At the end of this article are links to where you can support & learn more about the S.C. TreeHouse team and its mission.
Our lives are but shadows of shame. Mere mortal echoes resounding throughout time and space, reflecting the one day soon perfection as given by our Great Designer. Soon, all will fall away and only God's life He gave will remain. The Perfection of God stands as all that is truly real.
-The 5th Humble Writer
I'm Christopher D. Stewart the Story Production Manager (amongst other things) at S.C. TreeHouse LLC, an independent Messianic Christian production company.
I've been working as a Storyteller all my life, from when I was a child trying to convince my mom I needed another donut until now, as I use film to tell stories in order to reach a global audience (thank you Internet). Point being made is that I love stories, and love telling them as well, which is why I am here today...to tell you a story, an impossible story that's all around you.
Let us imagine there has been a story all around you hiding in plain sight. What if your boss at work, your family at home, your friends scattered across town, and yes, even the guy who changes your car's oil were all characters in a story? Imagine a story that's living and breathing in the same world you experience every day having been crafted for longer than you can comprehend. A story that's hiding in plain sight.
Now, imagine that this story is what you see every time you turn on your television, go to theaters, dial in the radio, and flip another page in a book. Imagine a story not confined by a medium or genre, but as large, diverse, and exciting as all of life itself. A story grounded in reality yet told in a creative, fictional way. A story that's hiding in plain sight.
Imagine a story being told by those who live it. A story being told by the characters inside of it to the other characters who share the same connecting world. What if there was a story that had many members to it, but was still one story? A web of connecting stories that, once combined, creates a unique, unimaginable, compelling tale. A tale that no single member of the story could conceive, plan, or execute on their own. A story that's hiding in plain sight.
Having trouble imagining such a story? Then let me tell you...this story is real.
Since 2006 S.C. TreeHouse has been laying the groundwork to reveal this story, and after years of work, it's finally time to let you see what's been hiding in plain sight.
Welcome to "The Master's Story"
A Transmedia Story Based off God's Real Followers
So, what is this "Master's Story"?
"The Master's Story" is a "Transmedia Narrative Series," similar to that of Star Wars or The Marvel Cinematic Universe, but on a much larger scale. (If you are unfamiliar with the term "Transmedia Narrative Series" try looking at the "Marvel Cinematic Universe", MCU for short.) "The Master's Story" is being produced through the technique of telling a single story across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies such as film, TV, books, YouTube, blogs, games, radio, and more. This multimedia reach will allow us to connect a broader audience, opening the door to many more opportunities for spreading the Story of God, something that just one of us could never do alone.
But this is more than just creating a book to go with an existing film. "The Master's Story" is a single story broken up into parts and divided amongst different media. Each story is stand alone yet so much richer when experienced with its other members, much like the body of Christ.
We are the single Bride of Christ and all have the same mission: to disciple. Why not work together to do such? As God's followers, we are not just individual people, but the single collective body of our Lord. We want to show in "The Master's Story" that once we've been saved by grace our past lives have ended and we are living for our Savior and for Him alone. Now, no longer separate people with separate stories, but our stories have become collectively part of our Savior's innocent life and God's master story.
As God's ambassadors, we are to give proof that He exists and cares for His creation. We are doing this through the medium of narrative storytelling. "The Master's Story" is a collection of interwoven narrative stories based on the miracles God is doing through His body of believers all over, right now, in our time. This is why S.C TreeHouse is honored to include real ministries, people, and places in helping tell these "inspired by" true stories of God's work. We want people to know that what God is doing for them is real and it starts with real people. A story that's hiding in plain sight.
"The Master's Story" is all about this. The story of God and His people.
For just as we have many parts in one body—and all the parts do not have the same function—so we, who are many, are one body in Messiah and everyone parts of one another.
S.C. TreeHouse has been hard at work with other storytellers around the world creating a connecting storyline for all kinds of Christian and Messianic media. "The Master's Story" is a narrative documentation of the work God is doing through His followers in the world. Yet it is not a documentary itself. Rather "The Master's Story" takes nuggets of true life events and creates a fictional tale and world surrounding it in order to portray the story.
But, who are these storytellers? What projects are they creating? And what things are already part of "The Master's Story"?
Well, that's something you're going to have to wonder about for now. We have planned an announcement day for August 2016 in which we will reveal several different in progress parts of "The Master's Story" along with unveiling some future projects as well. So, keep a lookout.
Plus, who knows what information might "leak" throughout the summer.
Become Part of "The Master's Story"
God is working wonders in the world today, with or without us. Here at S.C. TreeHouse we are joining with Him and seeking others to do the same. As a team we believe in the power of God, and that He can use anyone for His purpose if we only let him. This is why S.C. TreeHouse is extending an open call to any and all storytellers, no matter your experience, no matter your age.
If you would like to know more about joining this team of Storytelling "Avengers" either as part of the crew or financially please reach out to us through the information provided below. We will be more than happy to clarify any questions you might have as well as share with you ways in which you can go before God in prayer on behalf of this project.
God is working wonders, the question is not will God keep working; it's "Will we let Him work through us?"
S.C. TreeHouse is a company created by storytellers for the purpose of telling stories. No matter if it's a book, movie, TV show, YouTube channel, painting, radio drama, stage play, or simply parents entertaining their family, story is the most important part of all art and entertainment. It's what keeps us engaged; it's what inspires us, and ultimately, the story is what teaches us. After all, why do you think God taught in parables?
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