If you've been on our website in the past month or so, you may have notice the new advertisements to buy Christian movies from www.FishFlix.com. Today, we are proud to announce that FishFlix.com is our new sponsor! We get a lot of emails from people asking where we recommend they purchase Christian films, and we want to officially recommend FishFlix.com as your one stop shop for all things Christian DVDs and Blu Rays. FishFlix.com has a wide variety of film categories, from children's movies to comedies to Christmas movies! Their mission statement says:
"FishFlix.com is one of the most comprehensive websites for Christian Movies. Featuring thousands of high quality Christian DVDs, everyday low prices and FREE shipping.
FishFlix.com, is an online store with a mission to bring you The Greatest Christian and Family-Friendly Films in the World at Great Prices. Whether you're looking for a faith based drama like Love Comes Softly, a classic epic like The Passion of The Christ, Apologetic materials like Lee Strobel's Case for a Creator or Christian children's films like the Veggie Tales series, we're able to meet all of your needs for Christian films.
You can visit their website for more information, or you can visit their Facebook page or Twitter page for more information. Also, since the Christian Film Central podcast ended several months ago, I've been working on a new podcast for them, the FishFlix.com Christian Movie Podcast. On the podcast we review a Christian movie every Wednesday. To listen to our archive, you can visit their Youtube channel or Libsyn page.
The people at FishFlix.com are super friendly and have been great to work with. I can wholeheartedly recommend their service, because their website is easy to use and they offer quality Christian movies at incredible prices. If you're looking for Christian movies for the upcoming Christmas season, FishFlix.com is the place to go!
They're also running a special promotion right now. If you pre-order War Room on their site and leave a review, they'll send you a free Kendrick Brothers DVD of your choice! Watch the video here for more info
We love spotlighting Christian films that are trying to get funded on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. It's important that we help support these projects, so we have more positive Christian media in the market. Today we want to spotlight Redemption Way, which is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The synopsis on their page says:
My name is Brad Podowski. I am a Christ-follower, husband, dad, the owner of BP Video+ and a freelance camera operator and editor.
At the heart of this story, Redemption Way is about sharing our hope in eternity with those we love. Sharing my faith is particularly challenging for me, which is why I'm so personally invested in this project.
Your contribution not only makes this film possible, it also has the potential to change lives.
Making a film is an expensive endeavor, even for low budget filmmakers like myself who watch every penny. There are a tremendous amount of people who invest their time and talent into making a film and they need to be compensated in some form, even if it's simply food and credit. Catering alone can cost a minimum of $5,000 for an 18 day indie shoot, which is a tight schedule for a feature length film. It's very important to show the cast and crew how much they're appreciated, so at a minimum I want to be able to pay key members a stipend for their time. Here's a brief list of how the money will be used:
-Formation of an LLC
-Travel and Lodging for Select Cast Members
-Key Cast and Crew Salaries (Depending on how much we raise)
-Professional Sound Mix
-Promotional items, etc
You can find out more information about this campaign over on their Indiegogo page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/redemption-way-a-faith-based-feature-film. We really hope that this campaign is a success and we look forward to reviewing this movie someday when it's released. In the meantime however, they would really appreciate you sharing this project and helping spread the word. Together, we as Christians can support media that makes a difference!
Last Christmas, Unbroken released in theaters, a powerful movie documenting the story of Louis Zamperini. However, some people were unhappy with how the story ended in the film. Many were upset to find that Zamperini's conversion story was strangely absent in the film. After the events depicted in the movie, Louis Zamperini ended up attending a Billy Graham revival, and spent the rest of his life serving the Lord. Obviously, people were not happy to find this whole section of Zamperini's life was nowhere to be found in the movie. Last month, Unbroken was released on DVD, and a special Legacy of Faith edition was also released. This set features over 90 minutes of extra behind-the-scenes footage giving more insight to Zamperini's conversion story. Anyone who left the film wondering what happened to Zamperini in real life following the events of the movie will definitely be interested in finding out more about this special edition. The synopsis for Unbroken reads:
"At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Louis Zamperini won a personal meeting with Adolf Hitler, who complimented his fast finish. In 1941, Zamperini enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was deployed to the Pacific, where his plane received heavy damage during combat. He was assigned to another aircraft and told to search for missing crews, but the plane crashed in May, 1943 due to a mechanical failure. Most of the men died during the crash, but Zamperini survived for 47 days on a raft before being captured.
