When Dave and his son Joshua started a boutique motion picture company focused on producing family-friendly, uplifting and life-inspiring films, they never realized their films would be seen around the world. Seven years later, Elevating Entertainment Motion Pictures is set to produce several new feature films.
Movie making was somewhat of an accident for the Moodys. After years of being in the music business, Dave received a call in 2007 from a long-time friend who was producing a film and asked if he would compose and produce the music for the soundtrack. It was a life-time dream come true.
Dave’s first endeavor into film was to write and score the musical motion picture Stuck In The Past. Incidentally, his son Josh was cast as one of the young musician actors in the story. After 12 days of being on set, the Moodys were hooked.
By the summer of 2007, they had started Elevating Entertainment and were producing and directing their first motion picture, Praise Band: The Movie, based on a story they had conceived on their drive home from the set of their first film.
The company started production on its second film in Nashville, TN during the Spring of 2009. The story No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School, was written by Josh and featured Hollywood veterans Bill Cobbs and Golden Globe Nominee Lee Meriwether, as well as the film debut of teen actor Blake Michael who was later cast as one of the leads in Disney’s Lemonade Mouth.
In just a short time, Dave has emerged as award winning filmmaker, capturing the “Best Musical Award” at the Creative Arts Film Festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for his music and score of Stuck In The Past. Praise Band: The Movie won “Best Music Film” at the International Christian Film Festival in Irvine, CA and was nominated for “Best Premiere Production” at the Sabaoth Film Festival in Milan, Italy. No Limit Kids won “Best Feature Film” at the Education Channel’s Independents’ Film Festival (FL), “Best Film for Young Viewers” honors at the Phoenix International Film Festival (AZ), “Best Indie Feature” nomination at the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival (CA), and the 2011 Silver Telly Award for excellence in feature film production.
Dave recently co-directed the animated film Elf Sparkle and the Special Red Dress with a cast of Hollywood “A-list” actors, including Rob Schneider, John de Lancie (‘Q’ on Star Trek), Margaret O’Brien (Academy Award Winner), Catherine Hicks, Jon Walmsley (the Waltons) and others. Elevating Entertainment wrapped production on the Kairos Prize winning script and Christy nominated novel by Rusty Whitener entitled Season of Miracles which was released October 1, 2013. New projects include the sequel Season of Mysteries, Silver Twins, and the amazing family film Just 18 Summers®.
Contact Dave to discuss how we can get involved or assist with production of your upcoming film project.