Women in Film – Katrina Cook

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. 

Jeannie Garcia, Christian actress, Faith Flix interview

Striving to be Light in a Dark Industry – Model/Actress Jeannie Garcia

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.

Terri Minton – Actress

Terri Minton is one busy lady. She stumbled into acting twenty years ago and has since accumulated a long list of credits including Summer Snow, A Horse for Summer, Heaven Bound, and  Saved by Grace. You can catch her as Beth Nimmo, Rachel Scott’s mom, in I’m Not Ashamed, releasing this weekend to theaters across the country. 

Birgit Myaard – Screenwriter

I’ve been following the Movieguide Kairos awards for screenwriting for a number of years now. I’ve met and interviewed several Kairos finalists and winners including Sean Paul Murphy and Christina Denton, and today I’m excited to talk with Birgit Myaard, one of the 2016 winners. 

Nicole Fazio – Actress and Voice Over Artist

Back when I was in college I worked at a local department store and got to do the in store announcements promoting sale items for the week. I loved it, and ever since have had a fascination with voice over work. I have a great respect for voice over artists, so I was excited to be introduced to Nicole Fazio, who not only is a successful VO herself, but teaches others as well. While you may not recognize her name or face, you’re sure to recognize her voice from her national commercials for cars, beauty products, and more.

Tamara Woods

Tamara Woods – Actress

Tamara Woods is a Pennsylvania-based stage and film actress. She’s also one of the many volunteers for The Narrow Way Film Festival, and I was hoping to get to meet her last weekend, but our paths didn’t quite cross. Tamara is a fascinating young woman using her artistic gifts wherever God calls her including a US military base in Kuwait.

Filmmaker Lynn Moody

Women in Filmmaking – Lynn Moody

I first met filmmaker Lynn Moody at the Alethia Truth Awards, got better acquainted at the GloryReelz Christian Film Festival, and now our films will both be screening at The Narrow Way Film Festival. Sisters is Lynn’s first feature and she jumped in headfirst, taking on most of the behind the scenes filmmaking roles. Here she gives us an inside look at all the preparation that went into making the movie.

Women in Filmmaking – Jamie Lee Smith

GloryReelz Christian Film Festival takes place two weeks from now. Have you registered yet? The day promises to be a great film event with helpful workshops in the morning, quality films in the afternoon, and fellowship lunch sandwiched between. One of the workshops available to attend is Jamie Lee Smith’s “Succeeding as a Woman in the Industry”. Jamie Lee started in the music industry, worked in Hollywood, now runs her own production company ,and teaches filmmaking. 

Women in Filmmaking – Katherine Dudley

In the upcoming weeks I will slowly be transitioning my Faith Flix focus. I started off just providing a behind the scenes look at filmmaking, but my new focus will be about encouraging film folks to raise the bar and strive for excellence in all that we do.