2012, 2013, 2014 Years-in-Review

It has been a few years since we’ve done a “year-in-review” post here at TMG Productions.  As the family has grown, and career advancements have been put in place – creative endeavors have had to take a back seat, therefore there has not been as much to report on… but it is time!

In January 2012, Tim testified in Indianapolis in front of the state board of education regarding the creation/evolution topic.  His full experience is recapped here.

In May 2012, Unity released their fourth and final music video from their debut album “What You Choose to Follow”.  This video was set to the song “Beauty for Ashley” and took the form of a short film chronicling Ashley’s therapeutic experience.  The video can be watched in its entirety here.

In December 2012, the Gilleand Brothers returned with their 2nd (not-so-annual) Awards Show.  The show included some new fun categories such as “best brother”, a new Stew Pehd mini-episode, and much more.  The full 78-minute special can be watched here.

Also released at the end of 2012 was a brand-new Tim as MJ Michael Jackson promo video filmed at a recent event Tim performed at.  The video features an original MJ megamix never before heard.  Watch that here.

Onto 2013!  In April, the Gilleand Brothers finally released their long-awaited follow-up to their original Buck and Drake mockumentary.  The first film followed Buck and Drake as they searched for the existence of ghosts.  The next film skips parts 2 and goes straight to the end of the trilogy: “Buck and Drake 3: Buck to the Future”.  As the title affirms it is a time-travel mockumentary.  Watch the full movie here.

In August 2013, Tim & David produced a music video for their Michael Jackson / Lord of the Rings parody song “Middle Earth Song”.  Watch the performance here.

Also in August, Tim & David worked with Tim’s son Michael to produce a sequel to his short film “Monster in the Woods”.  The follow-up is called “Zombie in the Woods” and is viewable here.

Christmas 2013 saw the 3rd Gilleand Brothers Christmas Special called “Christmas Jeopardy”.  The brothers participate in a homemade and GB-specific version of the classic game show as well as other special surprises.  Check it out here.

Onto this year – 2014.  In May, Unity returned with a brand-new single called “Strong” featuring an exciting lyric video by David Gilleand.  Check that out here.

Also in May, Grace With Salt (Tim’s apologetics ministry) released its first YouTube videos.  The first video was a reproduction of a live event on NOAH Tim presented at his church earlier in the year.  The 50-minute presentation answers all the major questions about Noah and the flood defending it as an actual historical event.  That video can be watched here.  The 2nd video is a 2-hour debate Tim held with an atheist over Google Hangouts.  Check that out here.

In August 2014, after spending two years completing his masters and one year interning, Tim opened his own counseling center out of his church.  Learn more about Courageous Counseling Center here.

Also in August, Tim and his son Michael launched a brand-new creation-based kids’ online show called “Mike’s Creation Catalog”.  In each episode Mike details one of his many pets, gives useful information, and ties it all into a Christian worldview.  To date Mike has done five episodes featuring turtles, salamanders, hamsters, and more.  Stay updated when new episodes are released at this post.

In November 2014, Timothy Michael released his first album of brand-new solo material since 2005.  A praise and worship collection called “Joyful Noises”.  The 80-minute, 22-song album features a lot of the songs Tim does on a weekly basis as worship leader at Sonlight Fellowship Wesleyan Church.  You can download that full album for free here.

Creativity will always remain a part of the heart of TMG Productions as we move into another generation.  Hopefully we will continue to bring you new exciting endeavors for years to come.  Stay tuned!!

 

Mike’s Creation Catalog [kids show]

TMG Productions in association with Grace With Salt has begun production on a new web series featuring Tim’s 10-year-old son called “Mike’s Creation Catalog”.  In each episode Mike details interesting facts and stories about one of his various pets, and also how they fit in with God’s creation.  Follow THIS POST on GraceWithSalt to stay up to date with new episodes as they are released.

