Thank you for your inquiry. We hear from lots of people about wanting to be more engaged in faith-based films and television, from acting, writing, directing and crew work, to supporting theatrical releases locally. We’re very encouraged by the interest expressed in AFFIRM Films and Television the kinds of films we’re producing and acquiring.
Most of our productions are in partnership with independent producers and production companies, and while we contribute input and feedback during the casting, writer and crew selection processes, the initial recruiting and final selection is done by these independent producers and not here at AFFIRM Films and Television.
Ways to get deeper into faith/family/inspirational film is by connecting and networking in your local community or region. This can be done in many ways including finding talent representation (and letting them know your desire to focus on faith-based content), filmmaker clubs and groups (getting to know these independent filmmakers is a great way to get cast in their projects or pulled in to join the crew or help in other ways), and for acting- enrolling in acting schools/classes that often provide leads, opportunities and networking in addition to gaining new skills and developing abilities.
Use Google to find local connections- you’ll be surprised at what you’ll see.
Finally, you might want to look for and attend the many faith/family film festivals around the country that are often attended by filmmakers and production companies. Some of them have conferences and panels that provide great opportunities to meet these folks and network.
These stepping stones towards greater and deeper involvement are key to making slow, steady progress towards your goals. During the process you might find a shortcut to bigger and better things faster, but to see the shortcuts… you need to be making the journey….
Hope this helps!
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