Current Projects: Films
Title: Return to the Hiding Place
Genre: Historical Action Adventure
Producers: Peter C. Spencer and Petra Pearce
Release Date: Fall 2015
A Clock Maker who became a Leader
A Leader who formed a Teenage Army
A Teenage Army that defied an Empire
Overview: When Corrie ten Boom realizes the Nazi empire is systematically rounding up Jewish people and sending them to concentration camps, she uses her house as a hiding place and helps form a teenage army to stand up against this tyranny. This incredible true story is a thought-provoking and fast-paced movie about courage, sacrifice and faith in action.
Title: Freedom Flight
Genre: Historical Action Adventure
Release Date: 2018
Overview: Based on Frank Iszak’s heroic escape on 13 July 1956, Freedom Flight takes place during the Cold War when seven brave students, in a desperate attempt to escape the brutalities of a totalitarian regime, designed a spectacular way of crossing the impenetrable Iron Curtain: by hijacking a Hungarian domestic commercial flight, overpowering the crew, disarming the secret policeman on board, evading the Soviet MIG 17 fighter jets and landing in West Germany.
Title: Britfield & the Lost Crown
Genre: Family Adventure
Release Date: 2019/2020
Title: In Praeditus
Genre: Psychological Spy Thriller
Release Date: 2020
Current Project: Publishing
Our first release in Spring 2018 is the exciting middle-school book series, Britfield & the Lost Crown.
Britfield & the Lost Crown is a fast-paced adventure novel that transports the reader from the smoldering crags of Yorkshire, through the heart of England, and finally to the magnificent shores of Dover. Creating an interactive world of mystery and adventure, culture and education, Britfield is about friendship, family, loyalty and courage. The first in a five-book series, Britfield intends to educate as well as entertain readers by weaving geography, literature, architecture and history into the plot. Children will not only embrace the action- packed chapters, but will enjoy the authenticity of a story with real locations and realistic events: no one flies, has magical powers or has a thirst for blood. Britfield builds with intensity and intrigue, sacrifice and revelations. Book II takes place in France and Switzerland; Book III, in Italy; Book IV, in South Africa; and Book V, in China.
Continuing the series, Britfield & the Rise of the lion will be released in the fall of 2019.
Taking place throughout France, Tom and Sarah face an entirely new enemy, a nefarious and clandestine group with unlimited resources. With their ultimate destination as the castle Chambord, Tom and Sarah must first navigate through Paris streets and over rooftops, Norte Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre, chased by an assassin determined to wipe out any potential threat to the British throne. From old friends to new allies, this intense adventure novel has twists and turns, unexpected betrayals and lifechanging revelations.
Current Project: Theatrical Play
Title: An Unlikely Friendship
Release Date: 2017
A fast-paced 90-minute theatrical play, An Unlikely Friendship is about the dynamic, creative and thought-provoking friendship between C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. Enter the world of these brilliant minds as Tolkien struggles as a writer and Lewis searches for the truth. Told in a 3-Act structure over several decades, these two literary geniuses discuss and debate philosophy, politics, mythological fantasy and man’s search for the truth. Experience social change, world history, the Inklings and how Tolkien and Lewis introduced the world to Narnia and Middle-earth.
Current Project: Education
Horizon Prep Summer Program
In association with Horizon Prep, Rancho Santa Fe, Devonfield will be conducting a one week summer course introducing students to the world of film. This dynamic course will cover the real world of movie making, from writing a compelling story and hiring a talented cast to production, acting, marketing and worldwide distribution. The approach behind this program is to create a model that will eventually turn into a full semester class and finally into an entire film and media program for Horizon Prep. Once this model has been finalized, we plan on sharing it with Schools and Colleges nationwide.
The Art & Creativity of Movie Making
From Concept to Reality
7th - 12th Graders
This class is limited to 20 students.
Date/Time: July 20-24, 9 am - 12:00 pm
Monday: Mastering the Basics of Storytelling
How do you write a great story and movie script? With 20 years in the film industry, Chad Stewart will teach you how to harness your ideas into a powerful story and professional screenplay. We will study classic films and global blockbusters to learn the tools of crafting an engaging and timeless story for the world to watch.
Tuesday: The Movie Process
How are films developed? Explore the process with Producer Mark Joseph as he shares his experiences working on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, The Passion of the Christ, Reagan, and his new release Max Rose. Learn the different stages of filming and production, finding distribution and worldwide marketing.
Wednesday: Acting for Tomorrow
This comprehensive class covers how to survive in Hollywood; creating dynamic and believable characters; on-set film techniques; promoting your career, and balancing your work and personal life.
Thursday: Putting Your Film Project Together by Chad Stewart
Assembling a movie project is one of the hardest parts of filmmaking. In this dynamic class you will learn how to get your film financed, create a business plan, develop a budget breakdown and discover how to properly “package” your film so you can take your project to studio heads or private investors.
Friday: 20 Dos and Don'ts for Marketing Faith-Based Films by Ron Forseth
Learn from a pro who works at Outreach, Inc., the largest faith-based advertizing company in the world. This workshop draws on years of experience in successfully promoting faith-based films, including The Passion of the Christ, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Courageous, Man of Steel, and many more. Understand the importance of church engagement, marketing channels and media strategies.
For more information on this class and many other dynamic programs, please visit www.prepsummer.org