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Category: Parenting

The 4th of July is this weekend

Our nation’s freedom comes at a high price. The price of fellow Americans. This weekend, as the fireworks burn, take a moment to remember and thank the men (and women) who have contributed to our freedom.

Small Group Study for Men. Episode 5: Masculinity

Inspired by Honor Project Documentary, a film about fatherhood, the Small Group Study for Men is an 8-episode online video series created to help Christian Dads navigate some of the most common issues ever fathers must confront.

Hello 2020

Last year was an incredible year for Honor Project Documentary. In just a few short months, we’ve already been able to share the film with viewers around the world.

Matt Barnes featured on the “Dad’s Guide to Twins” podcast

“Today we continue our father of twins interview series with Matt Barnes, father of two sets of twins in Newport Beach, California. Listen as we explore his twin parenting journey, including having two sets of twins in less than two years.”

Los Angeles Movie Premiere a Smashing Success!

We released Honor Project Documentary on Father’s Day in Los Angeles. It was our first public screening, and we couldn’t be more excited to finally share the father-positive film with the world. Red carpet photographer Mat Fretschel captured our “documentary Dads” walking the red carpet. Here are just a few… View all red carpet photos

Recording the final voice over

Today was a great day! We finally ditched the scratch track we’ve been working with and recorded our final voice over. I’d end by saying “mic drop” but we recorded on a Vanguard Audio Labs V13, so no mic droppin’ here.

Say Cheese! Photoshoot with Mat Fretschel

This past Saturday, nearly every guy featured in our documentary was able to make it to our photoshoot. Mat Fretschel, of Disney Animation Studios, is an amazing photographer and helped capture each Dad at their best.

Coming Soon: Honor Project Documentary Official Soundtrack

With a lot of support from our team of songwriters, singers, artists, musicians, and producers, we just received all of the Official Soundtrack masters!

Editing, Sound, Color Correction, and our Official Soundtrack

We recently screened our latest rough cut and asked a few friends in the industry to give us their raw thoughts. Their feedback was specific and we think it’ll only make our documentary more compelling.

Day 32: Men’s Breakfast at Desert Reign with Larry Rodriguez Sr.

Larry Rodriguez Sr. recently hosted an all-men’s breakfast at Desert Reign Church in Downey, California. Multi-generational, multi-ethnic men, from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, gathered to drink coffee, put back a few pancakes and discuss one topic: fatherhood. Only five men raised their hand when Larry asked who was raised with a loving father. …

Day 23: Peter Karavedas and family visit the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California

High school football coach and family man Peter Karavedas took his family to Dana Point’s Ocean Institute today. Our crew followed the Karavedas family around today as Peter and his wife handed their one year old son, Joey, back and forth, chased their three year old son, Nico, around the touch tanks, and chuckled as …

Day 22: Edwin Davila and sons service their 1960 Chevy Apache in Boyle Heights

Edwin Davila is a classic car guy. Today, our crew filmed Edwin Davila, along with his two teenage sons, tune up their classic 1960 Chevrolet Apache truck at their historic Boyle Heights (an east Los Angeles suburb) home. Beside some of Edwin’s other classics parked in his garage, we watched on as the trio changed …

Day 21: Bicep curls and Baby Bjorn. Meet Malik K Murray.

For anybody who thinks you can’t hit the gym because you have a baby, well, meet Malik Murray. Malik Murray is passionate about health and hits the gym with his soon-t0-be-one-year-old daughter in his Baby Bjorn baby carrier. While Daddy pumped iron, Addison, Malik’s daughter, thoroughly enjoyed looking at herself in the mirror.

Day 19: Venice Beach with the LA Dads Group

It’s been hot as a pistol in Los Angeles this summer, so spending the afternoon at Venice Beach with the LA Dads Group (a local chapter of City Dads Group) was a treat! Bi-weekly, LA Dads Group co-leaders Trevor Mulligan and Eli Lipmen invite local Dads to “hang ten” with their kids. Stay tuned to …

Day 18: Richard Bravo is “ConversationStarter”

What are the chances that one of the Dads participating in our documentary would get married while we’re filming? Well, turns out, pretty high, thanks to Richard Bravo, aka “ConversationStarter.”* Today we were fortunate to be able to film father of two, Richard Bravo, along with the new Mrs. Bravo, at their wedding reception in …

Day 17: Parenting and podcasting with Matt Barnes

We met up with Matt Barnes, his wife, and not-quite-1-year-old-twins today in Orange County, California. After the twins woke from their morning naps, off to the park we went. After a leisurely walk around the playground, and lots of time at the swings, we headed back to Matt’s house to watch him record his hit …

