Because of Jesus Films

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Our Story

Because of Jesus Films was founded in 2011, though originally not under that name. It started out as a dream to form and create a movie-company dedicated to produce God-honoring, family friendly, and biblical films. In a day, age, and culture when most films are blatantly contrary to God and the commands of His Word, it is essential that we combat this trend with God-glorifying films.

In the year 2010, we felt that the Lord had laid a burden on our hearts to take a step of faith and to begin a production company. So at that time we started seeking the Lord in prayer for His direction and guidance in this endeavor.

Early in 2011, some friends gave us a copy of Jericho, The Promised Fulfilled, a thirty-minute stop-motion film created by a homeschool family (Link to their website here) and a companion comic book they created for their film as well. Our interest was piqued and we began to pray more specifically for the Lord to provide a studio for us to begin experimenting in stop-motion.
By the end of 2011 the Lord in His faithfulness had provided us with a studio room. Yet, at that time, we made no definite move toward starting a film.

It wasn’t until late spring of 2012 that God laid a spark of motivation in our path to spur us toward tackling our first film.
Chuck Black, a Christian author, (Website here) put out a video contest on his books. It was the motivation we needed, as we are avid fans of Chuck Black’s books.

So the research began, hours upon hours of research about stop-motion, software, operating systems, special effects, and tips and tricks for stop-motion. After the initial research, we filmed and created Kingdom’s Edge, our very first film. A film with no special effects, no green screens, shot on tables without any ground covering, filmed with an old Sony video camera and edited with free software on a Windows computer.
The video didn’t win, but it provided the basic groundwork for our venture into the world of stop-motion films.

Another year rolled around and Chuck Black once again put out another video contest, this time with a category specifically for stop-motion films. We set out once again, this time however we were equipped with a Canon 60d camera, a Mac mini, iMovie, and hundreds of hours of additional research to take a second shot at stop-motion.
By the Lord’s grace we won the stop-motion category and thrilled by the Lord’s blessing of our second film, we launched into production of our first original film, Two Friends, Two Different Destinies. Two years later, the film is still our longest film and the only stop-motion filmed currently written by our production company.

2014 rolled around and Chuck Black’s video contest came around once again. This time, not only did we create another stop-motion, The Prince, we also took our first stab at live-action, The Final Encounter.

Now in 2015, we just finished our latest film, “The Final Stand.” We can say that it is absolutely amazing, with special effects, green screens, sets, lighting, and animation. We hope you enjoy and are blessed, challenged, and encouraged by the finished project.

The Lord has definitely been good and has sustained us through many ups and downs the past 4 years and we are excited to see what He continually has in store for us!

Any success we may have had, we credit all to the Lord, without Him this is going nowhere. He is the One who guided us to this and He is the One who continues to provide every need in BOJF.

We pray that you are blessed and encouraged by this ministry and may God and God alone receive all the glory, honor and praise!

Mission Statement

Because of Jesus Films is dedicated to produce God-glorifying films, that not only entertain, but also instruct and encourage those who view them as we use a biblical worldview in each and every film.

We are out to equip and train the believer, save the lost, and bring and give all glory to Jesus Christ our Savior and God.

Motto

By God’s grace and for His glory!

The Gospel

At Because of Jesus Films we are “not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes…” Romans 1:16

“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” -Romans 3:23
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” -John 3:16
“But God demonstrates His love for us in this, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8
“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” -Romans 10:9
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old is gone, the new is here!” -2 Corinthians 5:17

About Our Name

We chose our name based on the fact that everything in this world, from the smallest particle of dust to the largest mountain is all in existence because of one Name…JESUS! Our existence, our very next breath, all depends on Jesus. And it is because of Jesus that the gospel listed above is possible. Without Jesus there is no hope and no true peace. It is because of Jesus that we are producing these films and continue to do so, without Him this is going nowhere. And it is because of Jesus that we as Christians have the hope that one day we will live with our Lord and Savior in Heaven forever! Hallelujah!
It is our prayer that you will come to know Jesus as your personal Savior through this ministry! And if you already know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, we pray that we will encourage you in your faith, and live a life that brings Jesus honor, glory and praise, continuing to share the message of salvation with those who need Jesus!

May Jesus, and Jesus alone, be glorified in everything we do and say!
All glory goes to Him, we are just His servants, doing our duty. (Luke 17:10)

Because of Jesus Films
“Because of Jesus, from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22.”

Get Connected

Be sure to visit our profiles on YouTube, Google+, and Vimeo. We also have a email newsletter you can join to receive updates and there is our official blog you can stay updated with as well. So no matter your preference, there is plenty of ways to stay up to date with all the exciting things God is doing here at BOJF.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, please contact us using the “Contact Us” page and we will get back to you ASAP.