NEW WEBSITE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
I am ecstatic to announce that the NEW website is up and running! Our new amazing home on the internet is an online film and television subscription network. What that means is that, as a 501c3 film ministry, all donations are tax deductible and anyone can choose to 1) subscribe to our network for only $5 a month, 2) buy or rent a movie, 3) donate and get a Producer credit on the next films, or 4) connect with us online and talk about our films and how we can make our ministry work better to help those in need.
Pretty cool, right?
In this letter I would like to layout our vision for moving forward. How do we shoot films and help Christian pregnancy centers with the funds raised?
How can you personally be involved with this film ministry?
I will share this with you now...
If I can be honest with you, friend, Christian filmmakers come and go... Pro-life, Culture of Life, Sanctity of life (whatever you want to call it) films come and go... There is a big disconnect between the filmmakers and the Culture of Life Supporters. Currently there are NO real full time Culture of Life films studios with major distribution. There are a few films that pop up from time to time and then those filmmakers fall off into obscurity until years latter they appear again only to market their next film to the "pro-life" or "culture of life" niche markets...
They have an agenda. They might be in this for the Great Commission, but the also need to make their money back. We have a studio will little over head and our mission is to reach the hurting and heal our land. Yes, money is important to run the studio, but our overhead is much smaller than a two million dollar budget.
These "Culture of Life" filmmakers have spent millions to make their films and then they bark at you for attention, promising a new wave of hope or movement from their films, only to disappear once they have you ticket money.
It seems odd that you would only see those filmmakers when they are done with their next film and they have to make their money back... We need a voice that is constant.
We need a film studio that operates all year round as a ministry, shoots films, trains volunteers, gives people a voice, and sends out their films to the market to raise funds for Christian pregnancy centers. We need a film studio and filmmakers that don't go away after they shoot a film and ask for funds...
Here we are!!!
You will always know where WE are. We are right here, making films, making Disciples for Christ, sharing the Good News, helping women in need, and connecting with those that watch our films. We are here as a ministry, as a hope-giving solution for cultural issues. Our movies speak about the true solutions and hope that is available to all women, through Christian pregnancy centers. Oh, and you will know exactly where our funds go. There is no secret here.
This is about making films that are about family, eradicating other cultural issues that are related to the "crisis pregnancy" issue, and raising funds (with the films) to help Christian pregnancy centers.
So, here we are.
This is the solution for Christian filmmaking that helps Christian pregnancy centers. We are here to stay.
How can you get involved?
Here are the tools on this website that will help you to support our mission, watch the films anywhere, share them with those that need hope, and even become a volunteer or a Producer!
THE ONLINE NETWORK
This website acts as a film and television network (think Netflix and Hulu for the Culture of Life). It is where anyone can subscribe (support us) for only $5 a month or even donate more for film credits (more below on that)! This online network is a great way to watch our whole library of films, television shows, music videos, and anything else we are working on for only $5 a month!!!
You don't have to buy, rent, or download. You can do that is you wish, but you have a choice. As a Subscriber, all of our media is online ready for you to stream on your phone, tablet, computer, or television (through an Apple TV, Roku, or Google Chrome). Click on the subscribe button (on the front page) and start streaming today.
Anyone that pre-orders a Film and Subscribe to our website will get a Special Thanks credit in the upcoming film and on IMDB!
Just do these two things and you will get a Special Thanks Credit:
- Pre-Order one of the films we are working on (or all of them - any pre-ordered film will get a special thanks credit)
- Subscribe to the website on the front page at www.laynemcdonald.com
FILM CREDITS FOR DONATIONS
If you would like to donate more funds to help us make films and help Christian pregnancy centers, you can also get a film credit for your donation! All donations are tax decidable and you will get a lot of cool "perks" for your monthly donation. For example, for only $25 a month you will get an "Associate Producer" Credit, have access to pre-release online screenings of films, conference call meetings, and free digital and DVD copy of every film we make.
You can get an Assistant Producer, Producer, or Executive Producer credit and the "perks" for your donations go up as your donation amount does. This is one way we say thank you for helping to reach our goals (which are to make quality films and help pregnancy centers reach more women in need). Click Here to find out more about the Producer Credit Program and get a film credit (on screen and on IMDB)!
To get a Producer credit, follow these simple steps: Click on this link and learn more about the Perks Donate on the PayPal link here your desired Producer Amount (AP $25/month, Producer $100, Executive Producer $500 or $1000 a month)
BUYING OR RENTING A MOVIE
You have choices! You don't have to Subscribe or Donate on Paypal to get a Credit... You can just buy a film. You can own a digital copy, buy a DVD, or just rent the film in support of what we are doing. You work hard for your money. We have worked hard to make sure you have every option to help support this mission. Your support means the world to us. So, simple buy or rent a film, share your film with friends at a film party at your house, watch the movies, talk about them. Sharing the Good News can be fun, thought provoking, and a great conversation starter among friends and family.
VOLUNTEERING AT THE STUDIO
If you are a Christian and you live somewhere around Memphis, you can Volunteer as an Actor, a Crew Member, or even an Assistant at the Studio! Christians all around Memphis can unite together to make films that change lives. How cool is that?!!? If we are in the process of a scripted film, Actors and Crew Members are welcome to jump on board, share their talents, and help share the Good News in a cool way. If we are in the middle of a documentary, anyone can share their stories, help out on the set, and help get the word out about the film being made. This is a mission and we welcome you to the journey with us.
Email us to talk about what you would like to do at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are an Actor, send your resume, headshot, and description of why you want to work with us.
- If you are a person wanting to be apart of a Film Crew, share your video resume or a description of why you want to work with us.
- If you want to tell your story on one of three documentaries we are working, email us today and share your story to see if you are a good fit for the film.
All emails are welcomed. I (Layne) read everyone personally.
OUR EMAIL UPDATES
Sign up for free (on this news page) to get the latest updates in your email. If you subscribe, buy, rent, or just type your email into the News page, you will get the latest news, new exclusive content, behind the scene photo and video updates, online screeners, and more.
Our Forums page is where you can ask questions about a film, discover solutions in the Memphis area about pregnancy needs, and much more. This is where we take care of our Supporters and let everyone know the Good News and total solutions that are out there for pregnant women in need... or just a fan that can't download their movie. We are here to help you out.
A TV SERIES AND VIDEO ANNOUCEMENTS
We are going to start producing a TV Series about making Christian films in Memphis called Behind the Scenes of Life and it will be hosted by me, Layne McDonald. From iPhone videos, photos, and behind the scenes set ups of documentaries you will get to see what it takes to make films (on "a budget") and how we make them look amazing. You will be on the journey with us as we go to locations, have meetings, set down at dinner meetings, shoot segments of the films, have interviews with awesome Memphis talent, and learn how we can unite as one people, the Children of God, to help heal our land.
This TV series will be available to anyone the Subscribes for only $5 a month. You can even pre-order the TV Series before it is done and have the downloads of the shows as the become available.
Thank you for reading through this whole email. Email me anytime, comment on this page, and let me know what you think. We are in this for the healing and support of Christian pregnancy centers; we make films to share the Good News.