Day 16: Youth camp with pastor, poet, and motivational speaker Aaron White

Three youth vans pulled up and parked. Game on. We were with pastor, poet and motivational speaker Aaron White today. Full of energy, he played water balloon games, had his face painted, hiked to a waterfall, and created music with his youth group. Aaron White is a man who leads from the front, and we’re …

Day 15: At Martin & Carter with carpenter Edwin Davila

Edwin Davila, father of two teen boys, is a master carpenter. Today, we met up with him at Martin & Carter to watch as he designed and fabricated something near and dear to his heart. Joiners, saws, sanders, chisels, protractors, rulers, hammers, and vacuums…everything was in full swing today! The crew did a fantastic job …

Day 14: In the recording studio with Dennis Lamar

This morning our crew invaded Dale Becker’s recording studio. We’ve been following around Dennis Lamar, preacher, gospel singer and father of three. Dennis Lamar and Dale Becker have been working on a song together, so today was a great opportunity to capture those real-life recording studio moments. Boy can Dennis sing! We were joined in …

Day 13: Summertime at the park

This morning around 10 AM, the Lamar family pulled into the YMCA Sierra Madre Park parking lot. One by one, Dennis, and his wife Mia, set each of their three little ones free from their car seats. With the playground within sight, off ran his oldest son. We captured life’s simple moments today – Dennis …

Day 12: Birthday BBQ with Dennis Lamar and Friends

This evening we were in Pasadena, California with singer, and Texas native, Dennis Lamar. We had the opportunity to join a birthday BBQ Dennis was hosting for one of his friends. All the guys were great and we appreciate them welcoming our crew to the birthday party. They even shared the food!

Day 11: Sunny Hills High School with Peter Karavedas

At only 33 years old, Peter Karavedas is Sunny Hills High School’s head football coach. Located in Fullerton, California, our crew followed Peter and his team into their weight room for a testosterone packed pre-practice workout, then out onto the field in the 100 degree summer sun. Peter is busy teaching his players two things: …

Day 8: Flying with Matt Barnes of Rogue Aviation

What a day! Today we were in the sky with father of twin 9-month olds, Matt Barnes…owner of Rogue Aviation in Orange County, California. Wanting to learn more about this new Dad, Matt generously flew our team along the California coast as we chatted it up. Special thanks to our interns Nolan Andrew, Francisco Carmona, and …

Road trip to San Luis Obispo, California

Next week, our film crew will be driving up the California coast to sit down with author Brock Thoene (pronounced “tay-nee”). Brock, and his wife Bodie, have written over 65 works of historical fiction and have sold more than 34 MILLION copies of their books. Brock Thoene is a father and grandfather, and we’re looking …

Day 6: In the studio with Dennis Lamar, Michael Nguyen, and Edwin Davila

This morning we were joined by Texas native Dennis Lamar, father of three. We talked about growing up in Texas, race, family, and one of his favorite activities: singing. Michael Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American, works in law enforcement, loves to golf and is the father of two boys. Our last interview of the day was …

Day 5: Celebrating the 4th of July with Michael Nguyen

Michael Nguyen, father of two, knows how to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Friends, family, BBQ, games for the kiddos, toys and fireworks were in full effect this 4th of July. Stay tuned and get to know this all-American Dad.

Day 3: Helicopter pilot Matt Barnes and Artist Angelo Buonvicino

This morning, we had the honor and privilege of having Matt Barnes, CEO of Rogue Creative Development, and Angelo Buonvicino, artist and faux painter extraordinaire, with us at Idle Tuesdays Recording Studio. With twin 9 month olds, Matt Barnes is just starting out on his fatherhood journey. Angelo Buonvicino, on the other hand, has grown …

Day 2: Media Consultant Phil Cooke, Pastor Larry Rodriguez Sr., and the LA Dads Group

Special thanks to all of our crew for making last week run so smoothly. Our first day of interviews was seamless; today was too. Today we were back at Idle Tuesdays Recording Studio to ask media consultant Phil Cooke, Desert Reign Church pastor Larry Rodriguez, Sr., and a few dads from the LA Dads Group …

Day 1: In the studio with Nick and Peter Karavedas, Malik Murray, and Richard Bravo

Today was our first day on set, and we had the honor of interviewing high school teacher and football coach Nick Karavedas, his son, Peter Karavedas (also a high school teacher and football coach), inspirational speaker Malik Murray, and Richard Bravo of Rocky Mountaineer. These guys are all different – different backgrounds, different experiences, different …

The definition of “honor”

Definition of honor 1a : good name or public esteem : reputation b : a showing of usually merited respect : recognition  pay honor to our founder 2: privilege  had the honor of joining the captain for dinner 3: a person of superior standing —now used especially as a title for a holder of high office  if Your Honor please 4: one whose worth brings respect or fame : credit  an honor to the profession 5: the center point of the upper half …