"Good & Faithful" by Branton McMahan
Branton McMahan is the CEO of Project 29:11 Productions. I met Branton through the Christian Filmmakers Network in submitting my portfolio for his crew call as Director for the film, "Good & Faithful". After submitting my portfolio, I received an email for an interview for their Marketing Position. It was during the interview that I had the chance to meet the infamous three, Branton McMahan, Deja McCray, & Mikayla Denny, who are currently working as First Assistant Camera Operator, Second Assistant Camera Operator, & Line Producer along with me for the "The Sleepover". After the interview I left with two positions, Marketer & COVID-19 Coordinator. I truly enjoyed sitting in a few of their pre-production meetings, as Branton is extremely experienced, motivated, and passionate about filmmaking, and Mikayla Denny, who I absolutely adore, working right alongside him with such a detailed eye, a plethora of background knowledge as a film student abiding in Talking Rock, GA, and extremely organized. Branton abides in Villa Rica, GA, which is where all of his creative juices are stirred birthing the most beautiful divine art.
I started off in graphic design and content creation for their social media platform during pre-production, while creating their COVID-19 social distancing plan for productions days and submitted to be approved by the Film Director. I ended up working both positions remotely during production days due to feeling a little under the weather. Therefore, I virtually met with the assigned Production Assistants, along with Mikayla, via zoom for each production day, and delegated the COVID-19 Social Distancing Plan that I had created for the set, along with a list of materials for them to purchase for that plan, while maintaining the social media page. However, I still had a high time, and came onboard during post production to assist Branton in designing and capturing his vision for the movie's film poster.
"Good & Faithful", is currently holding screenings at various locations, you can follow their upcoming screenings on facebook. You can also follow his other projects that are currently in pre-production on his website at https://project2911productions.weebly.com/. There are also several ways to connect with him by clicking on the listed social icons listed above. Click here to view the movie's trailer.
"Identity" by Kamara Campbell
Meet Kamara Campbell! Kamara Campbell is the CEO of Exodus 12 Productions located in Columbia, South Carolina. She is the Writer & Director of the soon coming feature film, Identity. I had the privilege of connecting with Kamara through the global Christian Filmmaker's Network 1 year ago during COVID-19. While attempting to connect with local filmmakers of the South Carolina market by posting my request within the network, Kamara, along with a few others responded. From there we exchanged phone numbers, websites, and I even sent her the information to the Hollywood Prayer Network Columbia Chapter. When engaging in conversation over the phone, she mentioned the film project that she was currently working on, Identity, and was in the process of seeking more crew members. I simply told her what positions that I could hold to assist her in the pre-production and production process.
Identity is a feature film that will be released in 2022. The film is about a high school senior by the name of Anthony Davis who posts his sexual orientation on social media, in which becomes viral to the general public. From then on the plot remains Anthony internally conflicting with his personal beliefs and coming to a resolve before it destroys his relationship with his family and faith in God. Campbell states:
It is a film that is centered on the LGBT community and how to properly minister to their needs. Everyone knows somebody who has been impacted by the LGBT community, as well as everyone knows those "Christians" who seem to minister off balance. The idea for IDENTITY came in 2019. Our director/writer, Kamara Campbell, was a part of the LGBT community. She was able to experience many different types of hardships from inside as well as being
a church kid. When she came to surrender her life to Christ in 2015, she realized the Lord started using her
when sharing her testimony in helping the church know how to balance and minster effectively while still standing
on the Word of God. Also she was able to help people who were in the LGBT community understand that God
isn't calling them from going to gay to straight, but to realize they are broken and in need of a Savior who will
help them walk in holiness and live upright. (Campbell, 2021)
I too have had the honor of stating my experiences with witnessing to those of the LGBT community and why I fully support this film in a brief viral of why Marketing Truth supports the film. I have had the pleasure of wearing several hats, as Production Assistant, Casting Associate, Second Assistant Camera Operator, and soon Boom Operator. Each role has been such a delight. Bonding with the cast and crew and watching God move on the day of each production has been a blessing to witness first hand. I absolutely love the heart of Kamara, as she is very in tune with the Holy Spirit in listening to his instructions and acting in obedience, carefully capturing the vision that God is giving her, properly portraying the divinely inspired message, taking care of the transportation needs of her cast and crew members, and her leaps of faith. I truly pray that the film moves on the hearts of those in the church in how to show compassion towards those of the LGBT community and effectively reach them. I am looking forward to seeing the film in theaters and working alongside her in more projects to come. You can learn more about Kamara Campbell and Exodus 12 Productions by simply clicking on the above social icons.
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