The Price of a Poor Decision

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Film Info, Inspirational | 0 comments

Have you ever insisted you could do something you really couldn’t (or shouldn’t) try on your own?  I believe we all struggle with this – from aging parents who insist on driving long past the point of being able to do it safely to young whippersnappers who have something to prove. I guess this decision of mine fell more into the ‘whippersnapper’ camp, although I think it had more to do with stubbornness and less to do with proving anything.  But I digress.  While filming ‘Thin Ice’, I had injured my knee the day before our main filming was to take place.  I had been taken to the clinic and treated by a doctor who said he ‘didn’t want to see me again’. The next day, we were preparing to film some ski footage.  This is where I made...

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Response to Variety Article About Mark Burnett, Faith-Based Films, and Culture

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Film Info | 0 comments

I just read an article in the Daily Variety (http://variety.com/2014/voices/columns/heres-some-advice-for-mark-burnett-as-the-prolific-tv-producer-embarks-on-faith-based-campaign-1201129663/), and found it interesting in the sense that the writer is basically warning anyone who wants to make films that appeal to the ‘religious’ marketplace that the ‘non-religious’ segment of the market will…push back? Because we aren’t sensitive to the ‘priorities of dissenters’??? Does that mean that non-religious folks will not support us financially by going to our films? Does this writer really think that Christian producers are banking – i.e., including in their business plans a segment of the market that is NOT interested in what we produce? You cannot make a movie dealing with Christianity in any way – whether a historical film like ‘Son of God’ or a contemporary movie dealing with Christian themes without alienating a certain percentage of the population. Christ said if they...

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THIN ICE & ON the EDGE: Whatever Happened To….

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011 in Film Info | 0 comments

As the director of both ‘Thin Ice’ and ‘On The Edge’, I have tried to keep in touch with the actors whom played all the characters in these movies, and so I’ll fill you in on what I know. RICK GARSIDE (director) I have continued to work in the faith-based film world, only now I have a wife and six kids along for the ride.  I’m very thankful to have been able to stay active in movies, even though it has a lot of ups and downs. VINCE:  Vince, aka, Jay Roberts, married and has a daughter, and is now working in the LAPD as a Lieutenant. NICK:  Mark Parra continues to act and also owns ‘House of Champions’, a martial arts training facility, where he helps students of all ages. XALTON:  Troy Glennon – I last visited Troy...

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