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God is moving, can you see it?
January 3, 2013 10:55 pm
Published in: On the Field Tags: , , , ,

You guessed it, I’m home for the holidays!!

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4 airports, and 24 hours of travel later found me collapsing into the arms of my family in Missoula, Montana.  I have spent the last three+ weeks reading in my pajamas, eating things like cheese, big crunchy salads, and pomagranates, hugging friends, wrapping and unwrapping Christmas presents, and generally soaking in home.  It has been glorious!  There is snow outside, lights on the tree, and an exponential amount of warm fuzzies in my heart.

In other news… WE WRAPPED PRODUCTION ON THE DISTANT BOAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Filming on the coast of Kenya.

Filming on the coast of Kenya.

 What a wild couple of months it was too!  I don’t think I have ever learned so much so fast, not even in college!  There is something about learning on the fly, on the field, that really sticks with you.  Becoming an art director was challenging, hilarious, wake-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night-panicked-that-I-forgot-something, rewarding, and ultimately the most growing experience that I’ve ever been through.

Holding a light reflector during filming.

Holding a light reflector during filming.

Now that we are done with the actual filming part of the movie-making process we will begin the long and arduous task of editing.  This means that we will take hours and hours and HOURS of footage and begin chopping it up into our 90 minute movie.  Then comes color-grading, composing the score, subtitles, credits, promotion and distribution, among other things!  We are hoping and praying to have the finished film out in the world by August of 2013!

Filming at a fishing village.

Filming at a fishing village.

Don’t worry, I will keep you all updated along the way!  You can also check out some sweet behind the scenes footage and photos HERE.

Well I’m gonna get back to vacationing Montana style!  Thank you all for loving me, believing in and supporting the work of AIM and journeying with me thus far… here’s to a whole new slew of awesomeness in 2013!!

Here are some glimpses into my family/friend/animal/food/snow-filled time at home in Montana…

Sweet reunion with my gal pals!

Sweet reunion with my gal pals!

Quiet evenings in my childhood home with the fam, can't beat it!

Quiet evenings in my childhood home with the fam, can’t beat it!

My favorite lunch!

My favorite lunch from one of my favorite local Missoula restaurant!

Baking pies with my best friends on Christmas Eve!

Baking pies with my best friends on Christmas Eve!

The Bitterroots, Montana for the win!

The Bitterroots, Montana for the win!

Sassy walks with Mom and Sam.

Sassy walks with Mom and Sam

New Years charades with dear friends

New Years charades with dear friends

Lots of time with our (many) family pets, like PT the cat and Ollie the dog.

Lots of time with our (many) family pets, like PT the cat and Ollie the dog.

My dear and wonderful parents

My dear and wonderful parents

Rejoicing with our pregnant friend Jill!!

Rejoicing with our pregnant friend Jill!!

Soaking in the beauty of Montana, salve for the soul.

Soaking in the beauty of Montana, salve for the soul.

I pray that you and yours have a deeply rich and blessed holiday season, and a New Year full of unexpected wonders!

And God is able to bless you abundantly,

so that in all things at all times,

having all that you need,

you will abound in every good work.

2 Corinthians 9:8

August 6, 2011 7:34 pm
Published in: Pre-Field Tags: , , ,

Film is amazing.

It has the ability to connect our hearts to the lives of people thousands of miles away.

When I go to Africa, I will have the opportunity to take part in making films about what God is doing in Africa… with the aim of helping connect people the world over to Africa.  Wowza, I can’t wait to be a part of that.

Below are some (short) films that have lifted my heart, inspired my soul and gotten my creative juices flowing.  They are about real people, their stories, their lives and our world… and they have me chomping at the bit to start creating in Africa.

Enjoy,  I sure did.