Introducing A New Comedy Web Series, The Casting Call!

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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 DreaminSoul.com

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:

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: http://www.courageousthemovie.com


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:

“What If…” the Movie Directed by Dallas Jenkins Premieres on GMC

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“What If…” the movie, directed by Dallas Jenkins and starring Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, Debby Ryan and John Ratzenberger, will be airing on GMC (DIRECTV Channel 338). You can also purchase the DVD online at www.thewhatifmovie.com.

whatifmoviesmallOther Air Times on GMC
Monday, January 31 at 9 pm et
Tuesday, February 1 at 11 pm et
Friday, February 4, at 8 & 10 pm et
Sunday, February 6, at 5 pm et

The film has a powerful cast who effectively portray the message about the decisions we make in life, and the only ones that will matter in eternity:


“What If…” Movie Synopsis:


What if… tells the story of Ben Walker (Kevin Sorbo), who fifteen years ago left his college sweetheart Wendy (Kristy Swanson), and his calling to be a preacher, in order to pursue a business opportunity. Now with a high-paying executive gig, a trophy fiance’, and a new Mercedes, he hasn’t considered a family nor felt the need to set foot in a church.

But God has other plans. While on a thrill ride outside the city, his new car mysteriously breaks down, and he’s visited by a tow truck driver named Mike (John Ratzenberger) who claims to be an angel sent to show Ben what his life would look like had he followed his true calling. Suddenly Ben wakes up in the middle of domestic chaos as his “wife” Wendy and daughters (including Disney Channel’s Debby Ryan) are getting ready for church, where Ben is the new pastor.

Before he can get back to his old life, Ben must first embrace this reality and discover the value of faith and family, and perhaps restore his love for those who were heartbroken fifteen years ago: Wendy…and God. In the tradition of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “The Family Man,” What If… is a story of finding your true purpose in life.


Watch the trailer for the movie below:




Dallas Jenkins on Filming “What If…”

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In this interview with Christian-Movie.com Jenkins talks about filmmaking and lessons he learned while filming “What If…”

“I’ve noticed a new level of enthusiasm from people about the quality of the film compared to previous films, and that’s always nice, but the comments that really stand out are about personal impact. One man pulled me aside and spoke through tears about how the movie touched him because he felt he’d missed his calling years ago, and he realized it wasn’t too late to make a change.”

“…Making this movie has actually changed my life because I’m so much more trusting in God now and working harder to stay out of the way.”

- Dallas Jenkins, director of “What If…” in interview with Christian-Movie.com

To Save a Life on DVD & Resources for Youth Leaders

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The movie To Save A Life (now available on DVD) and the accompanying resources are powerful tools for youth leaders, parents and churches to present the importance of reaching out to those who are hurting:

To Save A Life is more than a movie — it’s a feature-length film with powerful follow-up opportunities to get youth, their friends and family engaged in this life-altering movement. It is a powerful indie movie about the challenges and choices of real teen life, and it dares to deal with real issues like acceptance, hurt, love, social divisions, school violence, cutting, suicide, underage drinking, teen pregnancy and divorce…

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