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Did you know that only 17% of families who have a family member with autism participate in a community of faith on a regular basis? Many communities of faith simply have not taken the steps to welcome those with disabilities, not because they don't want to but because they don't know how. Join Mike, a father of three boys with autism, a member of a community of faith, and an Autism and Inclusion Specialist as he shares ideas about how to remedy this problem and learn how to make room for peo ...
 
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Program Curator Jennifer Maxell speaks with authors Dr. Monica A. Coleman (Professor of Africana Studies, University of Delaware) and Rev. David Finnegan-Hosey (College Chaplain, Barton College) about longing for honesty, destigmatizing mental health conversations, and addressing the systemic issues that perpetuate the stigma.…
 
In a conversation recorded back in May, Executive Director Mark Ramsey spoke with Derek Starr Redwine (Interim Pastor, Grace Covenant Presbyterian) about questioning the centrality of corporate worship, how uncertainty is invigorating, and the pointlessness of omphaloskepsis (the contemplation of one's navel).…
 
In a conversation recorded back in April, Executive Director Mark Ramsey speaks with Thomas Daniel (pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas) about Biblical formation, being a "Love Letter to the City of Austin", and how the church should be an airport, not the destination.
 
In the final installment of our four part series on Wholehearted Leadership, Immersion Experience Curator Ryan Bonfiglio joins Jennifer Maxell and Adam Borneman in a conversation about how the pandemic and civil unrest are forcing us to recognize and adapt to the shifting paradigms in our culture and in the church.…
 
In a conversation recorded back in March, Program Curator Adam Borneman speaks with the Rev. Leon Stevenson (pastor, Mack Avenue Community Church; interim director, MACC Development) about multi-cultural church planting in Detroit, the comprehensive ministry of community development, and the critical connection between community proximity and Chris…
 
Program Director Adam Borneman speaks with Dr. Joe Scrivner (Dean of Chapel and Professor of Religion and Theology at Stillman College; and Pastor of Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church) about how confronting the sin of systemic racism requires us to rethink our theological approaches to public policies around issues like healthcare, mass incarcerat…
 
Program Curator Jennifer Watley Maxell speaks with Dr. Nichole Phillips, professor at Candler School of Theology and author of Patriotism Black And White: The Color of American Exceptionalism, about the forces - both inside and outside the church - that shape our life experiences.
 
Season 1, Bonus Episode 6 Bonus Episode: Documentary Dynamo Dawn Porter In this bonus episode of Storylines, we hear from award-winning documentary producer Dawn Porter, known for films like Spies of Mississippi and Gideon’s Army. One of Dawn’s most recent projects is the critically-acclaimed four-hour Netflix original series Bobby Kennedy for Pres…
 
Bonus Episode: Orange is the New Black’s Alysia Reiner In this bonus episode of Storylines, we hear from actor and producer Alysia Reiner, known for her role as warden Fig in Orange is the New Black. Alysia’s interview is part of the NYWIFT podcast Women Crush Wednesdays, hosted by Leah Curney and Janine McGoldrick. In this episode: We hear about w…
 
Season 1, Bonus Episode 4 Bonus Episode: Riccie Johnson, a Make-up Artist by Mistake In this bonus episode of Storylines, we take a look into the world of make-up artistry with industry veteran Riccie Johnson. Riccie’s interview is part of the NYWIFT podcast Women Crush Wednesdays, hosted by Leah Curney and Janine McGoldrick. In this episode: We he…
 
In a conversation recorded back in March, Content Curator Adam Mixon speaks with Katie Nakamura Rengers, Vicar/Founder of The Abbey and Officer for Church Planting Infrastructure in the Episcopal Church, about growing up Japanese-American in the predominantly white Episcopal Church, ministering with those experiencing homelessness in a gentrifying …
 
Season 1, Bonus Episode 3 Bonus Episode: Cross Border Collaboration with NYWIFT In this special bonus episode of Storylines, we sit down with Leah Curney, co-host of Women Crush Wednesdays, a podcast by New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT), to talk about collaboration in a time of quarantine. And to announce how the Storylines and Women C…
 
Season 1, Episode 15 Bonnie Thompson: Prolific Producer Bonnie Thompson has over 80 producer credits. She worked for more than three decades at the National Film Board of Canada out of the north west studio in Edmonton. And as a creative producer, she has been the third eye behind projects like the interactive documentary Bear 71. She was one of th…
 
