More than ever in the history of modern man, our world is hearing all kinds of philosophies and even hypothesis regarding the end of the age. The entire film of JP KNIGHTS is a subject matter dealing with angels of light fulfilling JOEL'S PROPHECY to prepare all of us for the end battle. Uniquely, to connect this message, Beth chose to focus on the book of Joel, due to the impact on children. Isn't this a fascinating coincidence regarding questions so many global leaders are reflecting on the "End Times". Judgement day is also discussed in II Thessalonians and in the book of Revelations.
What does this all mean according to scripture and how did this connect with the "last days" and the movie JP KNIGHTS? One thing for sure, this story begins with the fulfillment of a Biblical Prophecy. When you stop to think of the end of the world, you must study the prophecies which are to be fulfilled. Secondly, there is an enemy which lurks around trying to rob, steal and destroy all of us. The impact of negativity, darkness and evil will grow worse.
There are no accidents and God knows the truth and where we are all heading. These words of Jesus lived out in the lives of his people are the greatest weapon against evil. Our movie is going to show how the supernatural intersects with every day lives. The timing for this project could not be more perfect and this "script" happening in our world is perfectly aligned with all of us. .
Beth Lambert wrote THE HARVESTER CHRONICLES about young people who began to see beings of light, angels and they began to intersect in people's lives. Even in Daniel 2, the superpowers of the earth the four empires from Gold all the way to Iron. For the past two thousand years of history, there will be a final Western Civilization the final battle.
The focus of Beth's books were in the areas of evangelism, which was a passionate foundation for her writings. The most important part of this message, is that there is a real hope, even when the storms of life come our way. Even in the middle of the pandemic, there is always an overriding truth and the basis is found in the Word of God. Through the person of Jesus Christ, our trilogy will come to life because of the most important lesson of all, God's power is the only power and hope for us all.
As we have been praying for those adversely impacted due to the Pandemic, we have also realized how important our film's message is as we move forward. The truth is the most powerful weapon in the world and through sharing the gospel in unique methods, we are bringing hope to a world who needs Him through cinema.
Here is the bottom line. We need investors and you can change the path of this entire project. Yes, you have the ability through prayer to "call down the angels" of provision and open the doors to the war chests of people with wealth, with faith and with a desire for a real legacy.
Thank you for praying, for believing and ask God to open the doors wide. We believe the timing for this all is right now.
God bless you,
Dr. Kevin McAfee
When I stopped to read the overview from last month in preparations for April 2020, I realized the unexplainable impact on what has happened to the United States and the rest of the world in 31 days. The COVID-19 sweeping across our land and every land on the globe has radically changed everything.
On behalf of Beth and Gary, their entire family and our film family, we want yo to know we all have hope in our faith in God. This blog is dedicated to a nation and our world who is in real need.
This day I am sitting in my own home working and contemplating the enormous need for prayer. Nobody on the news talks about prayers, until there is a catastrophe. It is almost taboo for the mainstream to even recognize the need for prayer, but I am so very thankful this is our foundation.
The virus has impacted every phase of our life. It's not just the quarantine, but the economic impact of every business in America, except the goods needed for the hospitals and the normal every day products like hand sanitizer, tissue paper and rationing of food items.
Social distancing has removed the hugs and pushed families apart during times of death. My pastor since I was five who baptized me, the reverend Jimmy Hoffman had a drive by funeral, with only ten people allowed around the gravesite service. It is a complete turnover in lifestyle.
So how do we react?
As people who believe in a Holy God and who pray, we continue to do what we have always done, but with much more fervor. We dedicate more personal time to our hope in Christ and we all recognize the need for healing. Our prayer community is now important than ever.
We are praying for every one of you who reads this blog. We want you to share it with others. If they do not have a community of prayer around them, we want to invite people to join us in prayer. I believe this is what makes everything different.
In the PASSION OF THE CHRIST, my favorite line of the movie was something Jesus said which arrested my spirit. He said, "Behold, I make all things new". Isn't it amazing how only Jesus can do this. Only Christ can turn this world around. People who do not believe, will not understand what we are saying here.
Remember to be safe and stay home. Upgrade your prayer time and invest more personal time with your God. Read the scriptures and listen to worship opportunities and pod casts filled with hope. Only dedicate a portion of your time to watching the news. Be more diligent in calling your family and friends and remember to check in often. Clean your groceries and leave packages in your garage a couple days while discarding the boxes and keeping the trash outside. Wear masks in public and don't worry about the fashion statement and only leave home if you have to.
