Unlike any other company in the over $100 billion movie industry, we are industry insiders with over 50 years experience in the business who are bringing studio-quality entertainment with traditional values to the mainstream marketplace using the highly successful studio model of filmmaking.
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Hollywood is Broken and Destroying Our Younger Generations
Just take a look at the current line up of TV shows, films, and other online streaming content and what you see and display all too often are film and TV shows that meet some of the criteria that these generations desire in entertainment, but they also glorify the dark side of life, while encouraging the acceptance of unhealthy beliefs.
Coupled with this is the very real and serious problem of exorbitant spending by the major studios that happens on films from the very beginning! Most studio projects will range between $30-$200 million to produce. However, more than 50% of these expenses are usually associated with costs that take place BEFORE production even begins! This doesn't include all the wasteful spending that typically happens during production. Not only is this not necessary, especially for character-driven films, but it is not feasible for independent production companies to do. If we're being honest, it isn't really sustainable in the long run for any production company, as many have found out due to the Covid pandemic over the past few years.
This is why we will make our films for $7-$10 million each. This amount allows us to attain the studio-quality professionals needed to bring our projects to life, while ensuring we are financially sound for years to come.
2020 showed us why there is a need for a new way of making and distributing films. Simply speaking, along with the economy, the way consumers receive their entertainment has changed dramatically, and so must the industry if it wants to survive. The days of bloated budgets and weak/tired storylines won't cut it anymore.
Because people of faith and values started viewing entertainment/the arts as the enemy over the past 50 years, this has led to a vacuum of morality, integrity, and truth in the entertainment world, which is destroying our society. If we stand a chance at regaining a culture where values and morality are are held as important virtues to possess, then we must overhaul our entertainment.
We believe there is a HUGE base of everyday movie-goers (including Millennials and Gen Z) who want to watch movies without having to compromise their morals or values and are willing to support any film that offers this, AS LONG AS it has studio-quality entertainment with a solid story that relates a real world message of hope and truth.
Entertainment Professionals with Expertise, Values, and Faith
We will not only ensure that the truth and hope of our faith is woven into the stories of our films, but we will be a film production company created with the intent to share the gospel with those who work in Hollywood, as well.
Vicki - The Early Years and Current Headshot
Matt- The Early Years and Current Headshot
Pictures of Matt and Vicki on Various TV and Film Sets
The CEO and Co-Executive Producer are people of faith who combined have almost 50 years experience in the film and TV industry in the areas of acting, directing, and producing with our projects seen on numerous networks and big screens, while our distribution liaison has over 30 years experience in all aspects of film distribution, including direct involvement in the distribution of over 250 major films. His industry experience and relationships include the following major players: Paramount, Disney, Sony, Warner Bros, Universal, MGM, and Lionsgate. As mainstream professionals with creative and business experience, we will work to create the same great studio-quality entertainment that you all desire and expect! We invite you to join us on this journey.
We are using an updated, revenue-friendly, and much more sustainable system to ensure that our production model, which is a proven-method for securing financing and distribution for major studios, allows the the highest ROI and global success in all avenues of financial windfall possible.
This means whether you invest $100 or $500,000 every investor will receive 110% off their investment (pro-rata the percentage of your investment) back. After each film begins its global distribution, each investor receives their full proportional share of 25% of the film company's global profits from all of the motion pictures revenue sources. Plus, you will be able to say that you helped produce multiple major motion pictures!
Because YOU are the best advertisement we could ever get, here are a few perks that we are offering you, our investors. We believe that by investing in those who invest in us, we will be building a solid and excited fan base who will share our mission and projects with everyone they know!
Our Slate of Original Films
Our First Film: "Through Thick and Thin"
This is a story about a young man from Dallas with a promising future who learns firsthand how cruel, difficult, yet redemptive life can be after finding himself homeless. It seamlessly blends the struggles, heartache, and laughter of everyday life together in an entertaining and poignant way. Think Napolean Dynamite meets Steel Magnolias.
Based on a true story. Although Brad Riley grew up in a typical church-going, family-oriented, suburban city in Texas, his family was far from typical. By the time Brad was finishing middle school, the lack of affection shown in his family, abusive behavior, and the desire to constantly be as far from home when possible, led Brad to gravitate to a group of similarly lost friends his age. Their poor decisions eventually led to all of them doing jail time by the end of their senior year in high school. God's story for Brad, however, was not done. This film is about how he went from someone with six different stints in jail to the lead worship pastor at one of the most influential churches in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
A story about a young man in his 30's who is on the verge of losing his family and career when he is presented with personal story of love and tragedy from an unexpected source that inspires him to step out of the shadows and into the light.
