The true story of a USC student who came face to face with death. Featuring Francis Chan, New York Times Bestselling Author of "Crazy Love."
The Drop Box (2015)
Shawn (spring 2016)
Miracles (IN DEVELOPMENT)
Hundreds of years ago, God called a group of Christians to pack their bags and sail
to America. In one sense, this was very common for members of the persecuted church. But
those who boarded The Arbella were doing more than running away. They were running
toward another darkness, to build “a city upon a hill” in The New World. In many ways, we’re
doing the same today. We are but the vessel, carrying the “unsearchable riches of Christ” to
Hollywood and audiences across the world.
HONORING To GOD
We make movies not because we’re the best at it, but because God has called us to. This means that our audience is primarily God Himself.
We love and revere God’s word. Our standard of truth, morality, and on-set conduct is not the prevailing cultural narrative, nor the American church, but always the bible.
COVERED IN PRAYEr
We pray because it reminds us of our weakness and God’s power. By offering everything to The Lord in prayer, we submit to His plans and creative direction.
AUTHENTIC TO ALL
We try to create worlds and characters that ring true to every person. We believe this honors the God who took on flesh, became a man, and suffered for our sake.
Brian Ivie | Head of Storytelling
Brian Ivie is the award-winning director of "The Drop Box," one of the highest-grossing Fathom Events of all time, making over three million dollars in just four nights. His debut film, currently on Netflix, has also raised over two million dollars for orphan-care charities around the world. Brian recently graduated from USC's School of Cinematic Arts and served as the 2nd Unit Director on the faith-film, "Woodlawn,” starring Sean Astin and Jon Voight. Currently, he is in development of a TV series on The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, and on Fox News 11. Brian is represented by CAA.
MIKE WILDT | HEAD OF PRODUCTION
Mike Wildt is the UPM for the upcoming indie feature-"Billy Boy"-starring Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner. In 2014, Mike worked as the 2nd Unit UPM on “Woodlawn" and is heading up development for “The Jesus Revolution” with Brian Ivie and Erwin Brothers Entertainment. For over five years, he has also been producing commercials and music videos for such clients as NBC, E! Entertainment, Affliction, Mercedes, VW, and Dunkin Donuts.
JON CIPITI | STORYTELLER
Jon was raised in New York, where he was brought up on a healthy diet of snow, board games, and copious amounts of Dance Dance Revolution. Having the opportunity to work with non-profit and other organizations, Jon has traveled the world and learned that everyone has a story and that there is power in storytelling. At Arbella, Jon has directed a documentary feature entitled, "The Dating Project," and continues to seek God's truth by telling the gently profound stories of others.