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Paladin Media Group is central Virginia’s premiere production company. We create beautifully powerful video for clients scattered from Charlottesville to San Francisco, from New Mexico to Minnesota. You may have an idea bouncing around in your head, or perhaps only half of an idea scratched out on a napkin. Paladin Media Group will bring those ideas to life. We give them legs, we prop them up, we wrap those ideas in video, and we help them fly. That's what we do, day after day, client after satisfied client.

Paladin Media Group is not a giant corporation, but we do great work for some giant companies. We are a modest, local, family-owned business and we call beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia our home. Paladin was founded in 1991 so we're not newcomers to the video world. We've survived several company moves, many video format and industry changes, as well as a little speed bump known as the Great Recession. We at Paladin are positioned today to help you and your business solve problems through video. We look forward to earning your trust.

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In addition to our creative video production services we also have a motion picture and documentary unit called Paladin Pictures.  We are also a strategic partner with the Community Films Foundation (501c3), with whom we work to help filmmakers and mission/humanitarian organizations better tell their stories!

BACKSTORY

In the 8th century, King Charlemagne created the Paladin Knighthood, warriors of sterling character who pledged to uphold the virtues of their culture.

Today, we at the Paladin Media Group strive to accomplish a similar goal, whether creating corporate video, television and radio broadcasts or feature motion pictures we strive for the utmost in excellence and integrity.

We are Paladin Media Group.

MISSION

Paladin Media Group is committed to the creation, production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media.

DEFINITION

paladin \PAL-uh-din\, noun:

1.  A knight-errant; a distinguished champion of a medieval king or prince; as, the paladins of Charlemagne.

2.  A champion of a cause. 

Paladin derives from Late Latin palatinus, "an officer of the palace," from Latin palatium, "royal residence, palace," from Palatium, one of the seven hills of Rome, on which Augustus had his residence.

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Paladin Pictures To Premiere Award-Winning Film Tonight

Charlottesville, Virginia – August 16, 2005 – Paladin Pictures and The Brothers Williamson are set to screen their dramatic film When Love Walks In at the Vickers Theatre in Three Oaks, Michigan tonight and tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. The film continues its national tour, having recently shown at the Indie Gathering Film Festival in Cleveland, Ohio where it was awarded Best Feature Film in the dramatic category along with the Director’s Award for child actress Savannah Grace’s performance. These accolades are added to a growing list of honors that When Love Walks In has received, including Best Clean Flick, Best Actress, Best Soundtrack, Best Marketing, and a 2005 Telly Award.


When Love Walks In tells the story of John Redgrave, a photographer who struggles to raise his three-year-old daughter after his wife’s untimely death. Emotionally devastated, he attempts to pick-up the pieces of his shattered life with the help of his charming father and an unlikely new love interest. Elements of loss, love, and eventual restoration have audiences comparing When Love Walks In to films like Bounce starring Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow and Sleepless in Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
 
Filmmakers Brad and Kent C. Williamson, known as The Brothers Williamson, will be in attendance for the Michigan premiere of When Love Walks In at the vintage Vickers Theatre. “We are thrilled to have a screening at the Vickers Theatre and to be a part of the chain of films that have played in this historic venue since the early 1900’s,” Kent Williamson explains. The theatre was originally built in the 1890’s as a livery to service the nearby train station and was converted in 1911 by Frank Lee and partners. The theatre was operated by different generations of the Lee family until finally changing ownership in the late 1970’s.
 
For more information on the August 16 & 17 screenings of When Love Walks In, visit www.vickerstheatre.com or call (296) 756-3522. To view the trailer of When Love Walks In or to buy a DVD copy, visit www.PaladinPictures.com.

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700. Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.

Paladin Pictures Creates Local Buzz Over Michigan Film Debut

Charlottesville, Virginia – August 12, 2005 – Paladin Pictures and The Brothers Williamson continue to cause a stir locally over the screening of their dramatic film When Love Walks In at the Vickers Theatre in Three Oaks, Michigan on August 16 & 17 at 7:00 p.m. The award-winning film has residents of southern Michigan and northern Indiana excited to take part in what promises to be a “truly family-friendly event.”


The family-friendly nature of When Love Walks In has resulted in an interesting and rather unorthodox business partnership—one with another family-oriented company. Bridgman Family Dental Care of Bridgman, Michigan has joined with Paladin Pictures to help coordinate the August screenings at the Vickers Theatre, providing marketing materials and free refreshments for special guests. “The movie presents a great premise as well as real life situations and interchange,” Dr. Neil Smith comments, expressing his enthusiasm in assisting The Brothers Williamson with the film’s promotion.
 
The Brothers Williamson have gained exposure for When Love Walks In through other outlets, as well. The filmmakers have received coverage in St. Joseph’s Herald-Palladium, the South County Gazette, Harbor Country News, and The Beachers news publication. In addition, more than three thousand post cards and countless posters have been distributed for the film’s release.
 
