Catholic family films carry forward the tradition of excellence in artistic expression.
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~President Donald J. Trump
Warsaw, July, 2017
Industrious Family Films' motto is:
“Reclaiming the art of filmmaking one wholesome movie at a time”
As Catholics, we who have the greatest masterpiece in the world, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in a way, own, or have rights to the word “art”. Christian civilization has made music, dramas, plays and paintings. Sadly, in recent years, this art has gotten out of our control, especially in the movies that pour out of Hollywood.
Many people do not know it, so I would like to tell you about a little known thing that I learned about from my mentor, Jim Morlino, which had a great impact on the world although we did not feel its importance or its influence until it was gone.
In 1929, Catholic bishops got together with Jewish moviemakers and together created a code of standards to be used in studios. This code was a list of movie guidelines of what inappropriate conduct should never have their appearance in our movies. This code was followed by the Jewish filmmakers who made wholesome movies that were viewed by largely Protestant audiences. The Code was a set of rules that governed American filmmaking and shaped and enriched American cinema. All movies were family films.
I would like to provide an example of one of the lines of the Hays Code just so you can hear how these rules were presented. An easy one for me to say without getting uncomfortable is:
But how often do we see immoral scenes in movies that come out of the same Hollywood that followed these rules? We have invented gadgets like VidAngel to cut such scenes out of movies so we can watch them.
What happened??? I’ll tell you what happened.
In the late 1960s, the pagans that now run the movie industry threw this rule book out. “We don’t need this.” Morality rules, just thrown out of one of the world’s largest entertainment source. From that lamentable day to this, filmmaking was doomed to open the chance of inviting evil and sin to our very faces on our own screens in our deepest recesses of our holy homes.
How long ago was it when we lost our trust in Disney? The little we had left after witnessing the occult in the Princess and the Frog was shattered in 2017 with their remaking of Beauty and the Beast.
Children’s movies, not fit for adults to watch.
It is interesting to note that moviemakers know that we want good Christian movies. Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ was the most watched movie in the whole world in the whole history of moviemaking. The most watched, the most successful, and in my opinion, the greatest movie ever made.
Did you know that Hollywood would not back the movie and Icon Productions was its sole supporter? But directors and producers keep feeding us mud. They don’t want us to love wholesomeness, but we do. We can’t help it.
So what will we do when the last of the Christian directors, producers and actors in the movie industry are gone? We will turn to Catholic movies that are being produced by groups like Industrious Family Films, who specialize in children’s cinema.
Children’s cinema is a genre all of its own. “Unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 18:3) We can change the movie making industry because of children who we surround ourselves with. These children who still have a sense of good because they still have their baptismal innocence. They have not yet seen all that the world has to offer because their parents have guarded and protected them.
Because of this innocence they inherit the tools that it takes to present the Faith to a post-Christian society. We must be converted, become like children, and enjoy wholesome, Catholic movies and entertainment. We must inspire and be inspired by the innocence and wholesomeness of Catholic children’s cinema.
We should motivate young filmmakers to hold the Hays Code as movie making laws. We need to spur on this innocence in children as a Christian victory over the corruptness of Hollywood. In this way we are encouraging our youth to rebuild the culture of art, drama, film and entertainment for the greater glory of God.
Many Catholics all over America have seen the need this country is in reforming better movies. This is the mission of Industrious Family Films. These moviemakers encourage each other and inspire each other and together they will make a new Hollywood.
Let’s call it “Holywood”.
Most major motion pictures have multi million dollar budgets. As my sister and I wrote our first proposal we realized how quickly a budget can get into the thousands of dollars.
Costumes, props, and distributing- not to mention feeding and housing a cast, all cost money.
In the industry, an ultra low budget film is any film under $300,000. All this said, we need a little help. You can help us make Catholic family films by donating. Click here to learn how to donate online...
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