Filmmaker Conversations

The Heartbreak Kid Spills on Salvation & Stardom

By Jacob Sahms Shawn “The Heartbreak Kid” Michaels hasn’t traded in his tights completely yet, but the star of wrestling’s WWF/WWE began acting in 2017 and stars in the upcoming 90 Feet From Home. As the abusive and alcoholic father of a former Major League Baseball player (Adam Hampton), Michaels serves up a role that […]

Charleston 9 Survivor Serves as Witness to the Light

By Jacob Sahms Murderer Dylann Roof told Polly Shepherd that he allowed her to live so that she could bear witness to the story of how he killed nine churchgoers during a Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, 2015. What the white supremacist did not realize that day was that the story […]

The Work of Good Sam’s Dete Meserve Spreads Like Miracles Do

By Jacob Sahms Dete Meserve of Wind Dancer Films has had a hand in television (Saint George) and film (What Women Want, The Keeping Room), but the first novel in her series about intrepid journalist Kate Bradley has just been released as a feature-length film by Netflix. The story is part-mystery, part-romance, but it’s a […]

UglyDolls Director Kelly Asbury Wants Us to Help Kids Be Themselves

        By Jacob Sahms Before David Horvath and Sun-min Kim were husband and wife, their impending separation due to a student visa caused the creation of Uglydoll, the early twenty-first century line of plush stuffed animals. “Ugly” in their vernacular meant special or unique, the opposite of what the word means to […]

Sight & Sound Exec Sees God’s Mercy Through Noah

By Jacob Sahms While Sight & Sound Theatres have been sharing Biblically-inspired musical stories for years, not all of their shows are created equally. Noah stands alone as their flagship show, the one which changed the arc of their efforts in 1995, and led them to this place: Noah is the third Sight & Sound […]

What does “Dove Approved” mean, anyway?

For two decades the Dove seal of approval has been helping families quickly determine if a movie is right for their family. People tell us that evaluating their choices has become increasingly difficult and complex in today’s world, and the difficulties are for some really good reasons. Reasons that indicate our growth and our grace, […]

Shameless: A Powerful Short Film by Cooper Anderson

Cooper Anderson, director of the short film Shameless took a minute with dove.org to share his passion for filmmaking and the message behind his impactful short film. dove.org: Why you are interested in film and what does filmmaking mean to you? Cooper Anderson: To me, filmmaking is not only a passion, but also a calling. There’s […]