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The Faith and Family Filmmakers Podcast helps filmmakers who share a Christian worldview stay in touch, informed, and inspired. Releasing new episodes every Monday, we interview experts from varying fields of filmmaking; from screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers, to composers, talent agents, and distributors.

Hear inspiring stories from the journeys of successful Christian Filmmakers. Find out what’s currently being written and produced. Learn about distribution and fundraising strategies. Get expert advice that will help you advance in your career. This show is for people involved in all areas of the filmmaking industry, and those who want to be!

Produced and hosted by Geoffrey Whitt and Jaclyn Whitt, this podcast is brought to you by the Faith & Family Filmmakers Association https://www.faffassociation.com/

Faith & Family Filmmakers Geoffrey and Jaclyn Whitt

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The Faith and Family Filmmakers Podcast helps filmmakers who share a Christian worldview stay in touch, informed, and inspired. Releasing new episodes every Monday, we interview experts from varying fields of filmmaking; from screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers, to composers, talent agents, and distributors.

Hear inspiring stories from the journeys of successful Christian Filmmakers. Find out what’s currently being written and produced. Learn about distribution and fundraising strategies. Get expert advice that will help you advance in your career. This show is for people involved in all areas of the filmmaking industry, and those who want to be!

Produced and hosted by Geoffrey Whitt and Jaclyn Whitt, this podcast is brought to you by the Faith & Family Filmmakers Association https://www.faffassociation.com/

    Meet Your Hosts: Geoff and Jaclyn Share Their Creative Journeys

    Meet Your Hosts: Geoff and Jaclyn Share Their Creative Journeys

    Episode 57 - Meet Your Hosts: Geoff and Jaclyn Share Their Creative Journeys
    In this unique episode of the Faith and Family Filmmakers Podcast, hosts Jaclyn and Geoffrey Whitt  interview each other, revealing personal stories and pivotal moments from their careers in music, film, screenwriting, and creative business ventures. They discuss Geoff's early experiences in music and children's ministry, leading to his first filmed musical, and Jaclyn's journey from writing scripts at 11 years old to becoming a dedicated screenwriter and mentor. The couple also shares insights about their transition to living in Mexico to pursue their business full-time, the development of the Faith and Family Screenwriting Academy, and their plans to provide opportunities for  pitching and promoting projects within the podcast. They announce the end of Exclusive Member’ Episodes and highlight upcoming guests and episodes for the next season. Additionally, Jaclyn introduces her upcoming book, combining fiction and non-fiction to explore understanding God from a storyteller's perspective.
    Highlights:
    Welcome and IntroductionGeoff's Creative JourneyJaclyn's Creative BeginningsScreenwriting as a CareerStarting a New Life in MexicoFaith and Family Screenwriting Academy and BeyondPodcast Evolution and Listener EngagementNew Paid Pitch and Promote EpisodesJaclyn's Book
    Geoff and Jaclyn Whitt are a Christian couple who also happen to be business partners. Together, they founded the Faith and Family Screenwriting Academy and the Family and Family Filmmakers Podcast. Jaclyn is a screenwriter and instructor while Geoff runs the business side of things.
    Read a sample of Jaclyns work as an Author: https://www.jaclynwhitt.com/
    The Faith & Family Filmmakers podcast helps filmmakers who share a Christian worldview stay in touch, informed, and inspired. Releasing new episodes every Monday, we interview experts from varying fields of filmmaking; from screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers, to film scorers,  talent agents, and distributors. 
    It is produced and hosted by Geoffrey Whitt and Jaclyn Whitt , and is brought to you by the Faith & Family Filmmakers Association
    Support Faith & Family Filmmakers Our mission is to help filmmakers who share a Christian Worldview stay in touch, informed, and inspired. Please help by becoming a supporting member or leaving One-Time Donation.
    Get Email Notifications
    Faith and Family Screenwriting Bootcamp: https://www.faffassociation.com/screenwriting-bootcamp
    Enter the Faith & Family Screenwriting Awards festival
    Faith and Family Screenwriting Academy: https://www.faffassociation.com/
    Script Notes and Coaching: https://www.faffassociation.com/script-services
    Copyright 2024 Ivan Ann Productions

    • 22 min
    Voice Acting for Animation and Visual Effects Technology with Brannon Hollingsworth

    Voice Acting for Animation and Visual Effects Technology with Brannon Hollingsworth

