Christian Movies and The Problem of Over-Acting

Phil Cooke | 10/11/2015 | Staff
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There’s many reasons people criticize bad movies, and when it comes to Christian films, in most cases, all the reasons can apply. But there’s one over-arching problem with most Christian movies that come up short:

Over-acting.

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The truth is, real acting isn’t about acting at all. It’s the art of being natural in a very unnatural situation. Acting is difficult, and professionals spend their entire careers perfecting the art. Just think of the difficulty playing an emotional scene with the challenge of hitting your marks, knowing where the camera is, and a 20 person film crew standing around.

That’s why if there was one thing I’d recommend to Christian filmmakers it would be to understand acting and become better at knowing the difference between what’s authentic and what’s not. One of my greatest professional regrets is that I didn’t take more acting classes early in my career. I never had a desire to act, so I focused on other aspects of production. But years later as...
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