T.C. Christensen: Miraculous True Stories Made For Film

Wed Apr 17 05:00:41 EDT 2024
Episode 270

T.C. Christensen has made some of the most beloved Latter-day Saint films in recent years including “17 Miracles” and “The Fighting Preacher.” His new film, “Escape From Germany” tells the story of a missionary who was tasked with moving 85 missionaries to safety in adjacent countries as Hitler’s army was rapidly closing borders in August of 1939. On this week’s episode, T.C. shares with us how he approaches telling the miraculous stories of real people.

No embarrassment, no justification, this is who I am.
T.C. Christensen on his membership in the Church

Show Notes

1:56- A Camera
4:52- The Power of Film

8:14- Stories Worth Telling

13:58- Heroes

16:59- Source Material

21:30- Journals

29:15- Lessons Learned From Movie Characters

30:40- Accurate Portrayals

34:00- Capturing Emotion Without Overdoing It

39:12- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

“Escape From Germany” website: https://escapefromgermanyfilm.com

LDS Living Q&A with T.C.: https://www.ldsliving.com/why-t-c-christensen-loves-fiddler-on-the-roof-and-is-still-very-zippity-about-latter-day-saint-stories/s/12163

News articles about “Escape From Germany”: https://kslnewsradio.com/2094352/ksl-movie-show-exclusive-director-of-escape-from-germany-talks-challenges-of-period-pieces-on-a-budget/



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