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These are the Top 10 Most Looked at Films on CFDb for the Month of January, 2013
10 - October Baby
9 – Finding Faith
7 – Encounter 2
5 – New Hope
2 – The Encounter
9 – A Christmas Wish
8 – The Mark
7 – Christmas Angel
6 – The Encounter 2
3 – The Encounter
2 – New Hope
Love’s Christmas Journey – CFDb Recommendation & Review
The Number after the Movie Title are the Page Views according to Google Analytics.
100 – Joyful Noise – 1190
99 – Doonby – 1191
98 – Dragons in our Midst – 1196
97 – There Be Dragons – 1205
96 – A Thousand Tomorrows – 1223
95 – The Frontier Boys – 1226
94 – Anna’s Choice – 1229
93 – Machine Gun Preacher – 1230
92 – Thief in the Night V – Battle of Armageddon – 1233
91 – Elephant Sighs – 1238
90 – Trade of Innocents – 1241
89 – My Last Day Without You – 1282
88 – A Beautiful Soul – 1284
87 – Saint Rita (Rita da Cascia) – 1288
86 – Belle and the Beast – 1298
85 – The Letter Writer – 1303
84 – Running Inside Out – 1303
83 – The American Bible Challenge Game Show – 1312
82 – Genesis – 1318
81 – Lukewarm – 1349
80 – Thee Blind Saints – 1368
79 – The Christmas Hope – 1369
78 - Ostrov (Octpob) – The Island – 1370
77 – Heaven’s Rain – 1395
76 – When Calls the Heart (Canadian West Series) – 1414
75 – A Praying Grandmother (The Helen Baylor Story) – 1414
73 – Blue Like Jazz – 1425
72 – The Lion of Judah – 1452
71 – Turning Back – 1557
70 – Heaven is for Real – 1594
69 – The Burning Hell (El Infierno) – 1623
68 – More Than Chance – 1644
67 – The Note III (Notes from the Heart Healer) – 1674
66 – The Vow – 1711
65 – Trinity Goodheart – 1718
64 – God’s Not Dead: The Movie – 1728
63 – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew – 1730
62 – The Genesis Code – 1780
61 – Touchback – 1793
60 – Superbook: The Series – 1813
59 – Decision – 1836
58 – Race to the Finish – 1933
57 – Alone, Yet Not Alone – 1936
56 – King David – 1937
55 – Act of Valor – 2056
54 – Raising Izzie – 2127
53 – Finding Hope Now – 2164
52 – Christmas Angel – 2276
51 – Beware of Christians – 2286
50 – Have a Little Faith – 2287
49 – The Passion of the Christ – 2297
48 – A Christmas Wish – 2300
47 – Courageous – 2367
46 – Your Love Never Fails – 2371
45 – Grace Unplugged – 2371
44 – Bully – 2405
43 – WWJD II: The Woodcarver – 2431
42 – Suing the Devil – 2470
41 – A Cross to Bear – 2471
40 – Cutback – 2594
39 – Not a Fan:A Follower’s Story – 2776
38 – She’s Not Our Sister – 2796
37 – Love Begins: (Love Comes Softly Series) – 2832
36 – The Mark: Redemption – 2877
35 – Johnny – 2883
34 – The Heart of Christmas – 2918
33 – Paper Dream – 3032
32 – Brother White – 3256
31 – Restless Heart: The Confessions of Augustine – 3359
30 – Nefarious I: Merchant of Souls – 3635
29 – Apostle Peter and the Last Supper – 3672
28 – The Confession – 3681
27 – A Mile in His Shoes – 4237
26 – The Shunning – 4264
25 – Left Behind:The Remake – 4281
22 – New Hope – 4800
21 – The Wylds (The Adventures of Chris Fable) – 5058
20 – Escape – 5557
19 – Unconditional – 5582
18 – Me Again – 5664
17 – Jerusalem Countdown – 5868
16 – Hardflip – 6078
15 – The Mark – 6387
14 – Marriage Retreat – 6434
13 – El Gran Milagro (The Greatest Miracle) – 6492
12 – Church Girl – 7462
11 – Loving the Bad Man – 7659
9 – I Am Gabriel – 8428
7 – Amazing Love:The Story of Hosea – 9105
6 – Last Ounce of Courage – 9366
5 – Heaven is Waiting – 10,386
4 – The Encounter 2: Paradise Lost – 14,461
3 – Love’s Christmas Journey (Love Comes Softly Series) – 17,219
2 – The Encounter – 21,983
1 – October Baby – 23,722
What Is Your #1 Desire?We, here at CFDb, long to see great Christian Films, not just because we review or sometimes critique the films, but because we LOVE great Christian Movies. We want to see films that we can talk about for days, months, or even years. There are some of those out there! So, what is YOUR #1 desire, as a filmmaker or scriptwriter? If your #1 desire is to make a great Christian Film, then you’ve come to the right place!
