Colin Gunn is an award-winning writer/director/producer, accomplished animator and podcaster. Originally from Hamilton Scotland, Colin Lives in Texas with his wife and 9 children. We check in with him for the latest updates.
Colin Gunn uses a video camera to serve as an eyewitness to worldviews.
His earlier films include Shaky Town, a film about San Francisco homosexual politics and The Monstrous Regiment of Women a documentary about the harmful effects of feminism.
He is also known for the superb documentary, IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America in which he interviews homeschooling advocates and those who once worked or were involved with public schools. Hear what they have to say about school’s efficiency in teaching, morality, and curriculum.
Colin Gunn immigrated to the U.S. in 1999, seeking a nation with “more liberties” than he found in Scotland. That part of the United Kingdom is “a lot more socialist” than the U.S., he says, practically a welfare state with “nationalized health care and extreme gun control.” Gunn states:
“I believe there is a purpose of communicating messages through this format that draws people’s attention to particular issues that are important to the Church. We believe these are problems that need to be addressed.
The purpose of a documentary is to bring eyewitnesses to testify to an issue. It’s not just us with opinions. It’s not political punditry. This is us defending a position in a Biblical sense, where we bring two or three witnesses to testify to the truthfulness of a matter. That’s why documentaries are so useful.”
Another project Gunn produced was entitled, Captivated: Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture. He produced Act Like Men: A Titanic Lesson in Manliness, and a recent feature length documentary on American healthcare, Wait Till It’s Free!
An entertaining and provocative look at the healthcare crisis, Wait Till It’s Free takes a hard and honest look at the way we do healthcare in America by looking at every relevant aspect of modern medicine, from the escalating cost of health insurance to the move towards universal government healthcare. The film asks what kind of alternatives there are for families caught between expensive insurance-based coverage and the “Free” government solutions.
Colin Gunn is also promoting an upcoming project with Trinity Digital called Knox – The Life and Legacy of Scotland’s Controversial Reformer, John Knox. Knox is a 77 minute film looking at the life and legacy of Scotland’s controversial 16th century Reformer John Knox who celebrated his 500th birthday in 2014. It incorporates interviews with some of Scotland’s leading experts, along with a dynamic array of animated reconstructions.
In addition to retelling Knox’s story, the film focuses on the core issues of his message which ensure he continues to have real relevance to the present time. They explore some of the controversies of Knox’s own life and try to analyze what it was that made him so powerful in his generation. Along with Luther and Calvin, Knox had a major impact on Christianity, even in America.
After speaking with Colin, we also tackle a few ongoing debates among Americans and Christians and touch on current news items and events from a biblical perspective.
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. Luke 9:24-26
I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the people; I will sing praises to You among the nations. Your lovingkindness is great, Psalm 57:9