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!