Silent Night in Algona
An author, Hornus is also an accomplished actor, director, producer and screenwriter who has more than a dozen feature films, shorts and two award-winning documentaries under his belt in various capacities. His latest venture in the director’s chair is this year’s epic WWII home front drama, ‘Silent Night In Algona’ (Based on True Events). Filmed on location in Kossuth County, Iowa, the story unfolds with tensions and anger running high among some townsfolk in small-town America when the Army builds a huge German POW Camp in their midst. Hornus and his wife live in mid-Michigan and have two grown children and two grandchildren.
Micah is a Filmmaker and a Pastor from Raleigh, NC. He is passionate about involving the local church in telling stories through film. His heart’s desire is to tell stories that strengthen families and challenge Christians to grow spiritually. He has experience in producing, directing, and screenwriting.
Director/Writer/Composer Brent McCorkle makes films that are known for their heartfelt and visually compelling storytelling. Prior to co-directing JESUS REVOLUTION, Brent co-wrote, co-edited, directed 2nd unit, and composed the original score on the Kingdom Story Company
Lionsgate hit; I CAN ONLY IMAGINE. The faith-based family film starred Dennis Quaid and J. Michael Finley was theatrically released in 2018 and grossed over $83 million at the box office.
Brent currently resides on a farm in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, their five children, and goats!
Miracle in Manchester
Eddie McClintock was born in Canton, Ohio, and raised by his father Theodore "Ted" McClintock. Eddie graduated with a degree in communications from Wright State University in Dayton and studied design in college. Eddie is a well-known actor, having appeared in over 100 television shows and film. Miracle at Manchester is the first film Eddie has Directed.
I'm Not Him
Steve Grimaldi is the writer/director of I’m Not Him. His prior film, Twelve, an inspirational Little League baseball movie, was released in 2019 and quickly became an “indie hit” and family favorite. He also wrote and produced The Word which was honored with the “Best Dramatic Feature” Grand Prize at the Manhattan Film Festival. Steve is scheduled to shoot his next feature, another inspirational family film titled The Greatest Ever, in June 2023.
Running The Bases
As a Producer, Director, Family man, and passionate advocate for the loving grace of God, Marty Roberts walks a path of creative discovery and revelation. As one of the co-founders of UP2U Films, launched in 2012, he utilizes over two decades of professional experience for the glorification of God’s kingdom.
God's Not Here
Matthew Cichella, owner and CEO of Never Submit Entertainment is an award-winning director, producer and screenwriter. "God’s Not Here”, he states is the most powerful and inspirational film he has ever created. It is truly all about spreading the word and message of God through heartbreak and triumph.
Pursuit of Freedom
Running The Bases
In 1989, Jimmy Womble took a job in the mailroom at a large corporation called Electronic Data Systems (EDS). He soon found himself working in a small broadcast studio learning how to produce, direct and edit video. In a few short years, Jimmy was promoted to “Producer”. He honed his skills to the point where he was the most sought after producer for special projects that led him to work with the CEO and other executives. God reminded Jimmy of the anointing He had placed on his life as a musician. That same anointing was present in the videos that he produced. He began to wonder what these skills would eventually be used for.
The Sound of Freedom
Johnson began filmmaking at an unusually young age. As a 3-year-old, he would create stories with toy action figures, and act them out, positioning various characters throughout the room. Rather than playing along, Johnson's childhood friends would often prefer to watch and see how the stories would unfold.
At age 7, Johnson purchased his first 8mm film camera at a yard sale, and began writing scripts, and producing short films, even experimenting with in-camera effects. Coming from humble beginnings, Johnson could rarely afford to purchase film for his camera, so most of his stories were never actually recorded. He just wound the camera up, and listened to it buzz as he shot his choreographed scenes with friends, as well as his little brother.
When he was 13, George purchased his first video camera with money that he had saved from delivering newspapers, and he continued to write and shoot short films throughout high school. He finished his first feature length screenplay at age 17.
After graduating from the Hollywood Scriptwriting Institute, Johnson began working in television and video, where he continued to excel as a writer, director, and producer, as well as a visual effects artist.
Since beginning his full-time work in television and video in 1998, Johnson has written, directed, and produced over 7,000 regional, national, and international commercials, as well as countless interactive DVD projects, music videos, and short films. He has also directed hundreds of live television programs.
In 2000, he decided to embark upon his first feature length project, Dreamer: The Movie (2004), using nothing more than ordinary consumer video equipment. The goal of the experimental film was to prove that anybody with a video camera, a computer, and a basic editing program has a voice that can be heard around the world. (YouTube was not yet an Internet sensation at the time). Johnson had established himself since childhood with such tools, and with the advancements in technology, it had been a longtime dream of his to see of a feature could be accomplished with them.
Dreamer: The Movie (2004) opened in select US theaters in Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, and Iowa. Over 600 people attended the world premier showing in Ionia, MI on New Year's Eve, 2004. Every theater that booked the movie extended their showings by as much as a week or more. The film won two film festivals: one regional & one international. It received positive reviews from both American & Canadian film critics, and in June 2005, it was picked up for worldwide distribution by Illuminare Entertainment.
After the release of Dreamer: The Movie (2004) (ultimately a "hobby project") Johnson returned to his position as Production Manager at a Television Station in Northern Ohio.
In 2009, Johnson wrote, produced, and directed his second feature, Homeless for the Holidays (2009).
In 2018, Johnson won his first NATAS LGL Emmy® Award for directing the music video "Haunted" by iconic American rock band, The Guess Who.
Johnson and his wife, Kary Johnson co-produced the award-winning thriller, "Thy Neighbor", (written and directed by Johnson) which was released in 2018, and in 2019, they began development on their fifth feature film, "Pursuit of Freedom".
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