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LCA Prayer Requests #1

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Films are unpredictable.  There are 10,000 moving parts.  This movie was very difficult in the writing stage, a breeze in the production stage, and so far very smooth in the post-production stage, but the clock is ticking.  Eventually, there’s gotta be a movie to deliver!  Here are some things I need prayer about as a release date this fall approaches quickly.

Locking The Cut: Due to some shots I don’t have yet, the edit isn’t locked.  It’s really close, but I have to start locking reels ASAP for my composer to begin work.  These shots are difficult to get when I work alone.  Pray I can schedule all that I need this month and get them done!  With so many other things going on (and my camera being rented out now and then) it’s hard to coordinate this, find help, and get this done.

Graphic Design: I need to get my DVD cover completed in the next month for distribution reasons.  Without even having a locked cut the deliverables for distributions are already falling down on me.  A cover for a film like this is insanely important and everyone has different opinions.  You can be sure I’ll lose sleep over this so prayers for peace on a design and whether or not to design it myself is appreciated.

Trailer: A movie trailer is the single most important thing for a film like mine from a marketing standpoint.  Other than a cover/poster it’s the first impression.  If it doesn’t stir the right emotions, if it doesn’t pitch the film well, if it’s poorly structured, if it’s mixed poorly, if it looks cheesy, etc. then it damages a film.  Creating the proper trailer for the target audience is a difficult challenge.  Finding music is a difficult challenge (the right music).  Besides writing the script and picking a DVD cover this honestly is one of my greater woes in the process.  I agonize over this!  Please pray the trailer turns out well.  I don’t want my judgement clouded.  The trailer needs to be great.  Thanks!

Marketing: I’ve been doing as much thinking as I can regarding the marketing for the film.  It’s a lot to think through as one guy.  Before I dive too deep into strategy I’ve been trying to nail down the common theme to champion in my campaign.  I know what my film is about, but figuring out the right way to package it for the buyer is a difficult task.  Making sure it’s clear, making sure the DVD Cover gels with it and the trailer, etc. is a challenge.  The movie needs to move into the marketplace and the marketing space with one voice.  I need to nail this!

Those are the greatest needs at the moment.  It’s a lot to handle, so prayers to keep my sanity is appreciated as well. ;)  I know things will work out in God’s time, but there are still active daily decisions to make that can impact the release in a big way.  Everything matters.  Thank you for your support!

- Kyle Prohaska, Director

Prayer Requests #2

Thanks to all who prayed for our production in the last week.  Yesterday we secured our gas station location for the film which was a huge load off of everyone’s shoulders.  People from all over the place were texting me, sending emails, Facebook-ing, etc. letting me know “We’re praying for you,” “God’s got this!,” etc.  Things like that help expand the bubble that is our little production office in my home and realize this movie is already growing far bigger then us.  There are others out there as far as South Africa praying and hoping that this film turn out well and impact many.  It changes your perspective, and helps you remove self from the whole equation.  It may have started small, but I’m confident in time this film will become far bigger then it is today.  Thank you everyone for praying, and for showing me yet again that the Body of Christ can accomplish much if it’s unified.  That said, there are other needs that need your prayers so please take a look below and add these things to your prayer list.

1) Locations – Pray for the remaining office and hospital locations we need.  These are currently scheduled later in the shooting schedule but are just as important as any other location.  We don’t have many leads yet so we have quite a bit of headway to make.

2) Vehicles – To start shooting next tuesday the 3rd, we need the old RV that is owned by one of our main characters in the film.  We currently don’t have this prop vehicle yet.  There’s also an old pick up we require for the 8th that we don’t currently have.  Finding the RV is top priority.  It only needs to sit on the property until we’re done shooting there, but finding someone who’s willing to trust us with it can be a challenge.  This is very important to find…

3) Casting – Due to things in my way I still haven’t been able to fill all the minor roles yet.  We don’t need them on Day #1 thankfully but time is still short to get everyone secured.

4) Rest – Everyone at the house is trying to get their schedules prepared for the 7pm-7am shooting periods coming in the first week and a half of shooting.  It’s going to be exhausting and we only have a few more days to try and get our internal clocks switched over.  It’ll be a challenge for everyone, so prayers are appreciated.

5) Viewers – Pray for those who will see the film.  Yes, I realize that’s a long way off from now, but praying for this sort of thing starts now not later!  Pray for anyone who might pick this film up off a shelf at some point in the future, or share it with another, or find it while surfing the internet or watching TV.  Pray for their heart, mind, and soul.  Pray they be impacted and encouraged, and that God would graciously use the film to bring those who are lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Thank you everyone!

Prayer Requests #1

Our house is now officially full.  Production Designer Johnny Reighard flew in yesterday and DP Ethan Ledden and his AC Ashley Ledden arrived.  It’s getting crowded around here!

Like any production, we’ve had our tremendous challenges to overcome and the ride isn’t over yet.  Filming hasn’t even started and we’ve run into some major issues, some of them very stressful.  But, we know God knows what he’s doing, and sees things we can’t see.  Here are a few things you can pray for regarding the production.  These movies don’t happen without prayer!

1) Locations – Pray for our meetings with location owners.  Specifically one of them taking place today at 6pm.  We literally have no film without this location and haven’t found a back up.  Pray for wisdom, that everything would work out and the meeting would go well.  This is a top priority.

2) Casting – We’ve contacted some of our main cast to secure them for the shoot but minor roles are still left unfilled.  We have a lot of video auditions to go through and haven’t contacted anyone for some of these day-player parts.  Pray we can get all our actors agreements in from our major cast, and that we can fill in some of these other roles in good time.

3) Rest – I know at least for me, I need prayers for a healthy body and mind.  Since official pre-production began 2.5 weeks ago, I’ve been feeling worse and worse.  Odds are it’s the long hours and poor sleeping patterns.  It doesn’t take long for this sort of thing to start affecting your health.  I’ve been getting dizzy spells and having other stomach issues.  Others on crew have also had their fair share of problems since they arrived.  We can’t stop the moving train of this production, so we would appreciate your prayers that everyone involved would get a good nights rest, and that we would get our pre-production completed on time without killing ourselves ;)

4) Viewers – Pray for those who will see the film.  Yes, I realize that’s a long way off from now, but praying for this sort of thing starts now not later!  Pray for anyone who might pick this film up off a shelf at some point in the future, or share it with another, or find it while surfing the internet or watching TV.  Pray for their heart, mind, and soul.  Pray they be impacted and encouraged, and that God would graciously use the film to bring those who are lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Thank you!

~ Kyle Prohaska, Praise Pictures