Season 1, Episode 14 Raevn Brasch: Master of All Things Design Raevn never imagined she’d work in the film industry when growing up on a farm in Australia. She moved to Canada for a road trip adventure over twenty years ago, and never left. It was connection and curiosity that led her onto film sets. More than two decades later, Raevn has worked in…
 
Season 1, Episode 13 Tasha Hubbard: Telling Indigenous Stories Tasha is an award-winning Cree filmmaker. Her documentaries primarily focus on social issues faced by Indigenous people in Canada. In 2004, her first solo project, the documentary Two Worlds Colliding, won a Gemini Award. It looked at starlight tours– a practice where Saskatoon police w…
 
Season 1, Episode 12 Meghan Westelmajer: The Art of Production Meghan has always had a passion and love for film. But she got into the industry in a less traditional way– It was an online job ad as an executive assistant that got Meghan into the industry. A few years later, and after lots of hard work, she was well into television production in Can…
 
Season 1, Episode 10 Lisa Fryklund: Daring Director of Photography Lisa has seen the world through the lens of a camera. She cut her teeth as a camera operator working in news at a small town TV station in Saskatchewan in the 1980s. After years of working in news and sports, she made the switch to documentary and lifestyle projects.She’s shot proje…
 
Season 1, Episode 10 Emily Renner Wallace: Fantastic First AD Emily got started in the film industry right out of high school. At 18 years old, she began working at the Calgary International Film Festival. That opened up doors for her to then work on film sets, and Emily has worked her way up. She’s now an active First AD on sets in and around the …
 
Season 1, Episode 9 Alexandra Lazarowich: Documentary Trailblazer Alexandra started her career as a child actor, but then made the switch to producing and directing documentary films when she discovered that the real change for what’s shown on the screen is made from behind the camera. Alexandra produced the documentary short Cree Code Talkers. It …
 
Season 1, Bonus Episode 2 COVID-19: Impact on Actors with Angela Palmer As we make our way through week 7 of the coronavirus quarantine here in Alberta, the way we live our lives has certainly changed. For actors like Angela Palmer, we wonder what life is like right now. Angela grew up always watching TV, but she never imagined that she would actua…
 
Season 1, Episode 8 Susie Moloney: Literary Scream Queen Susie has been a writer for decades. She’s penned books like A Dry Spell, The Dwelling, and The 13. Her work focuses on the supernatural, and she’s been dubbed as the Canadian Stephen King. And now, she takes her pen to the page to create screenplays. She wrote and co-produced the short film …
 
Season 1, Episode 7 Nisreen Baker: Bridging the Cultural Gap Originally from Egypt, she honed her craft in her native country where she got her start in the film and television industry. Nisreen moved to Canada in 2001 and her debut Canadian-produced film was A Day in my Shoes; a film that explores the lives of three Palestinian women living in Can…
 
Season 1, Episode 6 Georgina Lightning: Advocate & Academy Alumni Georgina Lightning has had a vast and long career. In 1990, with her three Children in tow, she packed up and moved to Los Angeles to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. And there her career then took off. She has played supporting roles in productions like Walker Texas R…
 
Season 1, Episode 5 Jessica L’Heureux: Franco Filmmaking Jessica straddles the world between fact and fiction. She started her career 20 years ago as a broadcast journalist at Radio-Canada in Quebec. It was long-form current affairs broadcast journalism that taught her the love of storytelling. Five years ago she opened her own production company, …
 
Season 1, Episode 4 Karen Ryan: Acting Aficionado Karen Ryan started her career as a Calgary-based actor later than most. But once she caught the acting bug, she realized being in front of the cameras in film and television productions is the right place for her. But it wasn’t always a smooth ride. She faced health problems that forced her to take …
 
Season 1, Bonus Episode 1 The Future of Filmmaking with COVID-19 Our world changed last week as the coronavirus spread globally. In the film and television industry, the pandemic brought productions to a screeching halt. The entertainment industry giant Netflix had to shut down its scripted productions. But Netflix has promised $100 million US in r…
 
Season 1, Episode 3 Michelle Wong: Production Pro Michelle’s career in film and television hasn’t been linear. She started out as a high school teacher but made the jump to film after going to a National Film Board meet up in Edmonton in the early ‘90s. This led her to make her first documentary, Return Home, in 1992. Michelle honed her skills thro…
 
Season 1, Episode 2 Brenda Terning: Editing Powerhouse Brenda makes magic from the edit suite. She’s been a documentary film editor for over two decades, and her resume is stacked. She’s edited documentaries for CBC’s the Nature of Things for a decade, and is currently editing feature documentaries for the National Film Board of Canada. Her work in…
 
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