By Sarah Pride
Patrick Henry College
Setting up for the weekend's seminar in PHC's Library Study Center
AFG founder George Escobar notes that the burgeoning Christian film movement has expanded in the last years. Following the model of Sherwood Baptist’s Facing the Giants and Fireproof, many churches across the nation are developing their own production companies. From Escobar’s own AFG workshop alumni, at least four feature films are currently in production. AFG’s next feature is Hero, which is scoring an average of 8.4 out of ten in preview screenings across the country. Escobar and Mike Snyder also worked with Mission City Productions as co-producers for Alone Yet Not Alone, which recently released its teaser trailer. Escobar co-directed and co-wrote that film as well.
Peter Forbes (R) checks camera performance for the AFG workshop on a monitor.
Many PHC students and alumni have benefited from Escobar’s mentorship. Senior Brett Harris co-starred in Alone Yet Not Alone, and senior Ian Reid worked on the backend editing side. Peter Forbes (Literature, ’09) has just finished the novelization of Come What May, which AFG will self-publish by the fall.
View trailer for Hero below: