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This Little Light of Mine

A Filmmaker’s Journal Five years ago an independent production company agreed to finance my “compelling little story of forgiveness” as one of eight feature films for limited release to a faith-based audience. Thrilled, I wrote, directed, and produced the movie … Continue reading

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Making Something Real

Five years ago this month, we dared to enter our not-yet-finished movie Healing River (then titled after its setting, Cincinnati’s gritty inner-city neighborhood Over-the-Rhine) in the world’s largest Christian film festival. It was my first feature film as a writer-director-producer, … Continue reading

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Persevere!

Photo by Edgar Chaparro “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” ~Multiple sources “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson “Success is not final; … Continue reading

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Are We Happy Yet?

“I can’t wait until I’m financially able to afford who I really am.” ~Unknown “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do … Continue reading

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Finish It!

Just a quick post. I’m at film festival this week, where my feature film Healing River has been nominated for Best Picture of the Year by ICVM (International Christian Visual Media). My wife Trudy and our terrifying six pound watch-cat … Continue reading

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The Story Behind Healing River

Faith-Based Movie “Healing River” is the Highest Rated Faith-Based Independent Film on Amazon Prime Video This story about our movie Healing River appeared recently on Jubileecast, one of the internet’s most influential faith-based media sites! By Hallels News Jul 31, 2020 01:25 … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Father and Son Being Us “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken” is one of the most popular quotes around. And it’s a good one, although much overused by those desperately trying to be exactly what contemporary culture says they should … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Major Award Nomination We’ll be flying into Los Angeles tomorrow for the Burbank International Film Festival where the movie I wrote and directed Over-the-Rhine will receive its West Coast Premiere this Saturday, September 9. If you live in or near … Continue reading

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