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Win a Trip to See Unstoppable!

August 22nd, 2013

Win a Trip for Two to see Kirk Cameron's Unstoppable

Kirk Cameron just announced yesterday a special chance to see Unstoppable at Liberty University with him the day it comes out. You can find out more details about this special opportunity on his website here. There you can be entered into a prize drawing and the two winners get to go to Liberty University on September 24th for the movie showing. While there, they will also get to meet the creator of this new film, Kirk Cameron, which would definitely be an exciting opportunity for anyone. If you haven't heard of Unstoppable, the description reads:

"Kirk Cameron returns to movie theaters September 24 with the follow-up to his record-breaking, one-night theatrical event, Monumental. In Unstoppable, a brand-new documentary, Kirk takes you on a personal and inspiring journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raiser in faith: Why? Kirk goes back to the beginning—literally—as he investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives … and our eternities. Reminding us that there is great hope, Unstoppable creatively asks—and answers—the age-old question: Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?"

This definitely looks like an exciting film, and it would be a terrific opportunity to get to meet Kirk Cameron himself at this movie showing. Be sure to enter here or learn more about Unstoppable in our new movies section.

Iliad House: An Audio Drama

August 17th, 2013

Iliad House by Phil Lollar on Kickstarter

Another form of Christian media that I really enjoy besides film is audio. I love learning about new audio dramas, and listening to all the many stories that this form of media creates. A new audio drama is in the works by Adventures in Odyssey co-creator Phil Lollar, called Iliad House. This audio drama tells the story of Jesse Davidson, and the full description reads:

"Fourteen-year-old orphan Jesse Davidson lives with his emotionally-distant and peculiar uncle Christopher Portalis in the Iliad House, a mysterious old mansion on an island off the east coast of the United States.

Just when Jesse is finally getting used to living on the island, he discovers that the old abandoned train he and his friends have been using as a clubhouse for the past year can actually move—through time!

They get caught up in a series of adventures fraught with temporal distortions, political intrigue, secret societies, and supernatural battles, all as they try to cope with the daily pressures and craziness of adolescence.

While traveling through the future and the past, they learn hard truths and secrets about themselves, and that there is forgiveness and redemption available to all who desire it. And, as Jesse and his uncle come to understand each other, Jesse begins to see that there is much more to Iliad House, and to why he and his uncle are there, than anyone realizes."

They have also released a short promo clip giving you an idea for the feel of this exciting new audio drama:

However, in order for this project to come into existence, they need your help to fund Iliad House through Kickstarter, a very popular crowdfunding website. They're trying to raise $100,000 dollars to produce the first season of the show. If you think this will be an exciting project and would like to help out, you can learn more about Iliad House on their Kickstarter page.

This looks like a very exciting new show, and we would love to see it come into existence. Phil Lollar has certainly done a tremendous job working on Adventures in Odyssey, a show that is still running after 26 years, and Iliad House will certainly be an interesting new endeavor for him. If you believe you want to get behind this project, be sure to support them here, and stay tuned as we will bring you more updates on this show, if it is successfully funded.

San Antonio Christian Film Festival 2014

August 15th, 2013

SAICFF San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival 2014 Dates

The time has come once again for the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival! Yesterday, the dates were announced for the 2014 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (or SAICFF), where Christian filmmakers are awarded various prizes for video projects they have done in the past year. There is also the Christian Filmmakers Academy where young filmmakers can learn techniques and how to glorify God in their films. Of all film festivals, the SAICFF is definitely a festival to attend.

The SAICFF is also the home to the Jubilee Award, the largest single cash prize in the festival - $101,000. This prize goes to the best Independent Christian Film in all of the festival, and is definitely a prestigious honor to win. It was stated yesterday on their Facebook page:

"Let the Films Begin!

We are pleased to announce that Early Bird Entries for the 2014 festival are now being accepted for films, treatments, and scores. Visit the SAICFF web site for pricing details, submission deadlines, and more, plus stay tuned for forthcoming information about category prizes."

Be sure to stay tuned as we bring you more updates on the 2014 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival. The excitement will build as we lead up to the Christian Filmmakers Academy, February 17-19, 2014, and the festival, from February 20-22, 2014. To learn more about the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival or to submit an entry, go to www.saicff.org for details.

Evolution vs. God Now Available!

August 7th, 2013

Evolution vs God now on Youtube

As we mentioned a few days ago, Evolution vs. God is now available to view on Youtube or to purchase on DVD for $5. The synopsis reads:

"Hear expert testimony from leading evolutionary scientists at some of the world's top universities. Watch as they present their most compelling evidence for Darwinian evolution. Their answers will amaze you. If you believe in evolution, prepare to have your faith shaken."

