The story behind Little Crew Studios…
About ten years ago, we decided that our lives needed a drastic change. Joel’s job required long hours and frequent travel that kept him away from home and our fast-growing family. We started praying for the Lord to open the door for something that we could do together with our kids, that would meet our needs, and also give us an opportunity to minister to others with the truths of God’s Word. Making home movies for the grandparents was something we found that we enjoyed – why not try making a feature film?
In 2008 we took the plunge and Joel quit his job so that we could be full-time moviemakers. It has been a journey of faith ever since! The Runner from Ravenshead, our first action/adventure feature film, was released in 2010. With our children as the cast and an allegory-based story, we coined the tag-line "Pilgrim’s Progress meets Little Rascals." We knew our genre was unique, but it was our first try at a movie and we were not sure how it would be received. We were overwhelmed with the enthusiastic response at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival in the fall of 2010, where the movie won the Audience Choice Award, Runner-Up for Best Feature, and Runner-Up for Best of Festival.
The Lord blessed us with enough provision to launch into the making of a second feature film, and in the spring of 2016, The Defense of New Haven was completed. Again, the positive reception of our audience was encouraging. At the Christian Worldview Festival in March of 2016, The Defense won Best Feature, Best Film Score, and the Audience Choice award.
The past eight years have been quite an adventure for our family. Though at times we wonder if we’re totally crazy, we wouldn’t trade the memories we’ve made together – the joys, the fun, the answers to prayer, and yes, the frustrations, the tears, and faith-stretching moments – for anything. To see the Lord show Himself strong as our Provider, Shepherd, and Guide has deepened our walk with Him a thousand-fold.
We hope that these films provide your family with not just fun movie nights but spark meaningful conversations about God and His Word. Thank you for your interest and support!