I work at theDove TV in Medford Oregon. Since I’ve been working there, I’ve been introduced to a lot of TV shows and producers who aren’t being funded by major networks and don’t have large budgets to produce the show they’re making. But their show is still good. These shows are made by small time producers who have a passion for the show they are making. Here are a few that I like.
My Heart Will Always be in Carolina
This show is produced by Ken Mann in North Carolina. It’s basically a travel show within North Carolina. So why do we play that show here in Oregon? It’s a great show. If you stumble on this show the first thing you think is this is a ho-dunky show that looks like it would play on PBS on a Saturday afternoon. But after watching for about 15 seconds, you can’t change the channel. Ken Mann has a really good way of catching you into whatever he’s talking about, whether it’s hand making duck decoys or touring a museum that shows off a large collection of toilet seats.
Jovis Bon-Hovis and the Creation Crew
Here is a show I love. It’s a kids show created by Joseph Cheetham-Wilkinson in the United Kingdom. Basically it’s about a middle-aged man with the mind of a four year old who lives with a bunch of animal friends who seem to be made out of socks and construction paper. Jovis Bon Hovis gets himself in trouble in some way or another and his animal puppet friends help to teach him a lesson. It’s a great show with an extremely low budget. But it’s fun crafts and great music keeps the attention of young kids as well as Sesame Street or Veggie Tales.
Give me an Answer
Cliffe Knechtle is a pastor from Connecticut. He goes to college campuses all over the United States and picks fights with college kids. He doesn’t call them ugly or punch anyone in the face, but he intelligently answers every theological question that they have. Sometimes the camera work isn’t the best, sometimes the audio quality is sub par, but Cliffe has an answer for every argument that is given to him. He’s an excellent theologian and worth watching everyday.
Take a bunch of twenty something guys and get them in a van to drive across country and follow them around with cameras. That’s THEDRIVEtv. They go from place to place and town to town to see America. It’s pretty good.
These are just four of the great programs that I have come across working at theDove and all of these are done without large financial backers and through the passion of their producers. You can check all of them out on theDove TV.