Along with print coverage, The Brothers Williamson will also receive radio exposure on South Bend’s WUBU 106.3 FM. The filmmakers will be guests on the Sunday morning talk show Michiana Talks hosted by Vivian Sallie, airing August 14th from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. The half-hour show will explore the various filmmaking techniques used in When Love Walks In as well as the upcoming projects for The Brothers Williamson.
 
When Love Walks In tells the story of John Redgrave, a photographer who struggles to raise his three-year-old daughter after his wife’s untimely death. Emotionally devastated, he attempts to pick-up the pieces of his shattered life with the help of his charming father and an unlikely new love interest. Elements of loss, love, and eventual restoration have audiences comparing When Love Walks In to films like Bounce starring Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow and Sleepless in Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
 
For more information on the August 16 & 17 screenings of When Love Walks In, visit 
www.vickerstheatre.com or call (296) 756-3522. To view the trailer of When Love Walks In or to buy a DVD copy, visit www.PaladinPictures.com.

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700. Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.

Local Filmmaker To Screen Award-Winning Film in Michigan

Charlottesville, Virginia – August 8, 2005 – Filmmaker Brad Williamson—long-time resident of Sawyer, Michigan—will screen his award-winning dramatic film When Love Walks In at the Vickers Theatre in Three Oaks, Michigan on August 16 & 17 at 7:00 p.m. Brad and sibling Kent C. Williamson are known as The Brothers Williamson and have produced this feature-length film in conjunction with Virginia-based media company Paladin Pictures. The filmmakers have already experienced success with When Love Walks In, having received seven awards for the film since its April release.


When Love Walks In is the first full-length film that Williamson has directed. Born in Austin, Texas, Williamson gained experience as a freelance still photographer before beginning his own photography business that has become Sawyer-based Harbor Country Photography. As a result of that background, the move into motion pictures was a relatively seamless one. It has assisted Williamson not only with When Love Walks In, but also in the creation of Rebellion of Thought, a thought-provoking documentary that explores the role of faith in a post-modern world, currently in post-production.
 
In addition to filmmaking, Williamson has divided his career with an unlikely occupation. When not creating artistic images, he conducts management assessments and investigations at nuclear generating stations, even traveling overseas in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency. Between his diverse travels, he resides in Sawyer, Michigan where he has lived for over a decade with his wife and four children.
 
Williamson with be in attendance for the 7:00p.m. screenings of When Love Walks In on August 16 & 17 at the Vickers Theatre in Three Oaks, Michigan. For more information on the screenings, visit www.vickerstheatre.com or call (296) 756-3522. To view the trailer of When Love Walks In or to buy a DVD copy, visit www.PaladinPictures.com.

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700. Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.

Paladin Pictures Award-Winning Film To Make Michigan Premiere

Charlottesville, Virginia – July 28, 2005 – Paladin Pictures and The Brothers Williamson will screen their dramatic film When Love Walks In at the Vickers Theatre in Three Oaks, Michigan on August 16 & 17 at 7:00 p.m.The film continues its national tour, having recently shown at the Indie Gathering Film Festival in Cleveland, Ohio where it was awarded Best Feature Film in the dramatic category along with the Director’s Award for child actress Savannah Grace’s performance. These accolades are added to a growing list of honors that When Love Walks In has received, including Best Clean Flick, Best Actress, Best Soundtrack, Best Marketing, and a 2005 Telly Award.

When Love Walks In tells the story of John Redgrave, a photographer who struggles to raise his three-year-old daughter after his wife’s untimely death. Emotionally devastated, he attempts to pick-up the pieces of his shattered life with the help of his charming father and an unlikely new love interest. Elements of loss, love, and eventual restoration have audiences comparing When Love Walks In to films like Bounce starring Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow and Sleepless in Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

Filmmakers Brad and Kent C. Williamson, known as The Brothers Williamson, will be in attendance for the Michigan premiere of When Love Walks In at the vintage Vickers Theatre. “We are thrilled to have a screening at the Vickers Theatre and to be a part of the chain of films that have played in this historic venue since the early 1900’s,” Kent Williamson explains. The theatre was originally built in the 1890’s as a livery to service the nearby train station and was converted in 1911 by Frank Lee and partners. The theatre was operated by different generations of the Lee family until finally changing ownership in the late 1970’s.

For more information on the August 16 & 17 screenings of When Love Walks In, visitwww.vickerstheatre.com or call (296) 756-3522. To view the trailer of When Love Walks In or to buy a DVD copy, visit www.PaladinPictures.com.

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700. Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.

Paladin Pictures Film Wins Two Awards in Cleveland Festival

Charlottesville, Virginia – July 11, 2005 - Local media company Paladin Pictures and The Brothers Williamson continue to receive recognition for their dramatic film When Love Walks In. Most recently, When Love Walks In was shown at the Indie Gathering Film Festival in Cleveland, Ohio and was awarded Best Feature Film in the dramatic category. In addition, actress Savannah Grace received The Director’s Award for her outstanding performance as a child struggling with the loss of her mother. These accolades are added to a growing list of honors that When Love Walks In has received, including Best Clean Flick, Best Actress, Best Soundtrack, and Best Marketing.

