- Christopher Shaw of Coshocton worked in the film and television industry for approximately 25 years.
- He is the director of “Church People,” which will be released September 3 on DVD and digital download.
- He also directed, edited and produced the comedy cooking show “Something Smells Funny” on Tubi.
- Shaw recently completed a comedy short and has other possible projects on hold with Thor Ramsey of “Church People”.
COSHOCTON – A native of Coshocton with several ongoing projects has a TV show and movie available for home viewing.
Christopher Shaw worked in the film and television industry for approximately 25 years. He said the biggest challenges are finding financial support and, once the job is done, distribution. However, Shaw was fortunate enough to find both a comedy cooking show and a faith-based movie.
“Church People,” directed by Shaw, was released on March 13 as a Fathom event with churches able to request special views via the Faith Content Network. It will be available on DVD and digital download on September 3. Shaw said they are working on putting it on a streaming service next year.
Guy Sides (played by Thor Ramsey) has been named America’s Favorite Youth Pastor, but he realizes that the mega-church he’s associated with and Senior Pastor Skip (Michael Monks) is more concerned with fulfilling seats than to present the gospel. When a blasphemous blow is designed for Easter Sunday, Guy must find a way to get the church back on track.
It features several Hollywood veterans in supporting roles. This includes Donald Faison from the television series “Scrubs”, Joey Fatone, member of NSYNC and reality TV star, Stephen and William Baldwin of the famous acting family Baldwin Brothers and William’s wife, Chynna Phillips of the band. vocals Wilson Phillips. Stephen Baldwin was instrumental in making the film and finding financial support, Shaw said.
“I was very happy with the overall responses. They were very positive. I hear people laughing throughout the movie. I hear crying. I even heard people say they were sobbing at the end. . Some people get all the sensations watching this movie, “Shaw said.” No matter where you are on the faith spectrum, whether you are a believer or not, you are probably going to find one, if not two characters in the movie. with which to identify you. ”
Additionally, “Something Smells Funny” is available for free via Tubi. If successful, Shaw hopes to shoot a second season. He has been a producer, editor and director. Host Scott Wood invites stand-up comedians to cook a healthy meal and cut up in the kitchen. Guests are Mark Christopher Lawrence, Jimmy Brogan, Bobby Collins and Victoria Jackson, best known for appearing on “Saturday Night Live”.
“We’re showing mishaps and mistakes. It’s not one of those shows where everything goes perfectly as planned. We’ll show a blender falling to the floor. It’s really fun,” said Shaw. “It’s not quite clean when it comes to mess. It’s clean humor though. It’s family watching.”
Shaw recently completed a short comedy time travel film titled “Zoom Time”. Ramsey of “Church People” also wrote other scripts being researched with Shaw attached to directing. One of them also involves time travel.
“A lot has happened behind the scenes this year. Now it’s a question of finding the right person with the right funding opportunities,” said Shaw.
For more information on “Church Pepole” visit ChurchPeopleFilm.com and to learn more about Shaw visit ChristopherShawnShaw.com