As we head toward a post Purgatory, USA world, we’re starting to pray and look for our next opportunity. On the short list is the film Forgiven. This short is an intense suspense film about forgiveness. In order to do the film justice we will need to improve quite a few things. First, we’ll need more collaborators and artists. With Club God and Purgatory, USA we’ve been under such limited time and resource pressures that we’ve had to take a very practical approach to the film making process.
Forgiven needs to be better. It needs better equipment, a real cinematographer and audio operator. We’ll need lights and enhanced camera equipment, quality actors, a prime location and more time. All of these things cost money. We’re certain the Lord already knows where those requirements are coming from and will bring it into our lives at the appropriate time.
Post Forgiven there are quite a few projects we have in store. We have a Christian action feature currently titled Severed and a Christian vampire feature film called Redemption ready to go. We also have a Christian teen adventure trilogy in the works called Gabby Wells.
However, it also occurred to me, as I was thinking of new ideas, that if a company can create a good holiday movie, it will maintain its viewership for a much longer period of time. For example, if you have a good Christmas movie, then people will want to see it every year… it becomes part of their family tradition. Think A Christmas Story and It’s a Wonderful Life.
In that mode we’re already thinking up some really exciting Christmas film ideas. It’s very tough to create a realistic, yet nostalgic Christmas film without being corny. We’ll see if the Lord inspires us.
Also, if you can think of a good, scary horror film, then it is something that could be played every Halloween, like Halloween or The Omen or The Exorcist. Our current script Redemption could fit under that category, as is a new idea we’ve come up with called The Fallen (I’ll have more on this in a future posting).
So, keep us in your prayers and ask that the Lord provide us with guidance as to our next project. There are so few great movies for Christians and if, during our journey, we were able to create quality holiday films for Christians, then our ability to reach people could repeat itself year after year, holiday after holiday.
That would be a blessing… a gift that keeps on giving.