Photo credit: Ian Ebright
In addition to writing for this blog, RELEVANT Magazine and Red Letter Christians, I’ve been working on two different film projects throughout 2012. Those of you who are friends of mine on Facebook may have caught the status updates about one particular project that I’ve been busy with since July of last year: writing and rewriting the script, adding to the research I’ve been doing over the past decade, consulting with knowledgeable people about the Arab world, networking, and building the cast and crew.
‘From the Sky’ is my sixth screenplay, but it’s the first time I’ve crafted a story that isn’t feature-length. I hope to direct this short film in Spring 2013 and am excited to announce that Egyptian-born actor and filmmaker Sayed Badreya just recently joined the cast.
In December, my good friend Patrick Murphy and I went on a location scouting excursion starting in the Yakima River Canyon and ending in areas near Vantage and George, Washington; two very small towns separated by the Columbia River.
Click through for a short video of yours truly introducing the film’s setting and story.
You can also watch an HD version of the video on Vimeo.
Special thanks to Patrick Murphy, The Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau, and the Bureau of Land Management.
I am sincerely grateful for your interest, and ask that you consider supporting this project through the upcoming Kickstarter campaign, a crucial part of the fundraising effort to pay for the film’s production and post-production. Thank you!