Happy New Year for 2021 and we are thankful for our prayer partners and those who have signed up to pray with us on a monthly basis. Without this critical foundation, we are left vulnerable, but because of the supernatural protection, our team is safe from all of the arrows against using the visual language of film to impact culture.
Dave Ramsey is one of those heroes in the world of finance, who teaches an invaluable lesson when it comes to "marathons" in business. Each of his grandchildren have learned from his retelling of a famous fable. The tortoise and the hare always shares insights for life and this process of building a sky scraper that requires millions of dollars is a tortoise winning type of franchise.
EXCITEMENT FOR JP KNIGHTS
JP KNIGHTS thanks you for your commitment to praying for the trilogy of films. I am very excited about this exciting franchise for a number of reasons. First, we have a screenplay that targets the mainstream. Secondly, our screenplay goes into the hearts of middle school young people, whose hearts are opened to the gospel. Lastly, this is a fantasy film with a Biblical foundation whose appeal is mainstream. In my heart as a film director, this is the perfect mixture for a film success.
DIRECT TO CONSUMER - CHANGING THE FILM INDUSTRY
Inside the film industry, everybody in the studio system is learning that DIRECT TO CONSUMER and digital downloads ARE the future for all cinematic success stories. This may be the very "competitive advantage" we need to get for this film trilogy to be made and released direct to consumer. Wonder Woman 1984 will have success in the New Year going direct, with very little support from box office, so this is good news for our team. We are seeing HBO MAX and other downloadable formats like NETFLIX and AMAZON beginning to lead us moving forward.
Gary, we appreciate the hard work for you connecting with the Economic Development committee of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Let us all continue to ask the Lord to open the doors for partnership with the right people as we move forward into the film production phase.
Our team has been meeting in December with William Lowery, the film finance expert has been invaluable, so please keep Will on your prayer list. We believe the future with Jennifer Willingham and Will will provide necessary partners for the future.
We conclude by continuing to desire to have "capital" for marketing and shopping the franchise. Through the sacrifice with the Lamberts and investors, coupled with the sweat equity of our organization, we need $50,000 in the bank to help us begin meetings with studios and financiers. Pray for the right financiers to help us move from a state of "waiting" to a new position of presentations.
Have a blessed 2021,
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.