Empty TheaterWe have been to quite a few Christian movies where there were only 1 or 2 people, other than us, in the entire theater. That is what we are trying to end. Christian Movies have a bad reputation for a few different reasons and this really affects the entire Christian Movie industry. The goal is to RAISE the STANDARD for Christian Films. The Passion of the Christ“.
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So why CFDb? Our lives have been saturated with Christian Film for many years now, even long before the database was born. We are your audience and through this business we’ve picked up a lot of tips along the way. This book is not about which angle to hold your camera or what type of camera to purchase as this is NOT our expertise, but the practical advice we do know about and we want to share it with you, especially all those up and coming filmmakers, that seem to be arriving at an astronomical rate, on a daily basis. Even the experienced filmmakers can get some great practical advice from this e-book.
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- The film must show a need for God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit in some way.
- The film is marketed to the Christian Community, therefore Christians will be searching for it on the database.
- The film is based on a Christian book. Sometimes the Christianity is taken out of the movie. We will make a note of that in the comments.
- The film must be longer than 15 minutes and if it is a short film, it must be available for purchase somewhere, such as a website, or FB.
- The film must be a call to action film where the church should be involved, not necessarily Christian in content, but factual.
Some things to consider
- There are some rare exceptions to the above rules.
- We list Christian films, no matter who makes them. If the film itself fits the criteria, we will list them.
- Just because a filmmaker or an actor/actress may be Christian, that does not mean the film itself will be listed on the database. It still has to fit at least one of the above criteria.
- We will place Parental Warnings in the comments on the film page if it’s needed, as well as state if a film is not really a Christian film.
- We highly discourage the use of foul language in any Christian film. There are films on the database with foul language in them, a parental warning would be mentioned in the comments.
- CFDb will not do any official blog reviews on films with foul language in them.
Who Can Add a Film to CFDbYou do NOT have to be a filmmaker to add a film. If you are a consumer and see a film missing that you think should be there, just fill out the basic details on the film, such as title and possibly the description and we’ll do the rest of the information. We want the database to be as complete as possible.
= > Tell us about what your involvement is with the upcoming Pan Pacific Film Festival?
I am the Executive Producer of the film festival – overseeing all areas of the event.
= > When did PPFF begin and how long have you been involved with the Festival?
PPFF started 5 years ago i got involved myself three years ago and took on the E.P. position this year.
= > Can you give us some details about PPFF 2012?
This year we have an exciting initiative going on with movie screening at AMC theatres, workshops with well known media/industry leaders, actor/model search by AMTC, fashion shows, Red carpet & Parties each night and of course the Awards ceremony on Saturday honouring the best in all fields from , best film, Director, actor, etc.
This year’s Film Festival will take place from October 18th – 21st at the Westfield Mall in Santa Anita, CA. Here is the Event Schedule.
= > How will this year’s Film Festival be different from previous years?
This year we have partnered with Westfield Malls, so the whole event is takijng place on the grounds of the mall and surrounding stores, restaurants, which allows not only our guests but the general public coming to the mall to be exposed too the film festival, a very unique one of a kind experience.
= > What are the guidelines for submitting a film for PPFF?
All information on submitting a film, the categories , criteria and rules can be found on the web site at www.ippff.com.
= > What is the deadline for film submissions?
August 31, 2012
= > How would a filmmaker contact PPFF for more information?
Please contact via e-mail – email@example.com or call (888)564-6890
= > Are you currently working on any other projects that you can tell us about?
Currently one of the other projects that i am working on that we will be show casing and talking about at the film festival is The Resurrection movie which many are saying could be Gods sequel to Mel Gibson’s hit The Passion of the Christ. More info on that at www.myresurrectionproject.com or www.theresurrectionproject.com
MORE ABOUT DAVID WOOD
David Wood is the Executive Producer and Owner of Dread Warrior Productions, a media and funding company. He is also the co-founder of The Global Apostolic Council, a spiritual think tank group.
