Interactive Christian Film Directory

Campaign Created by: Laura Mae Poore

The funds from this campaign will be received by Laura Mae Poore.

Goal : USD $50,000
Raised : USD $ 14,600

IT IS TIME.
We want to launch a stand-alone, online interactive directory for the Christian film community that breaks down the social media site barriers and finally gets us all in ONE place! 

We'll take the best features of the apps/sites you already use and combine them into a virtual faith film world you can visit ANYTIME you want to catch up on the latest Christian film news, opportunities, people you should know, educational opportunities, featured talent, film festival info and so much more.

The minimum goal of $50,000 will provide for the initial building fee, international app release (iOS and Android), and establish a tech support team for the platform. Anything raised above that will allow for any additional administrative costs to be covered. 

Who's in?? :) 

Laura Mae, Christian Casting

P.s. If you aren't already on the list, go submit your info at www.christiancastingcommunity.com! 

"And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had." Acts 2:44
 

UPDATES

Update #7
July 22, 2022
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SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED. We are less than 10 days away from our PHASE 1 app launch. I'm fighting tears as I type this. You have given so so much. We are a good ways from our end goal of $50,000, but when I asked the development team, "Is there ANYTHING we can give them, ANYTHING we could offer for the gifts that have already so generously come in?" And through prayer and some brainstorming sessions, we laid out a roadmap for 3 phases of the app and began coding and designing for what PHASE 1 would look like as well as determining a launch date-- as long as the app store cooperates (haha!), we should have it available August 1!! With INTERNATIONAL release!! We are now anticipating approx $3,600 in legal fees for the trademark/copyright process, which has been met with another MATCH CAMPAIGN until Sunday, July 24! Any funds received beyond that $3,600 (which would be beyond $16,600) will go DIRECTLY to the funding and building for PHASE 2, which will unlock additional app features!! Would you take a moment with us to THANK our Father for His faithfulness thus far?! And then please pray with us that He continues to press the hearts of those He would be a part of this to give? None of us can do this alone. I am so so so very grateful to every single one of you!! Oh how my heart is leaping to be this close to the beginning of something we'd only dreamed of until now!! 

WHOA!!!
May 15, 2022
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An investor (a spiritual one, not one who desires profit through this on earth but in eternity while making an impact for the Kingdom here on earth) saw a preview of our app and wanted to bless each dollar that came in this weekend by DOUBLING it!! Any and all gifts that come in until midnight TONIGHT will have TWICE the impact!! We are SO grateful!!! Glory to God!! 💚👑🎬

The big prototype reveal is.... TOMORROW! :)
May 12, 2022
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WOW. To each of you who has helped us get to this point... THANK YOU. With ALL my heart. TOMORROW morning at 10 am EST we will be giving supporters ONLY a private peek at the prototype for feedback- if you have given any amount up to this point, we invite you to be a part of our official LAUNCH team, providing feedback from this point on about the features you most want to see and what rolls out first! We couldn't have gotten this far without you and want to honor your sacrifice and generosity. We are so so grateful for you! Tomorrow's promo video will be available for replay for anyone who can't join us at 10 am, and you'll ALL be given a chance to provide some thoughts together as we move forward- you'll also be given the first chance to create your profiles when the time comes! We have come SO FAR!! And there is much work still to do-- but what FUN it is when we work together in this incredible family- the #CCfamily.

MUCH love to you all- can't wait for tomorrow!!! 

P.s. Here's that link for DONORS only- you know who you are! ;) 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1929881577212935

And TODAY’s update is...
March 24, 2022
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It’s LOGO time...!!! 

The team is currently working on multiple logo design options for our new interactive film directory!!! WHA???!!!!

Can you hear me shouting AHHHHHHH??!!! 😍

We are currently at $5,814- which means...

🔥PHASE 1 is..... COMPLETE! The $5,000 has been sent to Grooters (have you seen what they do?! It is excellence and beyond!!!!!! I wanted only the best for our King as we pursue this project.)

🔥PHASE 2 has already raised $814 toward rolling out different features!!! PHASE 1 gives us the prototype and allows some surface interaction to show you just what the full app/site will be able to do- can you believe it?! The CCfamily and beyond will have our own place to connect, outside social media barriers dividing us by IG, FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, etc... and we will have our own little “Narnia” where we can get together anytime, from anywhere, and we can connect, collaborate and create like never before!! 

