59 minutes | Dec 4, 2020

"The Real Struggle of Being a Starving Artist" Chris Staron

Have you every wondered what it would be like, moving to L.A. to pursue your dreams of filmmaking?  It sounds glamorous. But is it?  Chris Staron will take us on his own personal journey to filmmaking and beyond.  Christian Filmmaking. His experience is that so few actually talk about what it is like to be a starving artist, especially in the Christian realm.  And Chris shares with us that experience, the real struggle of being a starving artist. We all get a peek behind the scenes, and will get to see some of the great lessons God has taught him along the way.Chris's Life Verse: Mk. 8:35-"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?"Truce Podcast and Website:  https://trucepodcast.com/Topics covered:Homeschooled twinsHis faith storyHeaven's Gates and Hells FlamesBullied  in high school Upstate New York Ithaca College Film ProgramSherwood PicturesCampus Crusade Mentor Interning on the Bernie Mac Show Production Assistant on Hells KitchenIndie Movie DirectorBringing Up Bobby successWriting his book, The Cradle RobberThe story of William Jennings Bryan & the  Scopes Monkey TrialAdvice for someone being bulliedAudition tipsGreat Quotes:"I wouldn't characterize Hollywood as necessarily anti-God,  it's that they just don't know who he is... it wasn't so much that they were against you,  it was that you were an alien species.""we often glamorize those things, and hold up the success stories, but there is nobody out there talking about the real struggle of being a starving artist in the Christian world.""In most staunch conservative reformed churches, prosperity is there. We believe that nothing bad can happen to you if you are a Christian. But if you look at the Bible, the central character of the Bible is a guy who gets crucified  for being exactly where God wants Him to be.""Paul gets shipwrecked and bitten by snakes and beaten and thrown out of town for being exactly where God wants him to be. So I think our conception of whatsuccess is and what money is, is way off.""Yellowstone is not even close to being the best part of Wyoming." "We can't judge our success based on the numbers and people's response. Success in God's eyes is being faithful."Chris's Work: The ElephantBringing up Bobby: https://www.amazon.com/Bringing-Up-Bobby-Alexander-Hinsky/dp/B01EGQ4NPQ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=dvd+bringing+up+bobby%2C+alexander+hinsky&qid=1607077711&sr=8-1Book: The Cradle Robber: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=cradle+robber&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_nossIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1956957/related episode: https://lettersfromhome podcast.com/podcast/standing-strong-in-her-own-shoes-jernise-young-faith-mamas-pt-2------------------------------------------For more inspiring stories:https://lettersfromhomepodcast.com/*FREE APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place. App Links:https://apps.apple.com/us/app/letters-from-home-podcast/id1525564599https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.podsquad.letterspodcast&hl=en_US/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=32455563" data-patreon-widget-type="become-patron-button">Become a Patron!
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