Join us in all in praying as we will be praying for you.
THANK YOU GARY LAMBERT
Special thanks this last month go to Gary Lambert for reaching out to the father's of the city of Johnstown. Gary is literally on his own, driving the train to find Pennsylvania residents to become a participant ensuring the filming in Pennsylvania whenever possible. There are a group of individuals in Pennsylvania the team is praying will open their doors to this amazing opportunity.
FILM EXECUTIVE SUPPORT
Studio executives from a prominent studio have affirmed the enormous role in the realm of the supernatural regarding Angels and Demons for films. When you get the reception our team did in Los Angeles, there was a resounding affirmation all film teams long to hear. We believe JP KNIGHTS is perfectly positioned to be moving forward with our message.
FAMOUS BISHOP BACKING
Bishop Mark Chironna, who is on the faculty of TD Jakes Seminary, recently read the entire screenplay is on board for many reasons. Mark shared how important this "time and season" we are living right now is in the age of the transcendent. This was why MARVEL and DC COMICS have seen such a huge rising up in heroes. When you place the Biblical worldview in light of the supernatural, Bishop Chironna believes you are going to see amazing success.
Additional meetings at the National Religious Broadcasters convention are proving to show additional promise as we have a few film distribution entities who have begun conversations regarding the film's trilogy to be placed within their system. Since the NRB was held in Nashville, we additionally have continued meetings with Lipscomb University, where Ben Lambert is getting his Masters in Fine Arts as we secure key film specialists for our trilogy.
Jim Gromer flew in during the NRB where the OCEANIA OMNIMEDIA group was gathering for a myriad of meetings regarding our entire film slate. We especially appreciate the prayer team continuing to remember us as we move forward in all of our transactional meetings.
JOIN OUR FINANCIAL TEAM
From meeting with celebrities to distribution companies, the greatest need which remains is the last remaining few points being offered. We are needing to have some resources for shopping to California, additional meetings in Johnstown and more. Please pray if you would like to be engaged as an investor in JP KNIGHTS.
If you have a desire to get involved in being part in any part of our financial group of champions, we believe you will find favor and be continually blessed by joining forces. The Spring is a good time for new beginnings and we will bringing updates as they become available next week.
In His Service,
Dr. Kevin McAfee
Greetings JP Knights Followers,
This is an important month for us. Tomorrow morning a team of experts and traveling to the West Coast to be involved in a series of meetings with the studios, the mini-majors, financiers and potential network partners. There perhaps is nothing more important than placing these meetings high on your priority list.
We have been talking to Beth Lambert about filming in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania area, but unless we have some major investors from Pennsylvania to join the crusade, we will be looking at other locations. Please continue to get the word out to all who might be interested to suggest local involvement with this trilogy of films.
Making a movie is like watching paint dry and many people who are not patient, are not marathon runners, but sprinters are usually not best suited for film. Each month we grow closer to making JP Knights happen. I especially want to think the head visionary, Gary Lambert for continuing to knock on doors.
It's often a good thing when people say no, because this brings us closer to the individual or organization who should be saying yes. The city fathers in Johnstown are being called to the forefront. We have a screenplay, an investment opportunity and leadership to make one of the most exciting movies ever.
Lastly, thank you Beth Lambert for recruiting the prayer team, the prayer captains and continuing to believe in everything we are doing. We believe even Lipscomb University may be partnering with us in JP Knights and look forward to sharing more about our recent meeting in Nashville, Tennessee with Dean Mike Fernandez.
Keep up the great work JP Knights, because the movie is getting closer.
2020 is going to be an exciting year for many reasons. JP KNIGHTS was created in the same spirit as THIS PRESENT DARKNESS and JUMANJI targeting middle schoolers. This exciting new screenplay is a thrilling story of light beings and darkness in a huge spiritual warfare story filled with action, suspense and humor.
Films today need entertainment, comedy and action woven like a tapestry and targeting the largest audience in cinema. Making a film that is a PG - G rated motion picture is guaranteed family friendly when you interface faith and the supernatural together.
Beth Lambert began this exciting journey in cinema and Gary, her husband has believed this was going to happen, to bring people to faith in Christ. While this is not "on your nose" a film about evangelism, it is a "coffee table" way for young people and churches to bring buses and make every audience member look at eternal truths.
