Princeton University A.B. Psychology Dallas Theological Seminary ThM. Systematic Theology (High Honors; Who’s Who in American Colleges) University of Southern California. M.F.A. Film Production (rated #1 film school in the world) RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND Campus Crusade For Christ (CRU) – Eight years full time campus and seminary staff Deacon, Sunday School Leader, Bible Study Leader, various churches 35 years.
Started and led for six years “Premise” a group of Christian writers, directors, producers in Hollywood President/Secretary, J. R. and D. Warfel Foundation (foundation that donates to religious charities) GENERAL BACKGROUND Script Analyst since 1985 working for major studios and independent production companies
Screenwriter since 1985 having sold and optioned screenplays, and judged screenplay contests
Writer-Director-Producer-Editor of numerous short films over the last 40 years. Former member of the Warner Bros. Writer’s (TV) Workshop Member of numerous professional writing, producing, script analyst groups in L.A. Have taught Filmmaking (production, writing, directing, acting) nationally and internationally Investor in numerous feature film, documentary, and television projects,
Former Board of Directors of 168 Film Festival (L.A. Christian film festival) which produced 1,000 short films all based on Bible verses from 2003 to 2016 A FEW KEY CREDITS Writer-Director-Producer of “Midnight Reckoning” (aka “Fall of Night”) multiple award winning feature Thriller aimed at the faith and general market.
Co-Producer/1 st Asst. Director “The Desperate” (35 min. short winner of over 50 festival awards)
Co-Producer during four years of development (uncredited) for the Paramount release “Captive”
Starring David Oyellowo and Kate Mara.; Producer: Ralph Winter (“X-Men”), Ken Wales.
Producer, Reality Pitch, “Audition” shiny floor reality stage show (with Spencer Clarke) for The Business.
Development Executive for Ken Wales (“Captive”, “Amazing Grace”, “Christy” (TV)) and Jerry Jameson
(veteran director of features, 40 TV movies, and episodic television)
CEO and owner of Winter Star Productions, feature films and TV (with Christian Worldview)
Producer: – “Final Frequency” Sci-Fi Thriller – What if Tesla’s secret notebook fell into the wrong hands;
– “Secret Agent Dingledorf” – kids adventure, 3 kids and a dog stop clowns from taking over the world.
– “I Hate You… but it’s killing ME” – stories of people who overcame hate destroying their lives.
Co-Producer for “Laleh” true story, feature on woman car racing champion in the Middle East.