In Part One of our interview, George Escobar shared specifically about Advent Film Group’s latest movie Come What May. In Part Two, he gave some wonderful advice for homeschool students interested in the film industry. Today, we’ll look at projects and vision for the future.
Pajama School: Can you tell us about any future film projects that are in the works?
Escobar: We are focusing on three subjects for our next three films: 1. The importance of fatherhood (addressing the problem of absent dads. Dad may be at home, but his heart and mind is somewhere else.). 2. Knitting families together (promoting family unity by showing a “great” accomplishment that only a family can achieve if they work together for kingdom purposes.) 3. Loving our neighbor (tackling immigration).
Pajama School: Any additional thoughts/comments you’d like to share?
Escobar: Advent Film Group (AFG) has an integrated, dual mission: Being and growing great filmmakers for Christ. AFG aims to make solid, entertaining films that are good for families and affirm biblical values and principles. Making good films is not a mere end in itself. It is also AFG’s means for giving high school and college-age young people hands-on exposure to the craft of filmmaking. In this way, AFG seeks to inspire them and help them discern whether God has sent them to serve in this critical message-making and culture shaping field of endeavor. Forty young people participated in the making of Come What May! If AFG’s vision is fully realized, God will have used AFG to:
• germinate the seeds of filmmaking vocations He has sown in the hearts of many young people;
• through long term relationship with these chosen seed bearers, nurture, train and encourage them to grow in skill and Godward vision for their work; and
• help seed and establish them in the field of filmmaking —
so that within two generations the field will be overtaken with faithful, fruitful, gospel affirming story tellers for Christ.
A huge thanks to Mr. Escobar for taking the time to give us a peek into the vision of Advent Film Group and their newly released film Come What May. I’m so excited about the work they are doing to advance the kingdom of God. Be sure to catch the next post, where I’ll be interviewing Victoria Emmons, a 19-year old homeschooler who starred as Rachel Morton in Come What May!
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