David has been in the Media, Technology and Fundraising business for 30 years doing numerous productions, casting, and promotions with companies such as MTV, HBO, NBC, CBS, Fox TV, and Universal Studios, to name but a few.
He now spends all of his time working on God’s business with such global thinking groups as the Global Apostolic Council, Global Day of Prayer, Groundwire, Mission America Coalition, Power to Change, Cities of the World, the International Prayer Council, the Institute for Global Affairs, K.E.Y.S., The Barnabas Group, Wedgewood Circle in addition to actively executive producing and developing media projects.
A few of the projects David is currently involved with is the movie, The Resurrection, a film many believe will be God’s sequel to Mel Gibson’s hit, The Passion of the Christ. David is also the Executive Producer of the International Pan Pacific Film Festival, which is a family faith film festival.
He is also currently working on a new family faith web media and community platform called, Good News Network. The big play for David is a $500 million dollar raise to build a movie studio facility in Hollywood for God in the family faith area so his team can control all aspects of production, distribution, finance, marketing, etc.
= > How long have you been the Editor for Wired4Film.com?
I launched Wired4Film.com in January 2009. The year before, I had gotten estimates from various web developers to build a website. They ranged from $2500 to $Ridiculous! Then I discovered that some of the proposals those tapioca brains sent me were nothing more than WordPress Templates and Premium Themes. So, I was ordering a donkey jawbone from Amazon.com to go all Old Testament Sampson on them the day my favorite Premium Theme (Revolution Church Theme) was offered for free! In a burst of inspiration – some would say desperation – I decided to do it myself.
And that’s the story of how I became a web developer. After that, it was just a matter of appointing myself Editor-in-Chief, Illustrious Potentate and Dictator-for-Life. I mean, if you’ve seen “Social Network” you’ve pretty much seen my story. Minus the 500 million friends and the Billions of dollars and the revenge and the hedonism and the Success parts.
= > What is the purpose of Wired4Film.com?
I’m a filmmaker and life-long film student. Love to hear how people made their movies. Directors specifically. How they chose a particular look, a certain actor or script, how they wove their story together…what worked and especially what didn’t work and why. It’s all fascinating to me. And I’ve got a teacher’s heart. So the stuff I learn, I want to pass along to others. Hide it under a bushel, Annelie? No! I’m gonna let it shine, is what my Bible says. I wanted to create a website for filmmakers by filmmakers. I want Directors to go interview their favorite Directors. I want Producers to go interview their favorite Producers. I want Actors to go interview their favorite Waiters. Haha. I kid, I kid. (I don’t want them to spit in my food!)
Anyway, I was inspired by an excellent filmmaker named Peter Bogdanovich (“What’s Up, Doc”, “Paper Moon”) who had done a similar thing in his book “Who the Devil Made It” where he interviewed legendary filmmakers and asked the greatest questions because he himself was a filmmaker. So, not the “what are the stars wearing” fluffery like Entertainment Weekly, but the meaty “what lens did you use” stuff like American Cinematographer. And he became a notable filmmaker in his own rite because of sitting at the feet of the Masters like John Ford, Howard Hawks and Orson Welles.
I’m also a Christian — ever since the Lord saved me from a horrible, backslidden, rotten sinners life at the age of 6. Oh the diabolical things I could do with Go-gurt. Anyway, I have the passion for telling stories that are on God’s heart. Honestly, truthfully, I think Christian Filmmakers have missed the mark. I don’t think we’ve quite discovered what is on God’s heart.
Does God really want another Left Behind, end-times movie? I don’t know. Does God want another Life of Jesus drama? Maybe. Jesus in 3D could be awesome, I guess. Does God want another Tyler Perry Madea movie? Definitely. I have a feeling Madea makes the Holy Spirit laugh til milk comes out his nose. But do you know the best Christian Film of the past few years? The Blind Side. Academy-award winning. And it was not a Christian film. It wasn’t made by Christians. It was a well told, well crafted story about this Christian family making a difference in their world. By the way, the best salvation scene I’ve ever seen was in La Amistad when one slave told another the salvation story through bible pictures. Powerful and moving.
