Brennan Manning Movie

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Raised by 321 people in 44 months
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David Schultz  COSTA MESA, CA
GOOD NEWS! We are almost there!Through a generous donor, we already have half our needed budget to make this film. So now we only need $50,000 to reach our goal. We are asking everyone that supported the previous campaign to move their donation here. We are officially moving into pre-production and ready to start shooting.  IT'S HAPPENING FOLKS! Thank you for your continued support and prayer.

Ragamuffins Making A(nother) Movie
In 2010, a band of us grouped together to make a movie about one of our heroes, Rich Mullins. Being a rag-tag group of artists, preachers, and film lovers, we hooked up with the Mullins family and began a four year journey to make a movie about his life. In January of 2014, we released RAGAMUFFIN to the world and have seen countless people being ministered to by Rich's life of honesty, struggles, and his passionate love of God.

Now we have a new story to tell. One that continues the conversation on God's love. About another ragamuffin. We, Color Green Films, are partnering with Willie Juan Ministries (Brennan Manning's Family) to bring Brennan's story to the big screen.

The Story
This movie is a story about the man behind The Ragamuffin Gospel. Brennan Manning. This fictional story based on his life as an alcoholic former franciscan priest turned vagabond evangelist, it follows Brennan, struggling both with alcohol and a bundle of paradoxes, as he meets a fellow ragamuffin whose life is in peril. Through the story of friendship and brokenness, both learn that God's love is more than a fairy tale. That we have a God that more than loves us, he actually likes us.

Movie Tour
Our plan is to do the same thing we did with Ragamuffin in 2014. Along with traditional distribution, we will also be doing a Nation-Wide Movie Tour,bringing the finished film to theaters, colleges, churches, and venues. We absolutely loved the experience of bringing this film to communities and seeing it together. That's how films are made to be seen... TOGETHER.

If you want to get your church, venue, or college onto the tour, email us directly at: .

When will you start shooting?
We are hard at work on finishing the script right now and will begin casting very soon. Our plan is to shoot sometime this Summer/Fall (2015). 

When will I get to see the movie?
Our plan is to start the Brennan Movie Tour in the Spring of 2016. More info about signing up to have the tour come to your community will be available at

What happens if you raise more than your goal?
Any money we raise beyond are budgeted goal will go towards making a better movie.

Perks for Donating:
DONOR PACKAGEEach donor will receive:
- Thank You Phone call from the filmmakers.
- Digital Perks: Exclusive High rez movie poster, stills, etc.
- Opportunity to be an EXTRA in the movie.
- Associate Producer Credit.
- One Free Ticket to a screening on the Brennan Nationwide Movie Tour.
- Invitation to an exclusive party the day before world premiere.

Final Thoughts
We are ragamuffins who happen to be filmmakers. Brennan's message of the unconditional love of God has so touched our hearts and lives that we want to share that message with the world with one of the best mediums possible... movies.
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Update 28
Posted by David Schultz
28 months ago
To our lovely supporters,

We wanted to thank you for all of your support to making the movie a reality. Hopefully you were able to see the movie on tour...but if not...

To celebrate and thank you all for your contributions to the movie we wanted to give you a discount code to purchase the movie. The movie is available exclusively on and when you check out to buy the movie there is a place for a discount. Enter: brennandiscount and you will receive 10 dollars off your choice of DVD or Blu-ray. Please don't share with anyone else. This is just for you guys and gals.

Also some of you have said that you didn't recieve a "thank you call " from the director. If you email me at - I would be happy to do that. Most of the calls we made were right before we went to shoot the movie. So My apology if you missed one of our past updates with instructions to email us.

We love you all and are so grateful for all of you. If you would like to be notified of the different projects, movies, and ministry stuff we are up to sign-up for updates on the website.

And if you haven't heard we are now officially a Non-profit - so if you would like to donate in the future for our next movie in development or one of the ministry projects we are working on - you will be able to receive a tax credit for your donation. You can donate today at:

Much love to all of you,

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Update 27
Posted by David Schultz
30 months ago
My friends and fellow Ragamuffins -

We have some exciting news - we have officially transitioned into a 501c3 Non - Profit.

