Last week on our conference call with Gary and Beth Lambert after spending much time in prayer, we have made some major aggressive decisions as a team. Henry Blackabee said in his book, Experiencing God, "Get in on what God is doing". This mantra is defining our process.
FOCUSING ON PRAYER
For the past couple years, the film and management team have prayed to move forward and we have patiently been waiting on God. Financially, the family made a decision to focus on prayer due to limited funds, which the film team has followed. An excellent prayer team was brought together thanks to the hard work of our amazing prayer captains and Beth.
Gary began to focus on a certain group of people whom he truly believed were individuals and organizations who would invest financially in the Pennsylvania area. Stephanie, our Vice President immediately saw the wisdom in this and began charting a course.
PENNSYLVANIA INVESTOR RECRUITMENT WAS DELAYED
Then, the decision was made based on limited fiscal support to stop going to investors. Months have gone by and we have prayed.
While this was going on, the film team continued to meeting with investor prospects, hedge funds and capitalists. There have been many times we felt we were close to the right partner, but this has not yet emerged.
A NEW FINANCIAL TRACK
In recent days, opportunities for a new investment track has come to the forefront. This has now opened up new doors for fiscal opportunity not previously discussed. This financial weapon is a game changer and the team is excited to share with Pennsylvania prospects ASAP.
Our film team will be back in Pennsylvania, within the next forty five days. Stephanie Musser will be scheduling meetings. We will move forward in faith and look for seed capital, which is essential while we are in meetings. The Lamberts will have the responsibility to lead in the financing process, but they will have the additional support of staff member Stephanie to assist in the scheduling, with Dr. McAfee making trips to PA. This is why your prayers are key in this journey and your investment is TOP PRIORITY.
Initial investments are needed to fund the recruitment of investors. Do you know someone who might connect with this vision? Therefore, after the initial costs of the screenplay, only a few days of the film team's time has been invested in newspaper and television interviews which were highly successful, thanks to Gary and Beth Lambert.
In our recent conference call, the Lambert family believes strongly that money can be found in Pennsylvania. Therefore, we need your help in pointing us to who we can talk to and schedule meetings in the coming month. Please contact Gary Lambert or the film team and we will begin following up. Many of you come to our website, so pray about who you know and be PROACTIVE!
MONTHLY 30 MINUTE PRAYER TIME - FIRST TUESDAYS 6;30 PM - 7 PM
We will begin to have monthly ZOOM calls on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm Eastern Standard Time to all prayer partners. These calls will be made available to our prayer team and any potential prospects who would like updates. We will not have meetings on Thanksgiving and Christmas and Holiday weeks.
CAST & CREW FIRST CALL MEETINGS
Meetings with individuals and organizations who would like to be involved in our making of the movie will be introduced to either Dr. Kevin McAfee, the film director or Stephanie Musser, Co-Producer. One of the two, or both will be on the majority of the Zoom calls. 10 minutes will be allocated for production updates, 10 minutes will be focused on questions, 10 minutes will be focused on prayer and instruction.
ACTOR AUDITION APPOINTMENTS - NEXT FORTY FIVE DAYS
Many inquiries from the newspaper and promotions opened doors for actors to be involved. When Dr. McAfee returns to Pennsylvania, he will have meetings with actors for the film for the first time in casting appointments. Due to the large amount of interest, appointments will be limited. Each actor will need to bring a resume, a head shot and pay a processing fee if you are not "union". Stephanie Musser will schedule these meetings and she can be reached when the actual dates are going to be scheduled. Watch for an additional BLOG in the next forty five days so you can book your casting appointment.
If you have interest in being being on our prayer team, please contact us and we will introduce you to our prayer captains, our process of intercession and bring you into our community.
YOUR FILM TEAM
Thank you prayer partners for praying for JP Knights. Our team continues to cultivate in order to find the right financial partner for our film franchise. All of us are anxious to move forward and ready to see results.
I am reminded of the story of the tortoise and the hare. Today we may be the snail, but we always believe everything in this business is "one step at a time". We are moving slower to not burden the Lambert's and their stockholders. Our team has been bearing this burden now for two years because of our belief in this film franchise.
In a couple years we have not had any additional resources from Pennsylvania outside the film production company funding its own business activities in the search of capital partners. We have made dozens of presentations and will continue to do so ask we ask the Lord to open and close the right doors for us.
Currently, we ask for you to continue to pray for all the team members who are seeking finances as we truly want the Lord to open the door, verses us. One thing we promise when we are funded, the glory and all the credit will go to one source, the Lord on high. Each "no" gets us closer to a yes.
Everything is shut down in the film industry. The studios, the unions and only James Cameron is working on Avatar in New Zealand. This pandemic has hit the publishing, music and entertainment industry worse than anything in the past 100 years. We don't know the answer to many questions, but are living on faith at this time and waiting.
WHAT OPTIONS WE HAVE
If we had the financial resources, we would use this to be shopping in LA. We would be meeting with potential cast members, talking to distributors and trying to negotiate a deal on the West Coast. Until the resources are available, we will be pretty much on hold.