This film targets two actors who are the dynamic duo in film today. Oceania Entertainment is the company who will now be working toward putting JP KNIGHTS in the MW HOLDINGS intellectual properties film slate. Film franchises are key for growth when you engage cast members who have a strong box office presence.
Our film slate includes some of the most dynamic stories anywhere and JP KNIGHTS is one of the first films that will launch a trilogy of movies! We are honored to be working with the Lambert family and ask for your prayers as we get closer to getting our trilogy funded.
May the Lord bless you and remember to pray for our financiers, that God will bring us together supernaturally. We believe there is a team of people gathering as we have been preparing for these many years of development.
God Bless You,
Dr. Kevin McAfee
Merry Christmas JP KNIGHTS prayer team and followers,
This is an exciting time of the year as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. During this season we stop to remember His birth and the reason for the season. With all of the beauty, the decor, the singing of carols and the joy, there are many of those who are not as fortunate. When we think of how we can leave a legacy in the world, we often turn our hearts toward the homeless, the hungry and those needing clothes.
Jesus was about this kind of giving. He came to this earth and gave His life as a sacrifice for all of us. Even today, you can read this simple blog and know, God loves you and cares for you. He loved you so much, He shared his Son who willingly died on the cross so that you would have eternal life. This is the gospel and this is the Christ of Christmas.
Let there never be any mistake, the reason why this book is being made into a full length feature film is because we want to share the love of God to middle schoolers and young people in a unique way. This is not some traditional story, but an action adventure wrapped in the packaging of a prophecy from the book of Joel.
The finest actors are going to be in this film. The best filmmakers are gathering with the finest financiers from Pennsylvania and beyond. This is what the dream of Gary and Beth Lambert have deep within their hearts and GRP FILMS has joined this crusade.
We are happy to announce we are going to open up the doors for three more units to be sold in preparation for marketing and presenting the new screenplay to investors. We will be in Los Angeles this month to present to prominent financiers, distribution companies and beyond, the powerful story of JP KNIGHTS.
In the first quarter of the New Year, Stephanie and Kevin will be heading to Pennsylvania to once again meet with Pennsylvania Executive Producers. We are so excited about coming to PA soon and look forward to being with the Lamberts.
Hopefully, everyone has been contacted who was interested in being a part of JP KNIGHTS via email. If you haven't, please continue to write to us and let us know you want to be involved in this exciting film.
May the Lord bless you and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Our Christmas Wish is that you would come to know the Christ of Christmas and celebrate in a whole new way!
Dr. Kevin McAfee
We begin this month by thanking our prayer partners for remembering us as we begin the transition into the financial arena for our film trilogy. One of the key strategic decisions the team and the creators need are the specialists who work with us in regard to the economic engine to fly the plane.
Co-Producer, Stephanie Musser, the VP of GRP Film's has an amazing track record working with all of the authors who are now making films inside the production team. She is heading up the entire financial future. Stephanie is working with an organization who has been an integral part of the top three faith based films in the last five years. She will be retained in the coming days to head up of the final phase of funding. Pray we can secure this retainer for her.
The EPIC AGENCY is the group identified to work with Stephanie in providing leadership with the financing of the motion picture slate. This is an exciting next move as the entire team prepares for the meetings in Pennsylvania. The founder and CEO of the EPIC AGENCY was formerly the founder of the ICON AGENCY.
In the last week of the month of October, Jim and Kevin worked in Nashville, Tennessee on the final draft of the JP KNIGHTS first screenplay in the trilogy. Beth will be proofing this important draft as the team finally closes in on the final creative.
We are thrilled to bring these announcements to keep everyone updated. So many areas are evolving. If you have any interest or you know of someone in the area of finance, be sure and contact www.grpfilms.com ASAP.
For the Lamb,
Dr. Kevin McAfee
Jim Gromer, Beth Lambert and I are all reading the final draft of JP KNIGHTS this week as the Lambert family travels back to Nashville Tennessee. Ben Lambert, their oldest son is Lipscomb University and working on his Masters degree in film, so the McAfee and Lambert family will be meeting together this weekend.
I especially want to thank Jim for his hard work in finalizing the dialogue, adding more "exciting elements" to the story line to introduce a more formidable villain, more comedy (aimed at the middle school audience) and more action, to fulfill the mainstream success for the movie. Jim Gromer we love you and so will audiences everywhere!
