Young people today have so many more opportunities than we did when we were teenagers. Technology has opened many doors for them that weren’t even on our horizons. Take for instance, my two oldest granddaughters, Clare and Mary. When they were thirteen and twelve years old, the girls decided that they wanted to make high quality, Christian, family-friendly movies because they felt that there weren’t many available. So they got together with other like-minded teens and began making movies.
They had a family camera that their Mom had purchased on clearance and used it to start out. In the beginning, they made short clips of friends and family members. They made a YouTube Channel, JVGPictures, and began posting the clips. Then they decided to make a longer movie. It was called “Cyber Attack.” The movie was written and “made by a group of homeschoolers all under 16 years of age.” You can view the full movie at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIeP8TIBbVk. The movie was submitted to various film festivals and received the following:
As soon as the girls finished their first movie, they began working on the next film. The title of this movie is “Seek First,” and it is based on the bible verse Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.” The story is about two teens who live next door to a family that is having problems with their children. The teens were planning on going to camp, but decided to stay home and help the parents next door with their children. You can see it at the following web address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1ihFK6UN5U.
The film was also submitted to various festivals and received the following awards:
Seek First was a very appropriate movie. Clare and Mary are seeking the kingdom of God first by following what they think God wants them to do, making movies for families. From the resulting accolades, I would think that He is giving them all these things as He promised.
Another movie is in the works. I will post about it later— to be continued.