This way not only can we continue to do movies and ministry that draw others into the furious love of God - but this also gives our supporters a chance to receive a write off for their contribution.

If you just go to our primary website: you will see a place where you can donate. Please note if you would like to make regular contributions to our ministry you can register and set that up. And that would be awesome.

We are forever grateful for each and every one of you who helped make this movie into a reality.

A few updates about Brennan:

-On Sept 9th weekend we will be in several venues around the country and even overseas.

- We have some big time distributors looking at the movie currently - so keep that in your prayers.

- We plan on carving out (no matter which distro company we go with) the ability to direct distribute with all of you.

Going forward with Color Green Films:

There are two primary reasons we have decided to go non-profit. One - we desire to do more than movies - we desire to do ministry. We acknowledge that the movies we have been doing - has been ministry - which was always are heart - "to see as many as possible to come to know God's love and God himself." And by God's grace through "Ragamuffin" and through "Brennan" we have seen that time and time again.

Along with the movies and future movies we make, we also want to make short digital content like our past devotional video series "Jesus Loves Ragamuffins" (which you can view on Youtube. We also have our spiritual retreat ministry called, "Ragamuffin Camp" and later this year or in early 2017 we are starting an evangelistic ministry where some of our friends, and us begin to preach to Ragamuffins in Bars. Basically having an informal service in a bar - and whoever sticks around - entering into conversations with them about Jesus and building relationships with ragamuffins in that city. We have a long list of movies coming down the pipeline of which we hope their ultimate purpose would be to point them to the love of God, and at the very least help them to begin to ask the deeper questions of faith and life.

Shortly put, we hope many come to know Jesus through the movies and ministries we do.

As we have seen in the past - right when we started to doing "Ragamuffin" and now "Brennan" along with all the other movies and ministries we have in development...God has brought several people in our life that have become a part of the team...whether it be through financial means, prayer, volunteering etc...and we just want to give others an opporutnity to serve and be a part of whatever God is doing here...because right now it seems bigger than we can grasp...

The second reason we have decided to go not for profit - is many have said that they could have donated more if they could have "written off" their donation. And because we want to reach as many people as possible we don't want to limit what people feel stirred to give.

So even though Brennan is coming to a close, and we are closing this gofundme page - we pray you would continue on with us at and help us with the continuing mission of preaching the gospel of grace to any and all through movies and ministry.

If you would like to continue giving to the mission please visit today!

David Leo Schultz
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Update 26
Posted by David Schultz
31 months ago
Fellow Ragamuffins!
Wanna go to camp?
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Update 25
Posted by David Schultz
31 months ago
My friends & fellow Ragamuffins!

While the movie has been completed and screenings have been going on around the US and beyond...

We have a couple more big goals ahead of us.

On September 9th we will be in movie theaters and churches across the world. For the movie theater aspect we could use your help to provide for the costs of being in the 5 movie theaters already scheduled. If we get beyond our original goal of 50k we will be able to get into more movie theaters. Roughly it cost 1k per theater.

Secondly, we could still use a little more funding for what is called deliverables. These are a collection of costly items a distributor will need from us to be able to distribute the movie.

Lastly, marketing dollars. That probably doesn't need an explanation.

Be encouraged and in prayer with us. By God's grace many have already had life changing experiences by watching the movie and have come to experience His love in a very authentic and tangible way.

Should you feel stirred...we could use your continual support.

Peace of Christ,

David Leo Schultz
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Nancy Quaiver
32 months ago

I was so inspired by the Ragamuffin movie, that I bought the Ragamuffin Gospel book and daily devotional. powerful stuff. Made me realize that God loves me as I am, who I am. AMEN

Ed Penton
32 months ago
John Hillkirk
32 months ago
Jerry Zehr
32 months ago

I love the theology of this film- I have been teaching /preaching this good news for 30 years.

Brooke Wilson
32 months ago

thank you for all your time and efforts you have poured into this movie. Blessings!

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32 months ago
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