What is the purpose of Wired4Film? To find out why the secular world is telling our stories better than we are. To increase our craftsmanship and levels of excellence. To train and equip. And of course to have a lot of fun along the way and rock the boat as often as possible.
= > What is the most popular page on your website?
Do you remember Frank Peretti’s awesome book “This Present Darkness?” If you do, then you know that since the mid-80s we’ve been hearing rumors that it was in some level of production, but it never surfaced. Now, I have a friend who is essentially the Andrew Stanton (Pixar dude) of CBN. He’s an animator named John J. Schafer. He did some research on where that film has been the past 20 years and out of that came this heavily trafficked article “This Present Darkness: The Film that almost was” (http://www.wired4film.com/inside/2009/07/this-present-darkness-the-film-that-almost-was/).
Also, there are a lot of budding writers out there, people all the time trying to send me their scripts and of the hundreds that have come my way, I’ve read exactly none of them. It’s actually a legal issue with reading unsolicited scripts that I don’t want to deal with at this stage in the game. But being a budding not-so-young screenwriter myself, any time I find someone looking for scripts, I post something. Like there was an article I wrote called “These People Need Your Script, Play, Short Story, TV Pilot, etc” (http://www.wired4film.com/inside/2010/02/these-people-need-your-script-play-short-story-tv-pilot-etc/) That got a boat-load of hits along the way.
And the Trailers Page (http://www.wired4film.com/inside/trailers/) is consistently popular because people want to see what’s out there. What’s coming down the pipeline.
= > What type of people tend to visit your website?
My Mom. She’s very complimentary on the whole thing. Every article. So there’s that. But beyond that, the most feedback I’ve gotten is from people with scripts to sell, books they’ve written or the “greatest film idea ever!” Good people just trying to get connected in the Christian Film Industry. Writers that want to sell a property. Actors that want to act. I mean, I’m pretty sure that Steven Spielberg and George Clooney and Harvey Weinstein are regular Wired4Film’ers but I’ve got zero evidence to back that up. But sometimes I see a George Clooney interview and he’s got that sparkle in his eye and I know that I know that he’s probably just read one of my funny articles.
According to Google Analytics, I’ve also got a reader in Yemen. So there’s that. I’m very popular among the Yemenese and people who are my Mother.
= > What is the ultimate vision for Wired4film.com?
Very simply, I want to facilitate great films. I want to find out how they were made. I want to talk about them. I want to inspire others to make more and I eventually want to fund our own slate of films. I mean, enough just talking about it, let’s actually MAKE a movie! See, there’s a quote that I throw around a lot: “Those who tell the stories, shape the culture.” I got that from Aleister Crowley who was at best a Dark Arts Magician and at worst case, a Satanist. But that makes the words that much more important. Because, if the BAD guys know that the stories we tell are going to change our world, then the good guys need to get a clue, too.
In an age when we’re still preaching from a pulpit every Sunday morning, we’re missing an audience who has moved on to a new church…a church called the Movie Theater. In our Christian Community we love a good African Missionary. We’ll line up Prayer support, write checks, throw Pot-luck dinners, invite them to speak in our churches, watch their slide shows, become Pen Pals with our kids and their kids. They are the heroes. But when it comes to Hollywood, most Christians are praying it will drop off into the ocean.
Most Christians see Hollywood as Sodom and Gomorrah. They’re just waiting for God to send Archangel Michael to atomic knee drop the whole city in to the sea. But what if God sees it differently? What if God sees Hollywood as Ninevah. And perhaps, just perhaps, he’s wanting to send some Missionaries, disguised as filmmakers, into Hollywood to spark a revival?
= > Does Wired4Film.com have a blog page?
We don’t have a blog page per se…we ARE a blog page. I call it a blog-a-zine because I like to make up words and verbify things. But, basically there are 3 sections: we have W4F EXCLUSIVES which are Interviews and stories on Filmmakers and their work. Then we have an EDITORIALS section which is more bloggy in nature, discussing any old thing that catches our attention. Then at the bottom is all the other HEADLINE grabbing stuff we post, kind of the catch-all. People can SUBSCRIBE to get updates anytime we update the site, and there are twitter feeds on the right with a whole bunch of under-140 character newsy bits. We’ve also got a Wired4Film Facebook Page which people can not LOVE, but they can at least LIKE us. So we encourage that.
= > Does Wired4Film.com need help with content?
