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2014: Crafted, Capstan, Screenplays & Lecture Projects

I really want to start blogging again, but most of the time I think to myself, what do I have to offer? Why would people listen to me? Most of that is likely true so like, my screenplay writing forays, they’re mostly for my own personal enjoyment and exercise I guess. So I’ll start with a catch-up of things I’m working on while looking ahead through 2014.

Crafted: Beer + Faith + Community

My new short doc is about how the limited run beer, All Souls Ale by Big Sky Brewing came into being. It’s getting some great coverage and regular plays thanks to Reelhouse for throwing us on the front page. It’s about 20 minutes long and the finishing work should be done end of this month so release is next month. I plan to submit it to a couple of festivals this year just to get some more eyes an fans with the hopes that this becomes the seeds for a crowd-sourced feature doc with the same themes. Watch the trailer here.

Capstan Visual

My creative partner and I, Chris Fenner (@fenner403) who’s based in Atlanta have launched a new production agency. We’re still feeling our way around but we’ve got a great roster of core directors covering a variety of different styles and genres so we can match clients to particular directors for better creative fit. You can check out work here.

Screenplays & Stories

Like, blogging, I’m still trying to write regularly for my own sake. I do enjoy it. It’s fun entering another world and seeing your characters come alive. I have the contacts to actually pitch some stuff too, so I’d like to attempt that as a bucket list item or something

The second screenplay is a seed my wife dropped in my brain called The Age of Love and Loathing. It centers around a couple with three kids under four attempting to go on an 5 anniversary trip to Mexico. The trip was unwisely booked by dad, without the consultation of mom in an effort to jumpstart the slogging relationship. Needless to say it’s full of all the great and painful moments of parenthood when it seems like those little people you love so much are actually there to ruin your life.

Red Futon FIlms

Well, we have Dead Reckoning TV and that’s self-explanatory, but Brian and I are also embarking on a lecture series on the Apostle’s Creed. He’s already been teaching a 16 week Sunday School series on that so we’re going to get down and film it. I’m still identifying the best distribution method for that. He also has a lecture series on the Lord’s Prayer we’re going to follow up with perhaps later this year.

I’m also working on another project I’m excited about, a child sexual abuse prevention course being spearheaded by a team at our church. We already have initial interest from the FBI, and a couple local school districts. The church is giving me full ownership of an derivative works based on the initial core training. So I’ve go some big plans for this. I think it’s desperately needed.

I did update the Red Futon Films webpage but haven’t yet included the above projects. You can check it out and some of the other work I’ve done here.

And that’s it for now. See on on the webs.

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