 As a winning entry at this year’s Indie Gathering Film Festival, When Love Walks In will gain additional exposure in the independent film community.  The motion picture will be featured in Internet Video Magazine and will be screened at the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia later this year. Directors Brad and Kent C. Williamson expect to visit many other cities, as well, as they continue to show When Love Walks In to festival audiences around the country.
 
In addition to being praised by festival audiences, When Love Walks In has also been recognized by media professionals within the industry by winning a 2005 Telly Award. The 26th Annual Telly Awards Competition is an international event that aims to honor excellence in commercials, television programs, and video and film productions.  Rather than competing against each other, entries are evaluated against a high standard of merit established by a panel of accomplished media professionals. Out of more than ten thousand competitors, When Love Walks In was among the ten percent that were awarded their highest honor, partly due to the full-featured DVD on which the film has been released.  The DVD contains a “film school 101” director’s commentary, the complete nineteen-song soundtrack, and many other extras such as outtakes, deleted scenes, and chapter selection options.
 
Filmed entirely in Albemarle and Buckingham counties, When Love Walks In tells the story of John Redgrave, a photographer who struggles to raise his three-year-old daughter after his wife’s untimely death.  Emotionally devastated, he attempts to pick-up the pieces of his shattered life with the help of his charming father and an unlikely new love interest. Elements of loss, love, and eventual restoration have audiences comparing When Love Walks In to films like Bounce starring Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow and Sleepless in Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700. Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.
Paladin Pictures Award-Winning Film Continues Festival Tour

Charlottesville, Virginia – May 16, 2005 - Charlottesville-based media company Paladin Pictures and The Brothers Williamson will screen their dramatic film When Love Walks In at The Indie Gathering Film Festival in Cleveland, Ohio June 3-5. This is the second festival appearance for When Love Walks In, having made its original debut on April 21st at the Bare Bones International Independent Film Festival In Muskogee, Oklahoma where it was awarded Best Clean Flick, Best Actress, Best Soundtrack, and Best Marketing. 

 
Filmed entirely in Albemarle and Buckingham counties, When Love Walks In tells the story of John Redgrave, a photographer who struggles to raise his three-year-old daughter after his wife’s untimely death.  Emotionally devastated, he attempts to pick-up the pieces of his shattered life with the help of his charming father and an unlikely new love interest. Elements of loss, love, and eventual restoration have audiences comparing When Love Walks In to films like Bounce starring Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow and Sleepless in Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
 
In addition to screening twenty-three films during the festival weekend, The Indie Gathering will also host a variety of events such as a fight choreography/special effects seminar, a stunt competition, and a lecture series hosted by industry professionals. Among those lecturers in attendance will be Steve Wilson, Producer/Director of the Tremors films who also wrote such sci-fi favorites as Short Circuit and Batteries Not Included, and consulted on Stephen Spielberg’s family production The Land Before Time.
 
The winning entries at this year’s Indie Gathering Film Festival will be entered into the Stars Hall of Fame, featured in Internet Video Magazine, and will be screened at the Urban Mediamakers Film Festiival in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information on The Indie Gathering, visit www.theindiegathering.com. For more information on the film When Love Walks In or to purchase a copy, visit www.PaladinPictures.com

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700. Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.

Paladin Pictures Film Wins Four Awards at International Festival

Charlottesville, Virginia – May 3, 2005 – Local media company Paladin Pictures and The Brothers Williamson received four awards for their feature film When Love Walks In at the Bare Bones International Independent Film Festival in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Out of twenty-five feature motion pictures accepted into this year’s festival, the makers of When Love Walks In were recognized for Best Clean Flick, Best Actress, Best Soundtrack, and Best Festival Marketing.

“Winning the award was one of the highlights of my 30-year acting career,” Richmond actress Terri Moore explains. “It speaks so highly of this film that in today’s world, a nice family film has been honored, and I had the opportunity to act in a film without having to compromise my beliefs and morals.”

The family-friendly nature of When Love Walks In qualified the project for the “Best Clean Flick” category, an award that aims to recognize filmmakers for excellence in storytelling without the gratuitous use of violence, language, or nudity. Producer Kent C. Williamson comments, “As a company who strives to promote positive values and morals in our culture, we see the Best Clean Flick award as a great accomplishment. When Love Walks In targets an extensive audience that mainstream Hollywood tends to alienate, but the story is strong enough to appeal to a wide range of movie-goers.” Elements of loss, love, and eventual restoration have audiences comparing When Love Walks In to films like Bounce starring Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow and Sleepless in Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

The Best Soundtrack award for When Love Walks In is, in many ways, a tribute to Charlottesville’s local music scene. Virginia favorites such as Terri Allard and Carbon Leaf made multiple contributions from various albums, and University of Virginia composer Stephan Prock played a crucial role, composing nearly fifty pieces of original music for the film’s score.