THANK YOU FOR PRAYING
Without the prayers of God's people and the hard work of all those involved, we know God and He alone is on His throne and your prayers matter.
Keep up the prayers!
From the tortoise,
Dr. Kevin McAfee
In Ecclesiastes, the Good Book talks about the importance for all of us to "recognize" there is a season for everything. A time to be born, a time to die... What season do we believe we are in and how can God's living Word help us? This is answered in the book of John, which begins by saying, "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God until the Word became flesh and came to this earth and dwelt among men.
It is not just another story, but the book of the month, but the book of the ages. In this spirit, we sense the presence of God, are putting on the "whole armor" and fueling engines for our next spiritual assault.
OUR WHOLE ARMOR
We as filmmakers are reminded each day in Ephesians 6 the most important part of life is to put on the "whole armor" of God. Are you preparing for battle for every day? Do you stand expectantly waiting for the return of God when His Son returns to this earth? Do you have.a personal relationship with the Jesus Christ?
Here is why this is important to our team. First things are always first and our priorities should be surrounded by a holy anointing in each of our lives, and this includes you. the Bible is specific in that it's words call all of us to be a minister. Are you ready to be a minister of the gospel? are you daily seeking Him, by reading His word, or is this another religious habit?
IMPORTANT CALL - JUNE 2, 2020 4 PM EST
In the coming days, important events are in the balance. Today is one of those examples because at 4 pm EST, I will be on a conference via Zoom with a private equity film for our film slate. This is the first meeting of it's kind with a large multi-billion dollar organization established by a prominent NFL legend. The source of this event, was birthed from Facebook in our V300 prayer team. You will not believe this, but the catalyst was born in Johnstown. It is no surprise when God uses our prayer warriors to push down walls for us, with petitions to a Holy God.
We are prepared daily for the spiritual war we are going to face. For two years, we have consistently been "sharpening our armor", faithful in the pursuit and been patient in the journey. This is not the way we like to operate, and the time is coming soon we will need our financial team to open doors. Every time there is a sacrifice, God moves. We are not standing, but charging toward the goal, but the film team needs the complete arsenal fueled.
With an entire film fund now prepared, the "group" of filmmakers in each story are inside the starting gates of the most amazing race of a.lifetime. Leading this charge is our newly transformed film team from GR Productions into our name name, OCEANIA OMNIMEDIA. As the pandemic slowly lifts and the world begins to operate in the new "normal", we will need an arsenal of resources, prayer, finances and more.
The minute we have these resources, here are the next steps. The team needs to visit Johnstown within the next two weeks. We will need to travel to Los Angeles and possibly New York City. Face to face meetings are being scheduled with this "group" in Los Angeles and Park City, Utah. At the end of the day, if this group gives the "green light" to continue our meetings, we will need "fuel for the engine" and we know He will provide, but we need every single prayer soldier, to consider how you can help us engage with these areas.
We truly believe we need $25,000, which would be another "unit" and could divide this into 5 areas. This would represent 1 percentage point in our STORY RIGHTS LLC already established. Our team at GRP FILMS have been funding all of our trips since the writing of the screenplay. We have already received great responses from the franchise's cinematic property, so the investments here will pay for the team of Dr. Kevin McAfee & Jennifer Willingham to go to Pennsylvania, Utah, New York City, Los Angeles and whatever future designated cities over the next forty five days.
TIMING IS NOW
It has taken months to establish these relationships and during the pandemic, everything has been trying to stop this project. We all know these are the attacks of the enemy. Whenever you know you have something special, like our story, we expect the spiritual warfare. We must now stop our preparations and begin to forge with precision and focus.
WHO TO CALL
Gary Lambert and our team have meticulously gone over the details of potential Pennsylvania investors with our Vice President, Stephanie Musser. Everyone has their contact information, so please call today. Even if you can only be a fifth partner a point for this entire movie, invest now as the urgency is high.
May the Lord bless each one of you. We imagine the battles are raging in every part of this team's mere presence and our job is to bond in community. If we can pray for you in any way, never hesitate to contact us, because iron sharpens iron. For those of you who have lost jobs, lost loved ones and even are going through unspeakable heartbreak, I want to remind you of a dear man we know.
A STORY WORTH REMEMBERING
He was going to Rome and thought he would have a huge platform to speak. His words were hitting home with everyone who listened to him and he imagined a pulpit for his future. However, God did not provide the pulpit, but instead allowed the enemy to bring him into a prison, where he would eventually have his life ended. This man's name was Paul and he is buried in St. Paul's cathedral in the church "Outside the Walls".
A few years ago, we visited the church where Paul's grave has been traced through oral tradition by the Catholic Church. What an amazing supernatural experience we had standing at one of the greatest martyrs in Christianity of our day. Seeing the chains where his hands were buried brought such deep emotion to our hearts. Battles can happen from every place and we are interceding for your personal battles even now.
Thank you for being with us in this journey with JP KNIGHTS. It's time to begin the next chapter and now you know how you can be a part of the solution. Hopefully next month we will be that much closer to the reality of pre-production in our movie.
Dr. Kevin McAfee
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
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.