In spring 2013 I began Faith Flix as a way to promote low budget Christian movies. My goal was to help spread the word about films that were largely being ignored by the rest of the world. I began interviewing filmmakers, actors, and crew members, sharing their stories with new audiences. 

But as the years have progressed, the industry has changed. The markets have changed. I’ve changed. No longer am I the unknown filmmaker with little experience. Now I’m a veteran, a mentor who others turn to with their questions. And in my new role I can no longer  be content merely providing an entertaining look at faith-based films.

As I’ve struggled to study and train and raise the bar with each of our movies, I’ve grown discouraged over the mentality that anyone with a camera (or iPhone) can make a movie. I’ve been saddened by filmmakers who think that getting investors and a good budget is the solution to all their problems. It hurts my heart to see good Christian people creating low quality projects.

I understand that we all have to start somewhere. That’s the only way we’ll learn. But if we’re going to continue to pump out films, we need to be learning, growing, improving. We need to be giving God our absolute best, not half-hearted mediocre attempts that we throw together. We need to get serious about filmmaking if we expect others to take our filmmaking seriously.

So with all that in mind, I am rebranding Faith Flix. Instead of a breezy little blog sharing behind the scenes stories, the new Faith Flix will be focused on raising the quality of faith-based films through education, encouragement, and inspiration. I’ll still be interviewing individuals, but the focus will be on experts in the industry sharing their knowledge so that others can learn from them. The slant will be on improvement rather than entertainment.

I’m pretty excited about what’s in store, and I know you’re going to love it. The new Faith Flix will have a completely new look, but it may take a bit to get it right. So if you come to the site and it doesn’t quite look right, just know that I’m working on it. Bear with me during the transition. It’ll be worth it!

Sharon

 

 

Written by Sharon Wilharm

I'm a female filmmaker, blogger, and speaker with over a decade of industry experience. I'm passionate about visual storytelling. I know firsthand that you don't have to spend a fortune to make a good movie, and you can tell a powerful story without ever saying a word. My desire with Faith Flix is to educate, inspire, and encourage my fellow filmmakers. I know that Christian filmmakers can make better movies, but it takes education and hard work. I'll help with the education and leave you to do the hard work.

3 comments

  1. Thanks SO much for articulating what many of us are thinking, Sharon.

    Excited to follow your email outreach with the services you will offer.

    You are such a valuable member of the Body of Christ!!!

    God’s blessing & favor upon you!

    In HIS precious name,

    TF

    Trey Fernald Eastern Sky Theatre Co. Award Winning Film THE LAST APPEAL

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  2. I’m looking forward to reading the NEW Faith Flix! May we all continue to grow and persevere as a filmmaking family and community! Blessings to you all!

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