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THE FATE OF THE WORLD TURNS ON A STORY

From the snake's story in the Garden of Eden to Jesus's parables.

Hitler's propaganda machine to Mr Rogers Neighborhood

The stories we believe shape our hearts

and determine our destiny.

WHAT STORY WILL THEY HEAR AND BELIEVE?

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 THE WORLD IS SHAPED BY MEDIA 

WORLDWIDE, PEOPLE SPEND 5-15 HOURS PER DAY ON MOBILE DEVICES

Yet, apart from a relatively small amount of inspirational entertainment created for the "church market," Jesus followers are woefully neglecting the impact of story and media.

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We are building

AN INTERNATIONAL
MEDIA STUDIO

To create kingdom content and train an army of international creators.

MASTER PLAN

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CURRENT FILM & TV PROJECTS

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LET ME
HAVE
MY SON

A father searches for his son who suffers from schizophrenia.

Why this story?

A film to bring hope to people in impossible situations.

and stir up compassion for "the least of these" who suffer with serious mental illness and fill the streets and homeless camps of our cities.

Kingdom Strategy

Partnered with Cristóbal Krusen, 30 year international filmmakers and founder of Messenger Films.

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TALES OF THE KINGDOM

An orphan boys escapes Enchanted City to search

for the King who will adopt him.

Why this story?

People need rich and true imagery to fully grasp the glory of God's kingdom.

This animated fantasy series can be translated to bring kingdom truth to many cultures, including countries closed to other Gospel presentations.

Kingdom Strategy

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Partner with established animation producer Vignette Pictures to elevate international animation talent.  Partner with internationally known authors David and Karen Mains.

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DAKOTA

The Creator has been speaking to native peoples since the beginning of time through oral tradition and prophesy.

We follow a Dakota/French family through the collision of Indigenous and European cultures in18th & 19th century Minnesota

Why this story?

Indigenous people need a redemptive story that reveals their place in the Creator's story.

Society needs to understand we are all one family: created in the image of God, fallen, but redeemed in the One Righteous Savior.

Kingdom Strategy

Blended Indigenous/European creative team to wrestle through our shared history to bring healing and relationship.  Partner with Thinking Man Films.

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MR ROGERS FOR CHILDREN FROM
CONFLICT ZONES

A low tech Mr Rogers style children's show that teaches God care for kids through story, songs, field trips and creative fun.

Why this story?

Children from Conflict zones need love and truth to help them overcome trauma and build fruitful lives.

Conflict regions need redemptive stories that point the way to a better future.

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Kingdom Strategy

Language & Culture specific cast and crew for Myanmar and East Africa. Filmed in Minnesota and on location in home villages and refugee camps.

Partner with popular worship leaders Voice of Karen and refugee camp trauma care ministries, like Tutapona in Uganda.

CURRENT MISSION VIDEO PROJECTS

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CREATION
STEWARDS
INTERNATIONAL

A series of videos to promote CSI's work in East and Central Africa, expand their agricultural training in Africa through media and leverage CSI training to disciple unreached people groups.

Why this story?

Many farmers in East Africa live on the edge of starvation.  CSI strategies can double or triple yields, regenerate land and lift farmers out of poverty.  CSI training can be used as a strategic tool to reach UUPG's.

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To be added

OPTIV NETWORK
DOCUMENTARIES

Silker is working with Optiv to create a series of documentaries featuring Optiv Network's key podcasters.

Why this story?

Optiv Network seeks to be the new town square. Optiv stands for optical perspective: looking at things from a different angle, on the quest for truth, with the humility to acknowledge it when found.

Kingdom Strategy

Optiv has shown us how ideas can be brought to the public more quickly and inexpensively through podcast than full visual production.  So, in addition to aiding Optiv in their mission, we see a forum where the ideas we pursue in our movies can be developed, promoted and more broadly explored and expressed.

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Why us?

Learn more about our calling & leadership experience.

STRATEGY

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WE ARE PARTNERING
ESTABLISHED FILMMAKERS

WITH NEW TALENT ON OUR DOORSTEP

These creative partnerships will create "best in market media" in emerging

media markets around the world.

There are one million first and second generation immigrants in Minnesota.

That is talent from around the globe.

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TO RAISE UP THE NEXT GENERATION OF MEDIA CREATORS

These creators will lead their cultures in media quality,

Have an outsized impact in markets that aren't saturated with content.

They will grow in skill as their market grows in and potentially impact their cultures for decades.

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR A BASE OUTSIDE, BUT NEAR THE TWIN CITIES

Where we can host interns.

Build a live/work community with production capacity.

Create systems of sustainability that can weather societal disruptions.

If not now, then when?

Current technologies give us unprecedented tools for media creation and distribution. This generation has been uniquely prepared to communicate through media.  And we have experienced masters in our midst ready to equip and mentor them.

We envision

  • A media production training base east of the Twin Cities creating a constant flow of fresh content.

  • A dedicated fund to help underwrite production costs and accelerate new projects.

  • A worldwide network of creators making media for the nations.

  • An international brain trust working to understand the foundational stories of each culture and create media that speaks to the heart.

  • A dedication to creating and improving until we are among the best.

  • Hearts and gifts surrendered to Jesus, dependent on the Holy Spirit, loved by and loving the Father.

GET INVOLVED

PRAY

We are looking for people to pray for us and with us

SUPPORT

We are building infrastructure and project development funds. 

JOIN US

We are looking for talent, interns, distributors, and related connections.

FIND  LAND

We are looking for land or facilities within 30 minutes of the Minneapolis

WHO WILL TELL THE STORY FOR THIS GENERATION?

The Inklings, which included C.S.Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien

Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

C. S. Lewis

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