We come from different local churches united to see the Gospel of Jesus clearly explained through film. Most of us live and work in the greater Natal metropolitan area, in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, where we have a post-production studio near downtown Parnamirim, and an art-production studio and workshop in rural Macaíba. Our International office is located in Sierra Vista, AZ, USA.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. ~2 Corinthians 4:7
Because we’re two young adults with four small kids, our interests range from legos, teddy bears and coloring books to intelectual conversations about effective cross cultrual world evangelism!
Loooove to travel, wrestle with the kids, play guitar and sing with friends, walks on the beach, body boarding, reading old missionary biographies together,hiking, riding the motorcycle together, camping, Turbo Cranium!, hide and go seek during thunderstorms Nothing in the universe can compare with the intense fulfillment of knowing God and His deep love. All of our interests, hobbies, or pastimes would be empty without His presence. We consider it our greatest privilege and honor to live our lives to share the Redemption Story with the nations
Arlen is the spiritual leader and one of the founding members of Light in Action. A graduate from NTBI, and a licensed pilot, now works as the Director on the film sets, in addition to being the Line Producer. He together with his wife Cynthia, wrote the script and performed the on-screen presentation of the Tetetestai project. He lives as a missionary with his family near Natal, Brazil.
Cynthia, a founding member of Light in Action, works in script writing and is also the Production Manager. She graduated from NTBI, and together with her husband Arlen acts as the on-screen presenter of the Tetetestai project. She lives with her family as a missionary near Natal, Brazil.
Joel’s main responsibility is as Art Director. He coordinates all aspects of creating a physical world to go along with the script, from prop design & production, to costumes, and set design. On-set he is our main camera operator and steadicam operator. In post-production Joel is responsible for digital effects and composition (tying together real footage and computer-generated elements).
Stef’s primary role is as Costume Designer. She is responsible for researching, designing, and producing all costumes. She is also our Makeup Artist, specializing in special effects makeup (burns, wounds, etc…)
Christian apologetics, film-making (cinematography, prop-making, special effects makeup, costuming, etc), building, cooking, soccer, and coffee.
Stargazing and watching the sunset on the roof of our first century Jewish-style rock house (it’s a modern home inside!), playing with our kids, preferably on the beach (it’s only half an hour from where we live!), recycling trash into treasures, building our home together, reading books out loud to our kids and each other.
Knowing Jesus, and making Him known.
Joel is responsible for the artistic design, including props, sets and all other physical items that appear on-screen. He also works as Digital Effects Director and Camera Operator. A Graduate of NTBI, he now lives with his wife Stefanie and two children as a missionary near Natal, Brazil. + More
I work in the photography departnent, designing how the shot will look visually, and figuring out the technical details of lighting and composition to attempt to make it look good! In post-production I work in editing. I also do graphic design, web development, and IT
Aryanne, Photography, Guitar, Geography, Linguistics, Theology, The Bible, coffee, Music (acoustic, jazz, folk, rock)
Doing Anything with Ary, Futsal, playing guitar, urban/rural exploring/hiking/camping, drinking coffee
Seeing lives changed by Christ, studying/teaching the Bible (with coffee), worshiping God through music.
In addition to taking care of the photography department, Jonathan overseas the IT, web, and graphic design at Light in Action. He studied photography through the New York Institute of Photography and completed his biblical studies at Word of Life Bible Institute. He now lives as a missionary in Natal, Brazil and is married to Aryanne. + More
I work in the direction department and am responsible for finding actors to fulfill casting requirements, and contacting them. I also work in the art department as a seamstress and on-set I work doing makeup!
Bible studies, crafts, sewing, languages, cooking, pharmaceutics, gardening, books, chocolate, coffee, ice cream, cupuaçu, açai, tapioca, movies, brazilian barbecue.
Studying the Bible, crafts, recycling trash in crafts
Teaching people in churches how to reach others with Tetelestai.
Leaving her career as a pharmacist, Ana now works full time with Light in Action as the Casting Director and Production Assistent near Natal, Brazil. She also works as a seamstress in the costume department. Ana’s hearts desire is to serve God in any way possible. She is well-known in her local community through social outreaches to at-risk kids and works teaching art and the bible to local women. + More