Joseph D’souza leads multiple organizations in India and internationally. For nearly 30 years, he has written articles and spoken publicly on the issues of justice, human rights, and religious freedom. He is one of India’s most prominent global campaigners for the end of caste practice and the emancipation of Dalits, formerly known as untouchables. In 2005, he published his first book, Dalit Freedom Now and Forever. In 2007, he co-wrote On the Side of Angels which argues for Christians to become more involved in human rights.
Tom Newman - With a vision to “reach a sight and sound generation”,Tom is an award-winning producer and the founder of Impact Productions. His inspirational works include the 3D-animated series Max Lucado’s Tales From Wemmicksville; TV series 360 Life, Pahappahooey Island, and American Heritage Series; the films Resurrection, Christmas Child, End of the Spear; as well as two 2013 theatrical releases: Home Run and The Christmas Candle.
Chris Bueno co-founded Carmel Entertainment in 2004. As President, he was instrumental in securing distribution for numerous films and television series, including the #1 independent feature film of 2008, Fireproof starring Kirk Cameron,and Courageous. Other projects include Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Faith Like Potatoes, No Greater Love, Dear Francis,and Secret of the Cave. He was the co-producer of the feature film, Not Today, a story about human trafficking which was released theatrically in 2013.
Brian Bird is a 25 year veteran of Hollywood film and television, with a mission to illuminate the power of great ideas through the medium of Story. He is a founding partner with Michael Landon, Jr., of Believe Pictures, and is currently writing and producing six films, including When Calls the Heart series. He was co-executive producer for the television series Touched By An Angel, writing more than 200 episodes. He wrote and co-produced Not Easily Broken (2009), Saving Sarah Cain (2008), and The Last Sin Eater (2007).
Jared Geesey’s experience in the Christian film industry began when he joined ChristianCinema.com in 2004. Under his leadership, ChristianCinema.com grew into one of 2010’s Inc. 5000 leading companies and achieved the Bizrate Circle of Excellence Customer Service Award in 2009 amongst the top 4% of online merchants. Most recently he led ChristianCinema. com to launch the first digital streaming platform exclusively for Christian filmmakers.
Morgan Perry studied Mass Media in 30 countries through YWAM’s University of the Nations. In 2008 she co-authored a book about international human trafficking and later produced Sex+Money: A National Search For Human Worth. Morgan has been interviewed about sex trafficking by CNN, NBC, Christianity Today, World Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Family Talk Radio with Dr. James Dobson and more. Her next documentary, Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution, will expose the demand side of prostitution and trafficking.
Anita Renfroe is a comedian and author. She became an overnight Internet sensation when her YouTube video of her singing everything a mother says to her children in a single day to the tune of “The William Tell Overture” in just two minutes and fifty-five seconds was viewed by millions. She was featured on morning and late night entertainment and news programs and resulted in her becoming a comedy contributor for Good Morning America. She has been featured in The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Women’s Day and The Washington Post.
Mark Fincannon is entering into his 32nd year in the film and television industry as Co-Owner of Fincannon and Associates, a motion picture Casting Company and is also President of Luminarium Pictures, a Motion Picture and TV production company. His most recent claim to fame was casting the Oscar winning film The Blind Side. He is currently casting the ABC network show Nashville, and is in the Atlanta area shooting two successful Lifetime Television series Drop Dead Diva and Devious Maids.
Cristóbal Krusen, an internationally-acclaimed writer/director, founded Messenger Films in 1988. He has written and directed Ropa Nueva para Felipe, Final Solution, The Bill Collector and Undaunted: The Early Life of Josh McDowell. He also wrote the book Undaunted. He is currently in production on Sabina K., shot this year in Bosnia and Hercegovin.