All posts filed under: Filmmaker Interview

Entertainment Scoop ~ Interview with Screenwriter & Executive TV/Film Producer, Reuben Evans

Reuben Evans is a brilliant screenwriter and the executive producer at Faithlife TV/Faithlife Films, and has been for over ten years. Reuben is also the head writer and script supervisor for the highly anticipated forthcoming Christmas comedy classic, The Farmer & the Belle, due for release Thanksgiving 2018. Reuben took some time to dive into his faith, personal life, and work as an executive producer of Christian TV/film. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Reuben! Honored to have you visit TBAP today. Please tell us a bit about yourself. Reuben: Great to be with you. I’m from the beautiful Pacific Northwest where I work as a filmmaker and Executive Producer for Faithlife TV/Faithlife Films. I’m married to my lovely wife, SaraAnn, and I’ve got four little kids. Miranda ~ How did you become a Christian? Reuben: I actually became a Christian at the age of eleven. I watched The Jesus Film and they gave an invitation to trust Christ at the end. I ended up kneeling beside the TV and accepted Christ. Miranda ~ In what way do you …

Artist Scoop ~ Interview with For King & Country’s Joel Smallbone

For King & Country has been a powerful voice of gospel and entertainment music for five years now. Since they first started, they’ve amassed an envious fan base that speaks of the quality of their music on a spiritual level, as well as an emotional one. In 2016, they decided, along with their brother, Ben Smallbone, to branch into filmmaking, producing the movie, Priceless, which turned out to be a delight on the entertainment front (you can read the TBAP review here)! Staring in this movie was one of the brother’s in the band, Joel Smallbone. Joel took some time out to answer a few questions. Join our chat below! Miranda ~ Hello Joel! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today. Please tell us a bit about yourself and, what is music to you? Joel: My brother, Luke, and I, who make up the two front men of FOR KING & COUNTRY, have been a band for 5 years now; it’s been a really humbling and thrilling journey—a lot of highs and lows, and we’ve experienced some very …

Entertainment Scoop! ~ Interview with Actress & Producer, Kimberly J. Richardson

It’s always a blessing to get to know the actors we see on screen. They allow you to have a peek into their lives and the beautiful work that they do, and you get to gain some wisdom from the much that they have to offer. It’s even better when you perceive the humility and genuineness of their hearts as they converse with you, whether in person or otherwise. Kimberly J. Richardson is one of such. You can see her heart on and off screen, and in her words! I invite you to learn more about this lovely lady in our chat below! Miranda ~ Hello Kimberly! Lovely to have you visit TBAP today! Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Kimberly: Hello Miranda! Thank you so much for inviting me! A little about me: I was born and raised in Indiana where I currently live with my husband, Nate. We have a combined family of five children and four precious grandchildren. I began acting on stage as a teenager, and began modeling …

Entertainment Scoop! Interview with Doc Benson

I came to learn of Doc Benson, first, through movie director and producer, Sharon Wilharm, and then later, when I heard of his acclaimed film, Seven Deadly Words. Doc, as well as other professionals, later became a guest on TBAP’s 2016 Easter Fiesta, which was fantastic! Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing him. Learn more about Doc Benson in our chat below! Miranda ~ Hello Doc! Honored to have you visit TBAP today. Could tell us a bit about yourself? Doc: Glad to be here!  Let’s see… I started off in Railroad Management and made the switch to media and ministry in the early 1990’s. I penned articles for international magazines such as Trains, Countryside, ASG, The Officer, and various newspapers across America, and won the award for TOP COLUMNIST by the West Virginia Press Association. When it comes to video media, I worked as a CBS television affiliate producer, writing the news each day and appearing on air in various segments, including the coverage of the events of 9/11. Later, I served as …

Entertainment Scoop! ~ Interview with Jamie Lee Smith

Meet the talented and lovely filmmaker, Jamie Lee Smith! In learning about her, I’ve fallen in love with her principles and work ethic. Also, she’s the sweetest and kindest! Her honesty sheds light on the truth about how Hollywood really works in a manner that not only encourages one to stand for what they believe in, but also to maintain one’s integrity. Learn more about the lovely Jamie as you follow our chat below! Miranda ~ Hello Jamie! Wonderful to have you visit TBAP today! Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Jamie: Thank you! Very happy to have the opportunity to speak with you.  I was born and raised in Colorado. Although both my degrees are in politics, I started my career in the music industry, and then transitioned into video production, working mostly on movies, and in more recent years, film.  In addition, in the last four years, I have also been blessed to be able to work on three independent films. I also speak at events and teach seminars for …

Entertainment Scoop! ~ Interview with Sandy Boikian

The lovely Sandy Boikian is a writer, director and producer, and she’s the filmmaker behind the wonderful movie, Fragile World (read the TBAP review of Fragile World here). I have the great pleasure and honor of presenting my interview with Sandy today. To learn more about this amazing and interesting woman, follow our chat below! Miranda ~ Hello Sandy! Thank you for visiting TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Sandy ~ I am one of the few people in the L.A. entertainment scene who was actually born and raised in the Los Angeles area. I have been blessed with a wonderful family and friends, and the ability to do what I love to do. Miranda ~ How did you become a Christian—please tell us your story. Sandy ~ At the time I lived in Greece and was in my early twenties. I was out for the evening with my boyfriend when we heard what I thought was a street entertainer, speaking in English, surrounded by a crowd. I was excited to …

Entertainment Scoop! ~ Chatting with Executive Producer & Filmmaker, Del Baron

You all remember Irene Santiago, right? The lovely and interesting actress/producer that stopped by on TBAP some time ago? Yeah, that one! Well, today her fellow colleague in film-making (and husband) is visiting us today! How great! Without further ado, I present to you, Del Baron, one of the executive producers of the faith-based movie, Adrenaline! Join us below!   Miranda ~ Hello Del! Glad to have you visit TBAP today. Could tell us a bit about yourself? Del: I am married with 2 kids and currently living in Wilmington, NC. While I grew up out west, I find that the beaches in the east fit this time in my life very well. I love to work in film all week long, and then cater on the weekends to pay the bills. Finally, I attend Scotts Hill Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC. Miranda ~ When did you first discover God and come to Him personally? Del: I was raised in a very loving Christian home, and will say I found God at a very young age. I was baptized at …