I have Verizon Fios which means I have a LOT of HD channels. Most of them are niche channels, like fishing or tennis or recipes or what have you.
So, when I sit back in my home-built movie room with 106″ of high definition goodness, I want to watch some good Christian films. Granted, up until about three years ago, “good” and “Christian film” rarely went together. But, as a fellow member of the Christian film community, I have been keeping tabs on the upcoming releases in the niche Christian market. And there are some good ones coming this way.
Christian filmmakers from all types are breaking away from the G-rated material and branching out into suspense films, slapstick comedy and the music industry. I want to see these movies. And they need a national audience.
So, someone with the $$ needs to create a high-def Christian movie channel. Mark Cuban, you hear me?
Remember Byron Allen? He’s an African-American comedian who’s worked on a B-level for quite some time. He’s hosted numerous entertainment shows and over the past 20 years built himself quite a small empire. His Entertainment Studios network now offers six high-def channels on my Fios box. Six! MyDestination.TV, Recipe.TV, EntertainmentStudios.TV, etc.
That’s what Christian filmmakers need. A high-def Christian movie channel. Christian filmmakers need another solid way to monetize their films. These movies don’t make themselves. And, if revenues don’t increase, they won’t pay for themselves either.
Since the entire standard distribution model is changing and old, expected revenue streams are in flux, there needs to be a new avenue using an old technology, a new option for these up and coming Christian artists. The Christian films I’ve seen are better than whats on the fishing shows and hunting shows and tennis shows and cooking shows… they just need a shot, the exposure.
So, if any big wig money maker happens upon this blog entry and finds themselves inspired by the Holy Spirit, drop me a line. Let’s do this thing. I’m sure Fios can squeeze you into one of there hundred or so high-def slots.
And the Christian filmmakers will be greatly appreciative.