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Mario DeMatteo

A Graphic Novel That Takes Families on a Biblical Adventure Meet Paul the Apostle Creator Mario DeMatteo For a kid who grew up loving Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, he never thought he would end up in a career telling a powerful story through creatures of his own. A story filled with bravery, adventure, miracles,…

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Tessa Huff

Tessa Huff talks her early days in a highly competitive industry, the support her family gives, the writing of a new book, and the challenge of balancing it all.

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Moriah Peters

Singer-songwriter-actor Moriah Peters stars in Because of Graćia. The twenty-four-year-old never even auditioned for the film, but instead was discovered by director Tom Simes after he watched an I Am Second, YouTube video that featured her. Despite being her first film, Simes cast Peters to star in the title role of Graćia – a girl…

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Chaplain Justin Roberts

No Greater Love is the first theatrical documentary filmed on location by an active duty military officer. Chaplain Justin Roberts, who produced the film, served in the 101st Airborne in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan – one of the most embedded strongholds of the Taliban. Chaplain Roberts is known by many for his humility and…

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Morgan Ervin

Morgan Ervin is a firm believer that the shortest distance between two people is a good story. Maybe this is because he has quite a story to tell. At nineteen years old, after a week-long drinking and drug binge, Ervin found himself on his knees in an employee bathroom at Starbucks. When his bloodshot and…

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Rodney Coe

Through a miraculous reversal, Rodney Coe found himself not just with the opportunity to act again, but eventually cast in a leading role. Risen caught up with Coe to hear about what it means to see his life come full circle.

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Anna Buffini

Horses and Hard Work meet Dressage Champion Anna Buffini Her dad, Brian, runs the largest business coaching organization in America, and her mother, Beverly, was a member of the U.S. National Volleyball team for three years and an alternate for the 1988 Olympics, but Anna Buffini decided to forge her own path. Combining her competitive drive with…

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Gene McGuire

Set Free from a Life Sentence fora Crime He Didn’t Commit Gene McGuire Reflects on 35 Years in Prison Sentenced to life without parole. A situation 17-year-old Gene McGuire never imagined he’d find himself in. Yet for this high school sophomore from Pennsylvania, his entire life changed in one eventful night while hanging out with his…

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