Friday, July 29, 2011

Christian Movie Connect debuts

Billed as the first of it’s kind podcast to support and uphold the values of the Christian film community, Christian Movie Connect launched on July 27, 2011. The kickoff episode featured John Schneider (Dukes of Hazard and Smallville) talking about his role in the upcoming feature film Doonby. Christian Movie Connect is the brain child of my good friend Cheryl Ariaz Wicker. I’ve known Cheryl for over ten years, and she is a go-getter. She is perhaps one of the most talented people I’ve had the pleasure to work with.

Cheryl is well positioned to be a host and producer of this new, exciting and innovative video podcast. She is an award-winning producer and media personality. She recently produced the feature film, Flag of My Father, starring William Devane. Cheryl tells me Christian Movie Connect will feature interviews with filmmakers, actors, screenwriters and other newsmakers in the Christian film industry both nationally and internationally.

The podcast can be found at and will be posted weekly on Wednesdays. Cheryl has quite a lineup of film and media personalities in future episodes. It’s quite a who’s who list in Christian entertainment, including Bobby Downs (Like Dandelion Dust), Ken Wales (Amazing Grace), Dave Christiano (The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry), Jerry Jameson (Murder She Wrote), Michael Flaherty from Waldon Media, Simon Swart from 20th Century Fox, and Jenn Gotzen (Nixon) just to name a few.

I asked Cheryl why she is so passionate about Christian media and Christian films. I wanted to know about her motivation in starting Christian Movie Connect. She stated, “As a producer of faith-based, family-friendly and life affirming films, I am an advocate for Christian movies and clean, value-based entertainment. Through positive films, we can inspire moviegoers, but greater still we can promote time-tested values to the culture at large.” Cheryl believes there are many quality movies that are not recognized and go unnoticed. She believes her new podcast will offer viewers an opportunity to find content they might otherwise miss out on.

She wants to support and encourage Christian filmmakers by using Christian Movie Connect to get the word out. We are all looking for an audience, and I’m convinced Cheryl is on to something. This is a worthy effort that has a tremendous, positive upside. Cheryl also has assembled a highly-skilled, professional team of editors, videographers, and technicians, who will bring the type of production values to Christian Movie Connect that are essential in today’s media world.

We obviously live in a culture where there are many destructive and counter-productive media messages being communicated that bombard us on a daily basis. But, finally there is an alternative. Thanks to Cheryl Ariaz Wicker and Christian Movie Connect, we now have alternatives and a positive voice within today’s media culture.

Visit for more information about CNC (Christian Movie Connect). For more about the work of Cheryl Wicker( host/producer), visit

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Harold Hay and Media Missionary School for the vote of support for what I am doing with Christian Movie Connect. And for Harold Hay fans, you can be looking for him on an upcoming episode of Christian Movie Connect as well talking about his book "The Red Pill"!!!(TBA)