THANK YOU FOR PRODUCTION OFFICES - CRUCIFIED CHURCH
We want to extend a special "thank you" to the CRUCIFIED CHURCH in Johnstown who has offered to allow our film team to use their basement for our production offices! This is another answer to prayer and a special thank you to our prayer partners each week who are undergirding this effort. Your prayers are working with every request, so please keep it up.
There are many "behind the scenes" business activities being undertaken for the trilogy of films. It has often been said about filmmaking, "It's like watching paint dry." You hurry up and then, have to wait. This is true from the early stages of planning, to being on the film set shooting, to the editing and ultimately to the release. Filmmaking truly is a marathon.
Lynn McAfee, our Executive Producer has been working diligently for the past months on the business plan for the first film in our trilogy, the JP KNIGHTS film. She has been using analytics, marketing due-diligence and extensive research into the model for our movie.
The purpose of this process deals directly with the economies of scale we will assess in putting a strategic growth plan for the movie. Many lessons from film companies like LEGENDARY PICTURES are currently being reviewed by the industry become much more sophisticated in projecting returns. We want to acknowledge this great work as we prepare to meet with financiers in the coming days.
Stephanie Musser will be stepping up to the plate in the area of working with the financial team. She is the most important member of the GRP team to help us communicate with the economic instruments for the movie.
It has always been the mission to find the right financiers from Pennsylvania, which is why our LLC was established in Johnstown. We believe successful business leaders, city fathers and entrepreneurs will come on board and are praying toward our presentations in the coming days.
The time has come for our "Co-Producer" to now step up to the plate. Stephanie Musser is one of the Co-Producers of JP KNIGHTS who has been to Johnstown for the purpose of introducing the story to the financial community. In the coming days, Stephanie will need to make monthly trips to the area and look for her diligent work.
She is our Co-Producer and the first line of our film team to begin work. Please pray especially for Stephanie as she steps up once we have seed capital.
PRAY FOR SEED CAPITAL
Please pray for seed capital of $25,000 -$75,000 capital for the GRP Film team to operate promoting the PRE-PRODUCTION, establishing presentations and operations in Pennsylvania. This is a HUGE and CRITICAL time in the filmmaking process. GRP has been donating time this past year in the filmmaking process but will need resources to begin.
Forrest Fordham has already put together the LLC for the film production and this entity is called the JP KNIGHTS FILM PARTNER LLC. We are thrilled to have this legal entity taken care of by the Lambert family. Gary and Stephanie will be working closely together again for now the completion of all the film financing.
FILM BUDGET PLANNING
Lastly, GRP Films will begin the line producing process for the movie. This is a detailed budget in MOVIE MAGIC to help the film team stay within the budget guidelines. There is a quid pro quo that the film team is undertaking which will give our success a much higher ratio than normal for movies. The proprietary process will be explained in each of our presentations.
Be sure and pray for Gary's work behind the scenes and Stephanie's important financier working in front of the business community. Lynn's research and the entire McAfee & Associates firm who will be representing the new movie to the film industry.
SPECIAL THANK YOU EMMANUEL
I wan tot close with a special thank you especially to Emmanuel Baptist in Johnstown. What is so amazing for our GRP film team is to have a church home base who undergirds everything we are doing in prayer. Each time we come to Pennsylvania, they warmly open up their facilities to have prayer updates and meetings. What a blessing their staff and entire church is to our venture. May God bless the pastor and this beautiful church home we love.
For The Lamb (In Beth's Own Words)
Dr. Kevin Mcafee
What an amazing time together was had by all when the film team traveled to Pennsylvania a couple months ago with Jim Gromer, Kevin McAfee and creator Beth Lambert all meeting together. The group joined in the farm at Johnstown, Pennsylvania to go over a group of many details.
Investing in the first "creative meeting" since the screenplay began, provided the necessary structural and additional elements to be placed on the screenplay based on the book. Jim has been working with Kevin from Denver and Nashville respectively.
The school semester has begun at Lipscomb and Ben Lambert is now in Nashville working on getting his Masters in Fine Arts in filmmaking. Ben has been meeting with the McAfee family with his drone and also discussing following up with the many who have been interested since June in participating in the future for JP KNIGHTS.
FUTURE CASTING CALL
We will be back in Pennsylvania soon, but the date has not yet been set. Originally, we were thinking it would be September, but later Fall is a more realistic time frame. When we come, our team will have an open call to meet with potential cast members. There have been about a hundred people inquire regarding casting and please keep watching this website for updates. Our team has every email and contact information, so be ready for all those who have sent in their personal data. Be watching this website for updates.