For more information on the film When Love Walks In or to purchase a copy, visit www.PaladinPictures.com.

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700. Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.

Brothers Williamson To Host No-Budget Filmmaking Seminar

Charlottesville, Virginia – April 18, 2005 – Film Directors Brad and Kent C. Williamson, known as The Brothers Williamson, have joined with Paladin Pictures for a Secrets of No-Budget Filmmaking seminar to be held during the Bare Bone International Independent Film Festival on Saturday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in the Muskogee Civic Center Cinema, “Venue C.” The Brothers Williamson directed the film When Love Walks In, chosen to lead the festival weekend as the first feature motion picture to show following the official welcome event on Thursday, April 21st at 8:00 p.m. at the Roxy Theatre. The film will receive a second screening on Saturday, April 23rd at 10:15 p.m. at the Civic Center Cinema “Venue C.”

The Secrets of No-Budget Filmmaking seminar will focus on tips and techniques used by The Brothers Williamson throughout the making of the motion picture When Love Walks In. An extensive list of “do’s and don’ts” will be offered for every stage of the filmmaking process, from planning to post-production, as the directors highlight actual examples in select scenes from the film When Love Walks In. Brad Williamson says, “No-budget filmmaking—what a challenge. A lot of the fun is playing ‘MacGyver’—figuring out how to get a shot when you don’t have the equipment or you don’t have the tools. Quite an adventure. You really got to try it!”

The Brothers Williamson have proven their ability to produce quality films despite budget limitations. Working with few financial resources, almost every aspect of production on When Love Walks In was done pro bono as each actor, crewmember, editor, and even caterer donated his time and talents. The directors gathered an impressive list of musicians for the film’s soundtrack, as well, including artists such as Carbon Leaf and Virginia-based singer/songwriter Terri Allard. As a result, When Love Walks In has been recognized as a notable independent film, nominated for five awards at the Bare Bones Festival including Best 1st Feature FilmBest ActorBest ActressBest Youth Actress, and Best Ensemble Cast.

When Love Walks In tells the story of John Redgrave, a photographer who struggles to raise his three-year-old daughter after his wife’s untimely death.  Emotionally devastated, he attempts to pick-up the pieces of his shattered life with the help of his charming father and an unlikely new love interest. Elements of loss, love, and eventual restoration have pre-release audiences calling the film “a believable, tender love story” that is “touching and real.”  To purchase tickets to the BBIIFF movie screenings and Secrets of No-Budget Filmmaking seminar, visit www.barebonesfilmfestival.com. To view the trailer of When Love Walks or to purchase a copy, visit www.PaladinPictures.com.

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700. Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.

Paladin Pictures To Show Film at Assisted Living Community

Charlottesville, Virginia – April 15, 2005 – Paladin Pictures and The Brothers Williamson will show their feature film When Love Walks In at the Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living Community in Muskogee, OK on Tuesday, April 19th at 1:00 p.m. The movie screening will be the first of three scheduled in Muskogee for When Love Walks In, and the other showings will be associated with the Bare Bones International Independent Film Festival. When Love Walks In will lead the festival’s weekend line-up, playing immediately following the filmmaker’s welcome event on Thursday, April 21st at 8:00 p.m. at the Roxy Theatre, and will end the weekend as the final film shown in the Civic Center Cinema “Venue C” on Saturday, April 23rd at 10:15 p.m.

The Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living Community may be considered an unexpected stop for a film company traveling from Charlottesville, Virginia. President of Paladin Pictures Kent C. Williamson explains, “This is an opportunity for us to bring part of the Bare Bones Film Festival to people who wouldn’t necessarily be able to attend on their own.  In the media industry, we sometimes have the mindset that people should wait on us hand and foot.  We see this as a good chance to serve someone else in a small way.”

The family-friendly When Love Walks In is expected to receive positive feedback from the Magnolia Gardens audience. Nominated for five awards at the Bare Bones Film Festival, the film tells the story of John Redgrave, a photographer who struggles to raise his three-year-old daughter after his wife’s untimely death.  Emotionally devastated, he attempts to pick-up the pieces of his shattered life with the help of his charming father and an unlikely new love interest. Elements of loss, love, and eventual restoration have pre-release audiences calling the film “a believable, tender love story” that is “touching and real.”  To purchase tickets to the BBIIFF movie screenings, visit www.barebonesfilmfestival.com. To view the trailer of When Love Walks or to purchase a copy, visit www.PaladinPictures.com.

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700. Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.

Paladin Pictures Film Chosen To Lead Festival Lineup

Charlottesville, Virginia – April 14, 2005 – Paladin Pictures and The Brothers Williamson have received the preeminent screening position at the Bare Bones International Independent Film Festival (BBIIFF) in Muskogee, Oklahoma for their feature-length film When Love Walks In. When Love Walks In will be the first feature film to show immediately following the festival’s official welcome event on Thursday, April 21st at 8:00 p.m. at the Roxy Theatre. The event will include opening remarks from the Chamber of Commerce, a filmmaker’s dinner, a salute to radio veteran Bill Payne, and an after-party celebration that will follow the movie screenings.