Zamperini spent the rest of the war in Japanese internment camps. His abductors' brutality drove him to the limits of endurance, but his hope and tenacity saw him through, and set him on the road to a life-changing encounter with God. The triumphant tale of a true American hero!"
You can find out more about purchasing this film over on Christian Cinema. If you've seen this movie, we'd love to hear what you thought of it. Do you wish there were more elements of faith present in the film, or did you like it the way it was? Let us know in the comments below!
Yes, we do love Kickstarter campaigns! Today, we wanted to spotlight a short animated film currently attempting to be funded on Kickstarter, DisChord! Produced by Erin Heatherman and Burnt Bridge Films, they are looking to make an animated faith-based short film. The synopsis and video are below:
Our setting: a Central Park-like park--it is a beautiful summer morning. People are walking about, old men are playing chess, and a painter works his canvas--it's the kind that spins, so he is twirling it about and you can't make out what he is painting. A man walks into the scene with a flute case. He sets up and begins playing. What a wonderful tune! He’s really good and naturally some people milling about stop to listen. One throws a coin into his case. Then another sound cues and the flutist sees a woman nearby playing an bucket, a hat out in front for tips. She is equally as talented and thus draws the attention from the flutist’s crowd—much to the flutist’s chagrin. The painter’s strokes become a bit faster. The sound of a trombone towers over the rest, ripping attention away once again. Coins in hat. The painter gets more and more animated as paint begins to fly. The three musicians each take short turns trying to draw the crowd, moving closer and closer to each other in the process, eyes bulging, faces blue from effort. A couple of people look at each other confusedly. The trombone player’s exhaust blows the sheet music from the flutist’s stand, which causes him to lose it and all three play all the more fiercely. They play over each other, creating quite a horrible sound. The people turn to move on when they see the painter furiously painting something--you still can't quiiite make it out. The three musicians are all in a tight circle as the clamor reaches a climax—then! Silence. The painter is done. The three musicians freeze and take full hold of the situation. The painter gives his canvas a 'wheel of fortune'like spin, and backs away. The crowd, including the musicians, walk up as the painting slows. The painter is no longer visible. The canvas comes to a stop, revealing a picture of the three musicians being robbed. The three quickly turn to see that they have indeed been robbed. Already a long way off, the painter taps his pants pocket and slips away. One defeated musician separates his buckets for the others to sit down next to them. They look miserable. Blackout.
After the credits: The three musicians on buckets begin to tap. They each tap and create a beat. They begin to jam and their smiles return.
This is definitely a fun project and it's neat to see a Christian animation project on Kickstarter! You can find out more about this project over on their Kickstarter page. They're still a ways from their $10,500 goal, but if we spread the word, anything can happen!
It's almost Friday! You know what that means -- time to plan a movie night! If you're looking for a movie to watch for a fun Friday evening, you may want to check out the recently released Pure Flix film, Mission Air. The synopsis reads:
"Doctor and pilot, Diane Ireland (Gigi Rice), is the cornerstone of Mission Air, traveling across the Texas/Mexico border helping those in need, while also telling them about a Healing that reaches far beyond what she can do as a medical professional. Usually a peaceful adventure, the most recent trip to Villa De Luz puts Diane and her son, Michael (Tom Maden), face to face with banditos in an altercation ending in gunfire. Soon, Diane and the entire Ireland family find themselves unexpectedly teamed together against the Mexican cartel in a fight to protect their mission... and, their lives. Featuring a star-filled cast – Jamie Kennedy, Tom Arnold, Alexandria Deberry, Paul Rodriguez, Carey Scott – Mission Air is a modern day tale of faith and trust."
You can find out more about this movie on their website here. If you do happen to see this movie, be sure to come back and let us know what you thought in the comments below!
Are we significant? This is a question mankind has been wondering for a long time, especially since we began to discover other planets and galaxies. That's the question that this new movie, The Principle attempts to answer. The synopsis for this film reads:
""The Principle" brings to light astonishing new scientific observations challenging the Copernican Principle; the foundational assumption underlying the modern scientific world view. The idea that the Earth occupies no special or favored position in the cosmos has launched the last two scientific revolutions - the Copernican Revolution and Relativity - and, as Lawrence Krauss has said, we could be on the verge of a third, with "Copernicus coming back to haunt us". Interviews with leading cosmologists are interspersed with the views of dissidents and mavericks, bringing into sharp focus the challenges and implications not only for cosmology, but for our cultural and religious view of reality."
