This summer five Cornerstone University film students are putting their education into practice working with a film crew in Grand Rapids, with three days on the CU campus.
The crew spent June 13, 14, and 16 filming part of the Christian movie “A Matter of Faith” in a CU residence hall where the main character shot scenes in her dorm room.
Dave Anderson, associate professor of media studies at Cornerstone, recruited the film students for the shoot and supervised their work. Anderson’s daughter, Laura Burnell is producing “A Matter of Faith.”
Seth Cox, a film major at Cornerstone is working as a production assistant. Cox thought this would be a great way to put his “knowledge and skill set to the test.”
The film also used other locations around Grand Rapids, including Aquinas College and local churches and parks. It is expected to be released in theaters in 2014, including Grand Rapids.
The film is about a Christian girl entering college whose father is unsettled by what his daughter is being taught in school, specifically in biology class. The father tries to keep his daughter from straying from the faith.
“A Matter of Faith” is being produced and distributed by Five & Two Pictures, a Christian film production company planning for “A Matter of Faith” to be their biggest release.
Scott Reed, the film’s production coordinator, says that Cornerstone was chosen as a filming location because the school “teaches what we believe this movie is about.”
CU students are grateful for the opportunity to work on this film and are seeing God work through the production.
“The experience so far has been amazing,” Cox said, “You never know how God will act on the set.”
For more information about the Cornerstone film program visit, www.cornerstone.edu/academics.