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ACM Event Connects Christian Entertainment Leaders by Recognizing Creative Children
.It was cold and wintry outdoors on January, but indoors at St. John Lutheran Church of Jenison, fellowship and creativity heated up an Allendale Christian Media Event bringing young and older artists together. Children of St. John were recognized for their acting and animation voiceover work for projects produced by ACM. (See a full events photo page here.) During this Saturday afternoon event, several multi-media activities were engaged at the same time, including video streaming of the event via Facebook Live, many online guests via zoom for attendees to interact with, and an opportunity to be interviewed on "Simply Felicity," a livestream Christian talk show hosted by Chicago broadcaster Felicity Joy. (Watch that show here.) Guests present at the event included: Jolie Ledford, 2-time Academy Award winning Best Young Actress, Jay Greer, president of Compass College of Film & Media, Kathy Bruins founder of The Well, a Christian creatives conference, Gene Koon, The Well co-founder, Burke Sage, star of the Christian comedy movie Honest to God, and Tricia Harmon, award-winning actress, speaker, and author. Special thanks to St. John team members Kirk, Robin, Jody, Bruce, Tatiana, Hunter and Anna for their help and participation making this event happen!
Photos above taken by Bruce Owen: Top left, Tricia Harmon and Burke Sage give Landon an award. Left, Tricia Harmon gives Daniel an award. Right, Kristen Collier talks with a few of the Zoom Guests, Brian Atkinson, Bob Shepherd and Jose Carlos Gutierrez. Below, every Zoom Guest, left to right, Bob Shepherd, Leslie Rob, Jarod O'Flaherty, Ashleigh Dillon, Jerry Della Sala, DeAnn Alaine, Kenny Lee Robinson, Corine Gatti, Jose Carlos Gutierrez and Brian Atkinson.
▶ ZOOM GUESTS Personalities Attending the Allendale Christian Media Event via Livestream
Kenny Lee Robinson, 4-time Country Music Association comedian of the year, and The Color of Hope Executive Producer. Corine Gatti, publisher of Christian News Journal, who, under her singing nom de plume, Corine Chanteuse, just cut an EP with Duran Duran's Anna Ross, and who is the Executive Producer of The Color of Hope and Tiny Ocean Tails. Jerry Della Salla, who co-starred with Matt Damon in Green Zone, is an Iraq War vet up for the Purple Heart, trained with the top acting coach in the world, Stella Adler and who has a Masters in Apologetics. Robert Shepherd, who has over 100 film and TV credits, was in Speilberg's Lincoln, Evan Almighty, and is known nationwide for the "I love you, Dad," Hearing Assist commercials. Jarod O'Flaherty, creator of the hit crime drama, Vindication. Jose Carlos Gutierrez Martinez, president of the international Christian comics ministry, COMIX35 NEXT GEN, who joined us from Mexico City. DeAnn Alaine, award-winning comedian and host of the hit show Modwash Moments with DeAnn Alaine. Leslie Rob, host of Lesie Said What?! and an award-winning comedian. Ashleigh Dillon, an actress and singer, and her daughters, singers and actresses, Alayna, from BibleKidz, and Hannah. Aleesa, a child author, illustrator and new animator, Brian Atkinson, Clean Comedy Time podcast co-host and radio host. Felicity Joy, award-winning talk show host of Simply Felicity and Black. Conservative. Female.
Public Open House Event Inaugurates ACM Studios
St. John Lutheran Church hosted an Open House for Allendale Christian Media, on Saturday, September 4, 2021, officially launching their all-new production facility. The public, as well as some Christian media personalities, attended the event, including: Tricia Harmon, Thom Stambaugh, Brian Atkinson, Aaron Sorrels, Brandon Lyle Johnson and Terry DeBoer. Studio 3:16 was designed as an outreach inspiring community involvement in the creation of Christian audio and video content for a global audience and is accessible to believers of all ages under the direction of Rev. Marin Cerchez. We want to hear about a project God has placed on your heart. Studio 3:16 hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10AM to 5PM. Discover how Studio 3:16 can serve your mission for Christ. Production managers Kevin and Kristen Collier will be present those days at the church in the studios. If you have any questions, email or contact us via our CONTACT tab in navigation above. Watch a short video of highlights from the event here. Also watch highlights from the event Facebook Livestream.
Photos at left - Top: left to right, Rev. Marin Cerchez, Brandon Lyle Johnson, Thom Stambaugh and Aaron Sorrels, bottom: left to right, Kristen Collier, Aaron Sorrels and Tricia and Scott Harmon.
Introduction to Animation Class Streamed on Facebook
Allendale Christian Media presented an Introduction to Animation class on September 24, 2021, that streamed live on Facebook. The class, taught by Kristen Collier, focused on Cartoon Animator 4, which software can be acquired via a free trial download. Studio 3:16 also shot the event with a production camera, and a video featuring class highlights can be seen here.