Bear Clifton

is creating Scripts for Hollywood & the Launching of Train Yourself Ministry

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Hi I’m Bear Clifton.
I’ve been a pastor for the last 25 years, but I’ve written stories since I was a boy. I’ve always believed in the power of story to change lives and change culture.

People would always say to me in conversations where we’d grouse about Hollywood, “Well why don’t you do something about it?” Well in 2016, I decided it was time to try.

And so though it took more faith (or perhaps idiocy) than I’ve ever exercised in my life, my wife and I sold our home, I stepped down from the church in Connecticut that I loved and served for 20 years, and we moved to Hollywood so I could take a least a year off to write my little heart out.

And what do I have to show for it? In 18 months, I have written 3 movie scripts, a TV pilot with 4 episodes, a 300-page novel, and a 40-day devotional on how to walk in purity in this modern sexual wasteland of ours (as well as lay the foundation for a new ministry built around the purity book, called Train Yourself Ministry.

Now I’m entering into the most challenging part of this entire adventure: Attempting to get these projects into the hands of the movers and shakers in Hollywood.

Marketing takes time, lots of time. And it takes money, lots of money. But there’s the rub. Our resources are tightening, and so it’s back to work, and back to finding work. And I’m still doing what I can to get Train Yourself Ministry off the ground. But with all this, comes less time to do the marketing.

You see the conundrum. But this is why Patreon is such a godsend. Because it gives an artist the chance to raise essential funding needed to keep their dream alive.

So why should you take the chance in supporting this particular artist? Well it gets back to my original question to you. Do you want to see better shows, better movies, better entertainment coming out of Hollywood? Well, then here’s one practical way to do it. Help support a proven writer, and a lifelong pastor who right now is on the front-lines of Hollywood.

I can’t guarantee you what will happen. I’ve not come to Hollywood like so many Christians have in the past saying: God sent me here to change the world! I have no idea what might happen.

But what I do know is each and every one of my projects has won or placed high in several major script contests. And I’ve had several Hollywood producers give me promising notes from a couple scripts. And I have a veteran agent who has offered to give me his help. And with a little push, and a lot of prayers, and some good fortune to smile on me, maybe this dream can become a reality.

How can you help? Using Patreon of your portal,  you can set up a small account, and in ten minutes, everything’s up and running. And if you only want to give a one-time gift, it’s easy to deactivate your account. But for us, your support of any amount would truly be worth more than words can say.

And please, if you know anyone who like you wants to see better entertainment from Hollywood, share this with them. Let them know of this guy you know in Hollywood who’s trying to make a difference. Direct them to my two websites. Have them write me. I’ll answer any questions. Send you copies of any of my scripts.

I’ll do the writing, if you’ll lend a hand, and together maybe we can change a little piece of Hollywood.

Goals
$5 of $1,000 per month
Our first Patreon push in the autumn fell far short of expectations. As such, the writing and marketing goals I originally set for myself had to be trimmed considerably.

Still I'm so grateful for the friends who supported us this past winter. Your gifts have been an incredible blessing. Every day I was able to stay in the home office or be on the road to continue my work was because of your generosity.  

Our spring pledge campaign will more modest and realistic. For the goals we've set for the next few months, see my recent blog post to the right: "Goals For Spring 2018".
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Hi I’m Bear Clifton.
I’ve been a pastor for the last 25 years, but I’ve written stories since I was a boy. I’ve always believed in the power of story to change lives and change culture.

People would always say to me in conversations where we’d grouse about Hollywood, “Well why don’t you do something about it?” Well in 2016, I decided it was time to try.

And so though it took more faith (or perhaps idiocy) than I’ve ever exercised in my life, my wife and I sold our home, I stepped down from the church in Connecticut that I loved and served for 20 years, and we moved to Hollywood so I could take a least a year off to write my little heart out.

And what do I have to show for it? In 18 months, I have written 3 movie scripts, a TV pilot with 4 episodes, a 300-page novel, and a 40-day devotional on how to walk in purity in this modern sexual wasteland of ours (as well as lay the foundation for a new ministry built around the purity book, called Train Yourself Ministry.

Now I’m entering into the most challenging part of this entire adventure: Attempting to get these projects into the hands of the movers and shakers in Hollywood.

Marketing takes time, lots of time. And it takes money, lots of money. But there’s the rub. Our resources are tightening, and so it’s back to work, and back to finding work. And I’m still doing what I can to get Train Yourself Ministry off the ground. But with all this, comes less time to do the marketing.

You see the conundrum. But this is why Patreon is such a godsend. Because it gives an artist the chance to raise essential funding needed to keep their dream alive.

So why should you take the chance in supporting this particular artist? Well it gets back to my original question to you. Do you want to see better shows, better movies, better entertainment coming out of Hollywood? Well, then here’s one practical way to do it. Help support a proven writer, and a lifelong pastor who right now is on the front-lines of Hollywood.

I can’t guarantee you what will happen. I’ve not come to Hollywood like so many Christians have in the past saying: God sent me here to change the world! I have no idea what might happen.

But what I do know is each and every one of my projects has won or placed high in several major script contests. And I’ve had several Hollywood producers give me promising notes from a couple scripts. And I have a veteran agent who has offered to give me his help. And with a little push, and a lot of prayers, and some good fortune to smile on me, maybe this dream can become a reality.

How can you help? Using Patreon of your portal,  you can set up a small account, and in ten minutes, everything’s up and running. And if you only want to give a one-time gift, it’s easy to deactivate your account. But for us, your support of any amount would truly be worth more than words can say.

And please, if you know anyone who like you wants to see better entertainment from Hollywood, share this with them. Let them know of this guy you know in Hollywood who’s trying to make a difference. Direct them to my two websites. Have them write me. I’ll answer any questions. Send you copies of any of my scripts.

I’ll do the writing, if you’ll lend a hand, and together maybe we can change a little piece of Hollywood.

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