Using the Camera to Fulfill a Calling.
RisingStar31 is a Christian Production company that publishes and produces inspirational books, videos and mini-documentaries.
My goal is to create musicals films that deliver powerful messages of hope - especially to our youth - and share the time-tested belief that love is the true source of miracles."
- Pam Sherrod
Pam Sherrod is a producer, author, screenwriter, speaker and advocate for women and children. She's the founder of RisingStar31, a "team" which includes professional videographers, on air talent, and a post production crew which includes an Emmy Award winning editor. To fund their advocacy and outreach projects she offers video production services for commercials, book trailers, special events and studio editing needs. They are now raising funds to produce their first motion picture, the musical, A Detour to Mexico.
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If you'd like to partner with RisingStar31 and help raise funds for this and future film projects, please support us in one of the following ways:
1. Purchase (and spread the word about) the book, Sammy Davis Jr.: The Writer Who Saved His Estate. Written by Pamela Sherrod, the book shares her unforgettable account of her stormy journey to film-making, her involvement in one of Hollywood's longest and most vicious battles over an estate and the other stunning events that surrounded the writing of A Detour to Mexico.
2. Make a Donation. We appreciate your contribution, which can be made by clicking HERE. Note: We are NOT a Non-Profit Organization.
A Detour to Mexico: Delivering the Message of Love
I’m a Christian writer and producer who, ten years ago, felt an urgent need to create uplifting musicals because I was shocked by the film and music industry’s bombardment of sexually explicit and degrading imagery of woman and the glamorization of violence and profanity. I was particularly concerned about its impact on children.
After all, I’d grown up singing the lyrics of songs from The Sound of Music, and recalled that I was so impressionable that I actually dreamed of becoming a nun.
So, I was horrified by the thought of what children were increasingly exposed to, and the lyrics that they were increasingly singing.
Determined to make a difference, I teamed up with the widow of “The World’s Greatest Entertainer,” Rat Pack star, Sammy Davis Jr., to produce inspirational and educational films for young people.
Unfortunately, I’d stumble into the center of one of Hollywood’s longest and most vicious battles over an entertainer’s estate, and witness some of the darkest realities of the entertainment industry.
From this shocking and life-altering experience, I’d become more committed than ever to produce powerful films, particularly movies that nurture and promote the best qualities in our children, musicals that celebrate the power of God’s love and the wonderful gifts that he’s given us.
I believe that, together, we can give our children ‘angel wings,’ the support needed to soar above the negative messages and pressures that they continually face. I welcome believers who share a similar desire to serve God, by creating film projects that impact, not only our children, but our culture. It’s a huge undertaking, but together, we can produce stories about miracles, while actually being part of one.
We really only have two choices. We can sit back, frustrated, and simply complain. Or, we can join forces and meet the children where they are, offering inspiring stories that can guide them to something better.
I invite you to join me in using the artistry of film and music to celebrate and share the timeless message: God is love, so whatever you do, whatever you create, do it with LOVE.
View Some of our Projects:
Do You Believe in Miracles?
Watch our Web Show, The Witness to Miracles and Angels, hosted by Geoffrey Owens, from The Cosby Show.
Other Miracles Stories . . .
Take a look at our amazing interview with New York Times Best Selling author, Cecil Murphey, who wrote 90 Minutes in Heaven.
Presidential candidate, Ben Carson, is discussed in interview with Cecil Murphey, author of Gifted Hands; The Ben Carson Story
Team Success (Motivational Program) - Mini Documentary
A Believer's Testimony of Redemption and Victory Over Addiction
The Poetry of actor, Geoffrey Owens
Youth's Testimony of Healing from Addiction
The 'Earth Angel' at D.C. Central Kitchen - Mini Documentary
Geoffrey Owens Selects the $1,000 Winning Poem!
Our Poetry-In-Motion Contest was an initiative founded by RisingStar31 and Geoffrey Owens. Our goal was to showcase and support the literary works of talented writers.
Congratulations to Merri Mcelderry, winner of our first $1,ooo Poetry In Motion Contest!
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