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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being a seed capital owner in this exciting film project.
God Bless You,
YOUR JP KNIGHTS FILM TEAM
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.