Stories Change Lives
Founded in 2009 by director/producer Zack Lawrence and his wife Natalie, Standing Sun Productions is an independent production company based in Western Colorado, focused primarily on the production of independent films and series.
Our Core Values
We believe that the family is one of the most important things in anyone’s life. Investing quality and quantity time with your spouse and children leaves a far greater legacy than any professional accomplishment. Because of this value, we want to create a work environment that allows our team to not be forced to sacrifice their family for the sake of their career.
We believe that stories can be told in a way that can challenge someone’s view of the world without dragging them through the muck of gratuitous violence, sexuality, and language. While the golden rule of film making is “Show, Don’t Tell,” we believe that in the right situations, “Imply, Don’t Show” is often far more powerful!
We strive for artistic and professional excellence in all of our productions. We want each project to push us to higher levels of quality than the project before it. Even if we fall short of the highest quality, we will never allow ourselves to settle for “good enough.”
Standing Sun Founded
Zack & Natalie Lawrence start their company under the name Standing Sun. The name came from the story of Joshua 10:1-14 where the sun stood still over the battle between Israel and the Amorites. A Joshua tree was selected for the logo for the dual purpose of being a reference to the Biblical book, but also being a feature of the Lawrence's native Southern California.
Release of our First Film, "Ragged Edge"
Our first short film release, "Ragged Edge," was inspired by the novel "In His Steps" by Charles Sheldon, and acted as a prequel to the story.
Indy Christian Review Premieres
After operating as a movie review blog, we began a web series that would go on to run for more than 100 episodes over 10 seasons from 2011 to 2019.
Renamed to Standing Sun Productions
We changed our name to Standing Sun Productions to emphasize our focus on creating uplifting and encouraging film content.
"In His Steps" Limited Release
Our first feature film, the followup to our first short film, has its first limited theatrical premiere and DVD release.
In His Steps Worldwide Release
In His Steps is picked up for worldwide distribution by Bridgestone Multimedia Group, eventually going on to garner over 1 million views on YouTube alone.
Indy Christian Review's 100th Episode Premieres
In an explosive season finale, Indy Christian Review reaches 100 episodes.
"Free: A Delantare Story" Wins Best Sci-Fi
Our sci/fantasy short film "Free: A Delantare Story" wins best sci-fi film at the 2016 Paonia Film Festival.
New Logo Introduced
We changed our logo and branding to a cleaner look to reflect our dedication to pursuing excellence in all our productions.