Our vision is to begin a physical ministry location for Christian Casting, to support the education, creation, and distribution of projects for both faith-based/family-friendly and special needs individuals/teams who have a calling to serve their world and Jesus in this way. Additionally, the land could be available to filmmakers who desire to use the mountain/forest/cabin setting(s) for their faith-based/family-friendly film projects to meet an ever-present obstacle of financing locations and lodging.
Offer weekly actor training on-site & online and monthly filmmaker educational opportunities. (all year)
Host 2-4 day filmmaker/screenwriter retreats, offer traditional and specialized actor week camps and provide internship opportunities. (summer/fall/spring)
Kingdom Seekers: a 3-month and/or 9-month program for those 18-22 who are in a transitional stage and are seeking direction for their future. The program will include dedicated Bible study/quiet time, practical, hands-on skill and team-building exercises, regular involvement with filmmaking/actor opportunities, college credit (prayerfully considering Liberty University) and more. (June-August/September-May)
It is our prayer to be able to obtain $800,000 based on the following budget:
1. To be able to secure the property debt-free ($515,000)
2. To complete the unfinished home to serve as an acting studio and cast/crew bunkhouse ($100,000)
3. To prepare the property with additional housing via a single or double-wide trailer (to remove/replace existing un-usable single
trailer, $40,000) and used camper/RV (hook-ups already in place, $15,000)
4. To purchase a used property truck and tractor for necessary grounds maintenance ($30,000)
5. To allow a portion of funds ($90,000) to be placed in an account to serve as operational expenses/salary for the first 1-2
years as the ministry is established.
To the many who have been praying for this vision with us for months, we appreciate your encouragement more than you know! To the actors, coaches, filmmakers, investors, designers, and screenwriters who have already expressed great joy in seeing this ministry begin and have asked to take part in it when it's been made ready, we are thrilled to anticipate your arrival! To those who'd like to give toward the ministry of Christian Casting, whether toward the property or the general ministry of CC, only heaven will reveal what a beautiful encouragement and support you are to the faith film community and what a blessing you've been to this momma of 7 with a dream to change her little section of the world for the glory of the name of Jesus and for the encouragement and equipping of all the creatives He has called to serve as His storytellers.