JULY 2020 VERITAS FILM UPDATES
This past month there were many amazing film updates we want to share with our VMFA team. First, we want to say thank you for continuing to remember our motion pictures. On Facebook, we focus on helping others, communicating prayer requests and developing a strong online community. This is the foundation for everything we do and we are seeing a steady growth now, well over 1300 prayer warriors and growing. Did you know this is one thousand more people than the V300 we originally projected? What a beautiful testimony to the faithfulness of prayer team members.
Jeremy, Emily and Caleb Freeman visited in Franklin with our team to discuss the next phase in building momentum for our "movement". Kyros Entertainment shared their insights into the development of a master plan for the Freeman family. I am especially thankful to Rodd Huff, formerly from EMI for the amazing presentation we will be launching.
Please pray for the national organizations we are going tp petition in finding the basis for reaching 26 million young people in three years for the cause of Christ. We need real champions who will step up.
We are moving into a film production pre-planning phase and have had meetings with Wendy Cooper, producer, Stephanie Musser producer and Corina Pataki for the beginning of the new film documentary. We are thankful these ladies have been working diligently on funding and are preparing to begin this amazing journey together.
Beginning filming in August, please pray for the team as we seek locations, re-enactment venues, etc. We will be interviewing Romanian cast members from Tennessee and needing volunteers to help on the set. This powerful story will impact so many.
SAND IN TUSCANY
With a deep felt loss, we are sad to report James Fred Camp passed away at 95. Our team had the honor of filming his story with the Camp and Segars family, thanks to Lorretta Segars, Jimmy Segars and Kirk Segars. Kirk spoke at his grandfather's funeral and it was one of the most touching speeches we have ever heard.
Jim Gromer invested hours in creating a beautiful summary of Fred Camp's life for the funeral and while our team was unable to be present, because of your prayers and the faithfulness of Jim, Fred was honored. What an amazing man of God and continue to pray for us as we try to complete the documentary. God has this entire project and we believe in this ministry from the Segars family.
JOY IN THE MORNING FILM SCREENINGS
We asked you to pray last year for the JENNI KUFHAL story that was made into a feature documentary called, JOY IN THE MORNING. The Executive Producers are sharing this fabulous film twice in the coming month.
July 19, there will be a screening in the Tulsa area at the home church of Jenni's brother. The WAY CHURCH is at 811 West Taft Avenue, Sapulpa, Oklahoma 74066 at 6:30 pm on Sunday night. If you are in the greater North West area of Oklahoma, you will want to come see this amazing film of an amazing family.
First Southern Del Cit will also be screening the film on July 28, so mark it on your calendars as this will be Heather Olive's directorial debut. Heather has served alongside of our team for many years and we are thrilled for her.
NO DOUBT, NO FEAR
The story of Billy Stanley is being enhanced by the powerful ministry testimony of David Stanley, the youngest Stanley brother and evangelist. David Stanley Ministries is beginning to open up again and this promises to be a powerful new door as David's new book, BROKEN VESSELS is being completed. We are so thankful for this opportunity to continue to extend Rick Stanley's legacy in these important ministry projects.
Please be praying for the right people, with the right resources and the right team to open up. Pray for the publishing industry as they begin to open their doors again, to receive this powerful telling of the most iconic entertainer who ever lived, Elvis Presley and his famous step-brothers, who were hidden most of his life. We are thankful that Elvis always saw them as blood brothers and made that very clear to the entire family.
MORE THAN CHAMPIONS
Jag Gholson has continued to be faithful with FInTrust Capital Advisors as our senior advisor in all financial matters. His amazing story of MORE THAN CHAMPIONS embodies the Mark Smith basketball team coupled with the powerful story of Sam Oni, the first black student in the all white school at Mercer University. The film is set in 1963 and if ever there was a time when "hope" was needed in America during the Black Lives Matter movement, it is now. Please be praying for this amazing story.
ADVENTURES FROM THE BIBLE
Jim Gromer and Paul Conner a decade ago began talking about an animated film project and this began with Jim creating JESUS THE LAST SUPPER. This film was the ethos of the relationship between Veritas and the Gromer family. We wanted to give you an update on what is now titled, ADVENTURES FROM THE BIBLE.
The first film, JESUS CHRIST will be the feature which launches an entire film series in the same spirit we did at NEST ENTERTAINMENT when we created the ANIMATED STORIES FROM THE BIBLE. We are speaking with financiers now through Kathi Lee Parker, who has come on the team as a mediator for capitalization in this area. Please keep her and Jim Herrmann in your prayers.
OUR FAMILY OF FILMS
All the Oceania Omnimedia films have individual prayer teams assigned for every movie. A huge answer to prayer has been finding the right economic partner to go on the journey with us as we seek an individual/group. We are thankful for the patience of those who are behind SWORDS OF FIRE, JP KNIGHTS, WAR BRIDE, MAISHA BEA and beyond.
Next month will be the one year anniversary since Jennifer Willingham began working with Veritas Mission Film Association. Together in this year, we developed MW Holdings, the place where all of our intellectual properties are held. Oceania Omnimedia is now the new film production brand with GRP Films and EPIC is our public relations and communications/marketing team.
We want to personally thank Jennifer, her family and the entire EPIC team for their insights in wisdom over the past twelve months. They have introduced our team to financiers, helped make presentations from Los Angeles to Graceland and have joined Jag Gholson in seeking financiers for what we are doing.
We could not do any of this, without your prayers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and we continue to pray for each one of you.
Dr. Kevin McAfee
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Kevin McAfee is a filmmaker who writes for the purpose of inspiring others to make a difference in the world through faith in God and using the visual language of film. His blog shares the hopes of impacting culture, because his heart is in media missions and the church. Below Kevin is seen with Lynn McAfee and Corina Pataki. Below this is Christopher Atkins from BLUE LAGOON and Dr. McAfee.