This is a story from Josh, a past student from the School of Frontier Media:
On my School of Frontier Media I had the chance to make an evangelistic film in India. When we began, we didn’t have the actors that we needed to shoot the film. We were quickly running out of time, and we realised we just needed to pray and ask God in order to figure out how we were meant to shoot this project. After praying, we felt like we were just supposed to continue to do whatever was possible. This meant shooting the scenes that we could, even if we didn’t have everything else worked out, and to just keep moving forward from there. We began to do this, filming the scenes that we were able to. And as we did that, God gave us what we needed. We picked up actors along the way, always at the perfect time, and somehow arrived at the end with a completed project.
This was massive for me and has influenced my whole approach to film making.
During this time of shooting in India I learned to understand an audience in order to create a film specifically tailored for them, their unique culture and their unique ways of communicating. To do this we had translators and cultural advisors working alongside us to educate us about the culture, including their language, their dress, and their ways of relating. This was massive for me and has influenced my whole approach to film making.