Jul 29, 2017 - 10:00am to Jul 30, 2017 - 3:15pm

Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
351 S. State Road 434
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

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This weekend workshop is a networking and learning opportunity for all Christian filmmakers who desire to use film for ministry.

Register by midnight July 24, 2017

Special Hotel Rate - $68/night

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
644 Raymond Ave.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
(407) 767-5757

Mention that you are attending the Florida Conference Communication Workshop.

Be sure to join our Facebook group.

If you need help with registration, please contact Aric Turlington at 407-618-0224.

All ages are welcome, however children under 13 must have a parent or guradian register and attend with them. Youth ages 13-18 must sign and have a parent sign the Minor Attendees Agreement.

Saturday, July 29

10:00-10:30 am
Registration (Lobby)
10:30-10:45 am
10:45-12:30 am
Based on a True Story | Panel Discussion
Listen to several inspirational true story pitches and then participate a dialogue with our presenters on how to adapt a true story for the screen.
Faith, Grace, and Conquering the Impossible | Terri McEndree
Terri tells the story of how the Lord brought her through growing up in a divided home plagued by domestic violence and fueled by her stepfather's binge alcoholism, how He brought her through single parenthood, and how He placed her on the road to achieving her elusive goal of becoming a doctor.
Hope in Present Danger | Sperantza Adriana Pasos
When news arrives that her uncle has just defected Communist Romania by swimming across the Danube River during the midnight shifting of the guards, Sperantza’s life radically changes. Suddenly, she and her family become the target of the Securitate (Romanian KGB). Overnight, life’s circumstances catapult her into a poker-faced young girl who—at only 14—must run for her life, evade the government officials and leave behind the comforts of home, her four-year old sister and adoring father, not knowing if she will ever see them again.
Tough Guy, Gentle Heart | Jane Allen Quevedo
Growing up in a sugarcane valley of Puerto Rico, Felix Millan played ball from the time he could whittle a bat from the branch of a guava tree, fashion a mitt from a piece of canvas stuffed with newspaper, and sport a baseball uniform that bore a Gold Medal flour logo. Fast forward to 11 years in Major League Baseball, Felix was an All-Star and Gold Glove Award winner for the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets. When his wife, Mercy, and three children became Seventh-day Adventists, Felix said of her decision: “If that’s what she wanted, I wouldn’t stand in her way, but I made it clear she could leave me out.” Finally, the convictions of his heart, the prayers of his wife, and the questioning of his children, ‘Daddy, why don’t you go to church with us’ led him to request being excused from games played on Sabbath and declare his faith through baptism. Those decisions changed his sports story into a story for God’s glory.
12:30-1:30 pm
LUNCH Hosted by Florida Conference
1:30-2:30 pm
TBD | Terry Benedict | Founder and CEO, Shae Foundation
2:30-6:00 pm
The Mini Movie Challenge
You will be split up into teams based on the role you would like to have to create a 1-3 minute short video in the time allotted. This will be a time to showcase your skills and talents and to learn from your fellow teammates. *Bring cameras, lighting, sound equipment, and computers for editing. If nothing else, bring a phone that can shoot 1080p and has free space.
6:00-7:00 pm
DINNER Hosted by Florida Conference
7:00-9:00 pm
Presentation & Discussion
TBD | Terry Benedict | Producer, Hacksaw Ridge; Producer and Director, The Conscientious Objector

Sunday, July 30

9:15-10:15 am
Pitch Panel
Present your idea to this group of industry experts for encouragement and feedback. They will help you to better craft your pitch so you can get buy-in from those you are presenting to. Use their knowledge to help your project be the best that it can be.
10:25-11:20 am
Workshops (TBD)
TBD | Nathan DeWild | Freelance Producer
11:30-12:25 pm
Workshops (TBD)
TBD | Nathan DeWild | Freelance Producer
Making a Spoken Story into a Masterpiece | Stanley Pomianowski
Testimonial videos are the most effective tool a church or business can use to market and expand their members or clients. Stanley will teach you a systems that he's used to make powerful testimonial videos that have impressed clients and made him thousands of dollars. Every professional videographer needs to master this type of video.
12:30-1:30 pm
LUNCH Hosted by Florida Conference
1:30-3:00 pm
Mini Movie Screening and Discussion




Terry Benedict
Producer of Hacksaw Ridge, Producer/Director of The Conscientious Objector, Founder/CEO of The Shae Foundation

Terry grew up expecting to be an archaeologist discovering the Holy Grail. Instead he found himself in Hollywood supervising chase scenes in the “Terminator” and “Marked For Death.” After 15 years in the business, his life took an unexpected turn causing him to evaluate the art that he was producing. Impressed to create films that inspire and promote positive messages to the global community, he produced and directed the critically acclaimed and award winning documentary film, “The Conscientious Objector.” More recently, he was part of the producing team of the Mel Gibson-directed movie, “Hacksaw Ridge,” and is shooting two documentaries about poverty and social justice issues.

An honors graduate of Pepperdine University, Terry is often found on the speaking circuit. His passion to inspire students to be accountable for the art and media they produce led him to form the Shae organization. He continues working as a filmmaker, mentor, and loves exploring the world with his family.

Nathan DeWild
Freelance Producer

Nathan is currently a freelance producer based in Chattanooga, TN. Formerly the Director of Photography and editor for Journey Films, his work with them includes The ADVENTISTS 2, The BLUEPRINT and CHAPLAINS.  He is a graduate of Southern Adventist University where he studied Film Production. Before Journey he worked as First Assistant Cameraman on several independent feature films.

Stanley Pomianowski
Owner of

Stanley Pomianowski has been making short films since he was 12 years old on his parent's camcorder. Stanley moved to Orlando after graduating from Southern Adventist University with his B.S. in Film production in 2005 and hasn’t looked back since. He has made several short films and written several feature-length and spec TV show pilots. Stanley currently owns two companies: Standan Productions and Standan Productions is a local production company that specializes in video marketing and corporate video solutions. Standan is co-owned with his business partner Daniel Howell. In 2015, Daniel and Stanley set out to help other filmmakers achieve financial success. They created a crash course in winning commercial contests on sites like or You can sign up for the currently waitlisted course at Stanley's other venture is a site that features 90 second tutorials on how to use Final Cut Pro X. Frustrated with unnecessarily long tutorials, Stanley set out to make his own quick and to-the-point tutorials. In addition to writing and editing Stanley is also an award winning actor (Best Cast 2014 Orlando 48 Hour Film Festival). He’s especially good at playing the outliers and the unusual characters. You can see his acting portfolio on the aptly named site Make sure you also sign up for his monthly filmmaker group at