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2015 – Our Year in Review

Hanukkah has passed, Christmas has come and gone, and soon we will all be celebrating a new year. That means it is the perfect time to reflect on all of the amazing things that have happened to us in the last 12 months. Unfortunately, we only have enough time to cover a very small percentage of the projects we have produced and the companies we have been blessed to work alongside. Still, we are absolutely grateful for every single person and company that has afforded us the opportunity to collaborate together.

 

Our film that delves into the impact that our local Habitat for Humanity has was one of our most personal projects. It took nearly a year to complete and it was worth every moment. You see, our name Life Bridge (was not a mistake but in fact) was chosen because we want to make an impact and help build and strengthen our surrounding communities. Habitat does this every single day.

From the workers and the volunteers to the home owners, you can see the impact of Habitat written on their faces. The stories that we heard and the tears that were shed in overwhelming joy, will stay with us forever.

 

Thomasville GA has always impressed me. The people, the city, the support of an artistic community. Nichols Lures is no exception.

In a time where there are so many companies that mass produce products over-seas to keep costs low; Nichols Lures is exuberantly proud to be made in the U.S.A. With a staff so local and friendly they never fail to say “Hello” no matter where we may run into each other.

 

Ticket was a slightly different project for us as it was the first truly narrative short film we’ve had the opportunity to produce in nearly 5 years. Not to mention we did it in 60 hours, start to finish. For this endeavor Life Bridge teamed up with a friend of ours, Michael Wise (director). In producing this piece the duo of Bald and Wise Films (our own Tommy Davis and Michael Wise) will hopefully be a reoccurring event in the years to come.

While we did not come home with an award from the 60 hour film festival, we did return with a fire in our soul. In 2016 we are making it our goal to create more short films and original content. We are also stepping on to our first feature film set on a to-be-announced project.

We hope 2015 was a wonderful and successful year for you as well and we pray 2016 will be a remarkable and memorable year for all.

God bless and a Happy New Year to you all,

Tommy Davis

Follower

2015 has been shaping up to be a wonderful year already. However, one particular weekend will stand out above the rest. At the end of January we received the opportunity to do the live cast of First Baptist of Thomasville’s Disciple Now (D-Now).  S&L provided the lighting and effects, and teamed up with the church to create the entire stage. I cannot say enough about what a wonderful job they did and how great they are to work with.

stage with band

For us at Life Bridge, it was an entirely new challenge. The current generation is fed so much media, so much hype, that going to church can sometimes be described as going to a rock concert. From the very beginning Drew, the youth pastor, and I had discussed we did not want to just entertain these young adults. Instead we wanted to engage them. My favorite part of being a filmmaker is trying to make an impact on someones life through this art form.

Typically on opening night an interactive video would play that would be a fun way to get the kids paying attention. This year we all took a very different approach. Our new friend Ryan, who played a large part in the stage design, had come up with this wonderful concept for a video that incorporated what they had already created on the stage. Our theme was “Follower” so  they were using white and red arrows. So we decided to make a black-and-white piece where the only ounce of color were the red arrows.

red arrow

I could write a very long list of all the things that went wrong that week and that were beyond our control. But none of it matters. How we pulled off the shots, doesn’t matter. What cameras we used, doesn’t matter. Who the actors were, doesn’t matter. What matters is we were able to make a positive impact.

I challenge you, don’t stand around idly. Everything you do, or don’t do, matters to someone. So let’s be constructive in all things. You don’t have to be rich, you don’t have to be an expert in a trade, you just have to be a friend to someone who needs it.

 

Happy New Year!

Hey everyone!

2014 has been an exciting year for us here at Life Bridge. We’ve gotten to film explosions, beautiful cars, absolutely wonderful people, and 2015 is already looking like it’s going to be even more exciting! We are thankful for all of you, for all of our friends and clients (who we call our friends too) as you all helped make this year possible. So we thank you for your support as we close out the second year being a full time production company. Stay safe and we’ll see you next year!

 

-your Life Bridge crew

 

Modern Built Classics – A Behind the Scenes Look

As much as I’ve always wanted too, we have not had the fortunate opportunity to have a Behind-the-Scenes photographer on set with us during a Life Bridge shoot. Luckily for us that finally changed. While we’ve enjoyed all of our shoots and we are thankful for the many opportunities that have been presented to us, there was just something special about having our photographer with us while filming these extraordinarily beautiful cars.

Waking up that morning we were all excited to start filming, but it just so happens that we picked the coldest and windiest day of the year. We all bundled up as much as we could and rolled out. Upon arrival that morning, I knew we were filming the fastback and the blue camaro, but seeing that orange SS parked outside as well really made my day. I don’t know what it is about that car but it just speaks to me.

cars lined up

Locations for that shoot were pretty easy to find; the first location where we flew the drone I had actually discovered while longboarding with a  friend. It had that country feel complete with apple trees and a white fence. The second location was a road that at one point was intended to lead to a new mall and shopping areas for our town. Yet when the economy crashed nothing was built so it left us a decent stretch of four lane road that is barely occupied. The one thing I was unprepared for, though warned about, was that everywhere we went people were fascinated by these cars. Who can blame them? They would stop traffic, stare, ask us questions, take pictures, it was like we were driving our own personal car show. Though I felt slightly out of place with my own Jeep (whose a trooper).

All in all it was a fantastic shoot, however, not just because of the cars. It’s because Dude Thomas and Richard Whitley are fantastic people to know and to work with. Few people are genuinely as courteous and kind as they are. Check back here and at ModernBuiltClassics.com for updates on the new cars they will be rolling out of their garage.