Disrupt and Redefine The Business of Filmmaking
One of the main things that sets us apart from the other production companies is in how we go about making our films. Financial success in filmmaking requires a methodical and highly developed set of plans.
The majority of independently produced films result in a financial loss, as most film investors will tell you. This is due to a lack of proper structuring in the development process and not understanding the business as a whole, which is why we employ the most successful roadmap for filmmaking that exists in the industry, but is only used by a select few.
Here's what we do-
Here are The Stages of Development and How This Works:
Stage 1: Developing The Story-
During this time, the story is developed with the goal of positively overwhelming the masses from around the globe, but especially our target audience. If there is no script in hand, a screenwriter will be hired to write the story. If a complete script already exists (which is the case for 2 of our 3 films), then this time is used to hire screenwriting professionals whose job it is to review every aspect of the script and give a detailed analysis of what works and what doesn't. Then, the notes are taken back to the writing team to make adjustments on the screenplay. Then, the process repeats itself. Most studio scripts will go through this routine between 20 to 40 times before the screenplay is distributor ready. This entire process can take anywhere between 6 to 18 months depending on whether you are staring with a completed script or not.
Stage 2: Green light Analysis-
During this time, we analyze likely global earnings from all sources compared to its total production, branding, and distributing costs. The profit to cost ratio must be 2 to 1 before we will proceed. Here's a list of just a few of the activities that are done during this time: identifying target audiences while doing an in-depth comparative analysis, analyze a producer's global gross and share profits report, confidential investment memorandum, diligence materials memorandum for investors, production funding analysis and architecture with prospective partners, and more. We wouldn't be moving forward if these scripts and the premise for our 2nd film hadn't passed the initial screening. We are ready!
Stage 3: Further Development with Distributors-
Once each film passes the green light process, it's further developed and considered for each major global market in order to determine the specific needs for each market. It is also at this point that the CEO of Relevant Entertainment will be working to negotiate various licensing deals with companies for marketing and branding purposes.
Stage 4: Engage Distributor License Agreements in Major Global Markets-
When we are able to secure these distribution agreements along with other collateral and the film's completion bond, then we can fully secure the bank production loan needed to fund the making of the movie.
Stage 5: Production Begins-
This period of time includes hiring our crew, casting the actors, scouting filming locations, as well as many other necessary steps before we can begin rolling a camera, which is usually about a 45 to 60 day process. Once we have everything lined up and ready to go, we can begin to actually shoot the film. We slate around 4 to 6 weeks for what is known as principal photography. Once the film is shot and finished, we then immediately move into post production, which entails numerous details in order to get the film ready to hand over to our distributors for release. Before we begin the production process, we have a hard date set by the distributors for when this film will be ready to hand over for viewing. This date will determine and drive our post and production timeline.
We Already Have U.S. Distribution Secured!
It doesn't matter how great your product is if you can't sell it, right? In the world of filmmaking, distribution is key to ensuring that your film is seen by audiences. This is true for any platform (theaters, DVD, VOD, Streaming, and etc.), but it is also the hardest thing for most filmmakers to obtain for numerous reasons.
Typically, independent production companies (which is every production company outside of the 6 major studios) are thrilled IF they score distribution with ONE international territory BEFORE they begin production on a film. U.S distribution almost always comes last, if at all. We have been blessed to partner with an amazing distribution liaison who has done one heck of a job helping us do what almost NO other film production company (outside of the 6 major studios) has or is able to accomplish. Along with this great news, we are proud to share with you that David has also helped us secure the services of another industry powerhouse professional with more than 20 years experience in international sales for Sony. He will be taking care of our international distribution, and because of his experience/relationships within the industry, we are well positioned to be able to submit with the 8 largest territories globally, plus more once we are ready.
Along with having vehicles to get our product to market in place, we are building an online following of fans who are eagerly waiting to see our films hit the big screens. The CEO has been making multiple appearances on highly rated and viewed podcasts, as well as speaking at major public speaking events around the U.S. over the past year in an effort to create and grow our audience at the grassroots level.
Large Market Audience- Limited Offerings
Now, what if the desire of these average movie-going individuals, specifically Millennials and Gen Z aged people, such as: original storylines with strong acting, movies that explore complex and conflicting emotions, stories with authentic humor, young people in leading roles, and films that accurately portray traditional values was placed at the forefront of every film a production company made? Combine this with the business model that major studios use to produce their films, and we believe you have movie gold like the comparable films in the chart below here.
