When Kevin discovered that filmmaking was his passion, he made the commitment to tell stories in a way that is authentic to the human experience. He has been involved in church his whole life and found that he was unsatisfied with how most churches create and use art, so he created Journey Box Media where he loves to be innovative in his message, telling stories with intrigue and imagination.
What is your business? Journey Box Media produces films that move people to live better stories. We ask, “Why tell a story if it’s safe?”.
Who are your typical clients? Pastors, churches, support groups, and international organizations
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? After working for several years in church ministry creating original short videos, I realized that film was my passion. But I lacked formal schooling and I doubted my ability to turn it into a career, until I attended a conference where I was challenged to not get to the end of my life with unused ideas.
Short term goals? In addition to an exciting new project, I am working on my first feature film, At the End of the Day (EndOfTheDayFilm.com)
Hardest thing about starting your business? Overcoming self-doubt and trusting that I can actually be successful at this! It’s hard work, but it’s well worth it.
Business wins? Anytime someone watches one of our short films and feels a connection, or is inspired to live a better story, I count that as a win.
Favorite things to do in Lakeland? Seeing a movie at Silver Moon Drive-In, walking downtown for lunch, & attending Polk Pride in the Park
What would you like to see in Lakeland? A community hub designed for conversation to raise the cultural and spiritual IQ of the city. Imagine a bookstore with a coffee/beer/wine bar and space for classes to cultivate faith and art.
How has Catapult helped you? Not only do I benefit from the dedicated space in a semi-private office to focus on Journey Box, but I also appreciate the collaborative atmosphere and the ability to instantly bounce ideas off all kinds of people at any given moment.