Introducing A New Comedy Web Series, The Casting Call!


Introducing The Casting Call, an original comedy series Dream in Soul is partnering with that highlights the contradictions, truths, and genuine struggles of millennial Christians.

The series follows Mariah Carpenter, a 24-year old woman struggling actress that traverses the fine line between faith and fame. She moves to Los Angeles with a strong conviction that she is called to be a light to the entertainment industry. She is met with surprising challenges as her former experiences of faith does not apply as seamlessly in the entertainment industry.

Check out the first episode below, you might relate to the struggle!

Episode 101: The Ritz Young Woman
Love is in the air! In episode 1, Mariah encounters her first love! Will she end up committing ALL of her heart to Him? Watch to find out!

A Living Dream: The Film Selma Reveals Hope and Light

I went to go see the film Selma on opening day and was moved and inspired – I highly recommend this movie for anyone to see! – Julene, Editor of

One dream can truly change the world – when people come together for a greater vision! The film SELMA brings to life a relevant glimpse of the human experience through the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and is powerful and timely – with truths this world truly needs. SELMA is a must see and the message goes deeper into the spirit and far beyond what’s on the surface of the issues we faced then and today.

Why This Film is So Important: What happened in Selma we see happening today is more than a race issue – it’s a spirit issue. We are spirit having a human experience in unique, beautiful vessels that Love created. Darkness tries to keep us from seeking deeper truth and distracts us from seeing Light by having us focus on what we see – the temporary.

We’ve warred among ourselves since the beginning of history but the real issues in life are rooted in the greatest battle at hand – against darkness and principalities, for spirit and eternity. From the genesis of our world to the revelation we have now, it’s time to come back, to return to love and the way God meant our lives to be.

Thank you director Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo and everyone involved for bringing us this inspiring story, life-piercing art and the vital message to live a dream of impact that focuses on a higher purpose. #Selma #forsuchatimeasThis #Glory

“I will not be focusing on what I want today – I’m focused on what God wants…His truth is marching on…” – David Oyelowo in the film SELMA

I loved hearing the stories behind the making of this story, watch the full press conference for the SELMA movie below, with the actors, producers and more including David Oyelowo, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Roth, Common, Tom Wilkinson, Dede Gardner, Carmen Egojo, Andrew Holland and director Ava DuVernay.

The song “Glory” from the movie, a striking collaboration between John Legend and Common, is so inspiring and has deep truths for anyone to hold on to:

John Gray on Entertainment, Diversity, Faith and the Film “Unconditional”

“The theme in my life has always been building bridges…I wanted to bring these two communities together. Let’s talk about stuff that has always divided us…and using that comedy as an opportunity to heal.” – John Gray

John Gray is a comedian, minister and filmmaker on a mission who approaches more serious topics like living for Christ, race and diversity with a unique slant that encourages the Church to come together amidst our differences. He’s one of the creative minds and co-producers behind the movie “Unconditional” which is now in theaters, starring Lynn Collins and Michael Ealy. In the interview with LIFE Today above John Gray talks about the themes in the movie and how he uses both comedy and drama to bring important messages to light:

Be sure to catch “Unconditional” in theaters and check out the inspiring album Hope with music from the film by clicking here. Watch the trailer below and click here to learn more about the movie:

Film Synopsis

Samantha Crawford is living a storybook life: she’s happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she’s told and illustrated since childhood have become published books.

When her husband Billy is killed in a senseless act of violence, Sam loses her faith and her will to live. But a death-defying encounter with two children leads to a reunion with Joe, her oldest friend. Inspired by true events, UNCONDITIONAL stars Michael Ealy (Think Like A Man) and Lynn Collins (John Carter).

As Sam watches “Papa” Joe care for and love the kids in his under-resourced neighborhood, she begins to realize that no matter life’s circumstances, the love of God is always reaching out to us.

UNCONDITIONAL is the first feature film from Harbinger Media Partners, which creates and produces high-quality theatrical films to inspire moviegoers to pursue God and serve others.

Partnering with scores of ministries and non-profit organizations around the country like the one run by the real-life Papa Joe Bradford, UNCONDITIONAL is encouraging people to ACT on the needs in their communities. Learn more about ACT.

If you’ve never heard one of John Gray’s messages you’re missing out on a fusion of humor and faith that will both encourage your heart and have you laughing out loud until tears flow. Watch John Gray in action below in this message entitled “Are You the One?”

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Faith in Film: Hollywood Producer Dean Batali On Influencing the Industry

Dean Batali is a writer and producer who has worked on shows with a number of well-known actors. In this Top 3 interview he talks about how he hopes to make a mark in mainstream media while holding on to his values, and gives advice to others in their pursuing passions in film and TV, and consuming entertainment that doesn’t compromise your beliefs:

Courageous the Film From Sherwood Pictures in Theaters Now

“Honor Begins at Home,” is the tagline for the new film Courageous from Sherwood Pictures, creators of the movie Fireproof. The movie explores the topics of manhood and a father’s role in the family; I think it’s commendable for this theme to be addressed both in a convicting and honoring light. Are you planning to go see the movie?

Courageous Film Synopsis
Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.

While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they’re quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark.

When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God … and to their children?

Filled with action-packed police drama, COURAGEOUS is the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. Riveted moviegoers will once again find themselves laughing, crying, and cheering as they are challenged and inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children.

Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That’s courageous.

For more information about the film and for theater listings visit:

Watch the Trailer for Courageous Below:

I haven’t seen the movie yet myself but thought the first scene was captivating.

Watch the Opening Scene from the movie Courageous Below: