In the midst of the worst case of writer's block he's ever experienced, best-selling author Greg Evans is desperate. So he turns to a team of ghost hunters for inspiration---and finds himself immersed in a world he's not prepared to face! Are their activities a harmless hobby . . . or is something more sinister at work? Ages 14 and up. 98 minutes.
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Author: Cross Shadow Productions Located in: Raleigh, NC Submitted: November 03, 2009
Tell us a little about yourself. Cross Shadow Productions was formed in 2007 with one goal in mind: Make fun, uplifting Christian entertainment that delivers the Truth of the Gospel with a shot of adrenaline. Since 2007 CSP has completed 4 films: Pray, Pray 2: The Woods, Pray 2.5 - Director's Cut, and now Paranormal in 2009. None of our projects contain gratuitous violence, sexuality or offensive language. We also portray Christians in a positive light and not in the stereotypical ways most movies do. Lastly we always make sure that there is a Biblical message in each of our films.
What was your motivation behind this project? The world is witnessing an all-time peak in the fascination with the "Paranormal". From people trying to capture evidence of ghosts with scientific equipment, to things like ESP (extra sensory perception) becoming more and more acceptable in everyday life. We, as Bible believing Christians, are concerned about not only the lost, but also the Church not being educated as to the true risks and Biblical viewpoint on these subjects.
We decided to make Paranormal to convey this information in a fun and entertaining way. It's a sermon with an adrenaline rush included!
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? Understanding:
1. The stand the Bible takes on the existence of ghosts, mediums and the related subjects.
2. That they have victory only in the ultimate Champion: Jesus.
3. A fun filled evening that will leave them with a lot to discuss and an opportunity to use the Bible study we provide to dig deeper into what the Bible says about this subject.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? Working on a film about Spiritual Warfare will never be without it's share of conflict. By the nature of the information we are trying to reveal and debunk, we, in essence, paint a bulls-eye on our back in the spirit realm.
I am glad to say though, that with lots of Prayer for protection and guidance from our Pastors at our Church, we were able to watch the Lord protect us from the attacks. If we ever doubted the existence of Spiritual Warfare - we can safely say we have no doubt left at this point that it is very real.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? So we have many influences and inspiration we pull from. We firstly spend a lot of time in Prayer and the Bible to find out where God is leading us. That is always our first inspiration and influence.
In terms of current artists, we pull from many genres and directors that we have liked throughout our lives. From Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker, to Hitchcock, Spielberg, and Carpenter - we take a bit of influence from each of the great artists out there as we see it fit into our vision of creating clean, heart-pounding films.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Thanks to all who have supported Cross Shadow in our quest! We hope to continue bringing you fun, exciting new projects in the years to come!