    Episode 56 - Voice Acting for Animation and Visual Effects Technology with Brannon Hollingsworth
    In this episode with hosts Jaclyn and Geoffrey Whitt, Brannon Hollingsworth provides an in-depth look into the world of animation and visual effects. He shares advice on how aspiring voice actors can enter the field, emphasizing the importance of networking and honing character acting skills. Brannon discusses the advanced technology, such as mocap and face capture, used in modern animation and its potential for remote collaboration. The episode also covers Brainy's unique approach to casting and giving feedback to help Christian creatives grow. Additionally, Brannon delves into his experiences working with Angel Studios on “The Shift”, explaining the integration of Unreal Game Engine for creating complex visual effects. This insightful conversation offers valuable guidance for anyone looking to pursue a career in animation or VFX.
    Breaking into Voice Acting for AnimationExploring Mocap and Face Capture TechnologyCasting Calls and Feedback ProcessRemote Recording and Studio SessionThe Shift: Visual Effects in FilmCreating 3D Environments with Unreal EngineFinal Thoughts and Encouragement
    Brannon Hollingsworth’s insights into voice acting and visual effects provide a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to break into these fields. Whether you're an aspiring voice actor or a tech enthusiast eager to explore mocap and 3D environments, Brannon’s advice is to start experimenting and learning as much as you can. The opportunities in this industry are vast and ever-evolving, making it an exciting time to be a part of it. We hope this interview sheds light on the process and inspires you to take the next step in your creative journey.
    BRANNON HOLLINGSWORTH (Creative Director/Writer) was born to create. An author, speaker, poet, producer, publisher, game designer, content creator, script writer, art director, and unapologetic Christ-follower, Brannon is a passionate creator, teacher, and deacon of young adults who promotes family-oriented ministries. Brannon is a multi-award-wining director, producer, and screenwriter of Christian animation, the author or co-author of over a dozen novels, novellas, and short stories as well as the co-creator of a game that Forbes called “a clever idea well executed” and “excellent”. He serves joyously as the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Creative Officer for Brainy Pixel Productions, a Christian Animation/Production studio in north Alabama.
    Brannon's Links: https://linktr.ee/brainypixel
    Faith and Family Summer Screenwriting Bootcamp: https://www.faffassociation.com/screenwriting-bootcamp
    The Faith & Family Filmmakers podcast helps filmmakers who share a Christian worldview stay in touch, informed, and inspired. Releasing new episodes every Monday, we interview experts from varying fields of filmmaking; from screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers, to film scorers,  talent agents, and distributors. 
    It is produced and hosted by Geoffrey Whitt and Jaclyn Whitt , and is brought to you by the Faith & Family Filmmakers Association
    Support Faith & Family Filmmakers Our mission is to help filmmakers who share a Christian Worldview stay in touch, informed, and inspired. Please help by becoming a supporting member or leaving One-Time Donation.
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    • 18 min
    Creating Faith-Based Animation with Brannon Hollingsworth

    Creating Faith-Based Animation with Brannon Hollingsworth

    Episode 55 - Creating Faith-Based Animation with Brannon Hollingsworth
    In this episode of the Faith and Family Filmmakers podcast, hosts Jaclyn and Geoffrey Whitt welcome Brannon Hollingsworth, a multifaceted creator and chief operations officer at Brainy Pixel Productions. Brannon shares his journey from freelance writer to co-founding a dedicated Christian animation studio alongside his partner, Michael Tonis. He discusses overcoming early challenges, navigating the animation industry, and the pivotal moment of choosing to create content that glorifies God. Key highlights include the creation and vision behind Brainy Pixel Productions, technological tools used in their creative process such as the Unreal Game Engine, and past and current projects like 'Cubekins' and 'Lily's Lab'. Brannon also addresses the balance of creative passion and business acumen in the animation and filmmaking industries.
    Introduction to Brannon HollingsworthEarly Career and Meeting Michael TonisThe Birth of Brainy PixelTransition to Christian AnimationSuccess with Cubekins and Other ProjectsTechnological Tools and InnovationsThe Costs in AnimationRelationship Between Game Creation and AnimationConclusion and Contact Information
    Brannon's journey with Brainy Pixel exemplifies the blend of faith, creativity, and technological innovation in the realm of Christian animation. As they continue to develop engaging content for various age groups, their dedication to glorifying God through their work remains unwavering. Be sure to follow Brainy Pixel on social media and stay tuned for their upcoming projects, which promise to uplift and inspire audiences worldwide.
    Stay creative and faithful, and we look forward to bringing you more inspiring stories from the world of Faith and Family Filmmakers.
    BRANNON HOLLINGSWORTH (Creative Director/Writer) was born to create. An author, speaker, poet, producer, publisher, game designer, content creator, script writer, art director, and unapologetic Christ-follower, Brannon is a passionate creator, teacher, and deacon of young adults who promotes family-oriented ministries. Brannon is a multi-award-wining director, producer, and screenwriter of Christian animation, the author or co-author of over a dozen novels, novellas, and short stories as well as the co-creator of a game that Forbes called “a clever idea well executed” and “excellent”. He serves joyously as the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Creative Officer for Brainy Pixel Productions, a Christian Animation/Production studio in north Alabama.
    Brannon's Links: https://linktr.ee/brainypixel
    Faith and Family Summer Screenwriting Bootcamp: https://www.faffassociation.com/screenwriting-bootcamp
    The Faith & Family Filmmakers podcast helps filmmakers who share a Christian worldview stay in touch, informed, and inspired. Releasing new episodes every Monday, we interview experts from varying fields of filmmaking; from screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers, to film scorers,  talent agents, and distributors. 
    It is produced and hosted by Geoffrey Whitt and Jaclyn Whitt , and is brought to you by the Faith & Family Filmmakers Association
    Support Faith & Family Filmmakers Our mission is to help filmmakers who share a Christian Worldview stay in touch, informed, and inspired. Please help by becoming a supporting member or leaving One-Time Donation.
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    • 29 min
    Film Scoring Tools, Software, and Advice for Aspiring Composers with Zachary Horner