In addition to leading the weekend line-up, When Love Walks In will continue to receive much attention at various venues during the festival. The film is the first of only two full-length motion pictures that have been allotted multiple screening times during the week, the second of which will be held Saturday, April 23rd, 10:15 p.m. at the Muskogee Civic Center Cinema. This Saturday evening time slot will be the last in the Civic Center venue, allowing When Love Walks In to function as bookends, beginning and ending the weekend of this year’s Bare Bones International Independent Film Festival.

When Love Walks In tells the story of John Redgrave, a photographer who struggles to raise his three-year-old daughter after his wife’s untimely death. Emotionally devastated, he attempts to pick-up the pieces of his shattered life with the help of his charming father and an unlikely new love interest. Elements of loss, love, and eventual restoration have pre-release audiences calling the film “a believable, tender love story” that is “touching and real.” To purchase tickets to the BBIIFF movie screenings, visit www.barebonesfilmfestival.com. To view the trailer of When Love Walks or to purchase a copy, visit www.PaladinPictures.com.

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700.
Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.

Paladin Pictures To Film Documentary In muskogee, Oklahoma

Charlottesville, Virginia – April 14, 2005 – Virginia-based media company Paladin Pictures and The Brothers Williamson will be filming for their documentary Rebellion of Thought in Muskogee, Oklahoma during the Bare Bones International Film Festival, April 18th-24th. Rebellion of Thought is a challenging and thought-provoking film that examines the issue of faith in a post-modern culture and considers the Church’s role in such an environment. The Brother Williamson have traveled around the country gathering insight from dozens of notable philosophers, theologians, artists, professors, and “men on the street” to compile a variety of viewpoints on the question of Truth and its existence.

The production of Rebellion of Thought has been has a profound impact on filmmakers themselves. Kent C. Williamson of The Brothers Williamson explains, “Working on the film Rebellion of Thought has dramatically altered my outlook on how people in America live out their faith. The culture has changed us, technology has changed us, but what about faith… has it changed us? The Church must change. Not it’s message, but it’s methods. It’s message must never change, but it’s methods must.”

The filmmakers will continue gathering viewpoints for Rebellion of Thought during their week in Muskogee, as they are scheduled to film in Jasper’s Restaurant on West Okmulgee at noon on Wednesday, April 20th. They will make appearances in a variety of other venues during the week, as well. The stop in Oklahoma will raise the number of states visited for filming purposes to a half-dozen, and Alabama will be added to the list in the week following the Bare Bones Film Festival, where the Brothers Williamson plan to film segments at the infamous bridge in Selma.

The Brothers Williamson will enjoy one of their completed projects during their stay in Muskogee, as well—the feature film When Love Walks In.  When Love Walks In has been nominated for five festival awards and will premiere at the filmmaker’s welcome event on Thursday, April 21st at 8:00 p.m. in the Roxy Theatre. The film is the first of only two full-length motion pictures that have been allotted a second screening time during the festival, which will be held Saturday, April 23rd, 10:15 p.m. at the Muskogee Civic Center Cinema.  The Brothers Williamson and Paladin Pictures will also hold a seminar entitled “Secrets of No-Budget Filmmaking” on Saturday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in the Civic Center Cinema, Venue C.

Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of family-friendly, morally-strong entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture. 

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700. Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.

Paladin Pictures Film Receives Five Festival  Award Nominations

Charlottesville, Virginia – March 11, 2005 - Charlottesville-based media company Paladin Pictures and The Brothers Williamson are being recognized for their work on the dramatic film When Love Walks In at the Bare Bones International Independent Film Festival (BBIIFF) April 18-24. The feature-length film has been nominated for five festival awards including Best 1st Feature, Best Actor, Best Female Actor, Best Youth Actor, and Best Ensemble Cast. When Love Walks In is one of twenty-five feature films accepted in the festival’s narrative category and is the first of only two full-length films that will receive multiple screenings.

Filmed entirely in Albemarle and Buckingham counties, When Love Walks In tells the story of John Redgrave, a photographer who struggles to raise his three-year-old daughter after his wife’s untimely death. Emotionally devastated, he attempts to pick-up the pieces of his shattered life with the help of his charming father and an unlikely new love interest. Elements of loss, love, and eventual restoration have pre-release audiences comparing When Love Walks In to films like Bounce starring Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow and Sleepless in Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

The award nominations are perhaps best described as delayed gratification for the cast and crew of When Love Walks In. Originally filmed in 1998, the project has been shaped and remolded for nearly a decade before finding its current final form, and with each actor donating his or her time and talents to the effort, the festival nominations are especially appreciated. Terri Moore, who plays Nora Machiavelli and was nominated for Best Female Actor says, “I am thrilled beyond belief at receiving a nomination for my fledgling work on a film. I’m flying pretty high right now, and thrilled for everybody involved with W.L.W.I.”

