12 Westerns in 12 Months with Travis Mills
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by Todd Shaffer
6M ago
Making one or two movies per year is huge effort. In 2020, the year of COVID, indie filmmaker, Travis Mills, shot 12 westerns in 12 months, and in the following year he released those 12 films in 12 months. Travis is with us today to talk about this amazing feat of independent filmmaking. ministryofmotionpictures.org ..read more
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MMP 60: The Youngest Director on Netflix with Rob Smat
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by Todd Shaffer
7M ago
He was at one time on of the youngest directors with a feature film on Netflix. Writer and director Rob Smat is with me to talk about his film The Last Whistle and a soon to be released documentary. Rob made his feature film The Last Whistle when he was just 23 years old. It won a number of awards at some film festivals and was picked up by Netflix. The writing and directing in this film demonstrates a maturity of someone much older than 23. Though it’s not intended to be a faith film, faith does play a role in this story. Rob is currently finishing a documentary called Walkout, and it’s makin ..read more
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MMP 59: Make Me Want to Turn the Page with Richard Walter part 2
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by Todd Shaffer
7M ago
Legendary screenwriting professor, Richard Walter, is with us again in part two of my conversation with him. Richard was professor of the UCLA Screenwriting program, which is the most successful screenwriting program in the world. It’s harder to get into this program than it is to get accepted to Harvard Law School, and for good reason. Richard is a consummate storyteller, no matter what the medium, and that’s one of the things I love about him, every conversation is not only instructive, but a good story. And you can tell that he not only knows his stuff, he loves what he does. I often bring ..read more
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MMP 59: Make Me Turn the Page with Richard Walter part 2
The Ministry of Motion Pictures Podcast
by Todd Shaffer
7M ago
Legendary screenwriting professor, Richard Walter, is with us again in part two of my conversation with him. Richard was professor of the UCLA Screenwriting program, which is the most successful screenwriting program in the world. It’s harder to get into this program than it is to get accepted to Harvard Law School, and for good reason. Richard is a consummate storyteller, no matter what the medium, and that’s one of the things I love about him, every conversation is not only instructive, but a good story. And you can tell that he not only knows his stuff, he loves what he does. I often bring ..read more
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MMP 58: Don't Be Boring | A Conversation with UCLA Screenwriting Professor Richard Walter
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by Todd Shaffer
8M ago
My guest today is the legendary screenwriting instructor at the UCLA Screenwriting Program, Richard Walter. I’ve been reading books on screenwriting since my days in film school. I have more than any screenwriter could possibly read. When an aspiring screenwriter asks me what books they should read, the first one I recommend is The Essentials of Screenwriting, written by our guest. Of all the screenwriting books I have read, Richard’s is the most grounded, and that’s just what  you would expect from a professor who was a driving force in the most successful screenwriting program in the la ..read more
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MMP 57: Faith Film Micro-budget Powerhouse with Jason Campbell
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by Todd Shaffer
8M ago
Jason Campbell is with us today to talk about microbudget Christian filmmaking. His company is scheduled to release 20 films this year alone and will launch their own streaming platform. ministryofmotionpictures.org ..read more
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MMP 50: Building the Family of Faith Filmmakers with Paul Long of Kappa Studios
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by Todd Shaffer
9M ago
If you’ve been involved in the faith-based community you will be familiar with Kappa Studios in Burbank CA. Kappa began as a post-production house, and under the leadership of Paul and Brad Silverman, Kappa has become the post production hub for Christian filmmakers -- and it's growing into something much more. Kappa produced it’s own Christian film called Selfie Dad, directed by Brad Silverman. They’ve launched a Christian film finishing fund. And they’ve just recently announced a distribution effort – and Paul will give us more details about that. But as you listen to this interview, I want ..read more
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MMP 56: Story Well Told with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior
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by Todd Shaffer
9M ago
Literature  professor, Dr. Karen Swallow Prior joins me to talk about novels,  story, and Christian film. Given that Christian films tend to be very  message driven, I was interested in learning at the feet of Dr. Prior as  she walked her readers through these great novels. How did these  time-tested storytellers communicate moral and spiritual virtues? I believe filmmakers should be readers of good fiction, especially  given that we don’t have a very strong storytelling tradition in fiction  or Christian films. Christians, historically, are a people of   ..read more
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MMP 55: Attack of the Tenacious Filmmaker with Nathanael Sims
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by Todd Shaffer
9M ago
13 years in the making, and I don’t mean 11 years shopping the script around and 2 years of production. This no-budget film was 13 years in production. Writer and director Nathaniel Sims is with us to talk about his apocalyptic movie The Book of Wendy. ministryofmotionpictures.org ..read more
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MMP 54: A Filmmaker in Nollywood with Obi Emelonye
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by Todd Shaffer
10M ago
In this episode, my guest is a well-known Nigerian filmmaker named Obi Emelonye. Two of Obi’s films have been on the top ten list of the most watched Nigerian films of all time. Those films are Mirror Boy and Last Flight to Abuja. Obi has made 11 films and two television series, one which is a Netflix series called Heart and Soul. Obi gives us a history of Nigerian cinema from a working, struggling filmmaker’s perspective, and shares the challenges he has faced in the past, and new challenges he faces today as he continues to make Nigerian films.And in the midst of his active production demand ..read more
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