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Jun 25

i directed this short film last fall. we premiered in Nashville this past spring to a great audience. now the film is available to view online. i’ll write more about it soon, but for now, find 15 minutes to carve out to watch “Love is Alive”, written by then-15-year-old Jessica Polk.

Love Is Alive from Bella Veritas Productions on Vimeo.

 

please share this film with someone whose life needs a little magic.

 

to see Motke Dapp’s charming drama “The Upside of Down”, click here.

to see my previous ICiT film, “Time to Pass”, as well as some interviews, click here.

to learn more about the ICiT program, visit the ICiT website or the ICiT Facebook page.


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Nov 26

“some of these kids… no one’s ever told them they could be good at anything.”

of everything David Perry and i discussed the day he invited me to be a part of ICiT, this one sentence has stuck with me.

maybe because that is not the world i grew up in. it’s not the America i grew up in. it’s not the reality i grew up in. yet it’s the narrow reality for so many people (let alone children) in our world.

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Aug 29

i’m listening to a gentleman play “Piano Man” on an acoustic guitar.

story is NOT everything.


Mar 01

the producer? the writer? the director?

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Feb 26

2020 Vision

since there are way too many things to say about this film to fit into the five-and-a-half minute runtime, i thought a written commentary would be better. the following goes through the entire sunday morning film scene by scene and gives some insight into each aspect of the story being told and the production itself.

it’s extremely comprehensive, and you may not want to read it all at one sitting. i’ve divided it up according to the timer on the Vimeo video, in case there’s a specific shot you’re wondering about. if you have any other questions, feel free to contact me or ask in the comments below.

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Feb 15

for two months, i devoted most of my waking hours to thinking about, shooting, writing, planning, editing, or watching the following project, commissioned of me by the church i attend, North Boulevard church of Christ.

our family at North Boulevard is embarking upon a new journey. though it may seem big or vague or different, it is in reality just another day within a long history of a moving, growing, breathing, alive Church.

our hope with the 2020 Vision at North Boulevard is that we may spark a spiritual awakening in our community, region, nation, and world. we hope the things we pray about today will bless generations long after our evening has come.

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Mar 23

this is an open letter to Kayla, the 11-year-old who wrote Time to Pass, a short film i produced and directed. it is currently not available for online viewing.

dear Kayla,

it’s been over a year since we first watched the final version of Time to Pass, the short film you wrote which I produced and directed. today, I showed that film to my aunt’s fifth grade class, and I wanted to share with you their experience.

overall they liked it, and they really like the fact that someone who was only 11 years old (their age) had written the film. I think that encouraged them to pursue creative things.

but there was one little moment during my presentation today that made an impact, and I wanted to share it with you.

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