The cast of When Love Walks In has continued to experience success in their individual careers. Lead actor Kent C. Williamson has found work in projects such as Mickey, the John Grisham film with Hugh Wilson and Harry Connick, Jr., as well as in television shows such as Legacy on UPN. Melissa Dawn Bryant, who plays the wife of John Redgrave in When Love Walks In, has since made appearances on soap operas As The World Turns and One Life to Live, in addition to acting in numerous national commercials and theatrical performances.

When Love Walks In will be shown on Tuesday, April 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the festival’s “Venue A” screening location and on Saturday, April 23rd at 10:15 p.m. in “Venue C.” The festival awards presentation is scheduled for 3:00 on Sunday, April 24th. To learn more about the BBIIFF, visit www.barebonesfilmfestival.com. To view the trailer of When Love Walks In or to purchase a copy, visit www.PaladinPictures.com.

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700.
Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.

Paladin Pictures and MRSEC Awarded for Nanotechnology Film

Charlottesville, Virginia - February 18, 2005 - Paladin Pictures, Inc. and the University of Virginia Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC) have received The Communicator Awards’ Award of Distinction for their work on the Nanotechnology film, The Nano Revolution. The annual international competition aims to honor excellence in visual communications, recognizing media productions that exceed industry standards.

The Nano Revolution highlights such technological advancements as desktop computers the size of a wristwatch and clothing that changes color at voice-command, seemingly science-fiction-like possibilities of the Nanotechnology field. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter or nearly 100,000 times thinner than the width of a single human hair. Working with particles on the nano level, scientists are now able to manipulate materials to an unprecedented degree. MRSEC director Robert Hull explains, “Nanotechnology is the field of designing and engineering structures at close to the atomic-scale. The range of possibilities this enables—from electronics to communications, aerospace, medicine, energy, construction, and chemical processing—is almost limitless.”

The film’s director Kent C. Williamson said, “The fact that the film won this award is great, but the real excitement is what the folks at the MRSEC are a part of. They are at the forefront of a field that will radically impact the way we live, work, and play.” The project, filmed largely on-location at the University of Virginia, is aimed at introducing people to the field of Nanotechnology as well as the specific research conducted at MRSEC.

Among the many interesting materials explored in the film is the substance known as Aerogel. A silicon-based solid that is composed of 99.8% air, Aerogel is a thousand times less dense than glass and insulates 39% more effectively than the best fiberglass insulation. A 6x2 foot block of the material would weigh approximately 1 pound, but could support the weight of a compact automobile. Pamela Norris, Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at UVa, describes Aerogel as “a very exciting research area...Imagine a material that you put in your hand and you can hardly tell it’s there.”

The Nano Revolution explores the mere beginnings of a scientific advancement that could significantly change the world in which we live. Through ongoing investigation, Nanotechnology researchers at MRSEC will continue to uncover microscopic secrets that could have widespread application in consumer markets and beyond. To view the film The Nano Revolution in its entirety, visit www.PaladinPictures.com or www.mrsec.virginia.edu/nugget2nanorev.htm.

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Paladin Pictures Feature Film To Make World Premiere at Festival

Charlottesville, Virginia - February 14, 2005 - Charlottesville-based media company Paladin Pictures and The Brothers Williamson will debut their dramatic film When Love Walks In at the Bare Bones International Independent Film Festival (BBIIFF) April 18-24. When Love Walks In is one of twenty-five feature films accepted in the festival’s narrative category and is the first of only two full-length films that will receive multiple screenings.

Filmed entirely in Albemarle and Buckingham counties, When Love Walks In tells the story of John Redgrave, a photographer who struggles to raise his three-year-old daughter after his wife’s untimely death. Emotionally devastated, he attempts to pick-up the pieces of his shattered life with the help of his charming father and an unlikely new love interest. Elements of loss, love, and eventual restoration have pre-release audiences comparing When Love Walks In to films like Bounce starring Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow and Sleepless in Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

The release of When Love Walks In is reason for celebration. Originally scripted in 1997, the project has been shaped and remolded for nearly a decade before finding its current final form. Working with virtually no budget, almost every aspect of the film’s production was done pro bono as each actor, crewmember, editor, and even caterer donated his time and talents. Producer/Co-director Kent C. Williamson explains, “It was amazing the way the local film community came together to help make When Love Walks In. Actors and crewmembers bent over backwards to help get this film in the can.”

In addition to utilizing local talent in front of and behind the camera, Williamson gathered an impressive list of well-known musicians for the film’s soundtrack. Artists such as Carbon Leaf and singer/songwriter Terri Allard made contributions along with Messenger, a Richmond-based band, who wrote the film’s theme song. University of Virginia professor Stephan Prock played a crucial role, composing nearly fifty pieces of original music for the film’s score.

The film’s acceptance into the BBIIFF is certainly a great achievement for The Brothers Williamson and Paladin Pictures. Founded in 1999 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the festival has welcomed thousands of filmmakers and movie-enthusiasts from around the world, extending hospitality to all and recognizing the best with coveted “Bonehead” awards. Along with screenings of various films, the festival showcases unique community events such as free instructional seminars and “movie career days,” where school children are invited to explore the art of filmmaking.

