Kingdom Cinema Q&A

qavideopinterestYou had questions. Now we have answers.

Well, we mostly have answers.

A couple answers may have gone far afield of the original question.

And Daniel may or may not have snuck a couple additional questions in because he was dissatisfied with our original question slate.

Either way, for those of you who wanted to see more of us outside the writing show or wanted to see an extended “credits scene” from us, here’s your chance.

Check out the video below and leave us your thoughts in the comments!

 

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Josiah DeGraaf is a high school English teacher and literature nerd who fell in love with stories when he was young and hasn’t fallen out of love ever since.
He writes because he’s fascinated by human motivations. What causes otherwise-good people to make really terrible decisions in their lives? Why do some people have the strength to withstand temptation when others don’t? How do people respond to periods of intense suffering? What does it mean to be a hero?
These questions drive him as a reader, and they drive him as a writer as well as he takes normal people, puts them in crazy situations (did he mention he writes fantasy?), and then forces them to make difficult choices with their lives.
Someday, Josiah hopes to write fantasy novels with worlds as imaginative as Brandon Sanderson’s, characters as complex as Orson Scott Card’s, character arcs as dynamic as Jane Austen’s, themes as deep as Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s, and stories as entertaining as Wayne Thomas Batson’s. In the meantime, you can find him writing articles here as he works toward achieving these goals.

Introduction to Character Archetypes & Stereotypes

We kick-off our newest series… At least Daniel attempts to kick it off. Josiah may need some convincing that now is really the best time to talk about our upcoming series of videos.

Interested in reading more about this topic? Check out Josiah’s article here!

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Character Stereotypes:

The Mentor

The Henchman

The Herald

The Love Interest

The Evil Overlord

The Strong Female Character (TM)

The Damsel in Distress

The Parents

The Comic Relief

 

Profile photo of Josiah DeGraaf
Josiah DeGraaf is a high school English teacher and literature nerd who fell in love with stories when he was young and hasn’t fallen out of love ever since.
He writes because he’s fascinated by human motivations. What causes otherwise-good people to make really terrible decisions in their lives? Why do some people have the strength to withstand temptation when others don’t? How do people respond to periods of intense suffering? What does it mean to be a hero?
These questions drive him as a reader, and they drive him as a writer as well as he takes normal people, puts them in crazy situations (did he mention he writes fantasy?), and then forces them to make difficult choices with their lives.
Someday, Josiah hopes to write fantasy novels with worlds as imaginative as Brandon Sanderson’s, characters as complex as Orson Scott Card’s, character arcs as dynamic as Jane Austen’s, themes as deep as Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s, and stories as entertaining as Wayne Thomas Batson’s. In the meantime, you can find him writing articles here as he works toward achieving these goals.

New Video Series on Kingdom Cinema!

A new Kingdom Pen Youtube series?  Can it be true?  Check out the video below to see the announcement, and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel on Youtube to be the first to see the premiere of the new series on September 1st!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfW1H62xN98

Profile photo of Josiah DeGraaf
Josiah DeGraaf is a high school English teacher and literature nerd who fell in love with stories when he was young and hasn’t fallen out of love ever since.
He writes because he’s fascinated by human motivations. What causes otherwise-good people to make really terrible decisions in their lives? Why do some people have the strength to withstand temptation when others don’t? How do people respond to periods of intense suffering? What does it mean to be a hero?
These questions drive him as a reader, and they drive him as a writer as well as he takes normal people, puts them in crazy situations (did he mention he writes fantasy?), and then forces them to make difficult choices with their lives.
Someday, Josiah hopes to write fantasy novels with worlds as imaginative as Brandon Sanderson’s, characters as complex as Orson Scott Card’s, character arcs as dynamic as Jane Austen’s, themes as deep as Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s, and stories as entertaining as Wayne Thomas Batson’s. In the meantime, you can find him writing articles here as he works toward achieving these goals.

Off Track (Kingdom Pen Cinema)

 

Produced by EyeKey Production, Off Track tells the story of a young man ready to leave it all behind and end his life. Tom finds himself on a lonely train track in the middle of nowhere waiting for a train to end his life. That’s when a stranger appears, a young teenager, who appears to be waiting for the same train. The tables are turned when the young boy begins to pointedly challenge Tom to give life another go because, just sometimes, there comes along a second chance–and often in a form you least expect.

Written and Directed by Asa Simard
Staring Joel Brisbat, Judah Simard, Lucas Grzesiak, Asa Simard and Connor Grzesiak
Shot on location in Australia.

The Kingdom Cinema

Attention Filmmakers! Kingdom Cinema Launched!

Watch “Seventh Seal”, the first film to be published by Kingdom Cinema!

As of now, Kingdom Pen is no longer an entity solely devoted to the medium of writing. Thanks to the hard work of Daniel Thompson and others, Kingdom Cinema, a branch of Kingdom Pen devoted to encouraging quality Christian filmmaking, has been launched!

Kingdom Cinema will seek to be a hub for Christian creators and filmmakers where they can post their videos, gain an audience, and connect with like-minded Christians filmmakers. It is also our wish that Kingdom Cinema will provide powerful, wholesome, and entertaining Christian films for the enjoyment and spiritual growth of our viewers.

 

Benefits

*Accepted short films will be posted across several video sharing mediums including, but not limited to, YouTube, Vimeo, and GodTube.  The videos will also be advertised on social networks such as Facebook, the exclusive writer’s forum OYAN, and will be posted on the Kingdom Pen website.

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