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Director, BRENT GUDGEL
Producer, DAVID MAHANES
Executive Producer, DAN CIMINO
Director of Photography, JACOB LEWIS
Second Unit DP, JEFFERSON HENSON
Editor, JORDAN INNIS
Colorist, JEREMIAH BELT
Sound Designer, JORDAN INNES
Sound Mix, JOSH MYERS
Composer, JOSH MYERS
Legal, JOHN J. SELBAK Corporate Counsel Partners
Production Assistant, JUSTIN DIAL
THE ROSSI FAMILY
THE CITY OF SIMI VALLEY, CA
CORNERSTONE SIMI VALLEY
THE HIGHLANDS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
A blind teenager shows us what it means to live by faith.
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Deidox is a new series of short documentary films exploring the faith of everyday people. We are on a journey to find practical examples of what it looks like to live a life of faith.
Ultimately, we hope to produce dozens of cinematic Deidox stories demonstrating how God is working in countries all over the globe.
Where does the name come from?
Dei = Means “God” in Latin
Dox = Documentary films
How to use Deidox
Deidox short films were developed for large groups to use within their ministry context and for individuals to enjoy on their mobile devices and computers. Two separate licenses are offered depending on the use of Deidox.
The Production Company
Deidox short films are produced by Chronicle Project, a film/video production company based in Pasadena, CA. Founded in 2003 by a group of filmmakers and travelers with production experience in over 20 countries, CP exists to tell compelling stories that will move people to offer compassion and hope. Their award-winning documentary Dear Francis, about an AIDS prevention campaign in Swaziland, aired on Showtime television and The Movie Channel throughout 2007 and 2008. They have also worked with non-profit organizations such as Union Rescue Mission, Azusa Pacific University, and Saddleback Church, among others.
Brent Gudgel – Director
Brent is a film director in Los Angeles who has worked in over 20 countries for clients including Ford, Saddleback Church, English Language Institute/China, Azusa Pacific University, and Fuller Seminary. A partner in the production company Chronicle Project (www.chronicleproject.org), Brent co-directed an award-winning documentary “Dear Francis” which has been used by universities and churches around the world in addition to airing on Showtime television (www.dearfrancis.org). The film is about the most HIV-infected nation in the world, Swaziland. Brent also directed the documentary “Hood Ranch” and an ongoing documentary series for Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row in Los Angeles.
Brent obtained his B.A. in film from Azusa Pacific University in 2002. Prior to producing films, Brent worked with youth at Lake Avenue Church and Young Life. Like his producing partner, Brent is a PK (Pastor’s Kid) who grew up in the church, which developed his strong passion for ministry and desire to spur people to action. Recently Brent also became a published author, co-writing the book Before You Get Engaged with his lovely wife Danielle.
Dave Mahanes – Producer
David has overseen the production of documentaries, promotional videos, and short films over the last six years, including the feature documentary “Dear Francis.” He has produced and filmed projects in countries such as Swaziland, Rwanda, Kenya, Mexico, Turkey, Thailand, and Morocco. Previously David worked with I-40 Films where he oversaw the production of commercials that included award-winning spots for Ford and the Carolina Hurricanes.
Prior to moving to California, David spent four years as the personal assistant to Governor George Voinovich of Ohio. He obtained his B.A. in history and political science from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama .
Deidox Development Lab
One of the things we strive to do at Deidox is continue to develop our filmmaking skills. We are constantly challenging ourselves to be better filmmakers. As a result, we created the Deidox Development Lab (DDL).
The DDL is our way of partnering with other talented documentary filmmakers to produce compelling stories. Not only does this give us an opportunity to share our process, failures and all, but we also get a chance to learn new skills by working with others. It’s the whole iron sharpens iron idea.