WHO WE ARE

Beginning their journey in early 2017, the 3 founding members, Carrie Simon, John Busby and Mark Davis, worked extensively together to bring a literary work to the screen, thus sparking a sincere desire and drive for more creative assignments. Since that time, the team has enlarged their capability with aspirations for more expansion and opportunity in the commercial and film industry. Regardless of how big or small the venture, AFMG remains dedicated to each specific client and project's needs with attention to detail and overall quality. Never compromising, we pride ourselves on pursuing excellence. 

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CARRIE SIMON is the author of 3 acclaimed Christian fiction thrillers, Save Them All, Just Find Me, and Maker of Difference. She is also the Founder of Save Them All, Inc. which is a non-profit 501 c(3) organization dedicated to addressing serious issues affecting future generations, raising awareness and promoting hope and recovery for children/youth who have been abused and neglected. As such, she remains a strong advocate for their rights and is dedicated to encouraging others to speak out and stand up for such a passionate cause. She resides in Louisiana with her family.

 

Carrie is the primary screenplay/script writer and Director for our film productions. She acts as the Managing Director of AFMG’s Visual Arts Division.

John Busby is a founding member of Ardent Flame Media Group, LLC and operates AFMG’s Music Production Division as both the Creative and Managing Director. His expertise is in both video and audio engineering. He is an accomplished musician, composer, producer and SFX sound designer. He provides custom, professional sound and music to Ardent Flame’s content and deliverables.

Mark Davis co-founded Ardent Flame with partners Carrie Simon and John Busby in early 2017. As a specialist in music production, graphic design and photography, he led filming as Director of Photography (Cinematographer) on the team’s first production (Just Find Me - Book Trailer) and has since acted as the Creative Director and DP for Ardent Flame Media Group’s Visual Arts Division.

 

Mark Davis started in the music industry as a musician and freelance producer. He honed his skills in the studio and produced 4 bands and 13 singles from 2002 to 2013. His songs were in the Top 20 in CHR R&R Charts in 2009. After picking up photography in 2010, he began expressing himself visually. Over the next 3 years he developed a passion for visual storytelling. This prompted him to again stretch himself and dive into videography and cinematography. In 2017, he produced his first film trailer and from their began what was to later become AFMG. He continues to be passionate about sound, music and photography, but has found his calling behind a cinema camera.

AWARDS

GREAT LAKES 

INTERNATIONAL

FILM FEST 2018

Best Religious

Short Film

FREEDOM

IBERIA FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Best Experimental Short Film

FREEDOM

IBERIA FILM FESTIVAL 2018

People's Choice Award

FREEDOM

OXFORD

FILM FEST 2018

Official

Selection

FREEDOM

IBERIA FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Best Documentary

Short Film

IBERIA FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Best Local 

Film

IBERIA FILM FESTIVAL 2019

People's Choice Award

CROSSROADS

FILM FEST 2019

Official

Selection

PAVY

PAVY

FREEDOM

FREEDOM

WEST

VIRGINIA

FAITH & FAMILY

FILM FESTIVAL 2021

Best Short Film

WEST

VIRGINIA

FAITH & FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL 

2021

Best Director

CANNES

INDIES CINEMA AWARDS 2021

Official

Selection

TORONTO WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL 2021

Official

Selection

LIFE, IS MY CHOICE

LIFE, IS MY CHOICE

LIFE, IS MY CHOICE

LIFE, IS MY CHOICE

CHRISTIAN FILM FESTIVAL

2022

Best Mini-Film

NIEVES INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN FILM FESTIVAL

2022

People's Choice

Inspirational Short

 

LIFE, IS MY CHOICE

LIFE, IS MY CHOICE

INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN FILM FESTIVAL

2022

Official Nominee