Check out this great 2 minute video! Elijah Hill talks about the impact of entertainment on the youth, and how it can be a positive force for young creatives in Atlanta, Georgia. Hill explains how his non-profit mission is focused on training youth for the entertainment industry, and how it can be a support for future content creatives.
Elijah Hill Pictures is a new independent film company, started by seasoned professionals, dedicated to portraying stories of faith from the silver screen with excellent writing, high-quality production, and hopeful realism. In the wake of the Mel Gibson’s 2004 film, The Passion of Christ, there is a strong appetite among film-goers for quality faith-based films. The Passion of The Christ exceeded all expectations, grossing hundreds of millions of dollars around the world. The faith-based genre has seen no decline. In Albany, Georgia the Sherwood Baptist Church created Sherwood Pictures. As an independent film company, they produced “Fireproof” in 2008, grossing $34.47 million; and “War Room” in 2015, grossing $72.8 million.
Elijah L. Hill Motion Pictures is located strategically in the city of Stone Crest, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta and just 25 minutes from one the largest international airports. Why film in Georgia? Georgia has hosted more Hollywood feature films than any other market in America since 2016. Georgia has a large variety of filming locations, a favorable economic climate and a huge talent pool making Georgia their home.
Movie Title: MASON Production Start Date: 09/01/2024
Genre:Biopic, Drama Stage: Development
Language: English Production Locations: Atlanta, GA
1917 Bishop Mason is invited to the White House by President Wilson. This lively conversation leads to Mason and other followers being approved by the War Department as conscious objector. The courageous African American leader is, however, later falsely charged with treason by the FBI Director. The movie charts this dramatic history, highlighting Bishop Mason’s visionary leadership and courage, and the issues of religious freedom, racism, and government overreach. The goals of this film include encouraging faith-based audiences, and moving the hearts and minds of non-religious audiences by engaging issues of social justice, racial equality, and advocating the civil liberties established by America’s founders. We aim for all our films appeal all Americans that believe in fairness, justice, and equality. The film genre for the Mason movie is a dramatic, historical biopic that offers audiences a missing piece of African American history. Bishop Mason was a leader who impacted American society in a powerful way, and was way ahead of his time by bringing cultures together and challenging the federal government to uphold the values of the Constitution of the United States. It is a true story arising from the history of World War I, and serves as a prelude to the Civil Rights Movement in America. Many of the foundational principles visible in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1940s-1970s are embodied in this historical drama about the life of Charles Harrison Mason and his challenges with the FBI during WWI. This faith-based film is a beautiful portrayal the life story of a Christian African American minister. Its commercial message appeals to all audiences that advocate for American civil liberties. Bishop Mason’s story touches on all aspects of the First Amendment: freedom of religion/conscience, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom peaceable protest or redress of the government. In the wake of the George Floyd killing, with multicultural groups offering advocacy for African Americans, this story offers a pathway forward toward justice and peace. Recent documentaries like “Black Wall Street” reveal historic White society imposing deep social injustices on African Americans, in defiance of the spirit of The Declaration of Independence, which offers a vision of, “of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness” for all.
Elijah L. Hill Motion Pictures President/CEO & Executive Producer is Elijah L. Hill, Sr. He attended MidAmerica Nazarene University, graduating with has a Master’s degree in Business Finance & Marketing received in 2000, and a Master in Online Technology completed in 2001. He is a nationally known religious historian and author of 11 books. For 25 years he has researched and written two books on the life of Bishop Charles Harrison Mason. He is the screenplay writer for the Mason movie certified with the American Screen Writer’s Guild under “Mason” #I345700. Elijah Hill owned the television station license TV-34 for fifteen years in Omaha, Nebraska. He was a cable channel producer for over 15 years with Cox Cable in Omaha in the late 1990’s. His public access television producing included a music video show, children cartoon shows, and talk shows. He was producer of one of the longest airing religious talk shows in the 1980s and 1990s. He also currently living in Lithonia, Georgia. he is the also the president of the National Entertainment Technology Academy (NETA). The purpose of this non-profit academy is developing youth and adults for the Georgia film industry. In the summer months, NETA trains youth in the Atlanta area in a variety of production skills such as: editing, green screening, script writing, film production, lighting, and acting techniques. Under the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, he developed a program to train disadvantaged youth on creating video productions using cell phones. He is the executive producer for the online television network called The Elijah Broadcasting Network. Its mission is empowering youth as digital creatives in the entertainment industry by developing their skill-sets in programming, including television shows, documentaries, television series, sit-coms, and television commercials. Future projects include a youth television network TEBN, which will train and develop future script writers, directors, television show producers, and short story films. We are developing a NETA Center for Movie Industry Workforce Development, programs supporting Georgia’s growing movie industry. Our goals include building a 50-acre major motion picture studio and educational community workforce training center the city of Stonecrest. The future is bright as we synergize donors and investors, creatives and experts with this vision for excellence.
Our film will start production in September 01 2024 at this time in our developmental planning stage. We are accepting actors, directors, producers, and resumes and pictures to prepare our selection process for our production team send your resume, bio and picture to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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