Fundamental Astuteness

The Essence of Astuteness: Non-Partisan Intellectual Honesty

Astuteness in Filmaking: John Moore and David Heustis

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Part of astuteness is realizing that media communication is poweful. Americans are spending more and more time plugged into ipods and glued to the tube. Thus, part of any plan to influence the culture in a christian fashion will include using the medium of film to spread the Christian message and present the astute, biblical worldview in a cogent fashion.

With that in mind, I’m pleased to present the latest from John Moore and David Heustis–two young Chrisitian young men who understand the necessity of spreading the Chrisitian worldview through the medium of film and have been a rising item of notice in the Christian Filmakers movement, as begun by Doug Phillips of the Vision Forum.

I first met John Moore at the 2006 San Antonio Independent Christian Filmakers Academy in San Antonio, Texas, and later caught up again with both he and his associated, David Heustis, at a local film showing. Both of them have a passion for glorifying God in all they say and do, as is quite evident by their blog.

And now, the latest from HeuMoore Productions:

Dear Friends,

Our latest project, ‘The Widow’s Might’ is now in preproduction, and very soon we’ll be in full swing with the filming process. Now is the time for you to support this project!

Our last film, ‘Heartstrings’, was a tremendous hit… We marvel at God’s richness in provision for us in that film, and the way it is touching lives. In just a few short months, Heartstrings won the prestigious Audience Choice award at the largest Christian Film Festival in the world, and has become the second highest rated film on all of; competing against 6,200 other films.

Now, HeuMoore is gearing up for it’s biggest, most powerful film yet; The Widow’s Might. Another adventure in the lives of the Siblings cast, The Widow’s Might tells an important and touching story about an elderly Widow, and several families defending her most cherished earthly treasure. has a short promotional teaser with some facts about the film.
The Widow’s Might is too big for us to do alone;

we need your help!

Stay informed!Go to, and sign up for email updates. We need a solid email base of supporters, and we want you to be a part of the movement!

Recruit!Get 10 of your friends or family to sign up on the email list, and tell them about our success with Heartstrings. Forward this email to everyone in your inbox, and post this information on your blog!

Support!The cost of feature film productions is high, but you can support The Widow’s Might by purchasing the Heartstrings DVD. Father’s Day is coming soon, and Heartstrings is not only a great film for your family, but is the perfect gift choice, with meaning and power. Order it Here.

Be a Leader,

and help your friends reach their ten; the power of word-of-mouth is astounding, and is the key to reaching the world with messages of hope found in Christian films. It is only a small inconvenience, but does a tremendous service to us as filmmakers.

Be a part of this movement toward God honoring films. The industry can only thrive with your support!

Thank you!

~ In Christ, John.




These two young men have produced three, and soon, four, feature length movies that are of ever increasing quality. I could try to give a biography detailing their journey, but it would be in vain compared to the writing style John Moore untilizes on his blog Life, By John, which I heartily recommend to your reading from start to finish.  

Their features, films, and shorts can be seen here


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May 8, 2008 at 8:16 pm

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  1. Thank you very much David, for this post! It is very encouraging, and every bit of promotion helps!

    I’m sure The Widow’s Might will have an awesome impact all over the country, and I’m glad you see that too!

    God Bless you!

    ~ In Christ, John.

    John R. Moore

    May 11, 2008 at 8:51 pm

  2. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Slurp!!


    June 19, 2008 at 5:37 am

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