Experiencing Christ’s transformational power should be visibly tangible. We seek to challenge the mainstream Christian storytelling paradigm by writing stories for film that depict this power.
Blind Devotion – Official Selection of the International Christian Film Festival.
BANICK is a high school football player on his way to Division I stardom until his life is derailed by a freak accident. During the normal course of rehab, he realizes he’ll never play again trying the same old therapy techniques and motivated by the soon loss of his home he seeks out a dangerous experimental surgery. During surgery; Banick dies.
Upon death, he enters the spirit realm where he’s met by an angel named TORRANCE, a Watcher, whose job is to bring recently arrived souls to judgment. Torrance shows Banick around for a time and explains certain things about the spirit realm and the vaunted Battle Ether; a high spirit plane where angels and demons for the souls of men. It is through this all souls journey to judgment. On Banick’s journey through he’s separated from Torrance and picked up by a troupe of Seekers (the other guys). Banik is mentored by a Seeker named Luc that doesn’t always tell the honest truth. He even promises to re-clothe (re-insert) Banick into his body in exchange for his help. Banick agrees and joins the battle on their side. In a life destined for greatness, there are bigger battles than the ones played on the field.
The story is an allegory of the battle being waged for our “souls.” St. Paul said, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Eph 6:12.
The Write Stuff.
We’re on a mission. We have the greatest story on earth to tell and there are so many creativve ways to tell it. However, we tend to see the same old stories told in ways that hardly capture the life changing impact that Christ Jesus has had on individual lives throughout the ages. Here at Illuminated Winds, we tell the story of Christian Hero’s creativity and accurately with a goal to shed light on accurate accounts that have changed lives.
We write screenplay’s for Christian films.
Constantly perfecting the creative writing process.
Offering script coverage for your Christian film idea.
Daniel was born into a military family going back multiple generations. God’s leading was inevitable, & he too would follow in the family tradition of serving the country.
In 2000 he joined the USAF, a year later he met a beautiful Army finance soldier, Sarah, who later became his wife. After marrying they had three children (Abigail, John, and Hannah), a number of dogs, and four more moves. In 2015 he served a six month tour of duty in Afghanistan, afterward Daniel turned his face to follow the Lord which led him to leave the USAF & settle in AL.
There he struggled for over a year trying to gain traction on what to do next. In Nov 2017 a divine appointment introduced Daniel to Liane Brown, a survivor of Russian occupation following WWII. Their conversation rekindled a childhood dream of one day working in film; soon after their meeting Daniel began writing a screenplay based on Liane’s book, Refuge.
He is currently finishing an Undergrad in screenwriting and developing a sequel to Refuge and a number of other Christocentric screenplays. If you know nothing else about Daniel know he yearns to please God in all he does.
From idea to print.
Are you so good at something that you frequently have people asking, “hey, how did you learn that?” Although our gut reaction prompts us to say things like, “practice” or “I’ve just got a nack for it”, the truth is we all have a special God given gift that allows us to shine bright in a specific area. That gift doesn’t make us better, it’s just a more direct translation of how God wants to use us in the world and we all have something special to offer. Our gift is creative storytelling and we’re honored to share how God uses it.
Writes of Passage
The Close UpShort Film Coverage
- Just starting out? Get coverage from a Christian perspective for screenplay’s up to 60 pages in length.
The Long ShotFeature Length Coverage
- If you’ve already got a script that’s up to 120 pages, get the help you need from a budding screenwriter offering Christian perspective coverage.
The Director's cutFeature Length Film
- Have you got an idea for a film? Concept, outline, or novel; see your story come to life in a feature-length screenplay.
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