Recently we did a MOVIE SCREEN SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION with an author who had one of the most amazing stories and I wanted to write about the experience. This was a woman who had gone through a horrible tragedy in her life and survived an international bombing incident in Kenya. She literally was found under a pancake of rubble barely alive and completely blind.
One minute, she was an innocent bystander and the next moment in the flash of an eye, there was no sight. Can you imagine the trauma of laying under concrete after being blown up with dead people all around you, and living to tell the story?
Her inspirational story may never be made into a feature movie you would see in box office, but she had the makings of an amazing "from tragedy to triumph" story where a feature length documentary might be a future option. This made me think of so many people who have been ordinary people, upon whom have lived through the most extra ordinary circumstances and become champions through it all.
We are currently reviewing her book for a Cinematic Book Review and looking so very carefully at the entire story for adjudication. However, even in the middle of this process, her story impacts my heart even today. She shared with us she just wanted to leave a legacy with her life and maybe her story would help others.
The greatest honor I have is being a part of an organization where we might be helping birth these kinds of stories to be illuminated into film. There are times in life, when it is just not about the money, it's not about the fame, but it is about something so much greater than ourselves.
Whatever your story, you may have gone through some amazing experiences which need to be written in a book, created into a screenplay, drafted into a documentary or more. Don't give up and keep following that dream. You have something to say and God can use you, if you are willing.
Going into film is expensive, so don't go into movies or into the cinematic world if you don't have some sources of support. However, you can write a book and it doesn't cost that much to publish or self publish. Is it worth it? Not always, but if you didn't try and just gave up, you would never know.
The next story we review may be yours and we are praying for you in this process. Only do this if you believe you are supposed to go farther. May the Lord richly bless you in your efforts. Thank you authors for touching our lives and congratulations to the new authors who are now making movies! It is worth the risk when you have this reward.
With Great Expectations,
Dr. K is also called "Coach KMAC" and is a veteran filmmaker, speaker and author and coach who's been coaching hoops in the NCAA for 22 years with different University and leading schools with Bob Hoffman, Men's Basketball coach. His unique FILM COACH style is how this blog rolls.
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