Monday, 19 July 2010
Big Book Media have had exciting news this week. Firstly, Liz our office manager and her husband Dave have had a beautiful baby girl, Jemima. Congratulations to Liz, Dave and Jon on their new arrival!
We have also been looking towards Christmas, when we will be having a film released in Walmart stores in America called 'Discover Christmas'. It is a DVD for children explaining the traditions and stories of Christmas. Each story is split up into 5 short films which are aimed at children aged 6 to 12.
It is a fun, accessible DVD which discovers where Santa Claus is from, The story of the Christmas tree, what Bethlehem looks like today, why we give presents, and the fun of putting on a nativity play.
There is also a mini feature film which tells the whole Christmas story, from the moment Mary discovers she will be the mother to son of God.
There are also games and activities to download for free from the internet, which have been specially crafted to fit around the DVD. Much like our Gospel films, Diane-Louise Jordan, (Blue Peter, Songs of Praise) is narrating the stories. The DVD has been made in collaboration with CTVC, the major British media company who produce material for television, radio and new media content including the BBC, channel 4 and ITV.
So the last month has been spent producing the material for the DVD, and our director David Batty and producer Hannah Leader have been busy filming, followed by Ben Hilton and David editing the footage. Films should be in shops to enjoy in October this year.