    Film Scoring Tools, Software, and Advice for Aspiring Composers with Zachary Horner

    Episode 54 - Film Scoring Tools, Software, and Advice for Aspiring Composers with Zachary Horner
    In this episode of the Faith and Family Filmmakers Podcast, hosts Jaclyn and Geoffrey Whitt interview Zachary Horner, a film composer known for his work on projects like 'Disciples in the Moonlight' and 'The Thorn'. Zachary discusses his favorite genres to compose for, his favorite film composers, and his favorite instruments. He also provides insights on the tools and software he uses, and shares advice for aspiring composers on working with budgets of various sizes. Furthermore, Zachary highlights the importance of communication and collaboration in film scoring, detailing his experiences working with directors and producers. He ends the interview by offering tips on marketing oneself as a film composer and where listeners can find and hire him.
    Welcome and IntroductionDiscussing Favorite GenresFavorite Film ComposersChallenges in Composing for ComedyFavorite Instruments and Their EmotionsTools and Software for ComposingGear Advice for Aspiring ComposersCollaborating with DirectorsUpcoming Projects and Contact Information
    Zachary Horner is an American Composer, Orchestrator, and Producer and has been working in the industry for over a decade. His musical education began early in childhood as a choirboy and enrolled in private music lessons. He has a Master of Arts in Orchestration for Film from ThinkSpace Education (University of Chichester).
    In addition to avoiding celery at all costs, Zachary has been hard at work over the years creating timeless melodies, alarmingly realistic sampled mock-ups, and rich orchestration for hundreds of projects ranging from promotional to feature films, documentaries to apps, producing artists to short films.
    Zachary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zachary_horner/
    Zachary on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zachary.horner.composer
    Zachary on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8066578/
    Faith and Family Summer Screenwriting Bootcamp: https://www.faffassociation.com/screenwriting-bootcamp
    The Faith & Family Filmmakers podcast helps filmmakers who share a Christian worldview stay in touch, informed, and inspired. Releasing new episodes every Monday, we interview experts from varying fields of filmmaking; from screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers, to film scorers,  talent agents, and distributors. 
    It is produced and hosted by Geoffrey Whitt and Jaclyn Whitt , and is brought to you by the Faith & Family Filmmakers Association
    Support Faith & Family Filmmakers Our mission is to help filmmakers who share a Christian Worldview stay in touch, informed, and inspired. Please help by becoming a supporting member or leaving One-Time Donation.
    Get Email Notifications
    Enter the Faith & Family Screenwriting Awards festival
    Faith and Family Screenwriting Academy: https://www.faffassociation.com/
    Script Notes and Coaching: a href="https://www.faffassociation.com/script-services" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 24 min
    Building a Film Scoring Career with Zachary Horner