When Love Walks In will be shown on Tuesday, April 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the festival’s “Venue A” screening location and on Saturday, April 23rd at 10:00 p.m. in “Venue C,” bringing the festival to a close. To learn more about the BBIIFF, visit www.barebonesfilmfestival.com. To view the trailer of When Love Walks In or to purchase a copy, visit www.PaladinPictures.com.

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700.
Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.
Paladin Audio To Distribute Jefferson Symposium Lectures

Charlottesville, Virginia - June 16, 2004 - Paladin Audio, a newly formed division of Paladin Pictures, Inc., has teamed with the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies to distribute the highly-anticipated Jefferson Symposium Lectures. This audio series features many of the worlds most respected and renowned experts on Thomas Jefferson and his times, including Professors Jeremy Black, Joseph Ellis, Joanne Freeman, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Peter Onuf.

"The University of Virginia has developed a reputation as one of the nation’s premier providers of content-rich educational travel programs for adults. It has been our goal for some time to make the top-caliber content of our programs available not only to our participants but also to other enthusiasts who enjoy exploring the life and times of Thomas Jefferson, but who are unable to attend our programs," said Jefferson Symposium Program Director Tom Dowd. "These compact discs, which are of the highest quality, will bring the wit, wisdom, and expertise of several highly respected historians to a broader audience. Listeners will find these cd’s to be informative, thought-provoking, and invaluable in understanding today’s events through the prism of a formative period in our country’s history."

"The Jefferson Symposium Lectures series gives people around the globe the opportunity to climb inside the minds of the world’s most acclaimed Jeffersonian experts," said series producer Kent C. Williamson. "We are hoping this series will help educate people about the brilliant and beloved Thomas Jefferson and help keep the spotlight on the U.Va. Jefferson Symposium, which conducts annual programs for adult learners in Charlottesville and abroad."

The Jefferson Symposium Lectures will debut at the seventeenth annual Jefferson Symposium,
June 16th - 20th at the University of Virginia. The initial releases of the series include the following six titles:
The Imperial Crisis, Diplomacy Within the Empire by Jeremy Black
The New Nation in the World, Post-1776 Diplomacy and Geo-Strategy by Jeremy Black
America’s Odd Couple: The Jefferson and Adams Friendship by Joseph Ellis
Situating Jefferson in His Political Context by Joanne Freeman
Rethinking Thomas Jefferson by Annette Gordon-Reed
The Creation of American Nationalism by Peter Onuf
The audio series is comprised of lectures from past symposia and is being released on compact disc. Individual titles will soon be made available via Internet download and additional titles will be created from this year’s Jefferson Symposium and other past symposia. To learn more about the Jefferson Symposium Lectures and to purchase online, please visit www.PaladinAudio.com. Online sales to the public are scheduled to begin in mid-July. To learn more about the 2004 Jefferson Symposium, please visit www.uvaTravelLearn.org.

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700.
Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.

Charlottesville, Virginia—May 27, 2003—Paladin Pictures announces the completion of the second episode of At Home with Jan Karon. This thirty-two minute film features best-selling novelist and central Virginia resident Jan Karon and will be used to promote the paperback release of her latest Mitford novel In This Mountain.

"It’s a fabulous way for Jan to communicate with her audience," says the film’s producer Kent C. Williamson. "Not all her readers have the opportunity to hear her speak in person and this film shows off her wonderfully charming and delightful personality."

Hosted by Jan Karon and produced by Paladin Pictures in conjunction with Penguin Books, At Home with Jan Karon gives viewers a personal glimpse into the fictitious world of Mitford and into the real life of the author. Filmed on location at her farm, Jan Karon reveals the fate of Father Tim, tells Uncle Billy jokes, answers questions her readers frequently ask, and reads from In This Mountain.
At Home with Jan Karon can be seen at the following venues:

May 29, 2003 - Zion Episcopal Church & Books & Company, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
June 22, 2003 - St. George Episcopal Church & Books & Company, Dayton, Ohio
June 28, 2003 - Asbury United Methodist Church & Any Day Books, Easton Maryland
July 25-27, 2003 - P.A.S.T. of Union County & Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Carbondale, Illinois
TBD - Happy Bookseller, Columbia, South Carolina
TBD - Historic Lamb’s Creek Church & Seminary Books, King George, Virginia
TBD - Trinity Episcopal Church & Vero Beach Book Center, Vero Beach, Florida
TBD - Miami Arts & Humanities Council & J. Harrington Books, Miami, Oklahoma
TBD - Wollaston Congregational Church, Braintree, Massachusetts

For more information about these events please contact the venue directly.

