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The Jumbo Shrimp of Dire Straits

A Skipper named Luther whose shrimp boat business has fallen on hard times, seeks to catch a legend, an enormous Jumbo Shrimp. Getting out of Dire Straits has never been harder, but with faith and trust in God, there is hope.

  • Kristen Collier
    Need 2 Read - Storytime, Jesus Always
  • Kristen Collier
    Heaven Quest, King of Glory
  • Kevin Collier
    Blind Faith, Esther's Channel
  • Kristen Collier
    Bible Kidz, Life with Lucky
  • Kenny Lee Robinson
    Key Cast
    "Capt'n Luther"
    Benny the Barnacle, Wireless
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    6 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Distribution Information
  • Creative Motion Network on Roku
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Kristen Collier

Kristen Collier is co-founder with her husband of Creative Motion Network, a free Roku channel created to help give indie Christian producers more exposure, Collier Animation Studio, and Xian Wear apparel, on Amazon. CAS is producing their first cartoon, "Benny the Barnacle," which features Corbin Bernsen ("Psych," "LA Law"), with cameos by Lou Gramm, a Christian, singer from the band from Foreigner, Marta Kristen, who played Judy from "Lost in Space," and others.

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Director Statement

I am a proud Lutheran, and I love my Lutheran heritage dearly, and have pastors and teachers going back to Germany. I was an LCMS secretary for 7 years, grew up in the Lutheran school system and an Ann Arbor grad. I am eternally thankful to count the sainted Dr. Carlton, and Dr. Shuta, among my theology profs, and my top aim is to produce media "to help seek and to save that which were lost."

My husband and I created this Capt'n Luther series, of which this video is part of my "Need 2 Read - Storytime" series I created to help encourage reading. The narrator, "Capt'n Luther," is played by pastor/comedian, Kenny "Cornbread" Robinson, and this is based on our picture book, "The Jumbo Shrimp of Dire Straits." My husband is currently writing the YA chapter book origin story for Capt'n Luther and his crew. Our goal is to subtly introduce viewers to the rich heritage and sound theology of the LCMS, by especially holding up the strong male characters of Capt'n Luther and his seafarin' crew. This is very important to us to promulgate in today's world, when men of great valor are so desperately needed.