How did you get interested in acting?
I first got interested in acting after being a part of some dramas we did at church when I was in high school.
What was your first film role?
My first film role was as a colleague of Billy Graham in the film “Billy The Early Years”, it was an uncredited role.
How did you get into film acting?
I have wanted to act since high school and after working a “real job” for many years I decided to follow my passion and pursue acting.
What faith-based films have you been a part of?
I have been a part of several faith-based films: “Billy The Early Years”, “Class of ’91”, “Flowers for Fannie”, “Choices” (short), “Deadline”, “Faith Your Fears” (short), “Alumni”.
What led you to start your own production company?
I am in the process of starting a production company. Hopefully within the next month or so. My passion for making Christian and family film is one reason for starting the company. My passion for inspiring others to be all God created them to be is also a big reason. I want to use film to inspire others and be an example for Christ.
What was the greatest challenge you faced while filming/producing “Choices”?
As you know there are a lot of challenges in shooting a film. “Choices” was no exceptions. I tried shooting this film several years ago and after doing several scenes my actress was unable to complete the project. In August of 2012 I reshot the whole thing and completed it this time. Other than the whole process of pre-production, the biggest challenge we faced on set was: The first day of shooting after completing 2 scenes our camera stopped working. Thanks to the Lord I was able to get a camera from a friend of mine who runs a local church TV station and we were able to complete filming. To this day I don’t know what happened to my camera, it worked the night after filming and hasn’t missed a beat since then.
What has been the response to “Choices”?
The response to “Choices” has been great. It has gotten good reviews from all who have seen it.
What is your vision for “Choices”?
I shot “Choices” mainly to get my feet wet as a producer and director and learn the filmmaking process. Prior to that my main experience had been in front of the camera. I would also like to use the film to help raise funds for my next project, “Overcoming Austin.” I also wanted to make this film to remind people that we all have to make choices in our life and the choices we make effect the rest of our life.
What are your filmmaking goals for the future?
My goals for filmmaking in the future is to complete “Overcoming Austin”, a feature film about a man’s struggle to understand why God created him with a disability and his journey to discovering God’s love for him. I would love to produce quality projects that truthfully portray the gospel and inspire others to pursue all that God has created them to become.