Who We Are
Founder & Managing Director
Richard made his broadcasting mark by winning five television Ace Awards for a signature network music series. Richard then segued from production to management, while pursuing his Master’s in Film at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.
Richard has produced for CBN Network's highest-rated programs at the time, shows such as the Emmy-award winning Scarecrow and Mrs. King and Remington Steele.
Richard and his work have been profiled on the Family Channel, The BET Network, Bravo, and MTV. Richard Polite comes to us with over 30 years of creative television and film experience.
Andy Costa is an Emmy award winner filmmaker who, for the past 25-year career has specialized in creating cinematic images on real world budget. One of his most successful independent projects was “Zig: You Were Born To Win” a documentary about Zig Ziglar’s winning philosophy which is now available on Amazon Prime, iTunes, WalMart, Barnes&Noble and most retail stores.
Cinematographer, Director and Producer
Mr. Newberry is a 25-year veteran in film production, communications, and the visual arts. Multi-Telly Award winner, he has made a niche for himself working in reality television, and he has also done commercials, music videos, and short films.
As head joke writer, director, and editor for several long-running cable sports television shows, his work has aired on the Bravo Network, NBC Sports Outdoors, Destination America, and others.
His education includes a B.A. in Business Admin. and an M.A. in Film Communications.
Actor, Director and Producer
Marchiano was born in Orange County, California. His first role was in a 1985 episode of Murder, She Wrote, which was followed by appearances in LA Law, Columbo, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital to name a few.
Marchiano has portrayed Jesus in more films than any actor in history; a distinction he holds as a great honor. A Hollywood actor, Bruce came to Jesus as Lord and Savior in 1989. In 1993 he was cast to portray Jesus in The Gospel of Matthew, widely considered one of the most landmark Jesus films ever made.
We strive to bring you the most talented and noteworthy guest speakers.
Industry professionals who bring their vast professional experience to our hands-on workshops.
Actor, Screenwriter, and Director
Director of Overcomer & War Room, Kenrick is an ordained minister and New York Times best-selling co-author of "The Love Dare", and "The Resolution for Men."
He is also an accomplished actor, screenwriter, and film director, whose credits include War Room, Facing the Giants, Fireproof and Courageous.
Alex Kendrick is one of the most celebrated and successful Christian filmmakers in America.
Faith, Film and Fatherhood
Frisco resident Richard Polite has not only found a way to make a career out of doing what he loves, but he also inspires others to do the same.
Mr. Polite, a husband and father, is a professional filmmaker specializing in Christian films, also known as redemptive films. He has produced and directed two feature films, “Standing in the Gap,” in 1991, and “Heart of Stone,” in 1994, as well as 12 professional music videos. The 30-year veteran of the studio credits “Heart of Stone” for launching his career, after it found success among urban Christian groups.
Mr. Polite is also the founder and managing director of the Transformation Film Institute, a Frisco-based, nonprofit film school that teaches students how to create redemptive films.