About Ark

Ark takes a critical view of faith while giving voice to the voiceless; intentionally drawing the viewer in; to inspire laughter, encourage thought and motivate change.

Ark is also unapologetically Chicago – as Carl Sandburg states “Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning!”

With over two decades of industry experience and personal conviction, Ark Productions is committed to creating films that boast high quality faith-based values that won’t sacrifice the story of everyday people doing extraordinary things.

Crystal Barnes, Producer

Crystal Barnes, a theatre trained Chicago-based artist and dedicated professional with 20+ independent projects, has two decades of experience, an award nominated short, a feature film currently streaming on Amazon and PureFlix and a driving mission.

She made her directorial debut in 2018 with the feature film, The Law of Moises, about a troubled young filmmaker desperate to escape his small town until he discovers his destiny is to save it. The family film enjoyed a limited theatrical run with Marcus Theaters and is currently available on Amazon and PureFlix.

Melissa Ostrander, Producer

Melissa started in the film industry with the award nominated short film, The Greasy Plate. Over the past 10 years she has collaborated on a number of projects with Crystal and is excited to lend her hand on The Law of Moises and Churched

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