Who We Are
Filmmakers Academy was founded by Alex Lerma and Paul Hastings in 2010. In 2012, Paul gave Filmmakers Academy to Joseph and Stacie Graber and it became one of the ministries of the Thorn Crown Project.
What We Do
As Christians we all have a purpose, to fulfill the Great Commission and make disciples in all nations. Jesus doesn’t say this as an optional ideal, He delivers it as a command. We are all commanded to spread the Good News of God’s salvation.
Of all forms of communication, film has the potential to be one of the most powerful. It combines the performance of actors, the stories of writers, the skills of photographers, and the special effects of engineers with the musical talents of composers and orchestras to create a masterpiece.
Unfortunately many filmmakers today use their talents not for God, but rather for films that denigrate God and his Kingdom. A need has risen for a new generation of Christians to step forth and engage our culture through this powerful medium of communication.
Filmmakers Academy teaches Christian youth how to effectively communicate through the medium of cinema. The Academy aims to create an environment where aspiring directors, actors, writers, engineers, and composers can come together and learn with others in a God-honoring manner while all the time enhancing lifelong skills like leadership, cooperation, submission, and creativity.
Summer 2012 registration is now open!
- $160 per student - ($120 for alumni)
- $350 per family (3 or more students) - ($300 for alumni families)
- Parents may (and are encouraged to) attend for free
Location – TBA
The Academy’s host is High Pointe Baptist Church in north Austin. The church is located at:
12030 Dessau Road
Austin, Texas 78754
See here for more info.
Students must be 10 years old or older. Parents of students may and are encouraged to attend for free.