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Paladin Pictures Seeks Films for Distribution

Charlottesville, Virginia—January 2, 2003—Paladin Pictures, LLC, is currently seeking submissions to enhance its home entertainment and educational video distribution line-up. Filmmakers and video producers are encouraged to submit their works in the following categories: family-friendly feature-length motion pictures, legal, philosophical & cultural issue films. Additional topics and educational films will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Filmmakers and producers should have all rights cleared for their films and proof of such clearance will be required before any distribution agreement is met. All originating formats will be considered from 35mm film to DV, but submissions for consideration will only be accepted on VHS (NTSC).

To register for submission please send a query letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Email should include: logline, brief synopsis of film, principal cast and crew, production entity (if applicable), length, originating format, & budget. Filmmakers selected to submit their film shall receive directions for where to mail a VHS copy.

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700.
Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.
Paladin Pictures to Distribute Virginia State Bar Film

Charlottesville, Virginia—January 2, 2003—Paladin Pictures, LLC has signed a five year distribution agreement with the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Virginia State Bar for the purposes of promoting and selling the Bar's film Bankruptcy Chapter 7: Your Rights & Responsibilities.

Paladin Pictures has been granted distribution rights to the film outside the Commonwealth of Virginia where consumers, lawyers, law firms, legal libraries and other State Bars will be among the targeted audience. Your Rights & Responsibilities covers Chapter 7 bankruptcy in a dramatized and easily understood manner.

The film follows a young married couple as they successfully traverse the struggles and pitfalls of bankruptcy and shows viewers that by being honest and following the rules of the court bankruptcy can be survived. Paladin Pictures owner and the film’s producer Kent C. Williamson said, "Bankruptcy is impacting the American culture in epidemic proportions. We at Paladin are hopeful that Your Rights & Responsibilities will help many individuals navigate their way to a fresh start."

Bankruptcy topics explained in the film include: liquidation, legal liability, secured & unsecured debts, tax obligations, exempt & non-exempt property, abandoned property, homestead exemptions, automatic stay, discharged debts, undisclosed & hidden assets, reaffirmation agreements, redemptions, section 341, fraud, and credit reports.

Your Rights & Responsibilities was filmed in and around Charlottesville and Harrisonburg, Virginia and was produced by the University of Virginia’s Educational Technologies Group, a part of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700. Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.
Paladin Pictures Utilizes Region’s Creative Talent

Charlottesville, Virginia—November 19, 2002—Paladin Pictures, LLC, is making its mark on the Charlottesville region with creative film & video production services. From commercials and corporate videos to documentaries and feature-length dramatic films, Paladin Pictures utilizes local, regional and national talent.

The central Virginia area is loaded with incredible talent. From writers and actors to editors and sound men, it’s great to be able to utilize the strengths of so many artists right here, said Kent C. Williamson, founder of Paladin Pictures and a former University of Virginia producer and director.

Paladin Pictures is currently in production on several significant projects including putting the finishing touches on its first motion picture, When Love Walks In, and editing its cultural exploration of post-modernism, Rebellion of Thought.

Williamson, who studied film at Hollywood’s Columbia College and received his Masters in Screenwriting from Regent University added, the big projects are what I want Paladin to focus on, but it’s the smaller projects, the commercials and the corporate videos that help pay the bills. These are also the projects that have a direct impact on the Charlottesville region. Helping clients reach their goals through video is a greatly rewarding experience.

Paladin Pictures’ clients include the Virginia State Bar, Piedmont Housing Alliance, New York Times best-selling author Jan Karon, Viking-Penguin, the Center for Academic Integrity, and the University of Virginia’s MRSEC Center.

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700.
Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.
Paladin Pictures to Test-Screen the Brothers Williamson film "When Love Walks In"

Charlottesville, Virginia—October 15, 2001—Local production company Paladin Pictures, LLC, will test screen it's new independent feature by the Brothers Williamson When Love Walks In. The screenings will take place on Saturday, October 27th at 7:00 & 9:30pm in the Screening Room at 128 Chancellor Street off the corner. These free screenings will allow Paladin Pictures, LLC, to gather information to help market and promote the film.

Overwhelmed by the tragic loss of his wife, John Redgrave (Kent C. Williamson) reluctantly falls in love with the aspiring artist (Maggie Jones) he's hired to baby-sit his three year-old daughter. Grief may conquer him... Fear may ruin him... But everything changes... When Love Walks In.

Shot over twenty-six days in and around Charlottesville, When Love Walks In features local actors Bill Williamson (no relation to the Brothers Williamson), former UVA student Maggie Jones, Terri Moore, and Miss Virginia contestant Melissa Dawn Bryant. The musical score was created by local composer Stephan Prock. The film also features the music of local artists Terri Allard and Toy O'Ferrall as well as Carbon Leaf, Stone Kitchen, Elysian Skies and David Hicks. The Brothers Williamson are Brad Williamson (Director) and Kent C. Williamson (Writer/Producer/Director).

For more information, please email or call 434.817.2700.
Paladin Pictures is dedicated to the production, distribution, and promotion of redemptive entertainment and educational media. Paladin Pictures strives to follow the example of the Paladin Order of Knighthood which, under the rule of Charlemagne, was charged with the task of preserving the values and virtues of the society and culture.


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