I connected with Sunday Burquest in a Facebook group and was immediately fascinated by her story. She’s a wife and mother to four kids, a Bible College graduate, former youth and young adult pastor, a breast cancer survivor, a cast member from Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, and now a motivational speaker. She’s got a lot to share and I’m excited to share her amazing story.
Guest blog by Bob Valleau
A renowned acting coach once said, “Cathryn Sullivan is one of the top acting coaches in the nation. Learn from her!”
Cathryn Sullivan coaches children and teen actors and has taught many stars that have included superstars Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and her award-winning son, Cody Linley. Cody is best known for playing the recurring character Jake Ryan on Disney’s TV series, “Hannah Montana,” and getting fourth place as the youngest contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” Season 7, when he was paired with Julianne Hough.
Nothing inspires me more than young entrepreneurs. Running a business is difficult at any age, but when teens see a void and take initiative to fill that need, well, that’s something to celebrate. Savannah Johnson is one of those teens. She is a high school junior, golfer, singer, painter, artist and she runs her own clothing line.
We made the decision to release the Summer of ’67 movie trailer on Facebook at midnight on New Year’s Eve. We thought it would be a fun way to promote it, but had no idea whether it would work or not. Would people take time away from their parties to stop and watch a trailer? Would people stay up long enough to see it? Once people saw it, would they like it? Honestly, as a filmmaker you never know how people will respond. All you can do is throw it out there and see if it sticks. Well, I’m happy to say, it stuck!
In four days, it’s garnered 28,000 views, 240 shares, and 264 reactions, and the numbers continue to rise. All I can say is, Wow!
We’ve now added it to YouTube. In the event that you’ve not yet seen it, or if you just want to watch it again, here you go! Let me know in the comments what you think.
Lisa Hooks is a vibrant, enthusiastic young woman. She’s a certified Life Coach. She runs Solosolutions Network, a Christ-centered group of female solopreneurs. She’s a leader with Christian Women in Media Association. She published her first book this past fall. And last month she launched her new tv show, Power Fueled Living.
Many of you are familiar with I Am Second. You’ve seen their artistic billboards and videos of famous people sitting on a white chair in a dark room and sharing their story. Now I Am Second has teamed up with the TAKL app to create a unique ministry that provides household assistance to those in need. To learn more about the program, I’m excited to talk with the Second Helping Program Manager Melanie Tomczak.
Whenever I get a new CD to review, I’m always so excited to listen that I don’t often bother to read about the artist or the inspiration for the music. When I got Julie Elias’ album A Girl Like Me, I was in the midst of Christmas present wrapping, so I immediately popped it in and bopped to the uplifting music. It made me feel youthful and brought back memories of artists I enjoyed in my younger years. I listened to it over and over, enjoying her beautiful voice, the powerful lyrics, and the pleasant tunes.
As a member of a husband-wife creative duo, I always love seeing other couples serving together. Scott and Ginger Tabot have found a creative way to combine their talents. Live SoulFull is a music-driven Bible study with Scott providing the study material and Ginger providing music that enriches the teaching. Together they’ve created a multisensory experience.
If you’ve spent any time watching the credits of faith-based films, you’ve probably noticed the name Katrina Cook or Katz Kasting. Her casting credits include Princess Cut, The Black Rider, Revelation Road part 3, I am Gabriel, and Mission Air as well as network and reality shows The Bachelor, Extreme Makeover, and Sports Dads. Check out her website which includes a “Who’s Who” of industry folks. Whether you’re a filmmaker or an actor, Katrina Cook has some valuable advice to offer you.
I’m often approached by parents of children and teens worried because their children are wanting to break into the entertainment industry. The parents wonder if it’s possible to maintain Christian values while working in a very secular industry. I guide them as best as I can, but now I’m excited to be able to share Jeannie Garcia’s first hand account of the struggles she faced as a professional model and actress and how she ultimately dealt with it.