Church Filmcraft Festival

What Stories Have You Captured?

When you look around your church and community, there are stories all over the place. Capture Summit wants to see the ones you’ve brought to life.

Our Church Filmcraft Festival provides the open forum. Submit yours for a chance to be shown in a laid-back Capture Summit session with your fellow filmmakers.

Here are some past entries from fellow filmmakers, content creators and past Capture attendees.

The Journey Home

Promo - Jeremy McKnight, Trailhead Church

This was a promotional video for a giving campaign to purchase and renovate a warehouse for our church home. Each shot was at a location that the church has gathered in.

 

Church Size: 0-500

Location: Graham, NC

The Big Fix

Trailer - Micah Caronna, Living Word Family Church

A disconnected father and an overbearing mother are always at odds with their teenage kids, and especially with each other. In a selfish attempt to change the other, they pray for help only to find themselves trapped in the other's body. Now the kids are king of the jungle running their parent's restaurant, while the parents are thrown back into the wilderness of high school. They have to learn to cooperated and love each other if they're going to make it out alive!

 

Church Size: 501-1,000

Location: Wake Forest, NC

Heather Bennett's Story

Testimonial - Jesse Henning, newhope church

Heather Bennett's Story is a journey of faith and miraculous healing. Unable to find a proper diagnosis after many consults with physicians, Heather and her husband have to make difficult decisions to uproot their family in pursuit of a cure. What they didn't expect was how the cure would manifest itself.

 

Church Size: over 5,000

Location: Durham, NC

Carded

Concept Film Short - Mark Baird and Susan Shearer

Originally submitted to the 168 Film Festival and won the Evangelista Award for the film in the KidVid category in 2016. Two young boys learn their private lives may not be so private after an unsuccessful stop at the neighborhood video game store.

The Jump

Promo - Jesse Henning, newhope church

The Jump Commercial is a short video to promo newhope Church via TV broadcast. Some things in life may be thrilling, but are not very hopeful, whereas a life in Christ is both thrilling and hopeful.

 

Church Size: over 5,000

Location: Durham, NC

Bria's Story

Testimonial - Tyler Vincent, Hope Community Church

Bria’s Story is follows one woman’s journey from unspeakable loss and paralyzing depression into freedom in Christ and hope for tomorrow.

 

Camera: Canon C100 MkII
Special Technique: The director employs a specific camera slide/tilt movement to achieve a unique effect at a critical moment in the narrative.

Church Size: over 5,000

Location: Raleigh, NC

At the Movies

Promo - Ryan Geesaman, LCBC Church

Director: Ryan Geesaman

Actor: Ben Brewer

Church Size: over 5,000

Location: Manheim, PA

The Prodigal

Short Film - Chris Brice, Covenant Love Church

Performed as a short-film, you will experience a modern-day story unfold of a son who receives his inheritance from his father and spends it unwisely. His actions lead to harsh consequences but as his father prays, his son returns.

 

Church Size: 2,001 - 5,000

Location: Fayetteville, NC

Peter Mangi's Story

Testimonial - Jesse Henning, newhope church

Peter Mangi's Story is about how God led a boy from the slums of Africa to newhope Church in Thika, Kenya, where he became the Children's minister to lead others like he was away from a path that leads to death and towards the one who gives eternal life.

 

Church Size: over 5,000

Location: Durham, NC

Safe

Sermon Bumper - Ryan Geesaman, LCBC Church

Sermon bumper for a series called "Safe."

 

Church Size: over 5,000

Location: Manheim, PA

Thank You - Dallas Police Officer Funeral

Promo - Prestonwood Baptist Church

Church Size: over 5,000

Location: Plano, TX

Jeremy's Story

Testimonial - Logan Patton, Blue Ridge Community Church

Church Size: 2,001 - 5,000

Location: Forest, VA

Awana Clubs

Promo - Katie Horton, Colonial Baptist Church

Church Size: 2,001 - 5,000

Location: Cary, NC

The Art and the Artist

Concept - Jesse Henning, newhope church

The Art and the Artist depicts how our lives can take many twists and turns especially within the weight of the consequences of our decisions. While imperfect and flawed as we may be, there is one at work who is greater than all we can ever face, artfully crafting each of our stories and driving us toward the greatest decision we will ever make.

 

Church Size: over 5,000

Location: Durham, NC

Profiler Series Promo

Promo - Adam Hoffman, Alex Schwindt, Thomas Whited, Hope Community Church

One forensic scientist in the year 2149 struggles to assemble fragments of information lost to time, hoping to assemble a better understanding of one of the most pivotal figures in the ancient world.

 

Camera: Canon C100 MkII
Special Technique: Profiler utilizes significant 3D modeling and animation to create a futuristic research station and photo-realistic environmental effects.

Church Size: over 5,000

Location: Raleigh, NC

The Rock Band Commercial

Promo - Jesse Henning, newhope church

The Rock Band Commercial is a TV commercial for newhope Church. Getting the band back together can be thrilling, but, depending on the gigs you're playing, maybe not so hopeful.

 

Church Size: over 5,000

Location: Durham, NC

Love Comes Down

Sermon Series Bumper - Josh Etheridge, Blue Ridge Community Church

Concept film based on Philippians 3:14 "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

 

Church Size: 2,001 - 5,000

Location: Forest, VA

His Story Your Story: Gary Blankenmeister

Testimonial - Prestonwood Baptist Church

Church Size: over 5,000

Location: Plano, TX

Family Fun Day: The Church Office

Promo - Tiffany Murphy, Osborne Family Church

This promo video goes behind the scenes. Filmed on site, with some of our staff members, making fun of our typical "talking head" promo videos.

 

Church Size: 2,001 - 5,000

Location: Eden, NC

Found Trailer

Testimonial - Jesse Henning, newhope church

Found is based on the true story of a man named Raymone Maye. Raymone likes to live life to the fullest with little regard for anyone along the way including himself. One night he decides to attend a high profile party with his friend Ben. Once things start to get out of control, Ben takes off and Raymone continues to indulge in the high life, however, that decision ends up leaving him fighting for his own.

 

Church Size: over 5,000

Location: Durham, NC

Haiti Hurricane Relief

Promo - Woody Davis, Hope Community Church

In late 2016 Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti with category 4 winds, killing thousands and laying waste to entire communities. This recap tells theo story of how Hope Community Church is helping to restore and rebuilt through it’s partnership with Agape Church.

 

Camera: Canon C100 MkII
Special Technique: The documentary filmmaker utilizes significant drone footage to achieve a unique God’s eye perspective on the work and impact of the missions work.

Church Size: over 5,000

Location: Raleigh, NC