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CCJ awarded Dove Foundation Seal of Approval

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

 The Dove Foundation, www.dove.org, an organization dedicated to the promotion of family-centric entertainment, has awarded Click Clack Jack 4 out of 5 doves & the dove seal of approval. 

Founded in 1990, The Dove Foundation’s mission is to promote the creation, production, distribution & consumption of true family films & entertainment. 

Additionally, Christianbook.com has posted Click Clack Jack on its site for pre-purchasing.  The DVD will officially be released on September 1st, so check out the site & support safe family entertainment by picking up your copy.  

CCJ Receives National Distribution Date

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Still running strong in the film festival circuits, Click Clack Jack has received its National debut.  Indelible Media Group came on board to drive the distribution of our film through Word Distributors.  On September 1st of this year, Click Clack Jack will be released into Living Word, Lifeway & Parable Book Stores as well as your local Christian bookstores just in time for the holidays.

Indelible Media Group will sponsor CCJ’s pre-sales beginning on August 1st available only through their website at http://www.indelibleonline.com/.  Any pre-sales through Indelible’s website will count toward the first month of sales.  So check it out & help support a great family friendly film.

To check out a newly cut HD trailer of Click Clack Jack, go to Click Clack Jack HD Trailer :30 available at YouTube.

 

Sunscreen Film Festival

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Click Clack Jack was selected for screening at the Sunscreen Film Festival (SSFF), St. Petersburg in Bayside Muvico Cinemas.  Opening night was a lot of fun; we were interviewed by the Tampa Bay Informer, watched Passenger & spoke with actor Patrick Wilson.  Another actor, whom you won’t find any humbler, was Bill Cobb.  He was amazing to speak with & showed great interest in the young filmmaker’s speaking to him.  Keith, Ryan & I also had very encouraging discussions with Producers Dave Anderson & Phil Cooke about our project.  Many are asking when the next two installments are going to happen now that CCJ has distribution.   Thanks again to everyone who came out & supported the film!

The Sunscreen Film Festival has encouraged the creation & production of independent film in Florida since 2005.  THE SSFF has the specific objective to promote works by filmmakers by conducting educational programs that teach the art & science of film making.  Created by Tony Armer & Derek Minor, SSFF is working to increase the public’s awareness & support of local film making as a local asset.  Going into its 5th year, the SSFF has qualified to be the first film festival in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area for an Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences grant.  This will allow short film maker winners to become eligible for Oscar consideration. 

Click Clack Jack was shown at the venue, Bayside Muvico Theatres on Saturday, May 2nd at 11:00 a.m.  We had a decent size audience & many showed great support!  The closing ceremony & awards presentation party was immense fun.  The crew was able to re-connect with many of the film makers we had befriended earlier in the festival & discuss future projects & possible collaborations.  Jeffery Donovan was there from USA’s Burn Notice making the rounds & talking with many of the crowd.  We are looking forward to the future of Click Clack Jack.

Great Turnout for CCJ at GIFF

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Click Clack Jack had a wonderful turnout for the screening at the Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) in Channelside Cinemas.  The film translated amazingly on the Digital Theatre System Channelside runs.  We could hear all of the kids who were watching cheer for our hero & laugh at the Baron’s thugs.  Everyone seemed to have a good time.  Ryan, Keith & I held a discussion after the film & received many great questions & kudos on our work.  Many wanted to know when the next film for CCJ was to come & we reassured everyone that it’s being worked on as we speak.  Click Clack is having a great run in the festival circuits including the Macon Georgia Film & Video Festival (MAGA) which ran from February 19th to the 22nd in historic downtown Macon.  Thanks again to everyone who came out & supported the film!

