I graduated in 2013 from AASU in Savannah, GA (my hometown) with a degree in theatre, focused in directing. I love film and directing it would be my career of choice. The reason why I attended Armstrong and got a theater degree but not SCAD where I could get a film degree is twofold. #1: I am poor and do not wish to go into debt to get training in the use of equipment without connections, and #2: I wanted to learn how to direct ACTORS not just tech people, which is wha I feel like most film directors end up focusing on, and instead neglect the most important part of portraying human experiences in life: HUMANS. Again, Christ is my first passion and while film is my career of choice, I enjoy giving Him glory most so therefore I want to create films that honor God and try to portray His glory as best as is humanly possible. But, I am not a fan of making cheesy, "Facing the Giants," type movies. I want movies that depict the reality of what it means to follow Christ. Meaning that, even if you start obeying him, things aren't necessarily going to start working out for you. You're not gonna get a new truck, your football team doesn't win the championship, and God does not open your barren wife's womb. However, you, the Christian find great pleasure in the discipline the Lord gives you through trials of your faith which brings about the "...obedience of faith for the sake of His name..." (Rom. 1:5b). What that looks like in a film may be showing some violence and having some cussing (I do cross the line at nudity. There's no need for it...EVER!).
If you haven't caught on by now, you should realize that I am a creative person who loves the arts.
Bible. After that I'll just list favorite authors/writers. Piper, Spurgeon, Sparks (Austin T. not Nicholas), Chambers, Kierkegaard, Lewis, Tolkien, Jordan...basically anything about Theology, philosophy, or fantasy fiction, with a little bit of history and psychology mixed in here and there.
The Passion of the Christ, The Lord of the Rings, Braveheart, The Patriot, Amistad, Master and Commander, Gladiator, The Last of the Mohicans, Dark Knight trilogy, Memento, The Prestige, Inception, Forrest Gump, Road to Perdition, The Fountain, Home Alone, Anything Hitchcock, Dead Poet's Society, Patch Adams, Mrs. Doubtfire, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Life Aquatic, Rushmore, O Brother Where Art Thou, No Country For Old Men, Predator, Signs, Unbreakable, The Village, Reign Over Me, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Hot Fuzz, I Am Legend, Sunshine, Edge of Tomorrow, Stranger than Fiction, Taken (the 1st one only)...it's a long, probably endless list.
TV Shows and Miniseries:
Scrubs, The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica, Dexter, Dr. Who (just started watching recently and am hooked), Firelfy, Star Trek (O.S. and N.G.), John Adams, 10th Kingdom, Into the West...anther endless list.
Keith Green, Rich Mullins, James Ward, Kutless, Indelible Grace, Stephen Delopoulos, Mumford & Sons, Switchfoot, Jars of Clay, Relient K, Breaking Benjamin, 10 Years, 30 Seconds to Mars, Evanescence, Wolves at the Gate, We Came as Romans, Gungor, Eluvium, Explosions in the Sky, Lacrae, Shai Lynn, Trip Lee, Zion, Scott McClainn, Mike Warnock...
You want to have a good chat about anything serious not about your day or your cat or anything trivial...even though I probably would talk to you about your cat, cause I'm a talkative person and will talk to anyone about just about anything!