This is a short Christian film industry news update along with an update on the life of Cheryl Wicker. News includes updates on Christian movies The Grace Card, A Christmas Snow, Heaven’s Rain and Snitched.
Happy new year and greetings to my friends and fellow media professionals. I hope 2011 has been going well for you. The past month has been an interesting one. Neill and I spent Christmas with my family in the Nashville area. He was able to stay for about five days before returning home for work. I stayed for almost two weeks. We had a wonderful time, which included snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and lots of play time with my nieces and nephew, shopping, eating and visiting. Unfortunately, I developed a severe sore throat on December 28th, which has plagued me for over two weeks now. But when I also got an infection in my eye as well, I decided it was time to visit a doctor (A vain person as myself might be willing to go in public hacking and snorting with a cold, but not a red, watery eye!!!). Hopefully the antibiotics will do their trick and I’ll be back in the “land of the living” very soon!!!
The Christmas play that I co-wrote, co-directed and performed in, “A Christmas to Remember” was a great success. We received coverage in The News Star the day before the performance. To check out the story, go to: http://bit.ly/ChristmasToRemember.
CHRISTIAN INDUSTRY NEWS:
If you have not checked my Examiner.com column recently, I just posted a new article about Christian filmmaker Brooks Douglas and his sister Lesli, who were featured on Dateline recently. The true life story of “Heaven’s Rain” will premiere in mid-March. You can read the story at: http://exm.nr/HeavensRain.
Faith friendly production company Cross Shadow Productions is currently casting for a Sci-Fi action thriller feature entitled “Snitched.” If interested, you may submit head shot, resume and/or acting reel. Must be available to shoot in the Raleigh area in spring or summer of 2011. Non-union talent only. For more information, visit their website at: www.crossshadowproductions.com.
Trost Moving Pictures debut film “A Christmas Snow” receive great exposure during the Christmas season, with airings on many major TV networks and release on DVD. Their most recent announcement is “A Christmas Snow LIVE” to be hosted at the Starlite Theatre in Branson, Missouri for the Christmas 2011 season. Actors Muse Watson and Catherine Mary Stewart from the film version have already committed to be a part of this live stage production. For more information, visit their website: www.achristmassnow.com.
“The Grace Card” opens in theatres on February 25. For a listing of theaters, visit TheGraceCardMovie.com—this list will be continually updated periodically so make sure to check back periodically. For my friends in
Northeast Louisiana, the film will be shown at Tinseltown in West Monroe and also in Ruston at a theater TBD. This story on the power of forgiveness is getting good reviews, including an endorsement from Dr. Tony Evans. To learn more about the movie see my Examiner.com article: http://exm.nr/GraceCard.
If you have Christian news of national interest, please submit press releases or news tips to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh? (Gal. 3: 2, 3a)
Everything in my life is by grace—God working in me, blessing me, enabling me. That is where everything begins—the first breath when I entered the world as well as the day of my salvation. I was not able to simply will myself to be born any more than was I able to do anything to earn my salvation. If this is the basis of my being, why do I daily try to achieve on my own power? It is futile. However, I catch myself doing this very thing, only to grow more and more frustrated every day when I can’t achieve on my own. Let me give it all to the Lord who is the one who gives me life and breath, the one who holds the purpose for my life. He who first conceived the plan for my life is able to empower me to achieve it. If it is not of God, I do not want it. If it is of him, I will accomplish it if I trust in him. This is my prayer for the new year.
Photo #1: Visit to The Gaylord Opryland Hotel over holidays
Photo #2: Green-screened videotaped scene from “A Christmas to Remember”