Life as a Lifeschooler
Missions, Movies, and Lifeschooling (Part 2) – David Cook
On this episode of Life as a Lifeschooler, Danielle wraps up her interview with David Cook, a former MK who was homeschooled and now works in the Christian film industry.
David grew up on the mission field in Spain. A homeschool graduate, in 2001 he started working in media, both radio and television in Spain. In 2009 God placed it on his heart to get involved with feature filmmaking. Moving back to the United States, David started working with Advent Film Group to start the learning process and get hands on experience on film sets. Since that point, David has worked on 18 feature films in various capacities, including The Screenwriters, Polycarp, Princess Cut, Beyond the Mask, Badge of Faith, War Room, Like Arrows, and most recently the upcoming films Overcomer and Once Upon a Time in Mongolia. David also helps with the annual Christian Worldview Film Festival in Franklin, TN, where he enjoys sharing with others what he has learned and encouraging them to follow what God has placed on their hearts to do.
Here are some of the questions I asked David on this second part of the interview:
Tell us about your journey into the Christian film industry.
When did you start to develop an interest in Christian film and did your parents tailor the education around the development of your gifts and interest in film?
What has been the most exciting thing about being in film? What has been the biggest challenge?
What was your favorite film set to work on?
I know you do a lot of traveling with your work. How many countries have you traveled to while working in film?
For those who may have children interested in getting into film, what would you suggest?
If you want to find out more about the Christian Worldview Film Festival, you can visit their site here.
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