Many have inquired about their desire to "help and support" when the film is being made, so this section of communications is for you. Our film team will need your volunteerism and also there will be vendors and individuals who will be hired to help make the movie. Until the film is funded, it would be premature to have economic conversations, but please be patient. We are honored to have many people involved (over 200) will be directly involved from the local markets. Thank you for communicating to us.
PRODUCTION OFFICES WILL BE NEEDED
Our film production team has been inquiring through our prayer partners doors that may open for production offices in Johnstown. Because these would only be used periodically, the optimal office space would be used where a conference room was available to be used for financier meetings and production meetings. Ideally, we are looking for an "extra office" that is open in an existing business whom we could use when needed.
Secondly, when we begin film production, we will need a production office full time for about a year once funding for the movie is completed. Please be praying about these opportunities.
The greatest prayer need we have is to find the financier who will fund the movie. JP KNIGHTS will bring commerce to Johnstown and the state of Pennsylvania. Just think of the goodwill of what the movie industry brought to the community in the seventies? The power of a movie brings so many jobs, economic development and so much more.
Our team's goal has been to interface with people inside the state of Pennsylvania because this will bring commerce to many vendors and new income streams for community development. Films improve tourism and make people "more aware" of the many wonderful activities inside the arena. Promotional opportunities also expand on a number of fronts.
What a blessing to attend the Emmanuel Baptist Church a couple months ago in Johnstown and have our prayer team meeting together and improving structurally. A new group of prayer captains are doing a fantastic job helping provide prayer requests to the core team and communications to our warriors. We cannot make a movie without this important prayer group undergirding every area. Thank you warriors. .
The last version of the screenplay will be completed in the next coming days and Dr. Lambert will be having us come back into Pennsylvania. As a result, operational seed capital will be needed so please contact email@example.com if you are interested in being a seed capital owner in this exciting film project.
God Bless You,
YOUR JP KNIGHTS FILM TEAM
Our team at GRP FILMS has been working on the "shooting draft" of the screenplay after the traveling meeting to Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Jim Gromer and Kevin McAfee have taken the input from Beth Lambert and are adding a few more layers to the exciting screenplay. Jim and Kevin were traveling together this month filming and have been together finalizing this final draft for presentation.
The opening of the film begins with an action fight sequence on the Incline so this is a movie that will grab you from the moment it begins with a spiritual battle you will always remember.
MEETINGS IN JOHNSTOWN - INVOLVEMENT IN THE MOVIE
In the Fall, Stephanie Musser and Kevin McAfee will return to Pennsylvania meetings with potential investors for the feature film. There will be a public meeting to be announced for all those who have been interested in being a part of the film at this time. GRP received hundreds of emails and this was an exciting response so we we ill be having special meetings to be announced, so stay tuned.
So you understand how we are structured is through the JP KNIGHTS FILM PARTNERS LLC. Our legal counsel in Pennsylvania is Forrest Fordham, the assistant DA for seventeen years. You can contact his office if you are interested in being an investor or contact Stephanie Musser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Partners, farmers, film executives are already investigating in the non-registered securities opportunities for the movie. This film is going to be creating jobs and expanding tourism for the area through the activities of making this movie.
We have been contacted by the distribution companies and have been discussing the primary and secondary cast for some time now. We will have an open audition in Johnstown and the director of JP KNIGHTS will be making announcement regarding this important date. Stars who are interested in being involved in a film that is exciting and will change culture with truth will be cast.
OFFICE SPACE & OPERATIONS NEEDS
GRP FILMS needs seed investors on our "pre-production process". If anyone in Johnstown has one room in an office with a conference room you could share, we need a small production office locally until we finalize our funding. If you know of a local business who would share, would you let us know!
PRAYER TEAM REQUEST
We continue to seek more prayer partners. If you showed interest in being a part of the movie, we implore you to write to us now and become a prayer partner. You have no idea how the power of prayer will shape everything we do, because we have already seen this evidenced historically. Thank you for praying.
Dr. Kevin McAfee
Dr. Beth Lambert is a Pediatrician and Medical Director in Pennsylvania. JP Knights is the first film from her books.
Kevin & Lynn McAfee along with Jim and Rachel Gromer met to begin the script writing process for JP KNIGHTS the movie. Thanks for praying for the entire team!
Dr. McAfee and the team of GRP with Stephanie Musser met with city fathers in Pennsylvania at the Holiday Inn to discuss strategies for shooting in Johnstown.