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Polycarp - Behind the Scenes

We've been bursting with excitement, waiting for the moment when we can share a special 14 minute behind the scenes documentary on the making of Polycarp. That time has come!

Why tell the story of a little-known church father and his stand against Roman persecution in the 2nd Century? What led the young filmmaking team of Joe and Jerica Henline to choose a difficult historical setting for their first feature film? See how their vision is becoming reality in this behind the scenes glimpse of the upcoming feature film, Polycarp: Destroyer of Gods.

Join the Polycarp cast and crew to see what goes into re-creating the world of ancient Smyrna; from the idea stage, to the creation of authentic sets and costumes; all for the purpose of making a compelling feature-length movie that will honor the Lord Jesus Christ.

Please take a moment
to support the film on Kickstarter!!

Thank you all so much!  We could not do this without your help!


Beyond the Mask - Film Scoring

Jurgen digitally sketches a cue in his studio.

“I don’t create music, I create emotions,” explains Beyond the Mask’s composer Jurgen Beck. “The music partners up with the story and the visuals and cinematography to achieve that.”

This week, I had the privilege of interviewing Jurgen to find out more about the work he’s doing for Beyond the Mask.  He is a gifted musician, and became involved in producing music early in life. Having grown up in Germany, his gentle accent has been softened by the years he has lived in Texas. I noticed his accent most when he pronounced the names of some of his favorite German composers, such as Johann Bach, Ludwig Beethoven, or Hans Zimmer. Americans definitely don’t say those names correctly! Jurgen offers a quick smile, an easy laugh, and is eager to share about his passion with music.

Jurgen loves music, but one of the aspects that most excites him is the ability to tell a story with his composing. Like every great storyteller, Jurgen seeks to create an emotional arc for his audience. The difference is that he uses instruments, not words. “In general, music needs to really partner up with the overall storytelling, and in some ways, tell the story from a different perspective – adding some additional depth to what is on the screen,” he tells.

Because the music primarily plays in the background of a movie, as viewers, we may not even fully realize how the music affects us. But if you wonder about its impact, just try muting a video. “Watching a film without sound leaves a lot to be desired,” says Jurgen. But “as soon as the music and the sound is back in, you really get the full impact of how the story is being told in the film.”

Music adds great depth to the storytelling process of a film. Jurgen compares a soundtrack to the narration in a novel: “If you take a movie that was based on a book and you compare the book with what’s actually ending up in the film, you’ll see that the book is much more explicit. There’s more time to really go into what the characters are thinking about. In a film, music takes some of those qualities, from an emotional perspective, and adds them to what is actually on the screen. For Beyond the Mask, what that means is, music has the opportunity to tell some of the back story. . . some of the emotions that the characters might feel.”

You might be surprised how much back story the soundtrack is going to hold. One big element is the historical setting of Beyond the Mask... (continue reading)
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The Redemption of Henry Myers - DVD



Henry Myers (Drew Waters from Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights, The Hit List, Cowgirls ’n Angels) lives a hard life, getting by on the frontier however he can… even if it means robbing a bank. After his latest heist goes wrong and his outlaw friends betray him and leave him for dead, Henry is surprised to find extraordinary kindness from a widow named Marilyn (Erin Bethea from Fireproof, Facing The Giants, Letters To God) and her children.

With the influence of this family, Henry begins to question the choices he’s made. Just when things begin to make sense again, it’s all ripped away from him when his old gang shows up. Will he seek the revenge he desires or finally find his redemption?


Kendrick Brothers - Casting

Actor ApplicationCrew Application

Kendrick Brothers Productions is excited to announce that we will be casting for our fifth feature film throughout the month of April. While some potential key cast members have already been contacted, most positions are yet to be filled. It is not too late for talented Christian actors and filmmakers to submit an application.

Between now and May 1st, our team will be going through the 1,300+ actor and crew applications submitted on our website and contacting those specific individuals we believe are a potential fit for an acting role or crew position. We are grateful for the number of people from across the nation who have applied online and look forward to building another outstanding movie team. If you have submitted an application, we ask that you be patient with the process and not contact us to see if you have been selected.

The production schedule is currently set for 6 weeks of shooting later this year. While we are not ready to reveal the movie title, we are very excited about the theme, unique storyline, and journey the characters will experience throughout the film.

We ask that you pray that God continues to carry our team throughout the pre-production process and clearly reveals His specific choice for each role and position. He has always been faithful in the past, and we are asking for His continued guidance and provision now. We are not merely looking for talent and willingness, but for people who will become ambassadors for the message of this movie.

Join us in asking God to be glorified throughout this process and through the finished product. Thank you so much for your ongoing support.


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We did the hard work of getting Polycarp through production. Now we need to raise a minimum of $25,000 to get this feature film over the finish line! The more we go beyond our $25,000 goal, the bigger the impact this movie will have. Please note that if we don't meet our fundraising goal of at least $25,000 by April 25, we won't receive a penny. Kickstarter is all or nothing. If we are not 100% successfully funded, all pledges will be cancelled.

What should audiences expect?

While not an epic action film, audiences should expect an authentic and heartfelt story that will inspire viewers of all ages.  This character-driven period drama has potential to become a timeless movie for the whole family to enjoy!

Our number one goal is to make this a God-honoring movie. We have sought to make decisions prayerfully, and with good counsel. We believe the story will communicate an important message of being willing to sacrifice all for the sake of Christ. Our prayer is that the Lord would use Polycarp: Destroyer of Gods to touch many lives around the world!

Check out the project here!!


Mitosis - Casting

Starting today casting for Mitosis is officially underway!

To be considered for a role download the two following documents. The first is a breakdown of the various roles and in-depth detail on how the casting process will take place. The second is a casting application which you will electronically fill out and e-mail to:

Instructions and available roles - DOWNLOAD HERE

Cast Application - DOWNLOAD HERE

We will be accepting auditions until 12pm CST on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

If you have questions about the casting process, or anything relating Mitosis feel free comment on this post, message us on Facebook, Tweet @ExpressionistST, or directly send me an e-mail at

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This is regarding a short film being produced by Hannah Victoria. Visit the Kickstarter here.


Polycarp - Website

Hey folks, I've been quite busy this year working as the editor for the upcoming feature film, Polycarp!

Check out their new website, and a chance to win a free copy of the movie!


CWFF - Awards!!

This past week was the first annual Christian Worldview Film Festival!! I am very pleased to announce that a couple of projects that I had the honor to be part of won awards!

 First, is the documentary I was the DP and co-editor for, Awakened!

...and the pomotional Missions in Haiti which was created for Arkansas Baptist State Convention.




As religious persecution and warring factions threaten to rip the Roman Empire apart, a charismatic young emperor named Constantine emerges from the turmoil. Through politics and sheer military skill, he manages to consolidate power and defeat rivals including Maxentius (at the epic Battle of Milvian Bridge), Maximian and Licinius to become the unquestioned ruler of the sprawling Empire. As the flames of war subside, Constantine, the first emperor to embrace Christianity, changes Western Civilization forever by establishing the Council of Nicaea in 325AD, which lays the foundation for Christianity as we know it today.The producers are assembling a world-class team of highly accomplished filmmakers from the US and Europe to bring this important historical drama to life.