I’ve made a couple of entries into my journal that I didn’t post here, so I’m going to put a few in at once, if that’s okay. In case this is the first post of mine you’ve read–I’m giving a weekly journal from behind the scenes of the production of a feature film, perhaps offering a little insight or education into the filmmaking process. As always, you can email me directly through our website, www.jenkins-entertainment.com.
Over the next couple of months, I plan to be in pre-production and production on my passion project, “Mountain,” a project I’ve been trying to get made for four years. I thought it might be interesting for me, as well as film lovers, to journal the exploits of this project. I’ll try to do this once a week, and perhaps you can get a glimpse into the process of how a movie gets made.
One of the main problems that faith-based films have had is that they’ve been written in a way that would only appeal to Christians. Even successful “Christian” films haven’t had much of an impact–financially,critically, or intellectually–outside of the Christian market. On the other hand, some religious or culturally motivated films from other groups have managed to cross over into the mainstream, films like Bend It Like Beckham, The Namesake, Big Fat Greek Wedding, or on a large scale, films like Schindler’s List or The Last Samurai.