Don’t Miss Ice Dragon in Theatres March 17!

 by Crossroads

ADVENTURE ABOUNDS IN THIS FAITH-FILLED MOVIE WITH THRILLING ANIMATION, MEMORABLE MUSIC AND FUN CHARACTERS THE WHOLE FAMILY WILL ENJOY!
CROSSROADS– Let’s start by asking about your passions. You’ve created successful media brands for children, such as the popular GodRocks! franchise, and now you’re launching the movie Ice Dragon: Legend of the Blue Daisies. Why do you remain focused and committed to children’s content?

BRUCE STACEY– Communicating Bible-based truth to children is important and strategic for the Church. Research shows us that there is a narrow window of time available to place foundational truths into the hearts and minds of our kids.

Every 5-10-year old needs to know that God loves them! If we miss this important window, statistics show us that the vast majority of children will never become believers later in life. On a personal note, I have seven, wonderful grandchildren and I’m aware of the kind of content and messaging impacting them every day on screens large and small. Stories of faith, hope and love are important for us to share.

CROSSROADS – Why do you think there is so little Christian content available for kids?

BRUCE – High – quality, commercially – available kid’ s content is driven largely by big brands, merchandising and profit. Producing faith – based content for kids is challenging because of the high cost of quality production, the lack of experienced producers dedicated to the cause and the limited availability of media platforms that support the content.That’ s why the ministry partnership with Crossroads and YesTV is so important for Ice Dragon in Canada!In my mind, the heroes of the local church are most often the dedicated children’ s pastors and leaders who tirelessly work to introduce kids to the God who loves them.It was the famous evangelist, Dwight L.Moody, who said, “If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God.”I think he was right!

CROSSROADS– Let’s start by asking about your passions. You’ve created successful media brands for children, such as the popular GodRocks! franchise, and now you’re launching the movie Ice Dragon: Legend of the Blue Daisies. Why do you remain focused and committed to children’s content?

BRUCE STACEY– Communicating Bible-based truth to children is important and strategic for the Church. Research shows us that there is a narrow window of time available to place foundational truths into the hearts and minds of our kids. Every 5-10-year old needs to know that God loves them! If we miss this important window, statistics show us that the vast majority of children will never become believers later in life. On a personal note, I have seven, wonderful grandchildren and I’m aware of the kind of content and messaging impacting them every day on screens large and small. Stories of faith, hope and love are important for us to share.

CROSSROADS – Why do you think there is so little Christian content available for kids?

BRUCE – High – quality, commercially – available kid’ s content is driven largely by big brands, merchandising and profit. Producing faith – based content for kids is challenging because of the high cost of quality production, the lack of experienced producers dedicated to the cause and the limited availability of media platforms that support the content.That’ s why the ministry partnership with Crossroads and YesTV is so important for Ice Dragon in Canada!In my mind, the heroes of the local church are most often the dedicated children’ s pastors and leaders who tirelessly work to introduce kids to the God who loves them.It was the famous evangelist, Dwight L.Moody, who said, “If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God.”I think he was right!

“NOTHING BRINGS ME MORE JOY THAN SEEING A CHILD’ S FACE LIGHT UP WITH DELIGHT, DISCOVERY AND WONDER WHEN EXPERIENCING A STORY, RICH IN ETERNAL TRUTH. ”

CROSSROADS – Beyond having the goal of people filling the movie theatres on March 17th for Ice Dragon’ s theatrical release, how do you hope Canadians will respond to this film? What does success look like for this film?

BRUCE – The opportunity for families to share a fun and yet meaningful spiritual experience at the movie theatre doesn’ t happen very often… and this is largely what I hope for. The adventure, comedy and music all point toward a greater truth and lesson. It was Jesus who most often taught about His Father’ s kingdom through imaginative stories. We call them parables… and of course, what good is a story if no one hears it! That’ s why I’ m so grateful we’ re being given the opportunity to tell the Ice Dragon story in 800 theatres across North America this March!

CROSSROADS – What are some of the questions kids might have after watching Ice Dragon, and how can adults help answer them?

BRUCE – Ice Dragon is basically the story of two believers living in a world of unbelievers. Melody and her grandfather know the truth about the Ice Dragon, but no one believes them! What’ s going to happen? Can the words and promises in an ancient book hold any power or meaning for their world today ? Where does hope come from? You’ ll have to come see the movie and find out! Parents and churches will be able to download a FREE Family Discussion guide about the movie to help discuss important Bible themes and messages in the film. Visit: icedragonmovie.com