You can now watch the video on Youtube here. Once you've watched it, be sure to give us your review here, or on our New Movies page!

New Direction for the Kendrick Brothers

August 5th, 2013

The Kendrick Brother's Sherwood Pictures New Film Information

Many have heard of or have seen a movie by the Kendrick brothers (The ones who made Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous) and may be wondering what their plans are. A few months ago, the Kendrick brothers announced the new direction they are taking in a post on their website.

The Kendrick Brothers announced that they will be starting an independent movie production company, where their ultimate goal will be to teach the next generation on how to make Christian films. They will not be producing any more films in the foreseeable future under the name Sherwood Pictures, but instead will produce their next film under their new production company. It says on their website,

“God has been clearly speaking to us through His Word, in prayer, and through the counsel of our pastor and other Godly men. This decision has come out of a faith-step of obedience to God’s leading. We dearly love our pastor, Michael Catt, our executive pastor Jim McBride, and our church family. They have believed in us, prayed for us, and sacrificially supported us every step of the way. We see the wisdom of the Lord’s timing in all of this."

But what about any new movies? Do they plan to have any new films coming out any time soon? According to an article on christianretailing.com, it appears that the Kendricks are hoping to release a film late 2014 to 2015. Only time will tell as the Kendricks continue to do amazing things for God in the Christian Film industry. Be sure to check back soon as we will have all the latest on the Kendrick's new project as details become available.

Home Run Released

July 23rd, 2013

Home Run - New Christian Film

The day is finally here! For some of us who weren't able to make it to the theaters to see it when it was released, Home Run has finally been released on DVD today. Home Run is finally available to buy on DVD or Blu-ray on ChristianBook.com. If you haven't heard about the new christian film Home Run, the synopsis says:

Baseball all-star Cory Brand knows what it takes to win in the big leagues. But off the field, with memories of his past haunting him, his life is spiraling out of control.

Hoping to save her client's career and reputation after a DUI and a team suspension, Cory's agent sends him back to the small town where he grew up. Forced to coach the local youth baseball team and spend eight weeks in the only recovery program in town, Cory can't wait to return to his old life as quickly as possible.

As his young players help him experience the joy of the game, Cory discovers his need to find freedom from his past and hope for his future … and win back the love he left behind. With this unexpected second chance, Cory finds himself on a powerful journey of transformation and redemption.

Based on thousands of true stories, HOME RUN is a powerful reminder that with God, it's never too late … freedom is possible.



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Kirk Cameron's "Unstoppable" Blocked by Facebook & Youtube

July 19th, 2013

Kirk Cameron's Unstoppable Movie blocked by YouTube and Facebook

There has been a lot of commotion lately over Kirk Cameron's newest film, "Unstoppable", premiering in theaters on September 24th. The description reads:

"Kirk Cameron returns to movie theaters September 24 with the follow-up to his record-breaking, one-night theatrical event, Monumental. In Unstoppable, a brand-new documentary, Kirk takes you on a personal and inspiring journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raiser in faith: Why? Kirk goes back to the beginning—literally—as he investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives … and our eternities. Reminding us that there is great hope, Unstoppable creatively asks—and answers—the age-old question: Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?"

This is Kirk Cameron's latest video project, and it promises to be a great movie and follow up to last year's Monumental. We look forward to bringing you updates on the film and adding it to our new movies section shortly.

But there's more to the story.

On Kirk Cameron's Facebook page yesterday, it was discovered they couldn't post a link to their website, as it had been blocked by Facebook. Kirk Cameron posted this on his Facebook page:

"Calling all friends of Faith, Family, and Freedom! Facebook has officially "blocked" me and you (and everyone else) from posting any link to my new movie at UnstoppableTheMovieDOTcom, labeling the content as "abusive", "unsafe", and "spammy"! I can't even write the real link here, or Facebook would block this post too!! Try to post it yourself and see! We have been officially shut down by Facebook and unable to get any response from them. This is my most personal film about faith, hope, and love, and about why God allows bad things to happen to good people. What is "abusive" or "unsafe" about that?! Please help us encourage Facebook to unblock our website soon by sharing this post with your friends so more people can see this transparent, faith-building project."

This message was shared over 250,000 times on Facebook and a few hours ago, the block was finally taken off by Facebook. it was posted on the Unstoppable Facebook page:

"Interesting happenings with Unstoppable, Facebook, and YOU. "After Cameron alerted more than 500,000 Facebook fans of his predicament, the social networking site removed the block—without any explanation. 'This is a real victory,' he said, thanking his fans and supporters for reaching out to Facebook. 'If we work together, we really do have a voice.'”

