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Crazy awesome things happen every once in a while that give me a bigger appreciation for how God works things out and yesterday was no exception. We got notified that +Roses Movie will be playing on national television tomorrow at 8:40pm, CST. Yeah, no joke.

I think this calls for a celebration. ;)

Through an incredible and unexpected turn of events, “Roses” will be playing on national television tomorrow evening at 8:40pm! We’ll be on DIRECTV, channel 378!

“Roses” will be part of a 2-hour show tomorrow (Thursday) night called the “Authentic American History Series”, also known as "Chasing American Legends", featuring our friend Rick Green and his family. The entire show runs from 7 - 9pm, CST and “Roses” will air at 8:40pm right after the “Constitution Alive” segment.

If you don’t have access to DIRECTV then never fear, you can also watch through a group of local TV affiliates, online, or on mobile apps. Visit for more details.

Never in our wildest dreams did we dare to think our movie would have an opportunity like this… yet here we are! We’re so grateful for God’s goodness and for all of our many supportive fans. Please join us in praying that God would allow the film to bless viewers and that people’s individual lives would be touched.

If you or your friends have never seen “Roses” then this is your chance. The film isn’t available anywhere else online and isn’t available for sale. The only way to see it is at one of the film festivals we compete in or to watch it tomorrow night. Don’t let this chance slip by you! Tell your friends and share this post to spread the word! 

#RosesMovie   #RachelHendrix   #ChristianFilm  
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I vividly remember when I attended my first ever film festival in October of 2004 when I was 14. It was in San Antonio, just a couple of hours from my home. Before the festival, I had never considered making a movie... but when I left I was inspired... excited... invigorated... A few years later I met Alex Lerma and since then film has always been a part of my life in one way or another.

812 days ago we had the idea for Roses Movie, 530 days ago we finished filming, 135 days ago we had our worldwide premiere, and 10 days ago we went to our first film festival (the Christian Worldview Film Festival) and won.

Alex was sitting on my left as they announced the winners. A dude that's always humored my craziest ideas and has been with me during some of the darkest times of my life. A man of God who's never backed down from a fight and whose character has always inspired me.

Sarah sat on my right, my very dearest and nearest friend. A beautiful woman of God that through some wonderful and amazing blessing of Divine Providence has agreed to become my wife in 142 days. A woman who has constantly encouraged me, lifted my spirit, and believed in me.

It was a surreal experience and almost overwhelming when Roses was announced as the Winner of Best Short Film. But as wonderful as it was to win an award and to have over two years of work recognized, by far the greatest feeling was to share that moment with some of the dearest people in my life.

So for the young filmmaker reading this post... remember that it's not about winning awards or receiving the praise of men. To paraphrase Lecrae, if you live for men's acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection. Filmmaking is hard and oftentimes thankless. We may go on to future film festivals and fail miserably. But our identity should never be found in "success" as defined by men. True success is serving the Kingdom of God for His glory.

#‎rosesmovie‬ ‪#‎CWVFF‬ ‪#‎CWVFF2015‬ ‪#‎ChristianFilm‬ ‪#‎blessings‬ #filmfestival  
What an incredible weekend.

It's hard to find the words that could describe all the emotions that we're feeling even now. Alex and I came up with the idea for Roses in January of 2013... and now, 26 months later... to see the original vision captured on screen and played before a receptive audience at our very first film festival... and then win "Best Short Film"... Wow.

So many people have told us what a blessing Roses was to them. Who cried while watching our film. Who were touched. Who were moved.

It's an amazing feeling to see Roses come to life and displayed to others. While it won "Best Short Film" we also know that it was only by the grace of God. There were so many other wonderful and excellent shorts at the Christian Worldview Film Festival and under different circumstances many of them could have won first, including Firefly, Book Ends, Now or Never, First Light, and many others. In fact, Wanted even tied with us for 1st place and we couldn't be happier.

In many ways it was an act of confirmation to know that our Kickstarter backers' gifts were not in vain. To know that literally thousands upon thousands of hours spent on the film by our team were recognized.

When we set out to make Roses we did so to showcase talent, tell a powerful and moving story, and to glorify God. We hope and pray that all of these goals were met.

Our thanks go to our God who has blessed us beyond measure, and we thank each of you, our backers, supporters, and fans for believing in us. Without you, none of this would ever have been possible.

But this isn't the end of the story, it's just the beginning. Follow our adventure by joining our email list at to be informed when Roses is released online for everyone to enjoy and to stay informed of our latest projects.

#‎rosesmovie‬ ‪#‎CWVFF‬ ‪#‎CWVFF2015‬ ‪#‎ChristianFilm‬ 
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The +Roses Movie World Premiere is this Sunday, November 9th! One of our stars GregAlan Williams (Remember the Titans and Million Dollar Arm) will be there as well so make sure not to miss out! We're so excited to finally be done with the film and to let you see it. So come and bring your whole family! Learn more and RSVP at
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Sorry, I can't resist. I know the guys who made this and it just cracks me up every time... 
Are you ready for the apocalypse? Don't worry! We've got a plan.

#Apocalypse #Gold #Marketing
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GoldWow! The only way to make it through the impending zombie apocalypse! Maybe the +ioLanche team should consider opening a side-business creating infomercials? (fast forward to 6:58 to see what I'm talking about)
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To be honest, I didn't know what to expect when we released our +Roses Movie trailer last week. I thought we would be doing pretty well just to have 100 views. Turns out we got a bit more than 100. We've been so incredibly blessed by God every step of the way. Thanks everyone for helping spread the word. Yall rock awesome. :)

Can't wait to finish and show you the real thing!

#ChristianFilm #FaithFIlm #MovieTrailer  
Super excited that our trailer passed 1,000 views today. Thanks everyone for your help in spreading the word!

In case you still haven't seen the trailer here's your chance: "Roses" Trailer - Spring 2014

#ChristianFilm #RachelHendrix #RosesMovie #GregAlanWilliams #ThousandViews
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Just released the first trailer for "Roses". It's been quite a journey so far and there's still a long way to go, but I think you'll like what you see. Can't wait to finish the movie!

Kudos to +Ben Billups , +Alex B. , and +Joseph Santoyo for their hard work on the trailer!

#KickstarterProjects #ChristianFilm   #ChristianMovies  
The "Roses" trailer is live! "Like" and "share"!

When a young woman is blinded through a freak stroke she questions herself, her purpose, and her very existence. How can God have a plan through this horrible tragedy? Through a seemingly chance encounter at a bus stop, she meets a stranger with his own past who teaches her the real purpose behind suffering.

"Roses" is a short film scheduled for release in late Spring 2014. It stars Rachel Hendrix from "October Baby" and Gregory Alan Williams from "Remember the Titans".

Learn more at and

#ChristianMovie #IndieFilm #kickstarterprojects  
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To celebrate April Fools day the fabulous Billups brothers dive into some crazy news articles and let you decide whether it's real or not. Have fun.

April Fools' News Quiz - ioLanche Blasts (Ep. 3)
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Head-nodding with a pencil for the win! But yeah, come and get your weekly dose of factoids and thinking for the week.

#brains   #factoids  
Introducing our new video blasts! In this one, we cover the big bang, #patience, #altruism, and God's timelessness.

#bigbang #God #time
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