Faith, Media & Culture

Here are today’s dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture.

1. “To change the world, he first has to change himself.” That’s the poster line for Unlimited.  The upcoming film follows the saga of Simon Orwell, an electrical engineering student who, after being  kicked out of MIT, teams up with a former professor make a device capable of creating unlimited energy. When the professor is murdered, Orwell goes into hiding, taking refuge in an orphanage run by a former NASA scientist. The movie is being shot in El Paso, Texas (subbing for Mexico where most of the action takes place).  While the plot description doesn’t cry out “faith-based film” it’s being touted as a real groundbreaker in the genre.   Produced Chad Gundersen (Like Dandelion Dust, The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry, The Trial) and directed  Nathan Frankowski (Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed), it’s being backed by successful entrepreneur Harold Finch.  I plan to keep an eye on this one.

2.  Getting ready for Baby. Ahead of the March 23rd opening of the pro-life movie October Baby, you can catch an interview with the filmmakers, Jon and Andrew Erwin, when they appear on EWTN’s Life on the Rock on Thursday, March 15 (10:00 PM ET).  October Baby is loosely based on the remarkable true story of Gianna Jessen, a pro-life activist and survivor of a failed abortion. Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, John Schneider and Jasmine Guy star.
BTW, I also recently spoke with the Erwin brothers and will be running that interview  sometime in the week of its premiere.

No blog tomorrow or Friday. Have a great weekend!

Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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