Engaging spiritual seekers through films of beauty, stories of hope


I’m not going to pretend I don’t want anything for Christmas. I do. But not for me as much as for the ministry of Messenger Films, which I founded nearly thirty years ago in 1988.

In 1962, all I wanted for Christmas was a red Schwinn American bicycle. My father was in the hospital at the time – he had a problem with his kidneys – and he almost died at the age of 42. I remember speaking to him on the phone that year in early December. I was ten years old and didn’t realize just how sick he was. His voice was weak and I thought I heard him crying when I asked him when he was coming home. He must have realized there were no guarantees that he would be going home.

But God showed mercy. My father, weak and confined to bed rest for several months, did make it home. And somehow, miraculously I am sure, a red Schwinn American bicycle appeared next to the Christmas tree that Christmas morning in 1962.

Now, at the ripe old age of sixty-five, I have one desire that seems to supersede all others. I long to make films of Beauty and Hope that engage spiritual seekers and point them to Christ. I feel I have never been more prepared for the task than I am now. But I do need a little help from my friends!

So Here Is My Wish List:

First (at the level of importance of the red Schwinn American bicycle), are remaining funds to produce the pilot episode of a new television series being filmed in Belize. The title of the series is Life or Death, and it is being created primarily for a secular audience while being faithful to introduce Christian values within the genre of a political thriller.

And this news just in... We have received a pledge of $15,000 provided we can match those funds with another $15,000 in donations. So, if you wish to be part of this matching gift, please make your voice heard now.  

Second on the wishlist is restoration and re-release of the feature film, Final Solution. This award-winning film, produced in South Africa, is being remastered onto high-definition with new footage and an enhanced sound mix. Given the climate of racial and ethnic conflict prevalent in our world today, the film's message of reconciliation through Christ is – if anything – more needed now than when the film was first released fifteen years ago. Cost of restoration work: $8,000. 

Third, is the development of new films! The pre-production phase of a film is costly, including research and travel costs; scriptwriting; legal expenses; marketing; budgeting and scheduling to name a few. At the same time this is work that must be done before filming begins. We are currently developing films for France and the francophone world; South Asia; the Caribbean and Latin America; as well as the United States. Gifts of $1,000 $5,000 or $10,00 will be particularly helpful in this category.  
Finally, support for the general fund of Messenger Films.... This covers day-to-day operations and overhead. Regular monthly gifts of $100 or more would be particularly welcome.
While you may make your gifts (contributions) by credit card or PayPal, it would be preferable to send a check to our Florida address (thereby avoiding the credit card processing fees). Of course, if you choose to be a monthly giver, the credit card option may make more sense for you. Either way, please accept our thanks in advance for remembering us at Christmas with your gifts to Messenger Films! That being said, I don’t want you to feel pressure to give, nor do I wish you to contribute apart from a cheerful disposition. And if you have a question or wish to talk, please contact me directly! I would love to hear from you! 

Messenger Films is a 501c3 corporation. Your gift is tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law.

Our address:
Messenger Films, Inc.
1414 W. Swann Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606
A quick Hello from Belize!

One last thing!

If you don’t want to make a financial gift this year,
or cannot afford to do so, can I ask you to vote for us to
receive the People’s Choice Award at Caribbean Tales/Flow
TV (our partial sponsor for the Life or Death pilot episode).
Click on the vote button below and scroll 
to Life or Death and cast your vote!
Merry Christmas!

Cristóbal (Cris) Krusen

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