A Message From Dr. Gene Steiner

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Hello, I'm Gene Steiner, the CEO of the feature film production project, Abducted To Kill. Along. Together with the Executive Producer, Pola Muzyka, we are asking for your help in telling this important story as a powerful motion picture.

If you are an investor interested in taking part in seeing the completion of this 3.5 to 5.0 million dollar film, please contact: Bob Bellmore at or email him at:

Your financial partnership investment or contribution is needed and welcomed. This is an exciting time now that we are in pre-production! 

And be sure to click on to learn more about this exciting and timely story that absolutely must be told in film. It is based upon true accounts of individuals' lives caught in the crossfire of Jihad as told in the award winning novel, Escape the Hezbollah.

Abducted To Kill will keep viewers captivated from beginning to end!
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Update on Our First Film

 The Meat and Potatoes of Higher Ground Films

Many of you don't realize that we've been meeting for almost four years to launch the first of the many films we hope to produce in the coming years. Our goal has been perfection in Christian Filmmaking. If we can, theoretically, produce a prime motion picture we will have more hope of continuing on in the years to come. Of course, we know that God is in control and guiding our every step.

Where We Are Now

We have three scripts written with two more on the way and hopefully many more in the future. The first, Abducted to Kill, has been rewritten several times, and then sent to be evaluated by the American media critic and Chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission, Dr. Ted Baehr.

The script came back to us with the evaluation and suggested changes. We received this evaluation with much joy. On a scale from A to F our first film script received an A. The changes are almost complete and the script will be sent back for a second evaluation.

What We Hope to Accomplish and When

This year we hope to secure the investment funding from one or more of the investors who have shown interest in our project so that we may be able to begin production. If you are an investor and you wish to become a part of the investment process please contact Bob Bellmore at Trillion Capitol, His contact information is included below.

When we begin pre-production we will send out notices for cast and crew. In the meantime you may find us at the CFDb: or at

Keep an eye out for updated information on any of our Higher Ground Film websites.

Our Film Board Team:

Pola Muzyka
Lena Nelson Dooley
Bob Bellmore
Mike Gorga
Joshua Muzyka
Gene Steiner


Communication Arts and Christian Films for the World

As a college graduate with a degree from a Christian university in Communication Arts my heart burns with an urgency to communicate the good news of the Gospel to the masses.  My major included an emphasis on cinematography and professional media production. The calling of God to make an impact upon my generation and generations yet to come was on my mind.   
Christians should no longer target the church world, but rather endeavor to reach a less devout audience – the everyday secularized non-church-going American film viewer.  
Until now, it was quite expensive to produce the kind of quality films I once only dreamed of producing. But even as technology increased and budgets seemed to explode, with the potential audience blossoming, it has become apparent that NOW is the time to produce such films that have a life-changing message.
Dr. Rev. Gene Steiner
Years ago Christians with good intentions did their level best to produce “Christian” films.  Most of these did not really communicate the Gospel. You see, I am not interested in low budget, poor quality films as many of these were. 

The team at Higher Ground Films has the skills, the tools, and the infrastructure needed to produce sophisticated films that that break down cultural barriers and reach the lost. I am honored to be on this team, to support Higher Ground Films as an intercessor and supporter.

Interview: Lena Nelson Dooley, ATK Advisor, Scriptwriter

Multi-award-winning author, Lena Nelson Dooley, has more than 800,000 books in print. Lena ranks high on the award winning Christian author list. One of her novels won three different awards this year.

In addition to her writing, Lena is a frequent speaker at women’s groups, writers groups, and at both regional and national conferences. She has spoken in six states and internationally. 

She is also one of the co-hosts of the Gate Beautiful blogtalk radio show where she interviews a variety of inspirational fiction and nonfiction authors. 

Lena comes to Higher Ground Films with more than her knowledge of screenwriting. She has experience in acting, directing, and voice-overs. 

She’s both a screenwriter for the movie Abducted to Kill and on the Board of Directors for Higher Ground Films.

Lena has an active web presence on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Linkedin, and with her internationally connected blog where she interviews other authors and promotes their books.

When asked about her connection to the film Abducted to Kill, Lena had this to say:

Q. What makes ATK different from other projects you have worked on? 

Lena: Abducted to Kill is a movie and novel project that depicts forgiveness, hope, and love in our fallen world. It shows that there’s nothing we can do that is too bad for God to forgive. There are plenty of people, even Christians, who need to completely understand that concept. Through an action/romance movie is a good way to present it.

Q. What inspired you to work on ATK? 

Lena:  Actually, when the producer asked me to be a screenwriter on the project, I told her I had to pray and make sure God wants me to be involved. Through a series of events, He showed me, three different times, that He wanted me to. I am totally committed to seeing this story on the silver screen—and on DVD, maybe even a novel.

Q. Where do you see the project going in the next few weeks/months/years? 

Lena:  I believe this movie will make a real impact on the unstable political and religious climate in the world today. After this film is finished and distributed, I see Higher Ground Films producing more movies that will make an impact on people’s hearts and lives.

Q. Why do you want to work on a faith-based film? 

Lena:  As the members of the Ground team connect with each other, there is always lots of prayer about what we should do at any given time. It’s exciting to be involved with other Christians who share the same vision I have.

I’m also a Christian novelist, and everything I write is meant to entertain, encourage, provide hope, and point toward the Lord. Faith-based films fit with my goal for why I write, and I praise the Lord for opening new doors of opportunity to me.

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