Saturday, March 29, 2008

Keep that ball a rollin!

It's almost April, 2 months before shooting.  Things are picking up quickly and lots of work is yet to be done.  Production spreadsheets, shot-lists, storyboards, wardrobe, still scraping together funds, contacting more people to generate awareness, etc. is all being worked on.  Time is a little tight but its now or never...keep praying that the Lord brings aspects of the production into place.  

One neat little thing to add that some of you may want to pray about is a local church about 5 minutes from my home seems interested in helping with the production.  Not sure in what way yet, but hopefully God does something awesome.  I met with the Assistant Pastor from the church yesterday and the conversation was very exciting.  We both knew God brought us into contact with each other because he had found a video of mine on YouTube (an older video I had done), and thought it was great.  He wanted to see who had made it to contact me and he noticed Ransomville, NY on my profile...which is where his church is located.  We'll see what God does with that.

Just a shout-out to another Christian Production and Company that is currently making films for God's glory...  The Advent Film Group, who is finishing up its first feature production and releasing it soon.  I had the opportunity to chat with the head of Advent, George D. Escobar today and the conversation was excellent.  They really have the right idea down there in VA.  Check their site out as well as their films trailer.

Other than that keep praying for us, the things to do are many and the time to do it in is short.  Don't forget if your reading this to keep spreading around the website to everyone and anyone you can!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Plan, Plan, Plan...and Pray

Pre-Production is still underway and has progressed quite a bit since the last post.  Crew still isn't completely settled but things are starting to fall into place.  A few people have come up all of a sudden that hopefully will work out just great so praise God for meeting that need!  Our budget is still a bit of an issue but God will provide.  We aren't short by much, but enough for it to be a concern.  A few thousand dollars is all we are short, not a lot by a big budget movie standards but for's enough.  If anyone out there feels led to donate (I don't care if its a heart felt 20 dollars), it would be greatly appreciated.  

We now have our 2 main roles filled as well, something thats been tough to figure out.  The role of Steven Corwin will go to.....*drum roll*...myself. :)  I've been looking at whoever will give an ear to the part but none have met up to what I think is needed to pull off the role.  The role of Steven was written into the project as myself, what I would say, how I would react, etc. so I sorta dug my own grave by doing it that way.  Finding another one of myself to play a roll turned out to be impossible.  No big deal though, if thats what has to be done then so be it!  That puts more pressure on the crew however and more trust because I'll have to be sure that when I'm in front of the camera, things look good behind it.  Video feeds are your friend :P  The role of David Corwin will go to Robby Reisman, a member of NFBC.  I'll elaborate more on him in a further post, as well as updating the website with his bio and photo.  Also, supporting roles have mostly been filled at this point.  Check the Cast & Crew page to see who's playing what.  Bios and photos of all of the wonderful folks playing each part will be added as time goes on and the information is available.

If you haven't seen already, a prayer list is available on the Standing Firm website for those of you who are interested.  It lists specific things that we need prayer for.  Prayer is the fuel in the engine of any Christian project, we're no exception.  Please pray for us and spread the word to your Christian friends & families.  

Also, we would love to hear from those of you out there who are thinking of us.  Please leave us a comment on the comment page.  A word of encouragement will go a long way...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Two guys, one mission, God's purpose...

I'll have a big blog entry soon that'll outline some of the bigger things going on soon. They aren't 100% locked down so until then I can't spill the beans. God is definitely answering prayers though. We are inching closer to shooting time in the beginning of June. Still waiting for some crew members, especially my camera operator. We'll see if they are a yes soon enough. Other than that some small changes and big changes have been made to the site.

Also bios for myself (Kyle Prohaska) and my other producer and friend Kevin Michael have been added to the Cast & Crew page. Read the story of how Kevin and I met and how the whole film got started including the puzzle pieces God has put together to lead us up to this point. I showed it to a few people and they caught the big picture, hopefully you do too.

Other than that we are getting into our 5th Draft of our script, really getting close now. Sounds late to be finishing a script so close to shooting but we've added a scene or two that really amps up the character development, something that was needed for a few roles. We're very excited to see how things are unfolding. We have a long hard road ahead of us.

Another thing, we need donations!  We are getting close to shooting time and we are still in need of more funding.  As of late we haven't received any.  We trust God will provide, but we are just letting all who are reading this know that we need your help!  If you feel led please donate on the How Can I Help? page of the Standing Firm website.

We use this verse in times of trouble and doubt. Habakuk 2:2-4 - "Then the LORD answered me and said: Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry."

Keep praying for us! God is doing some great things already!
Kyle Prohaska
Writer/Director/Exec. Producer