Millennials and GenZ Audience
In 2019, 10.7 million of the 40 million frequent movie-goers were ages 25-39, which has been true for the previous 3 years, as well.
Although the theater box office is still a significant driver for film success, we have a seen a much faster than expected shift to the straight to streaming market for TV and film since the pandemic began. This trend is only expected to increase in the years ahead.
This presents an amazing opportunity for a company like ours who is nimble, creative, understands how to make the best products on a reasonable budget, and whose target market audience happens to be the largest consumers of streaming media in the world.
According to Statista, as of 2020, there were 3.5 Billion smartphone users in the world (or 45% of the global population). This is key as an overwhelming majority of the streaming that takes place happens from a smartphone vs. a television these days.
Out of these 3.5 billion smartphone users globally, in 2020, Nielsen reported that the Millennial and Gen Z age groups (18-34) accounted for 64% of all smartphone users globally.
We also found from a study done in April 2020 by VisualCapitalist.com that out of all the quarantine internet activities among various generations, Millennials accounted for a 52% increase in watching movies/TV, and the GenZ audience accounted for a 51% increase in watching movies/TV. This trend along with the overwhelming availability of new shows and films via streaming platforms will only increase the volume of time spent looking for and watching quality films for these generations in the years to come.
We want to disrupt and completely reimagine the film industry.
Part of what makes us different and allows us to stand out as a company is the spiritual mission of our company. Because we are mainstream industry professionals, our goal is to use the talented people who currently reside within the industry to make our projects. This gives us an open door for evangelism in one of the darkest and most lost places on our planet...Hollywood. This is why we will have a dedicated mission team who will have the following responsibilities for each and every project we develop: pray for the individuals assigned to them, offer a voluntary Bible study each week for those who would like to attend, send a word of encouragement via the preferred choice of the individual each week that we are in production on a project, ensure that the gospel is presented at least once to every individual working on a project, and provide the spiritual support and accountability for the executive members of the company.
If you're like us, you don't want to spend your hard earned money to go see a film with poor acting or a lackluster storyline, which unfortunately, happens all too often. However, for millions of film-loving people out there like us, who are sick and tired of having to choose to overlook a sexually explicit scene, ignore a multi-minute expletive rant, or our favorite, to be told what your political/social views should be if you desire to be a good-citizen of humanity, your options outside of "the faith-based" (which usually provides subpar products) or animated world are getting smaller and smaller these days. This leaves the largest portion of our society wondering "Where are the filmmakers who will cater to us?"
Just imagine with me for a moment how it would feel to be excited about going to the movies again or looking for that new show/film on your favorite streaming network because you don't have to choose entertainment at the expense of your morals/convictions. What if the desires of the average movie-going individual (original storylines with strong acting, movies that explore complex and conflicting emotions, stories with authentic humor, and films that accurately portray traditional values) was placed at the forefront of moviemaking?
CEO Speaking at The WeCanAct Patriot Event in Salt Lake City, UT November 2021
Vicki speaking to a crowd of over 3,000 about the state of the film industry and Relevant Entertainment in Salt Lake City.
Vicki backstage with U.S. House Representative for Texas Louie Gohmert at The For God and Country event in Dallas in May 2021.
In her mid-twenties, Ms O'Brien began her successful career in the entertainment industry as an actress. For more than 22 years now, she worked alongside award winning actors, casting directors, and directors on multiple TV and film projects. This combines with her almost 20 years management experience with Fortune 20 companies, and she brings a unique and almost unheard of set of skills to this role.
Matt Socia- Executive Co-Producer:
A 25+ year highly respected and award-winning SAG actor who has multiple producing credits in the mainstream film and TV industry. Matt brings the knowledge, experience, and sought after relationships in this industry that will aid in our success.
David Johnson- Distribution Liaison:
Having worked for 34 years in the film distribution industry in LA, David's experience encompasses just about every aspect of the distribution world. His portfolio of experience includes the distribution of over 250 film titles such as : Die Hard, Legally Blonde, Predator, and James Bond to name a few, plus, he has worked for 20th Century Fox, Sony, and MGM-where he handled the largest film library in Hollywood for the better part of his career.
He is a proud Michigander, who has had a life long passion for fitness and was named a Classic Physique IFBB Pro after winning the 2016 NPC Masters National Body Building Championship.
He will be handling the acquisition of domestic and international distribution for all of Relevant Entertainment's projects.