Indy Christian Review is a weekly web series hosted by The Storyteller (played by Zack Lawrence) bringing you reviews of independent Christian films that are worth watching (with only a few exceptions, but we’ll get to that later).
Indy Christian Review was originally just a blog that started in January 2011. It wasn’t long before it was decided to make the move to the growing world of web series, and the first episodepremiered on May 12, 2011. New episodes are released on Thursdays, though there are often breaks between “seasons.” As of August 2015, the show has concluded its 8th season, and is in production for Season 9!
Who is The Storyteller?
The Storyteller is the host of the show, played by Zack Lawrence. He strives to help his fellow indie Christian filmmakers get the exposure he feels their films need by sharing his favorites with the world. However, he never pulls punches when he finds weaknesses in a film, and will point them out in a fair, but firm way. All with the goal of improving the quality of Christian films, mind you.
The Storyteller, as his name implies, has made many videos and movies of his own. Of late, he’s been faced with the dilemma of his characters coming to life and hanging out with him (or trying to kill him, in the case of the villains). You can find out more about the world of the Storyteller at The Storyteller Wiki.
Who is Zack Lawrence?
Zack Lawrence has been involved in film and video production since 2004, and has worked in nearly every area in front of, and behind, the camera. He’s made numerous short films and YouTube sketches, and his feature film directorial debut, In His Steps, has been picked up for nation-wide distribution. He teaches at the annual Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp, a week-long hands-on filmmaking training camp, and has taught at the Masterworks Festival alongside accomplished actors Rebekah Cook and Patricia Mauceri. He brings his decade of film experience to the table when he reviews the works of his fellow filmmakers, and has a heart for seeing improvement in the industry. You can learn more about Zack’s work at ZackLawrence.com.
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