Saturday, July 30, 2011

We miss Indescribable!


We just wrapped our work on the film Indescribable, and we're going to miss the wonderful team that has two more days of shooting.

To see us in 3D (Thanks, Adam!) click on the photo to enlarge it, then cross your eyes until our hands come together. If you need help with that, touch one of the photos and then move your finger toward your nose until it jumps into 3D.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Captivated

The makers of Indescribable (http://RichDrama.com/Indescribable) brought Phillip Telfer (http://MediaTalk101.org) to speak to the cast and crew. He brought a powerful message about media consumption and creation. He challenged us to be discerning in both.



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

More valuable than a Stradavarius

I invited Caroline Chehade (featured in the CNN report below) to tell our MasterWorks theatre students how she was able to win a Stradivarius violin on loan. Our theme this year was "Smashing Idols", and I was surprised how much her story matched our theme. I told our students that they are more valuable than a Stradivarius because they were designed by The Master who has plans far beyond their imaginations. Then Caroline pulled our her "Strad" and prayed over our students with music while Patricia Mauceri and I prayed over each of them with words.


Caroline and Jennifer Jackson, another friend from MasterWorks (both pictured in the still shot that precedes the video), are both featured in this CNN report.

Indescribable


I played Frederick Lehman in the film Indescribable, which tells how my character and his kids wrote the hymn "The Love of God". I'm the Papa to nine children, and my beloved bride, Joyce, played the Mama beautifully.

I also got to coach the man playing Rabbi Lazer on his Hebrew.

It was chosen as a semi-finalist for the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF), where it was screened in February 2013. There it also won runner up for best original score. It also won second place over all and best direction at the Gloryreelz Film Festival in May 2013.


Indescribable Official Movie Trailer from Indescribable The Movie on Vimeo.
It was 106 F outside this "packing
plant" in Bryan, TX. When they
closed the doors,  turned off the fans
and cranked up the lights it had to
be over 120!
Copyright Thorn Crown Project,
photo by Rebekah E. Cook
I played Fredrick Lehman, who was
a pastor, hymn writer, and founder
of Nazarene Publishing House.
Copyright Thorn Crown Project,
photo by Rebekah E. Cook

Joyce and I play parents (or in-laws, or future in-laws, or grandparents)
to them all.
Copyright Thorn Crown Project, photo by Rebekah E. Cook

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dialect coaching

I'm on the set of Indescribable (http://IndescribableTheMovie.com) coaching Keith Pilkington on his Hebrew as he plays Rabbi Lazer.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Building a monument

On the final day of MasterWorks we erected a pile of rocks commemorating the decisions we'd made throughout the month.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cyrano and friends

From our MasterWorks production of Cyrano de Bergerac.

Cyrano's nose

The schnoz Brandon Langeland used for the title role of our MasterWorks production of Cyrano de Bergerac cast a long shadow.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Colin Harbinson

Our second master class instructor, Colin Harbinson, preached to the whole MasterWorks community this morning.

He used the story of Lazarus to talk about the death of a vision, and how the Lord resurrects greater things if we choose not to live in our woundedness. The stories he used as illustrations were profound and moving.

Colin will speak to the theatre department on Monday at 2 pm.

My inspiration

Curt Cloninger (http://CurtCloninger.com) is the first person I ever saw doing a one-man play. He shared his story at MasterWorks (http://RichDrama.com/MWFTheatre2011), and then blessed us with his play Witnesses.