It's happening again. Another author recently contacted the Filmmaker's Roundtable and a new feature documentary has been filmed. All of this has taken place over the past six months and the exciting part of this, is meeting an author with real passion.
There is nothing more powerful than the love of a mother. Deani Merrell loves her family, her three children, her grandchildren and great grand children. She was very close to Heather Olive, a filmmaker who had worked with our team on END OF THE SPEAR.
She brought her book to be reviewed by the Table, about the story of her daughter, Jenni Kufhal, who had lived a victorious life through her cancer. Jenni fought the disease for twenty two months and passed into eternity with seven children all under the age of twelve. She was a loving mother who lived modestly in a nine hundred square foot home. Can you imagine with all those children and a loving husband in Heath, the powerful joy she could bring, even in tragedy...
JOY IN THE MORNING is the new feature film being made from Deani Merrell's book. It is the beginning of a historic and epic journey of a selfless woman who gave all she had to bring joy to her family. Her inspirational life caused hundreds of people to know God and her love of family inspired a nation on ESPN when her and her husband entered a contest with the OKC Thunder that led to a miraculous basketball shot.
Later, the Kufhal's would be on national television talking about what happened, the cancer they were fighting and inspiring others to keep forging ahead, even when times get really tough. This is the story of the new film, all inspired by a book.
Maybe your book, will be our next film? We don't just look at books for the sake of review, we want to tell stories using the visual language. Come be with us and join us in our journey in filmmaking.
God Bless You,
Dr. Kevin McAfee
PS. I am formally announcing the delivery of ZION LAUREL MCAFEE to our family as she was delivered in China to her mother Lauren and father Michael McAfee, our oldest son this week. They are home and congratulations to all. The proud grandparents are beaming and thankful here!!!
Dr. K is also called "Coach KMAC" and is a veteran filmmaker, speaker and author and coach who's been coaching hoops in the NCAA for 21 years with Mercer University Bob Hoffman Men's Basketball coach. His unique FILM COACH style is how this blog rolls.
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