Wednesday, May 29, 2013

EXCELSIOR: Ever Higher - Behind the Scenes

Two yeas ago today, the cast and crew wrapped up principle photography for EXCELSIOR: Ever Higher, a co-production of Bartlett Productions, Daystar Productions and CK Stunts. It was our maiden voyage into the area of dramatic film, and really our first serious project. It was also a tremendous learning experience for the entire crew, and it helped us gain another level of experience and quality.

In memory of the film, we are pleased to release the behind the scenes featurette that was originally produced for the special edition DVD. Enjoy!

-The Excelsior Team

EXCELSIOR: Ever Higher - Behind the Scenes

Friday, June 1, 2012

One Year Anniversary

Hello everyone, we just wanted to put up a short post commemorating the first year anniversary of the filming of Excelsior! Even though we notice many of our own glaring mistakes, we can still see that God's hand was helping and guiding us throughout the production of Excelsior, and He taught us many lessons along the way. We are SO thankful for the time the Lord gave us to make memories together through filmmaking!

Don't forget to check out our YouTube page and old posts on this blog. Also, you can still purchase a copy of Excelsior at and see the complete photo gallery here.

We would also like to give a shout-out to our composer Benjamin Dawson, who is producing his own short film right now!! Please check out his blog to keep up on the progress of My Dear Ralph!

Thank you all for your support during the production of Excelsior - we look forward to seeing what God has in store for the future!

God bless,
The Excelsior Team


Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Dear Excelsior followers,

We wanted to let you know that Excelsior: Ever Higher did not make it into the 2012 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (which is February 23rd-25th). However, we know that God works all things out in His timing, and we were glad for the opportunity to be pushed into doing our best by entering! We have SO much yet to learn, and we are looking forward to what God has planned for the future!

We would also like to congratulate those who did make it in this year - it looks like a very excellent and competitive turnout. Great job, everyone!


The Excelsior Team

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Excelsior BTS - The Music

A BIG thank you goes to Benjamin Dawson for composing the great music for Excelsior. He really portrayed the right emotion in each scene. We would definitely recommend Benjamin to other filmmakers looking for a composer!

You can contact Benjamin here, or go to his website:

Here are a few of pieces of Benjamin's music:
Excelsior - Opening Scene by benjamindawson

Doug's Decision by benjamindawson

Check out Benjamin's Sound Cloud page to hear more of his music:
Also, here's a short clip of his interview from the Behind The Scenes Featurette:

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Exclesior Giveaway Winners

Now that the Excelsior DVD Giveaway has officially ended, it is time to announce our winners.  Since we must declare a draw for first place, free DVDs will be mailed to both:

Aubrey Hansen
Lulu Maggie

Congratulations! Please send your mailing addresses to

Our Second Place winner is Andrew Bornemann, who will recieve $0.25 off when you order the DVD.  Thanks for participating, Andrew!

For everyone else, you can still see 8 minutes of the Behind the Scenes Featurette free with the post of the Excelsior trailer once or more.  See below for details. 

To purchase the DVD directly, send a check for $10 (including s/h) to:

Excelsior the Movie
6200 230th St S
Hawley, MN 56549

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Get Free Exclusive Online Access to BTS

NEW: Any person who posts the Excelsior trailer at least once will receive exclusive password-protected online access to the first 8 minutes of Excelsior's Behind the Scenes (BTS) Featurette!  Just send an email to after posting your link on the Giveaway blog post.
-The Excelsior Team