For the last 24 years my day job was as a United Methodist pastor and my professional passion was lifting up issues of life and faith presented in secular narrative or documentary film and television.
I am now devoting my full time and attention to connecting films that speak to issues of life and faith with faith communities. While I work with faith based projects my niche is connecting secular / non faith specific films with faith communities.
All faiths and film have the same foundation, Story, and the same goal, connect with and impact an audience or congregation.
As a former film student I used film and other story based art forms in preaching and teaching and to communicate faith concepts and teaching in accessible and relevant ways for persons in and outside the church or faith.
I also offer story and script consulting as regarding faith or religious story lines as well as consulting to reach and mobilize faith audiences.
Unique traits: Film, Business, Divinity degrees. 24 years as pastor in United Methodist congregations.. Connections and familiarity with Mainline Denominations. Worked on the marketing team for an Affirm Films/Sony project. Can prepare study guides and sermon notes for faith communities and clergy. Ability to lift up faith elements in secular films and music, 4 part "Breaking Bad" sermon series, 6 part Rolling Stones Lenten sermon series, "PULPit Fiction" sermon..
Lilly Foundation Clergy Renewal Grant to attend Tribeca and Cannes FFs