BEGAN WITH A PASSION
Now in its eighth year, the Kairos Prize competition
has made tremendous strides in bringing talented new voices to the entertainment
industry. In fact, the first Grand Prize winner, JOHNNY (originally titled
JOHN, THE REVELATOR) was released early last year on DVD. This year, there
are no fewer than five Kairos Prize winners in production, or set to go
This has greatly helped MOVIEGUIDE® in reaching out to more and more
filmmakers every year. Today, it seems as if not a day goes by where Dr.
Baehr and the MOVIEGUIDE® staff are getting inquiries about consulting
with scripts and movie projects or teaching people how to write, produce,
make, distribute, and market spiritually uplifting, family-friendly, and
Thus, the impact of Mel Gibson’s team’s decision continues
through the Kairos Prizes to foster a much larger diversity of morally
and spiritually uplifting movies. It is dramatically changing the lives
of these young writers, not to mention the lives of future moviegoers
and television viewers yet to come.
Therefore, Dr. Baehr wishes to express great appreciation to Mel Gibson
and his team for this tremendous gift that laid the groundwork for the
largest screenwriting competition of its kind in the United States.
“We continue to encourage positive and spiritually uplifting, redemptive
movies that are faith friendly.”