Local Festival Screens CCJ

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

The Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) running February 26th to March 7th, is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing festivals in the country with an anticipated 10,000 attendees for this year.  GIFF will also be partnering with the Global Film Initiative to host “Global Lens 2009” a traveling film series.  GFI a leader in funding & distribution of world cinema will be promoting cross-cultural diversity by presenting world feature films in over forty major U.S. cities.  Click Clack Jack will be shown at the venue, Channelside 4 on Sunday, March 1st at 1:30 p.m.  Because we are a local production, the screening will be free, so join us & show your support!

January Strong for CCJ

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Additionally CCJ has been chosen as a finalist in the 2008 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival which runs from January 8th to the 10th.  CCJ will be showing on Thursday the 8th under the category ‘Fun with Trains’ which will also showcase a small film from Peyton Thomas, who played Ronnie in CCJ & is the son of Keith Thomas, aka Click Clack.  His film is ‘A Journey of Hope’.  The films will screen from 9 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Continuing Festivals for CCJ

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Click Clack Jack was chosen as an Official Selection in the Kid’s First Festival for the age range of 5–12.  In its ninth year, the Kid’s First Festival is part of The Coalition for Quality Children’s Media.  The CQCM was founded in 1991 with a mission to teach children critical viewing skills & to increase the visibility & availability of quality children’s media. The Coalition is a voluntary collaboration comprising more than 10,000 media professionals, lobbyists, policymakers, child advocates, educators, parents & families nationwide. 

Click Clack Jack was selected & screened at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival in Hollywood, CA.  The festival begins on Dec. 4th & continued on through the week.  CCJ screened on Tuesday, December 9th at 8:00pm at the Laemmle Sunset 5.  

The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) was founded in 1993 & has become one of the largest independent film festivals in the world.  They are recognized by the film & entertainment industry as one of the leading film events on the independent festival circuit.  NYIIFVF is known as ‘the voice for independent film’, receives extensive coverage in all major media & attracts entries from around the globe.

Congratulations to CCJ

Monday, November 24th, 2008

After a widely successfu run, Click Clack Jack was presented with two prestigious awards from the 2008 WYSIWYG Film Festival in San Francisco.  The film won Best Production Value and Film of the Year!  Illum wishes Click Clack Jack continued success as the film has been submitted to over forty festivals nationwide.

Festival Viewings for CCJ

Monday, November 24th, 2008

 At the end of October, Click Clack Jack, A Rail Legend, made its festival debut at the Florida Media Market.  Keith and Ryan and Britton were on hand to pitch the film to industry executives which went very well.  CCJ was not only an “Official” selection but also as a finalist in the category of TV programming which speaks volumes for the independent faith based film.

 The Florida Media Market is a membership-based organization whose goal is to educate and build a platform where independent film & media makers meet with international buyers, distributors and production companies to buy, sell and network. We aim to create an annual market for film, documentary, television and media deal-making that will fortify our industry both internationally and in Florida, the action state.

Click Clack Jack was also accepted and screened at the WYSIWYG Film Festival in San Francisco, on November 7th.  Mike Muscat, who played the railroad museum guide, assisted in securing a perfect time slot for CCJ’s viewing.  The team appreciated Mike’s efforts on the film’s behalf.

Click Clack Jack

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
Illum Productions has agreed to produce the Christian film series pilot, Click Clack Jack.  Principal photography will be shot in California in Sacramento, James Town and Los Angles at Paramount Ranch.

Illum Productions will also produce all the visual effects and direct the distribution channels.  “We are very excited about this production,” Michelle Chambless, our Executive Producer says, “This is the type of project we believe in because of the values of the family unit are so strong and directly tie in with what Illum is working on for our children series.”

It is the dream of Keith Thomas, whom up until now, has been traveling to churches, schools and theatres telling the story of a train engineer from the 1870’s who helps out unfortunate and lost souls and through generosity, kindness and selflessness, helps these people find faith and purpose in their lives.  Click Clack’s stories are told to children through a train museum guide who has a kinship to Click Clack.

The series is driven towards children, families and the Christian faith.  Ryan Bodie, owner of Studio 26 Productions, will be co-writing and directing the film.