May 28, 2023


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Sight & Sound theater launches Christian film studio


Sight & Sound Films
Sight & Seem Films |

LANCASTER, Pennsylvania — The ministry Sight & Audio, which has invested a long time furnishing biblically-dependent enjoyment at general performance theaters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Branson, Missouri, is growing its entertainment portfolio by developing content for the silver display screen.

All through the world wide COVID-19 pandemic, the ministry launched the streaming services Sight & Sound Television. This enables people today from in excess of 100 international locations to look at a reside performance of “Queen Esther” virtually. Right after God’s top, the firm felt compelled to build a single-of-a-kind Christian movies for the environment to see.

As Sight & Audio President and Main Story Officer Joshua Enck explained in a movie printed Friday, Sight & Seem Movies will acquire their enthusiasm for storytelling from the huge stage to the big display screen with legitimate tales about historic figures and occasions that “changed the world due to the fact Christ 1st changed them.”

Sight & Sound’s Director Of Advertising & Communications Katie Miller, granddaughter of company founder Glenn Eshelman, spoke with The Christian Submit about how the new film studio came about. 

“[My grandfather] is genuinely actually excited,” Miller claimed. “It felt like these a large endeavor coming out of this sort of a difficult season and we just sense unbelievably grateful, and he does also, that we ended up in a position to [do this].”

The enterprise began discussing a probable venture into films proper just before the COVID-19 pandemic strike. While they felt it was the direction the Lord was getting them, they experienced no strategy how they have been heading to get there.

“When we initial posed the notion, the concerns actually were being all around how are we likely to do this, not really should we? And then when COVID hit, it felt like it was likely to be this matter that was like, ‘OK, maybe sometime we would, almost certainly years down the highway,'” Miller said. 

“It felt like the Lord just authorized that year to not only give us the room to venture into feature movies but really sped it up, one thing that we actually considered was going to sluggish us down,” she added. “That grew to become just this kind of an solution to prayer and just genuinely felt like God’s faithfulness in the course of the total situation.” 

Eshelman constantly experienced a like of the stage and multimedia, as well as the blending of the two. He originally started off his productions as a slideshow for church buildings in 1976. Just after many years of traveling undertaking that, he opened a theater. 

A 10 years immediately after that, Sight & Sound commenced their immersive encounter using live animals and undertaking on a 300-foot panoramic stage. Now, they have designed their movie studio next to the iconic theater in Lancaster.

“I think it feels genuinely unique to have the up coming technology of storytellers selecting up the mantle and getting it to the subsequent action,” Miller instructed CP.

“We are so passionate about the tales that we have the possibility to convey to and the messages within them. So if we had been likely to do it and move into some thing like movies, we wished to be able to do it at the same top quality amount that all people understands of us by now when it comes to our phase displays.” 

All Sight & Sound productions attribute first content inspired by biblical narratives identified in Scripture. With their loyal group on place, they could use all those same items and talents in a unique medium to explain to the stories of different heroes of the faith that are not talked about in the Bible.

“When it arrives to the theater facet, Bible stories are what we are called to do there. And at the same time, we started to really feel this stirring for other tales that we know are out there with just as sturdy messages of faith,” Miller mentioned.

“And so the query truly turned, how do we start to convey to those people tales? And movie is what rose to the prime,” she recalled. “So it’s partly for us about a unique medium but it also opens the doorway to a whole host of unique tales too, all nonetheless with a biblical foundation, and inspirational stories of faith is what we’re hoping to be able to go on to portray.”

With limitless opportunities, Sight & Sound seeks to keep on providing inspiring material for the religion audiences now in a greater ability. 

Miller explained their goal as to inform “Real tales about historic figures who transformed the entire world since Christ 1st modified them.” In accordance to Miller, “That’s actually the heart of why we want to do this and why we are enthusiastic about what is to arrive.” 

“It can be mind-boggling when you consider a new point, you see the conclude highway of the place you know you want to go and the route doesn’t always experience tremendous very clear,” she concluded. 

But now as the pieces have occur together, Miller concluded by saying: “This is all turning out to be so very good. So it’s fascinating and it truly is also nerve-racking. There is a lot of unknowns yet to appear but we are enthusiastic to get began.”

On Friday, Sight & Seem Movies produced the trailer for their debut element, “I Listened to the Bells.” The film is scheduled for launch in film theaters this December.

“Known as America’s Poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow leads an idyllic lifetime ­– until finally the working day his globe is shattered by tragedy. With a country divided by Civil War and his loved ones torn aside, Henry puts down his pen, silenced by grief. But it can be the seem of Christmas morning that reignites the poet’s misplaced voice as he discovers the resounding hope of rekindled religion,” the film synopsis reads.

Jeannie Ortega Law is a reporter for The Christian Publish. Access her at: jeannie.legislat[email protected] She’s also the writer of the ebook, What Is Going on to Me? How to Defeat Your Unseen Enemy Stick to her on Twitter: @jlawcp Facebook: JeannieOMusic


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