So after some controversy, Facebook finally removed the block on the website, and it is now freely shareable. However, it was also discovered that a ban had been placed on the trailer for Unstoppable by YouTube, and as of this writing, the video is still not viewable by the public. we'll try to update you when this video is finally made available again.

Kirk Cameron's unstoppable blocked by YouTube

What do you think of Facebook and Youtube's decision to block Kirk Cameron's Unstoppable? Was this merely a mistake or a purposeful attempt to block this video from public viewing? Let us know in the comments below!

UPDATE - It looks like the YouTube channel is finally active again. Be sure to go check it out and support Kirk Cameron with this project!

ANOTHER UPDATE - Kirk Cameron is back online now and had this to say on Friday on his Facebook page:

"You did it again!! Because of your firm, loving, and clear voice, not only did Facebook welcome us back, YouTube also removed its block on our Unstoppable movie trailer. We are back online with full access. Thank you!! Fox News, Huffington Post, Entertainment Tonight, ABC, Drudge, and others have heard about your accomplishment and my phone is ringing off the hook to talk with me about how powerful the faith community is to accomplish good things when we put our hearts and minds together. They are listening!!

Now let's make sure NOTHING stops UNSTOPPABLE from coming to a theater in your town on Sept. 24th. Buy your tickets today. If we sell out all the seats in your neighborhood theater, NOTHING can stop it from playing there. Theaters full of people who love God, even in the midst of tragedy is a powerful witness to EVERYONE that life is stronger than death, good is stronger than evil, and faith is stronger than doubt. Get your tickets now at:
www.UnstoppableTheMovie.com"

Kirk Cameron Youtube and Faceboook unblocked

We definitely need to make sure that this film gets released. We need to be willing to support this film and Kirk Cameron with the amazing work he is doing!

Hope for Hurting Hearts Released

July 10th, 2013

Hope for Hurting Hearts, a new Christian film released by Harvest Ministries has been released today to begin premiering at churches all around the country. If you haven't heard about this new movie, here's the synopsis:

Everyone has to deal with crises in life, including Christians. And sometimes, the reality of life can seem unbearable. But we can rest in the knowledge that God loves us, He weeps in our times of pain, and He can be glorified through suffering. Narrated by Dr. James Dobson, Hope for Hurting Hearts tells the stories of how Greg and Cathe Laurie, Jeremy Camp, Nick Vujicic, and their families dealt with times of trial. Each of these individuals has stood at a "spiritual crossroads" marked by challenging and painful circumstances, and each has chosen the road of trusting, following, and glorifying God.

You will be encouraged by these intimate accounts, which give a glimpse into God's perspective on suffering, and declare that there truly is Hope for Hurting Hearts.

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If you want to premiere Hope for Hurting Hearts at your church, find out how here. Or, find out more about this movie in our new movies section. If you want to pre-order Hope for Hurting Hearts, (releasing September 3rd) go to their website to find out how!

New Movie - The Redemption of Henry Myers

July 4th, 2013

Happy Fourth of July, everybody! Sorry this is a day late!

As you may have noticed, we have added yet another video to our New Movies section, The Redemption of Henry Myers. This is a new Christian film produced by Echolight Studios, which we mentioned a few days back. The synopsis reads:

Henry Myers lives a hard life. Getting through life on the frontier however he can… even if it means robbing a bank. After his latest heist goes wrong and his partners betray him and leave him for dead, Henry is surprised to find extraordinary kindness from a widow and her children. With the influence of this family, Henry begins to question the choices he’s made in his life. Just when things begin to make sense again, it’s all ripped away from him when his old partners show up. Will he seek the revenge he desires or finally find his redemption?

This looks like a very interesting movie, and it should be a lot of fun to see when it comes out. The Redemption of Henry Myers is set to premiere in theaters soon, so keep checking back to see when this new film is released. To learn more about The Redemption of Henry Myers, visit their website, or read more about in our New Movies section.

Also, be sure to check back on Friday, July 5th, for a very special interview!

Rick Santorum CEO of Echolight Studios

June 27th, 2013

Rick Santorum - New CEO of Echolight Studios

Rick Santorum, former senator of Pennsylvania, announced a few days ago that he is becoming the CEO of Echolight Studios, a Christian film company. This is a surprising change for Santorum, but it should be very interesting to see what comes of this. Santorum said in a news release, "We know the power that movies have to impact our lives, and there is a big market out there that wants films that reaffirm the values most American families share. EchoLight is a new door into that movie excellence and to more of it. This is a chance to support and cultivate filmmakers within the faith community to develop cinema for wider audiences."

Echolight Studios has made a variety of Christian films, and has a new film coming to theaters soon, The Redemption of Henry Myers. Learn more about it on our website, or find out more about Echolight Studios on their website.

What do you think of Rick Santorum going into the movie business? Let us know in the comments below!

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