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It's okay when He says no!

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It's okay when He says no!

Hey Family!

The last few weeks have been very important for the Final Call Productions team, especially since Jermaine was preparing for the final round of The Pitch competition and also just to give the team some time to plan for the next coming months.  

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As you're aware, Jermaine’s been competing at The Pitch these past few months and was able to make it to the final 10. His experience alone has taught us a great lesson, which has influenced us to strengthen our faith, especially when God says No. See, how many times have you ever wanted something so bad that in your mind there is nothing else that can ever beat what is presented to you. Something you have prayed for days upon months and even years? You’ve even gone as far as fasting. But in the midst of your deepest prayer request, God comes to you and says one word that just breaks your heart, “No”. It’s painful and upsetting, and all you can think of is “why God, why me, why not?” Well, through experiences we’ve come to realise that God doesn’t exactly say no. Instead, he provides us with a replacement which would provide us with a better opportunity to gain a better experience and at the same time maximise our potential with our attained skills and networks.

So here is what happened… 

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Following the retreat in the Lake District with The Pitch, Jermaine was able to note down some really interesting techniques that would help improve his presentation in front of the judges. Everything went really well, even on the actual finals day of The Pitch. Jermaine was competing against some very interesting stories.

On the day of the finals at Pinewood Studios, Jermaine had some time to go through one more round of coaching, before the real deal took place.  Meanwhile, the rest of the FCP team was nervously awaiting some feedback from Mrs Wong (Wife & Business Partner) as to whether we had won or not. By 6:19pm, the message came through “Bad news guys, he didn’t get through”.

 

 

Here’s Jermaine’s account:

“Speaking with the judges afterwards they encouraged me not to give up, some of them were in there fighting for me so I definitely know I was on to a good thing!
I’ve made some excellent contacts and connections, new friends, well-needed expertise and a tour of the Pinewood studios OUR future project base!! 😏 Some people I spoke to about my film had never considered some of the concepts I addressed in my film pitch so actually, I got the opportunity to impart knowledge and minister! Even though we didn't win I'm still of the belief that God put me here for a reason. I'm grateful and look forward to seeing what God does next!”

So even though we didn’t win this time the feedback Jermaine got was amazing!  “I added spoken word to my pitch which they loved, they liked the film idea and my pitch was superb. I did my best and I'm proud of what I learnt, applied and achieved” (Jermaine). So we are extremely excited to have had this experience because it’s not always that you have the opportunity to reach this far into a competition for such a large amount of money. Hopefully, this inspires you all to not give up on what you want and at the same time not to lose hope when the options you are provided with don’t exactly match your request because your never know what doors that one experience will open.

Stay encouraged, God Bless,

 

Thalie Brown

FCP Blogger

 

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Final round for Final Call Productions

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Final round for Final Call Productions

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Hey lovely people!

The wait is now over (and by this we mean a few weeks!)

We’ve got some exciting news to catch you up with. A few weeks ago, we mentioned a competition called The Pitch that we’ve entered (to win a whopping £30k) to make a new short film called The Day After. Well… the wait is now over and we are extremely proud to announce, that after being shortlisted, WE MADE IT TO THE FINAL ROUND!!!

Check out the trailer which got us this far here

It was a long and agonising wait for the team to get the results, they were published a shy 1 day after the set deadline, twas slowly killing us inside... lol But it was definitely worth the wait!

As you know we haven’t quite won yet but as a top 10 finalist we have won an amazing experience,  a residential course in the Lake District where Jermaine will get the chance to consult with Screenwriter and Media Consultant Laurie Hutzler and prepare for "The Pitch" where we will get to pitch our film to a panel at ...wait for it... one of the world's leading destinations for the makers of film & television.. Pinewood Studios! The winner will be announced on the 15th January.

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Now please keep us in your prayers because we’ve got the perfect film in mind which will truly deliver FCP style. With God at the forefront and the captain of our ship we’re ready to sail the seas to win this big prize and beyond!

This competition is held every year so If you would like to read more about the competition, click here for the link.

Stay blessed and thanks for reading

Thalie Brown, FCP Blogger

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Shortlists... Auditions & Germane Thinkin' Spot WHAT?!

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Shortlists... Auditions & Germane Thinkin' Spot WHAT?!

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Guess what?! We’ve been shortlisted !!!!!!

Okay, the exclamation marks are maybe a little OTT (Over The Top) but this is exciting news because it means that we are footsteps away from winning £30,000 to make The Day After into a short film! So let’s toast to that! This is really getting exciting here at the FCP camp!

If you didn't get a chance to see the trailer see it here

Thanks again for all your love and support, for voting, sharing... We really appreciate everything, including reading this post :)

In terms of what’s to happen next with the competition, we (Jermaine) will be attending the shortlisters day on the 19th, then the 10 finalists will be revealed on the 20th of this month!! This is our first time entering in to this competition, so we are super excited and eager to know what’s next. In all fairness though, please Pray for us... With everything that’s been going on in the background, on top of cancelling ‘And there was war’ this December, we have been working like dedicated maniacs to ensure that we are still able to put on a great show for you, even present you with more short films like No Poetry and possibly better (click here to watch No Poetry if you've missed it) and oh yeah..there's this.....

Auditions are open!

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If you would like to take part in our next project, a brand new web-series, and you think you've got what it takes to shine on screen and connect with the audience (or even would like to develop that skill), then go ahead and check out our auditions page here

If acting isn't your thing then we have sponsorship packages for your brand or company to partner up with us on the web series, get in touch, let's talk! Email us

 

Germane Thinking Spot What?!!

Not sure if you have been following or watching the videos on our Germane Thinking Spot segments on our YouTube channel BUT it's been getting really tense and interesting with the topics. Here at FCP, we've been discussing the meaning of what it takes to have 'Rock Solid Faith' and to give you a taste have a look at this video and let us know your thoughts. We'd love to know more on what you think.

 
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So until next week! See you soon!

Thalie Brown, FCP Blogger

 

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