generally box office hits, which is partly because Christian movies have sound funding and loyal viewers. Rich portrayals of the morally-driven family shows have begun to lure writers towards this genre. The money-making proposition is too tempting even though the project is a difficult one. Staying attuned to the true stories from the bygone era, and giving it a shape that will not meet raised eye brows from the church is not a simple task. Christian screenwriting calls for all the resources on the part of the author. In addition to conducting thorough research, the screenwriter has to chisel it to meet the industry norms.
There are several instances of great movies based on the Bible. Whether it is the monetary aspect of Christian screenwriting or a sudden demand for renewal of the faith, such scripts have begun to grab the attention of writers, producers and directors. Twentieth Century Fox established FoxFaith, which is intended solely for give an impetus to the Christian faith, TV shows and films. The contents of these scripts are typically Christian and authored by people of the same faith.
One major advantage of the industry-driven, faith-based stories is that it gives a chance for the family to sit together and watch the show comfortably. The near absence of sexual substance is a pleasant respite from the other violent, criminal, or action packed movies being produced by the dozens today. The reinstating of religious fervor via the medium of Christian screenwriting is expected to reduce the growing illicit behavior in society. A hearty dose of morally-steeped tales makes theater going a pleasant experience. Besides preaching, these shows are entertaining and moralistic, which is a refreshing change. In fact, many of the best Christian screenplays send their religious and moralistic message in subtle ways that will not offend non-Christians.
Shows based on Christian scripts bring hope and encouragement to the viewers and readers, triggering self-actualization in them. This genre should be taken up seriously because it is a ray of salvation for the degeneration of ethics among the masses. The spiritual perspective of entertainment provides priceless inspiration. Christian screenwriting is taken up by a very few writers, and their agents are difficult to find. Moreover, there are fewer filmmakers willing to invest a large amount of money required for the shooting. At the same time, there are far fewer Christian screenwriters to create such films. Christian screenwriters are trying to take giant leaps to seize the limelight in the cinematic world. Dealing with themes related to Christ is one of the best ways to win God’s blessings and spread His word.
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A young man suddenly discovers a strange switch that radically alters the world around him. Startled by this new reality he attempts to document and share his new discovery. (This short was produced for the Christian Filmmakers 2009 Holiday Competition in less than twelve hours.) Director/Writer: Stephen Bunch Producer: Matthew Jimmink Cinematographer: Joshua Jimmink Starring: Joel Pederson Brielle Jimmink Editing: Nathan LeMaster Micah Neidhart Lights: Rick Jimmink Continuity: Lydia Neidhart Make-Up/Costume and Set Designer: Neeva Pederson Special Thanks to the Pederson Family.
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Question by Sherman M: where should christian actors/filmmakers live?
I want to be a christian actor/filmmaker but I don’t know where to live. LA & NYC don’t have work for a actor like me .I don’t want to move to a state like Iowa and they aren’t a lot of christian films made but whatever one is mad I want to be a extra or something .Help me out
Answer by Brewster
Check with TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network), they have tv studios in Nashville, Atlanta, and on the west coast outside of LA. They probably produce the most Christian films in the US, both major release and tv.
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A successful young marketeer has it all but finds himself on the verge of loosing all he worked so hard for. Life is full anyway, but what is it full of.
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