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After more than 20 years of working in the animation industry, I co-founded Glorious Films to bring my passion of film together with my love of the Bible and theology.
Our first film The Promise: Birth of the Messiah was an animated musical designed to awaken the world to the original music of the nativity story found in the Gospel of Luke. It was released in December 2013.
We are currently in production on Prodigal The Musical which brings to life one of the most powerful parables of Jesus Christ. We have been blessed with a stellar Broadway cast. It will be released early in 2015.
We have a very ambitious slate of films to follow, and I invite you to my personal space to show off what we’re working on and to talk about issues related to film, art and biblical theology.
“…the greatest short story in the English language.”
Attributed to CHARLES DICKENS
“…a mighty spiritual picture.”
J.C. RYLE, Bishop of Liverpool
“If the teaching of Jesus is likened to a lake, this famous Parable of the Prodigal Son would be one of the clearest spots where we can see all the way to the bottom.”
TIM KELLER, PASTOR OF REDEEMER CHURCH, NEW YORK CITY
Quote from Prodigal God.
We are currently in production with our second animated film, Prodigal The Musical with an incredible Broadway and classical music cast led by Jeff Kready (Tony award-winning A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder,) Jeremy Kushnier (Jersey Boys,) Nikki Renee Daniels (Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess Revival,) and bass-baritone Nathan Berg (featured in over 30 classic music recordings.) It is scheduled for release early in 2015.
This parable has captured the admiration and imaginations of many artists, musicians, and writers over the centuries, such as:
THE ROLLING STONES
“…the finest of all the parables.”
DR. LEON MORRIS
PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT, TRINITY EVANGELICAL DIVINITY SCHOOL
NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD
The Original Musical
The Promise was written to remind us that the nativity is about more than just shepherds, wise men, and a birth in a stable. Almost half of Luke’s account consists of songs that have all but slipped into obscurity, and contain powerful statements that are alien to our contemporary understanding of Christmas.
Coming to Blu-ray This Fall
SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION COMING THIS FALL
From the Blog
This year marks my 25th year of working professionally in animation. I have been fortunate to have been consistently employed in such a volatile industry for this length of time, with only a few exceptions. And after all these years, I am more excited about working in film and animation than I’ve ever been. I’ve not lost the youthful glee that flooded my heart and clouded the reason that would have otherwise led me to chose a “stable” career. It’s not always been a walk through the roses, though.read more