The short answer of course is, “Oh Please God Yes!!” We’ve developed some relationships with industry gurus like Phil Cooke, Cloud 10 Pictures, and others who will pop in from time to time with awesome articles and input. We’re talking with others websites like Faithbasedfilm.com about partnering on some ideas. But I’d like much, much more of that happening. I’ve long been looking for other “reporters” to sic on the Christian film industry and be our eyes and ears on the ground. But that’s difficult because it’s all on a volunteer basis right now. And ‘volunteer’ comes from the Greek root which means “sweat for free”. Or something like that.
= > Is Wired4Film.com doing any hiring?
I can not WAIT until we begin hiring. I’ll be the first in line to hire myself! That is if I can pass my own background check. Otherwise, I won’t fire me, I’ll quit!
But somewhere out there are two things we need to go to the next level. One, is a WordPress Guru with BuddyPress experience. If I’m Hans Solo (and I am VERY solo at this point) then I need my Wookie, my Chewbacca to help keep this ship in the air, and to take us into an exciting future. Also, there’s an Eduardo out there. Facebook started with Zuckerberg the programmer and Eduardo the business whiz. I need an Eduardo to handle issues of licensing, advertising, incorporation, contracts, etc.
Beyond that I need prayer. LOTS of prayer. I need people uplifting the site and its potential impact and bringing it before God’s throne regularly.
I also need film tips. I run on information. I run on news scoops. If you’ve got Christian film news or rumors, I need to know about it. I need to know YESTERDAY. And I need partners like Christian Film Data Base to help carry the load because no one site is going to do it all. This industry is really in its infancy. Last month we had 4 or 5 Christian films in the Theater. That is awesome! What an opportunity.
I appreciate what you guys are doing! Keep up the good work!
Joshua, a 17 year old student, goes to school every day, because he has to. Every day he gets picked on, beat up, and bullied. His teachers aren’t aware, security can only react to what they see and his only friend; Stephen, is too afraid to step to his defense. There are signs that his rage is trying to escape, but no one sees them. He indulges his anger in the games that he plays, the lists that he keeps and the movies that he watches.
Until one day he gets pushed too far.
This Film is being released on 7/17/2012
You can purchase it on pre-buy today!
Indy Christian Review: by Zack Lawrence
For the Dove Review
CFDb Movie Review
This movie is receiving our HIGHEST recommendation review! This is a movie that should be seen by teenagers AND their parents! There is a strong message in this film that comes out so clearly! Very well done! This is a powerful film!
I once read a statement in a book a long time ago that I never could get out of my mind. It goes something like this, “Every word you utter, every act you perform, is a seed that will bear good or evil fruit, and will result in joy or sorrow to the sower.” This film also shows and talks about how all of our actions will cause a reaction for good or for bad.
It’s interesting, this past weekend I heard a sermon that brought out the fact that America has lost their sense of community. We are a people that pride ourselves with the fact we are all individuals, we can do it on our own, but God never intended it to be that way. We are surrounded by the idea to do it our own way, to put ourselves first. Our whole focus is on self, which is entirely ANTI-BIBLICAL! We’ve forgotten that we ARE our brother’s keeper. Our kids and all of us need a SAFE PLACE TO GO! I wonder if we would all make that commitment to be that person that goes out of our way to help others. To be the sort of parents our kids can trust. Even if you aren’t a parent, you can still make a difference in a child’s life somehow.
The statistics at the end of this film made me cry. The idea that a person loses all hope because of circumstances in their lives is horrible. We live in a world of hope and yet somehow we get so wrapped up in self the hope is lost. It’s all about our focus! I know this because I was one of those teens that attempted suicide. I did NOT know God at the time and it seemed as if everything that could go wrong, did. When I look back at the most darkest times in my life I thank God that I was spared because there is going to come a time in each of our lives when things go really well, even fantastic for us and we enjoy life. I once heard a preacher talk about when he was growing up he thought of suicide every day. So what kept him from doing it? He kept thinking, well not today, maybe something great will happen to me tomorrow. I wish we could somehow get this message to all of humanity. The message of HOPE!
We all have a purpose in life, but we lose sight of that and this leads us to depression! Let’s all make a commitment to make a difference in the lives of the people around us. Let us go out of our way to help others, to give others hope. Don’t ever tell someone they are hopeless or won’t amount to anything. Those are only words of the devil. We’ve all heard these discouraging words from others at one point or another. Let it go and remember Jesus died for EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US! Thinking of that always brings me back to hope!
