Good & Faithful

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Inspired by the words of Matthew 25:23 and in memory of Savannah Stephens, "Good & Faithful" follows the final journey of a young soul on her way to meet Jesus Christ.

Samantha, age 18, is met by Eli, a traveler, in a strange yet familiar environment. Eli leads her in preparation to see Him, and teaches her about how she was led her here. Realizing that she’s dying, Samantha runs away, but is stops when she flatlines, signifying her death. With no other choice, Samantha returns to Eli and begins her final journey that ends with the words, “Well done, Good and Faithful servant.”

  • Branton Michael McMahan
    Director
  • De'Ja McCray
    Director
  • Branton Michael McMahan
    Writer
  • De'Ja McCray
    Writer
  • Mikayla Denny
    Producer
  • Tessa Emily Hall
    Key Cast
    "Samantha"
    Providence, A Beautiful Life, Young Lyf3, Dark Intentions (Film Series)
  • Jonathan Wessel
    Key Cast
    "Eli"
    Night Guard, Counter Column,
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Faith-Based, Drama
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 6, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Gospel Outreach Church
    Ball Ground, GA
    United States
    September 19, 2021
  • Catalyst Church
    Carrollton, GA
    United States
    November 7, 2021
Director Biography - Branton Michael McMahan, De'Ja McCray

Branton McMahan knew his calling in Youth Ministry when he saw how Godless his high school was. Through a series of events only God could have ordained, Branton discovered his passion for filmmaking in 2015. From there, Project 29:11 Productions was born.

He and De'Ja met during a semester abroad at the LA Film Studies Center, and they've been working together ever since. Born and raised in Riviera Beach, FL, film has been De'Ja's passion for years now and has experience writing and operating behind the scenes. Operating her LLC, DMM Productions, De'Ja wholeheartedly pursues God's calling on her life through film.

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Director Statement

Branton - "Hey, guys! My name is Branton, and I've been waiting to make "Good & Faithful" for just under two years now. It's been a long and difficult process, but it's been so rewarding to see this whole project come together. God has been so faithful, and I believe this is only the beginning."

De'Ja - “My name is De'Ja McCray. Born and raised in Riviera Beach, FL. Film has been my passion for years now and I've had a lot of experience writing and operating behind the scenes. I couldn't be more honored to be chosen for this position because it's a great opportunity and it lets me know that I'm good at what I do. So I'm ready to put my work into this project and see it come together!”