This movie is premiering in a few locations this week. Hopefully, once it gains traction, they'll be able to bring it to many more theaters around the country. To find out more about this movie, you can visit they website at www.theprinciplemovie.com. There you can also find out more about bringing this movie to a theater near you. It would seem that this movie has sparked quite a bit of controversy so far. What do you think about this film? Will you go see it? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Many of you may have seen the recently released movie, Unbroken. While it has received some positive reviews, many thought it did a disservice to the story by leaving some very pivotal moments out at the end of the film. That's why we're spotlighting another film about the story of Louis Zamperini, Louis Zamperini: Captured by Grace. The synopsis for this film reads:
"The movie Unbroken tells the story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II prisoner of war survivor who spent 47 days on a raft in the shark-infested waters of the Pacific Ocean. And while the film details much of Zamperini’s life, including his Olympic career as a distance runner, it only shines a light on part of Zamperini’s gripping story.
Louis Zamperini: Captured By Grace tells the story of life after returning home a hero. Through the power of the Gospel—and his experience at the 1949 Billy Graham Crusade in Los Angeles—Zamperini overcame alcoholism, night terrors and a failing marriage to live a full and joyous Christ-centered life until his passing at age 97, inspiring millions along the way."
You can find out more about this film at their website. If you do watch it, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below! And from all of us here at Christian Film Central, have a Happy New Year!
If you happen to have some free time this Christmas break, or just want to start watching more Christian movies, you might want to check out Puritan Picks. This is a website that, like Netflix, allows you to rent movies online and have them shipped to your door. What sets Puritan Picks apart, however, is the fact that they have a large library of exclusively Christian and family-friendly films. It says on their website:
"Puritan Picks is a subscription based DVD lending library. For a flat fee you can borrow DVDs from our library. We pay the round-trip postage and provide the return envelope to make borrowing DVDs easy.
Once signed-up you can select as many DVDs as you would like to see by adding them to your Queue. We then begin sending you DVDs starting from the top of your Queue. You can always add and remove items from your Queue as often as you like. The amount of DVDs we send you at a time is determined by the package you have chosen. As you send DVDs back to us, we will send more DVDs to you."
If you're tired of Netflix, or maybe just wish that it had more Christian movies on it, you may want to consider looking into Puritan Picks! You can check out their website at www.puritanpicks.com. They even have a selection of Christmas DVDs to rent now. Have you ever had a membership with Puritan Picks? If so, let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
If you're a fan of the Revelation Road series, you'll be happy to know that a third entry in the series is now available! Taking place where Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire left off, The Black Rider continues on in this thrilling apocalyptic series. The synopsis for this film reads:
"The Rapture has come and gone, in it's wake is a famished wasteland filled with desperate scavengers and viscous bandits. Josh McManus (DAVID A. R. WHITE), a quiet drifter with a knack for fighting, finds himself in a dangerous border-town at the edge of the Wild Lands. The beleaguered local Mayor (JAMES DENTON) sends Josh on a vital mission to find the mysterious "Shepherd" (ROBERT GOSSETT). Is the Shepherd a true man of God or only a cult leader? With the aid of Sofia, a beautiful survivor (HILTY BOWEN), Josh will discover the truth in an action-packed adventure that will put his skills and his faith to the test. Also starring KEVIN SORBO as Honcho, the outlandish local lord of thieves. With special appearance by BRUCE MARCHIANO."
This film received a "Faith Friendly" rating from Dove and was recommended for ages 12+. This film is definitely action-packed, and is a welcome addition to the Revelation Road series. If you'd like to find out more about this film, you can visit their website at http://pureflix.com/portfolio/blackrider. And as always, stay tuned as we bring you the latest on the Revelation Road series and other upcoming Christian films as well!
Introducing - The Inner Tube! Are you looking to make movies, start a Youtube channel or podcast, or produce any kind of media content? Then you should definitely listen to the Inner Tube! This new podcast, produced by the Blimey Cow Audio Network, is geared toward helping anybody working in content creation. The show features Kevin McCreary (The Ceiling Fan Podcast) and Josh Taylor (Blimey Cow), as they attempt to answer your questions about anything ranging from audio to video to web design.
Having listened to the first episode already, I can say I am very intrigued to see where this podcast will go and I definitely intend to keep listening. This has already answered some of my questions that I had and I eagerly anticipate listening to future episodes! You can hear the first two episodes on their website at www.innertubeshow.com and you can also subscribe to their podcast over on iTunes.
Have you listened to this show? If so, what do you think of it? Will you keep tuning in to learn more each week? Let us know in the comments below!