Even though this isn’t being released until July 17, 2012, you can
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= > How old were you when you started acting?
I started acting when I was 4 years old.
= > What year did you begin acting?
I began acting in 2007 and I have been acting for 5 years.
= > How/Why did you get involved in acting?
Even before I became an actor, I had always loved being on the stage. Whenever there was a church event I would always want to be a part of it.
When I was 4, I was at the mall with my parents and I saw a stage and asked to go on it. It turned out that the stage was there for an agency that was scouting for talent. They asked me to do a short performance where I was later awarded a 1 year contract with their agency. After my contract was up, my mom became my manager. She continued finding me work which has kept me very busy.
= > What is the most popular movie you acted in?
The most poplular movie I am in is called REMNANTS. It was written by Paul Hillburger and directed by Tim Szczesniak. It is starring Robert Pralgo ,Vanelle and Jeff Briggs. ‘Remnants’ is slated to be released later this year.
= > What is the most favorite movie you acted in?
My most favorite movie I acted in would be REMNANTS. I play the son of the 2 leads. In the movie my name is Dave Bernard and I play the role of a child with Autism. I was off and on set for an entire year to film ‘Remnants’. I had such a fun time with all the cast and crew during these times.
= > What else have you done besides acting?
Besides acting, I have done modeling, print work, commercial and TV. Currently, I am a series regular on a Kids TV Show called ‘Kid Time’ that films in Charlotte, NC.
I also have my own segment on the show. I am the Host for ‘Michael’s Counting Adventures’ where I learn to count to 10 in different languages with kids of different nationalities.
= > What is the name of the latest film you starred in?
The Latest film I acted in was called ‘The Hearing List’. ‘The Hearing List’ was a short film for a film contest I was in directed by Richard Guinn. I played the role of David. In the film, I drive this old man, played by James Harvley, nuts with his hearing device! It is a really funny film and I had a great time playing this role.
My most recent project that I worked on was for the Inspiration Network. It is called ‘Heaven’. It is a series on “Inspiration Today” about the life of Trudy Harris. I play Trudy’s son on one of the episodes. I really liked being on this project and I would be honored to get to work on it again. The cast and crew were awesome to work with and the show was very special.
= > Something we find unique about your family is that we heard you were all in ‘Pendulum Swings’. Tell us how your parents were involved in the film? Can we look for them and easily spot them when we watch the film?
The feature Film ‘Pendulum Swings’ is directed by Bill Rahn and starring Adam Melton and Vanessa Ore. It has played in several theaters around NC. It should be coming out on video soon, although we aren’t sure when.
I play the role of the nephew to the lead Adam Melton. My name is Jerry in the film. I was very excited when the director asked me to do a scene that was very special to him. I really enjoyed working with the cast and crew on Pendulum Swings.
You can see my parents in the feature film ‘Pendulum Swings’. My mom and dad both became extras and can be seen in 3 different scenes. They were in 2 different restaurant scenes with me and also we were all guests in a wedding scene. My mom and dad sometimes get asked to be extras when I am on set. Just a few weeks ago when I was doing the TV show for the Inspiration Network, my dad was asked to be an extra for one of the scenes. So, while I was filming in one area, my dad booked a job in the next room. It is pretty cool when that happens. My parents have been extras in several other films I have been in over the years.
= > What do you love most about acting?
I love to be in front of the camera. It is my favorite thing to do. I like being able to play other roles. I also love being with the cast and crew on set. It is so much fun. I have made some really great friends since I started acting and I am always excited to make new ones. I hope some day that I can do a film where I get to share the love of Jesus.
= > How can people get in touch with you or learn more about you?
People can find me on The Internet Movie Database. My link is
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3656112/. On my link you can see some of the projects I have worked on and you can watch some of the trailers too.
You can also find me on Facebook. My Acting Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelSThomasActor
= > Do you have any advice for children who desire to get into the acting field?
Acting is really hard work with long hours, so you should try it out first and see if you like it. Sometimes I am on set all day. But, If you really love something, you should do whatever it takes to fulfill your dreams. I am! I have the most fun when I am on set and I love it!
Thank you for having me.
Michael S. Thomas
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