Words and pictures often speak louder than words alone!
Here's an eclectic mix of films/videos featuring yours truly, or links to those I've been involved in creating, or those I just love.
In 2013 I launched my first book - 'William and Catherine' - the love story of the founders of The Salvation Army told through their letters. This is exactly what it says on the cover .... personal/ loving/spiritual/family letters between William and Catherine Booth which give us a great insight into the inspiring couple who founded what has become the global Salvation Army church and Christian charity movement, now 150 years old!
Click here to go to my post which explains more and includes a short film made on launch day.
And at The Salvation Army Territorial (national) Congress held in Glasgow in Nov 2013 there were live webcasts of the three main 'meetings' or sessions, and wrapped around those were live programmes introducing themes for the weekend, including interviews of those taking part.
I was at Congress signing copies of my book (Monarch 2013) and talking to people about it! On Sunday morning (Nov 3 2013) presenter Major Martin Hill interviewed me about my book.
Liz Babbs is an award-winning British author, performer, broadcaster, retreat leader, spiritual director and creative prayer consultant.
I'm privileged to be helping Liz promote her Christian ministry and creative work both in the UK and the USA. We've recently put together a short promotional film which showcases Liz's many gifts and talents. I directed and co-produced.
Click here to go to Liz's You Tube channel where the film is featured
I'll Fight - an example of a simple but effective campaign video which I co-produced. This is based on the 'I'll Fight' speech given by the Founder of The Salvation Army General William Booth in May 1912, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. This was General Booth's final public appearance before his death some months later and was his final rallying call to his Salvation Army troops - to continue to fight for social justice. This continues even one hundred years on, and this film updates that original speech and refers to some of the work which The Salvation Army does today in the UK and Ireland.
The Salvation Army: Then and Now is a great documentary commissioned produced and directed by a great friend and former colleague of mine, Tracy G Williams. This was originally made for the BBC in 2006 but never transmitted. Tracy rebuilt from a backup tape and captioned from his original notes - it's a really great watch! Tracy G Williams is www.tracyisland.tv
A Small Act - a fantastic documentary film by Jennifer Arnold tracking the story of how the generosity of one woman in Sweden changed the life of an African child and how he, in turn, is now also changing the lives of others like him. I've also blogged about this - please feel free to read!