Monday, February 11, 2013

Meredith G: Stepping Into the Roles of a GFP Crew Member (STEP 1)

Meredith Gilliam here, typing to you with her own fingers. I have been blessed to work with Glory Film Productions, and though my work has been mostly highlighted in the dramatic area, I do a lot of things behind the scenes that by most viewers are often overlooked. I step into many different roles as the progress of a film pushes forward. Take our “longest” film (running at just over 13 minutes) RUMPELSTILTSKIN. My involvement with this short started in my living room as myself, Director Leah, and my mom began the wonderful yet difficult process of- you know what I'm talking about:

STEP 1: Brainstorming

This is a part of film making that must be done, but it is a very slow and careful task. It usually spends hours of our time. Those hours turn to days, and -for feature-length projects- those days scatter out over months. With every idea, there comes a problem. Questions like: “is that realistic?” or “can we do that with our limited resources?” are very commonly asked during step 1.The answers to these questions never come easily, and while we consult one another dozens of times to try and find our own, we have to remember to ask for Jesus' help, the one who came up with the ultimate storyline.

Now, hear me as I'll quote one of my own sayings, “All storms end in rainbows, we just have to wait for the clouds to clear.” And while there is much blood, sweat, and tears, we can always rely on the excellent determination of our team and God's everlasting love to end up with better films then the ones before.
forever one of a kind,
M.G. <3


  1. Hi! This is the second time I've visited your site and I'm really impressed! You are a talented bunch! I would love for you to check out the Gideon Media Arts Conference and Film Festival Teen Intern Progam and click on Teen Intern Program.

    We'd love to have you apply!
    Thanks for what you do in the name of Christ. :-)

  2. Great post! I can't wait to hear what else you have to say!