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Grace With Salt: 2 new video posts

Tim’s apologetics ministry Grace With Salt has published two new YouTube videos. The first is a video re-creation of Tim’s NOAH talk he gave at his church in March. The talk was so popular many people requested a video version to share with their friends. The second is an audio podcast of a 2-hour debate Tim had over GoogleHangouts with an atheist. Check them both out below:

Tim to testify in front of state education board

Indiana State Senator Dennis Kruse has introduced state Senate Bill 0089 that would require the teaching of creation science alongside other origin theories in public schools.  As a resident of Indiana, I contacted Senator Kruse to offer my support.  He has asked me to testify before the education board on January 25th.  I have accepted.  I will be presenting a 5-10 minute testimony followed by a possible Q&A time. 

I understand this bill has a tough uphill battle to climb.  My hope rests in the fact that Senator Kruse is the chairman of the education committee, and that the house/senate and governor’s office is all republican controlled.  Even if passed, the bill faces major legal hurdles as the Supreme Court has already determined that the teaching of creation science in public school is unconstitutional.  By Indiana passing this legislation it will send a message to other states that we do not agree.

I have not finalized my message yet, but I do know that it will be on the major differences between observational science (modern, testable, repeatable) and historical science (assumptions about the past).  After I deliver the testimony, I will publish it here, and keep you updated.  Please join me in prayer and support of this bill.

2011 Year-in-Review

This has been a slower year for TMG Productions projects-wise due to Tim going back to school at Liberty University Online full time working towards his masters degree in professional counseling.  Tim has completed 10 classes this year maintaining a 3.2 GPA.  He has 12 more classes plus an internship to complete before he graduates. 

Despite the time commitment that school brought, TMG Productions released its first worldwide commercial release Unity’s debut full-length CD ‘What You Choose to Follow’.  Tim and his wife Marcy formed their music ministry Unity in 2009 and worked 3 years on this project.  The CD is available for purchase through iTunes, Amazon, CDbaby, and other digital retailers as well as physical copies at live Unity concerts.   The CD is a unique experience that chronologically lays out the 12-steps that each Christian experience in their walk with God, starting with the latest single and music video “Parable of the Seeds”.  Unity performed 8 shows this year in support of the project.

Inspired by a family trip to the Creation Museum and the Answers in Genesis ministry, in July TMG Productions launched a new blog called ‘Grace With Salt’.  We have formed this ministry to combat modern secularist tendencies to pull people (often times including Christians) away from the accurate original Biblical message.  The blog discusses hot topics ranging from creation vs. evolution, homosexuality, abortion, modern politics, the supposed separation of church and state, often-cited inaccuracies in the Scriptures, end times, and much more.  The blog has amassed over 4000 hits in less than six months and unending discussion on the popular site reddit.

The Gilleand Brothers reunited this summer to film a new full-length mockumentary “Buck and Drake III: Buck to the Future”.  This is a sequel to their 2010 Buck and Drake movie “The Search for Spooks”.  The GBs decided to film the third movie in the trilogy prior to the second due to budgeting and to fit the time-travel model better – a feat never before accomplished.  The movie is currently in post-production and will be released in 2012.  You can see the full trailer here.

GB,inc. was also involved in two smaller projects this year.  Tim’s oldest son Michael debuted his first short film “Monster in the Woods”, and the brothers created a new “Christmas Special” featuring several holiday-themed spoofs of their previous films.

Looking forward to 2012…  Expect a new extended short film-style music video from Unity to their song “Beauty for Ashley”.   Expect “Buck to the Future” to be released.   And of course, many more surprises to be announced!  Stay tuned.

Announcing GraceWithSalt

TMG Productions is proud to announce that Tim has formed a new apologetics ministry called “Grace With Salt“, a weblog tackling the controversial Christian topics of the day.

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From www.gracewithsalt.com

Our mission stems from the verse found in Colossians 4:6 (NIV) – “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” We have formed this ministry to combat modern secularist tendencies to pull people (often times including Christians) away from the accurate original Biblical message. We will discuss hot topics ranging from creation vs. evolution, homosexuality, abortion, modern politics, the supposed separation of church and state, often-cited inaccuracies in the Scriptures, end times, and much more.  We aim to make our posts informative, researched from both sides of the aisle, and considerate of opposing views (grace) but firm in our stance (salt).