    Building a Film Scoring Career with Zachary Horner

    Episode 53 - Building a Film Scoring Career with Zachary Horner
    In this episode of the Faith and Family Filmmakers podcast, Hosts Jaclyn and Geoffrey Whitt interview Zachary Horner, an American film composer known for his work on projects like 'Disciples in the Moonlight' and 'The Thorn'.  Horner discusses his musical journey from early childhood, his education, and his work on various projects including promotional videos, short films, documentaries, and feature-length films. He shares insights on starting small, building relationships, and continually learning as a composer. Zachary also discusses the difference between working with live instruments versus samples. The episode provides valuable advice for aspiring composers, emphasizing the significance of perseverance, humility, and collaboration.
    Introduction and WelcomeZachary's Musical JourneyFrom Choir Boy to Film ComposerMusicianshipLive Instruments vs. SamplesNotable Projects and ExperiencesAdvice for Aspiring Composers
    Zachary Horner is an American Composer, Orchestrator, and Producer and has been working in the industry for over a decade. His musical education began early in childhood as a choirboy and enrolled in private music lessons. He has a Master of Arts in Orchestration for Film from ThinkSpace Education (University of Chichester).
    In addition to avoiding celery at all costs, Zachary has been hard at work over the years creating timeless melodies, alarmingly realistic sampled mock-ups, and rich orchestration for hundreds of projects ranging from promotional to feature films, documentaries to apps, producing artists to short films.
    Zachary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zachary_horner/
    Zachary on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zachary.horner.composer
    Zachary on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8066578/
    Faith and Family Summer Screenwriting Bootcamp: https://www.faffassociation.com/screenwriting-bootcamp
    The Faith & Family Filmmakers podcast helps filmmakers who share a Christian worldview stay in touch, informed, and inspired. Releasing new episodes every Monday, we interview experts from varying fields of filmmaking; from screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers, to film scorers,  talent agents, and distributors. 
    It is produced and hosted by Geoffrey Whitt and Jaclyn Whitt , and is brought to you by the Faith & Family Filmmakers Association
    Support Faith & Family Filmmakers Our mission is to help filmmakers who share a Christian Worldview stay in touch, informed, and inspired. Please help by becoming a supporting member or leaving One-Time Donation.
    Get Email Notifications
    Enter the Faith & Family Screenwriting Awards festival
    Faith and Family Screenwriting Academy: https://www.faffassociation.com/
    Script Notes and Coaching: https://www.faffassociation.com/script-services
    Copyright 2024 Ivan Ann Productions

    • 21 min
    Festival Insights and Screenwriting Strategies with Scott Michael Branan

    Festival Insights and Screenwriting Strategies with Scott Michael Branan

    Episode 52 - Festival Insights and Screenwriting Strategies with Scott Michael Branan
    In this episode of the Faith and Family Filmmakers podcast, host Jaclyn Whitt and guest Scott Michael Brannon delve into the intricacies of navigating film festivals. Scott shares his unique perspective as a festival organizer and discusses the value of selecting the right festivals as a screenwriter,  including personal anecdotes about mistakes and successes. The conversation covers strategic submissions, the importance of feedback, and how film festivals can offer networking opportunities. They highlight notable festivals and stress the significance of recognizing scripts that resonate beyond faith-based audiences.
    Introduction and WelcomeThe Value of Film FestivalsFestival Experiences and InsightsChoosing the Right FestivalSuccess Stories and Lessons LearnedStrategic SubmissionsFeedback and ImprovementFinal Thoughts and Encouragement
    Scott Branan has been screenwriting for over 20 years. He enjoys many different genres of film and has also written a full stage musical with his father and oldest daughter, complete with 14 original songs.
    He owns Beyond Entertainment Studios in Southwest Florida, which creates family friendly projects, as well as Beyond Audio Visual, a complete Audio Visual Rental, Installation and Live Production company. BAV is the money-making side of the business which is used to bring BE projects to life. Scott is also the director of Beyond Entertainment Family Film Festival.
    He has been married to Kathy Brannon for 30 years and has two daughters; Karissa and Makayla.
    Czar of Hollywood Musical: www.beyondmusicals.com
    Deep Within Film: ​​www.carbondating.love
    Beyond Entertainment Audio Visual: www.beyondentertainmentfl.com
    Beyond Entertainment on Facebook: www.facebook.com/beyondentertainmentSWFL
    Faith and Family Summer 2024 Screenwriting Bootcamp: https://www.faffassociation.com/screenwriting-bootcamp
    The Faith & Family Filmmakers podcast helps filmmakers who share a Christian worldview stay in touch, informed, and inspired. Releasing new episodes every Monday, we interview experts from varying fields of filmmaking; from screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers, to film scorers,  talent agents, and distributors. 
    It is produced and hosted by Geoffrey Whitt and Jaclyn Whitt , and is brought to you by the Faith & Family Filmmakers Association
    Support Faith & Family Filmmakers Our mission is to help filmmakers who share a Christian Worldview stay in touch, informed, and inspired. Please help by becoming a supporting member or leaving One-Time Donation.
    Get Email Notifications
    Enter the Faith & Family Screenwriting Awards festival
    Faith and Family Screenwriting Academy: https://www.faffassociation.com/
    Script Notes and Coaching: a href="https://www.faffassociation.com/script-services"

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Brad Nuber ,

Finalist 2024 Faith

The Faith and Family Filmmakers Podcasts are for aspiring writers, young and old. They give an inside look at what to expect entering the writing field – especially writing faith and family screenplays. Each episode will encourage and uplift you to stay on course as you begin your career as a writer. Bravo. Nicely done.

White Goldwing ,

Faith and Family Filmmakers

Excellent content from some very good speakers. They seam so genuine as they speak from their life experiences in the film industry I look forward to more.

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