's accomplished career in filmmaking spans not only time, but also countries and continents. An intercontinental transplant, Nixon was raised in Sydney, Australia, with a strong Christian background greatly influenced by the dedication and faith of his parentage. His parents, Les and Martha Nixon, started a ministry outreach nearly fifty years ago in Australia and still continue their mission to spread the Gospel to the community. He graduated from Taylor University, with a degree in Biblical Studies, and dreamed of creating Christian film. He is the Founder and President of DNP Studios in Orlando, Florida, an industry leader in full-service film and high-definition video production. He has produced and/or directed in Russia, India, and throughout Europe. An impressive body of work includes: capital campaign films for First Baptist Naples, Shades Mountain Baptist, and Valleydale Baptist Church; national commercials for notable names like SUBWAY Restaurants and Nickelodeon Family Suites; and successful feature films such as Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and Making Waves.
Nixon's partnership with Sherwood Baptist Church began with meeting the Kendrick Brothers who brought him on to produce Facing the Giants. He brought together a dedicated team of experienced technicians and received additional help from faithful church volunteers to ultimately turn a very modestly budgeted film into a big screen commodity. The film went on to yield over $10 million at the box office as well as over $35 million in DVD and foreign sales. This led to Sherwood calling upon Nixon again to produce Fireproof starring Kirk Cameron. The film went on to surpass expectation and became the top grossing independent film of 2008 and continued on as a top seller on DVD. His dream, to bring faith-based film to the masses, was central to the collaboration and creation of a new venture: Possibility Pictures. Nixon and his team aspire to make Possibility Pictures an industry leader in faith-based film production. He is a loving father of three and a recreational pilot in his spare time.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.
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