How long have you been involved in filmmaking?
Out of college I worked for a small production company in Kentucky for a few years before producing my first film in 2000, Hometown Legend.
In your article, "I Try To Make a Good Christian Film," you said, "I had to admit that the films made by [Christians] were typically very poorly done." How do you hope to change this?
I think it's important for Christian filmmakers to study the craft and work hard at becoming better artists. This is not only true because we owe God our best, but because I think we limit our audience potential when we focus solely on the message and nothing else. Sure, we'll appeal to a certain segment of the population that is just looking for a spiritual message, but we can expand our reach if we not only have a good message, but a really high quality film. I'm hoping to raise the bar a bit, so I work very hard every day to study filmmaking and improve as much as possible.
What things occupy your time, other than filmmaking?
My family, my church, tons of reading, following sports, and playing poker (my favorite hobby).
Any closing statements for us?
If you're at all interested in how films get put together and what goes on on a film set, check out the movie's website. I did a video blog every day of shooting and every few weeks during the editing process. Other than that, I'm really proud of What If..., it's definitely the best movie we've ever made and something I think that audiences will really appreciate.