Movies

Local Screenwriter Produces “Salted Christmas”

“Salted Christmas: One Family, One Day, One Purpose” is a feature-length film being filmed in South Florida that depicts a day in the life of the Fairway family as they walk through a Saturday prior to Christmas, deeply involved in ministry. The brainchild of Don McChesney, a local founder of Equip Education, an education... -Read More


A Story Worth Living

I was up early one morning recently, and I rode my bike over to the local spillway to try out my new four and a half-inch mullet lure. To my shock, on the third cast I hooked into a giant Snook! It was so big that at first I thought I snagged a boulder... -Read More


Fight to End Child Sex Trafficking Comes to the Big Screen

  Posing as American sex tourists wanting to buy children, the Operation Underground Railroad’s (O.U.R.) jump team, led by Tim Ballard, meets with traffickers. They negotiate. Dozens of hidden cameras capture the darkness of human trafficking at a party with girls — 12, 13, 14 years old — in Cartagena, Colombia, with younger girls... -Read More


Risen is Sure to Captivate Audiences

I know I’m not supposed to, but I have to admit it I love a good fight. The new New Testament era movie “Risen” starts with a brilliant Roman era battle scene. This is where director Kevin Reynolds set the hook in me. The scene was not over done. It was a simple, believable... -Read More


The Masked Saint – A Match of Two Natures

“The Masked Saint” is based upon the novel by pastor and former professional wrestler Chris Whaley. In the film, Chris Samuels (played by Brett Granstaff) has decided that it is time to hang up the tights and replace them with ties as he follows God’s leading to become a pastor. But while trying to... -Read More


“Risen” is an Epic Biblical Film

  It does not happen every day that I am so excited to share about an upcoming film. So go ahead and mark your calendars for February 19, 2016, when “Risen,” the astonishing biblical epic from Columbia Pictures and LD Entertainment in association with Affirm Films (a Sony Company), is released nationwide. I am... -Read More


Finding Noah – A Documentary about Discovery

The documentary, “Finding Noah: An Adventure of Faith” aired as a special event in theaters in October. You may be thinking, “You know what (in an English accent), documentaries are just not my cup of tea.” To which I would say, “Hey friend, this isn’t your local café; this is the film review section!... -Read More


Producer Kevin Downes Shares His Passion for Faith & Film

  California native, Kevin Downes (“Moms’ Night Out,” “Courageous,” “Like Dandelion Dust”) has over 16 years’ experience as an actor, writer, producer, and director. Most recently, Kevin co-wrote and starred in “Faith of Our Fathers” as lead protagonist John Paul. In his upcoming project, “Woodlawn,” which is scheduled to release in October, Kevin will... -Read More


“Woodlawn” Challenges Boundaries of Race and Faith

“Woodlawn” is a compelling, beat-the-odds, inspirational, motivational, story of struggle and the triumph of love over hatred. Clichés aside, all of that is true. Based on a true story, the movie opens in theaters on October 16. Set in the early seventies, “Woodlawn” illustrates the fight of a young African-American who plays football for... -Read More