ONE DOOR CINEMA CLUB
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All about us
At One Door Cinema Club, we work in local communities (including our own!), going deeper into the story of a film. We find links between the film’s themes and Biblical themes, and see if the big questions in the film can be answered by looking at stories in the Bible.
Our events are accessible for all the family and include age appropriate film showings with plenty of popcorn and drinks. After the film, we have talks from our speakers where we look at the themes of the film. We continue the conversation over cinema style food like hotdogs and nachos. Occasional surprise guests add to the fun and friendly atmosphere.
Some of our work has been published in a book that was released internationally and if you want to see or read more about some films that interest us, take a look at the Articles tab where you’ll find written articles and video series that we’ve produced.
Meet the team
Dave is a massive film and bible geek! He loves nothing more than cramming as many people (wife, 3 kids, friends,…) and as much takeaway as possible on to a sofa to watch films. The rainier the day, the better! He also likes to go out to the cinema, cramming as many people in the car as he can!
He graduated in 2017 from Moorlands College with an Honours Degree in Applied Theology, specialising in Cross Cultural Communication and Apologetics. Dave started One Door Cinema Club as part of a college project and it then became the organisation it is today, traveling around the country putting on events.
Under the One Door Cinema Club name, Dave was one of the contributors to IBRA’s Fresh From the Word, a daily set of Bible reading notes that is published in over 11 countries and has a readership of over 100,000. Dave finds this hilarious as he's dyslexiaic and learnt to read as a child by reading Spider-Man, Batman and 2000 AD comics.
Dave loves all genres of films but lists his favourite films in no particular order as Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, The Matrix, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, A Bronx Tale, Iron Man, The Shawshank Redemption, Man of Steel, Risen and Back to the Future.
Joel has predominantly worked within the secular sector in the UK and internationally in the outdoor and sports industry. Additionally Joel has also worked in the specialist area of supporting young offenders through transitional periods in their lives. He has extensive training in this area, coupled with experience within the recruitment sector in London.
As of 2021, Joel has just graduated from Cliff College through Manchester University with a BA Hons in "Mission and Ministry Sport", where he also undertook the role of student union president for the college. Most recently, he has been researching and writing on the subjects of psychological and sociological development of young adults through theological education to ascertain how we can better support and educate our young leaders holistically through academia.
Joel has been a Christian all his life but firmly believes in the restoration of young adults from all walks of life. Adding to the quality of the team, Joel's role as head of operations is to ensure that the functional side of the Ministry is effective and executed to the highest standards.
Joel, like Dave Brock the founder, also loves all kinds of films including of course the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however his personal favourite is Coach Carter. He is One Door Cinema Club's answer to Ryan Gosling.
Ian was born a geek shortly after flares became unfashionable and before computers were small enough to fit in a bedroom. GCSE's, A-Levels and a degree followed the geeky pattern of maths, science and engineering. He's also pretty handy at foreign languages.
After a spell as an international man of software development, he grew tired of square eyes and decided theatre might make for a slightly more interesting career. He gained a place on the Professional Stage Management and Technical Theatre course at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and three years later had a BA to show for it (it looks quite pretty next to his BEng).
He is now a freelance sound engineer (and generally very useful technical guy). Lots of people tell him he is good, which is very nice to hear because he wouldn't assume he is. He doesn't wear flares, and chooses to keep his computers in the lounge when they're not in his pocket.
Hannah, age 26, has been a part of the One Door team since 2017 doing everything from working in the kitchen to being a Jedi Knight.
Hannah graduated from Moorlands College and is qualified in youth and community work. She spends her day working in schools with youth for The Wave Youth organisation in Swanage and is also part of Freedom in Christ Ministries. Hannah's favourite films include The Emperor's New Groove, The Truman Show, Shawshank Redemption and Free Guy. She is also a fan of Spaced and the Cornetto Trilogy.
Hannah is training to be a psychotherapist. When not watching films with the One Door Team, she likes baking and being creative. Here favourite quote is, "green is not a creative colour."
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