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In the days before television, children learned primarily by observing and imitating parents, other family members, and members of the community. In the past few decades, television has grown in prevalence in our society. These days, it’s hard to find programs on TV that fit with your family’s belief system and morals. Founded by award-winning producer/director Ken Carpenter, a home-schooling father of eight children, Franklin Springs is committed to being your trusted source for quality family media.  Franklin Springs brings years of broadcast-quality production experience, a team of dedicated production personnel, and High Definition production standards to each new film.  Carpenter describes the films as more than just “family safe” – but “family encouraging and edifying”. “We’re approaching our films in a little different way,” he said. “Yes, we want to appeal to families, but not just in terms of making them laugh, or giving them an engaging story.” Now doesn’t that sound refreshing?

Franklin Springs Family Media has the goal of providing families with top-quality DVDs that encourage the building and strengthening of God-honoring family values.  Franklin Springs produces original films that provide a picture of the exciting reformation that’s happening in families across the country – fathers serving and loving their families, mothers embracing the high calling of raising children, and children enjoying the adventure of growing up in a family seeking God’s best for their home.

April 7, 2009

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In addition to production quality, Franklin Springs offers the choice of purchasing individual movies or buying them as a set and enjoying substantially discounted savings.


Franklin Springs movies are geared to your homeschooling students and to your entire family.  Incorporating these movies into your homeschooling experience and into your life will result in interesting learning moments, and the chance to make memories with your children. has chosen just a few titles and descriptions of movies to get your imagination going:


1. Films for the Entire Family


A Full House of Blessing: The Inspiring Story of the Nicklas Family

Although Tom and Melanie Nicklas desired a large family, having two of their six children born with disabilities was not part of their dream—until the Lord made it a part of their vision to honor Him!


An American Adventure: The Living Legacy of Jimmy Gentry

An American Adventure: The Living Legacy of Jimmy Gentry traces the life of 82 year old Jimmy Gentry from his Depression-era boyhood in historic Franklin, TN, to his military service in WWII, to his life-altering experience as one of the first liberating soldiers through the gates at the infamous Dachau concentration camp, to his over 50 years as a renowned football coach.


Measure Twice, Cut Once

Measure Twice, Cut Once is a fun-filled building adventure that provides young men with a great introduction to essential carpentry skills. This film will encourage fathers and sons to pick up their hammers and begin their own construction adventures!


Still Standing: The Stonewall Jackson Story

Still Standing traces the life of Stonewall Jackson—from his orphaned childhood, to the Sunday School class he taught for African Americans, to the role he played as a General. Still Standing inspires, entertains, and educates.


Inherit the Land: Adventures on the agrarian journey

Features families from across the nation, beautifully filmed to capture the true essence of family life on a farm.


A Journey Home

A Journey Home tells the story of the extraordinary path traveled by Tommy Waller, his wife, and their 11 children. This sensitive documentary spans Tommy’s journey from 80 hour work weeks to a remote community in rural Tennessee to the other side of the world.


The Eden String Quartet: A Bountiful Blessing

Join the Miller sisters – Megan, Krista, Leah, and Therese – on the fascinating journey from their family’s cattle ranch to their distinction as an outstanding stringed quartet.


The Peasall Sisters: Family Harmony

Their life as a home schooling family of six children changed overnight when they recorded songs for the Grammy Award winning soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou?


The Family Meal Table

This teaching DVD provides abundant practical advice on how families can reap great blessing and benefit as they commit to gather around the family meal table.


Charlie Zahm: An Evening Of Classic Melodies

This DVD will inspire you and your family with a wide range of Celtic, Maritime, and Early American songs. This live concert performance DVD captures music that will encourage families to gather and celebrate together.


2. DVDs Young Ladies Love


The Art of Breadmaking
Savor the art of breadmaking in this new DVD from the West ladies – Vicki, Jasmine, Hannah, and CeCe. Their down-home charm and wit entertain while demonstrating the fun-filled process of baking fresh breads.

The Art of Candle Making
Learn the artful skill of candle making in this exciting new DVD. This creativity-inspiring film is full of helpful instruction, practical tips, and fun-filled insight into the unique art of candle making.

The Art of Soap Making
Bring creative flair to your home with “The Art of Soap Making.”  This inspiring DVD is full of instructive step-by-steps, artful how-tos, and entertaining advice in the pleasurable and highly useful activity of making soap.


3. Young Men Film Favorites

This three DVD pack will provide a wide range of God-honoring entertainment and encouragement for the young men in your family. The set includes An American Adventure: The Living Legacy of Jimmy Gentry, Measure Twice, Cut Once, and Still Standing: The Stonewall Jackson Story.


4. Films With Themes that Matter


The Terri Schiavo Story
The Terri Schiavo Story is a brand new riveting documentary that thoughtfully addresses the core issues surrounding her death by starvation and dehydration.  Hosted by Joni Eareckson Tada,  this film wrestles with many facets of the story that were rarely addressed in mainstream media coverage.  Winner of the 2009 Best Documentary at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, The Terri Schiavo Story will be featured at the 2009 National Right to Life Convention.

Log onto the Franklin Springs web site to learn more about these great titles and to discover what Franklin Springs can offer your family.

“Gather the family… and welcome to Franklin Springs!”