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)
EMANUEL (IN PRODUCTION)
FResh Wind, Fresh Fire (In Development)
Miracles (IN DEVELOPMENT)
In 1630, a small band of believers packed their bags and sailed 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.
We are not only artists, but also communicators. In every film, we desire to share the truth that has changed our lives.
We love movies and care deeply about quality and craft. It's never enough to merely transfer information.
We pray because it reminds us of our weakness and God’s power. Prayer is the wind in our sails.
We try to create worlds and characters that ring true to every person, no matter their culture or creed.
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 2 million dollars for orphan-care charities around the world. After graduating from USC's School of Cinematic Arts, Brian served as the 2nd Unit Director on, "Woodlawn," starring Sean Astin and Jon Voight. In Fall 2016, he sold a pilot to Netflix, collaborating with Emmy-winner Viola Davis and writer Melinda Hsu Taylor (Lost, Falling Skies). For his work, Brian has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, Relevant Magazine, Christianity Today, and on Fox News 11. He is represented by CAA.
MIKE WILDT | HEAD OF PRODUCTION
Mike Wildt is the UPM for the upcoming indie feature-"Billy Boy"-starring Melissa Benoist (Supergirl) and Blake Jenner (Glee), and oversees all productions at Arbella. In 2014, he worked as the 2nd Unit UPM on “Woodlawn," and is heading up development for “Miracles" with Inkling Entertainment. For over five years, Mike has also been producing commercials and music videos for clients such as NBC, E! Entertainment, Affliction, VW, and Mercedes.
STEVEN SIWEK | HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT
Marketer by day, filmmaker by night, Steven has always had a passion for movies. Last year, he and long-time filmmaking partner Jerrod Saba released an award-winning documentary entitled, "Future of The Church," featuring over 80 interviews with the nation's foremost religious leaders. With over 10 years of ministry and marketing experience, Steven oversees development and all philanthropic initiatives for Arbella. Currently, he is in development of a series of short films, focusing on themes of sin, sacrifice, and redemption.
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 is the primary editor and has directed a documentary feature entitled, "The Dating Project." Today, he continues to seek God's truth by telling the gently profound stories of others.