Several years ago at the Truth Awards, The Last Appeal movie swept the awards ceremony. It was the first I’d heard of it, but I found the lead actress mesmerizing as she accepted one award after another. Soon after, I got to watch the film at the GloryReelz Christian Film Festival, and I was able to see for myself what all the fuss was about. It was unlike anything I’d seen before, and was one of those movies that stuck with me, keeping me thinking about it months later.
Trey and Ariel Fernald and their Eastern Sky Theatre team are the real deal. Not only are they extremely talented and dedicated artists, but they truly care about the lost and the hurting. Many Christian filmmakers talk about using faith-based films as ministry. Eastern Sky Theatre is actually doing it.
When I first started Faith Flix my desire was to help filmmakers promote their low budget Christian movies. But over the years, my mission has transitioned to helping filmmakers raise their bar and create higher level projects. With that in mind, I’m beginning a new series designed to study high quality films and analyze what it is that makes them successful. We begin with All Saints which released this past weekend.
In the years since we released our first movie, we’ve seen dramatic shifts in the industry. DVDs are slowly fading away as consumers steer instead towards streaming services. Besides Netflix, which is geared towards a mass market audience, many smaller companies are focused on faith-based and family entertainment. Crossflix is one of the newer ones to enter the market.