Can you tell I’m THRILLED about watching this come to life?! For years now folks have told me... “Laura, this would be AMAZING. We’d totally use it. People have talked about doing something like this for years but no one has ever really done it...”

But I must say- YOU get all the credit for this, #CCfamily.  💚 YOU have prayed. YOU have given. YOU have accomplished together what I never EVER could have on my own. 💚😭


It is such a JOY to serve you all- if you’d stop by the campaign page and pray tonight, would you click the button and let us know you did? I’m praying that perhaps 10 folks would take a moment tonight just to cover it in prayer with me? That God would continue to lead and to provide?

www.givesendgo.com/ChristianFilmDirectory 


MUCH love to you all!! ONWARD! 💚👑🎬

-Laura Mae

Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.
March 24, 2022
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5 days ago... I posted the following update to our FB group. In these last 5 days it’s been almost nonstop communication getting things rolling, so I’m just now getting to post here....!! I am still weeping in gratitude of your generosity and God’s goodness. 


😭💚YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!💚😭


I wanted to do a quick FB live to say thank you... but I am weeping and can barely hold myself together and am so weak in the knees I almost just fell to the floor.


Someone just anonymously gave $2,300 to get us to the $5,000 mark to OFFICIALLY begin building our interactive CC Christian Film Directory. 


I can hardly breathe and just keep whispering THANK YOU, LORD. THANK YOU, LORD. THANK YOU, LORD. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE continue to lead and guide having YOUR way in this project. 


I’ll try to do a FB live soon- and the work is just beginning—


But we are officially breaking ground, everyone. 


And every single one of you who gave so sacrificially were such a precious part of what has been started.


For so long... FOR SO LONG... I’ve prayed and sought God’s heart on this... for so long I’ve asked Him, HOW, Lord?? He just kept saying to press on.


#CCfamily.... serving you is one of the most precious gifts I’ve ever been given.


Who is on board to start laying bricks??


ONWARD. For HIS glory. 

ALL for The King. 💚🎬👑


😭😭😭


www.givesendgo.com/christianfilmdirectory

Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.
March 24, 2022
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5 days ago... I posted the following update to our FB group. In these last 5 days it’s been almost nonstop communication getting things rolling, so I’m just now getting to post here....!! I am still weeping in gratitude of your generosity and God’s goodness. 


😭💚YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!💚😭


I wanted to do a quick FB live to say thank you... but I am weeping and can barely hold myself together and am so weak in the knees I almost just fell to the floor.


Someone just anonymously gave $2,300 to get us to the $5,000 mark to OFFICIALLY begin building our interactive CC Christian Film Directory. 


I can hardly breathe and just keep whispering THANK YOU, LORD. THANK YOU, LORD. THANK YOU, LORD. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE continue to lead and guide having YOUR way in this project. 


I’ll try to do a FB live soon- and the work is just beginning—


But we are officially breaking ground, everyone. 


And every single one of you who gave so sacrificially were such a precious part of what has been started.


For so long... FOR SO LONG... I’ve prayed and sought God’s heart on this... for so long I’ve asked Him, HOW, Lord?? He just kept saying to press on.


#CCfamily.... serving you is one of the most precious gifts I’ve ever been given.


Who is on board to start laying bricks??


ONWARD. For HIS glory. 

ALL for The King. 💚🎬👑


😭😭😭


www.givesendgo.com/christianfilmdirectory

Update #1
October 5, 2021
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Want a peek at the INCREDIBLE production company that will be building the site for us? They are also the team behind Tortured for Christ AND Sabina, Tortured for Christ: The Nazi Years, in theaters Nov 8-10! Their heart for Jesus and dedication to excellence for Him are unmatched. It is a joy and an honor to have them desire to take on this project and help see it through to completion. 
Learn more AND watch the trailer for Sabina here: https://grootersproductions.com/
 

PRAYER REQUESTS

  • My heart's prayer is that our faith film community would come together as the body of Christ in a way we never have before, to strengthen, equip, encourage, and enable one another to each serve at our fullest potential, knowing the time has never been more urgent to bring the light and hope of salvation in Jesus to the media mission field. Can you imagine, if we truly came together and all "shared what we had" (Acts 2:44) what we could all accomplish for the kingdom together?