About the author/filmmaker/producer
Tim Mahoney founded Mahoney Media Group, Inc. (MMG) in 1989. MMG focused its business on television and video production for regional and national companies. In 2014 Tim founded Thinking Man Films & Media as an international documentary & publishing company with a focus on education and the Bible. Tim produced numerous productions for Christian organizations including the Billy Graham Association, World Wide Pictures, and Compassion International. Tim also served as the President of the board for the International Christian Visual Media Association (ICVM). Tim’s first full feature documentary film, “PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: THE EXODUS”, released in January 2015. The film took 12 years to develop and takes a scientific approach to investigate the events of the biblical Exodus. The overall vision for his film company is to explore “patterns of evidence” that support the biblical narrative and engages the world in a conversation. The film takes a balanced approach and leaves the audience to decide for themselves if the Bible is real history or myth.
About the film
- Won 13 awards on the film festival circuit in 2014, including a Gold Remi Award winner for Best Director at the Worldfest Houston Intl. Film Festival, the Gold Crown Award for Best Picture and Best Documentary at ICVM 2014, and Official Selection at the Soho International Film Festival in New York.
- Supplemental resources associated with the film include a nearly 400-page hardcover book, small group Bible study, Movie Event kit, youth version (called Young Explorers), homeschool curriculum and others.
- It includes powerful interviews with some of the top experts in the fields of archaeology and Egyptology as well as people of influence in the Middle East.
- The film has an objective, fair-minded and balanced approach. It allows viewpoints from all sides to be heard in a respectful way while asking honest questions of the Bible and scholars’ views. It does not preach and lets the evidence speak for itself. This allows the film to be very shareable with those of different viewpoints.
As a believer of Christ, I myself had to take an objective view of the film. It appeared at times that the movie’s depiction of events almost seemed to claim that certain Biblical events were imagined. There were many references based on religion, artifacts and archaeological finds, theologians, schools of thought, historians, experts, scholars and many more…
I thought the movie provided a remarkable perspective. A tremendous amount of research, resources and effort were used to document this award winning film. Mahoney took a fascinating journey spanning over the course of a decade and additional years or more to research and uncover those burning questions about the truths of certain Biblical events. Along his quest for truth, Mahoney was met with many skeptics and critics, who either thought the Biblical events were imaginary or simply didn’t exist at all. The purpose was to uncover the evidence and present it in a way many with different viewpoints could form an opinion on their own.
I enjoyed watching the film, I learned secrets of historical events, visited places along the way, uncovered Biblical truths and watched the whole journey unfold. It was a remarkable discussion and a wonderful film to enjoy.
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Jane Bjork says
Thank you for your great review of our film. We appreciate it and glad you enjoyed it- along with some of your readers too hopefully!
We wanted to let you know about our ‘Thinker Updates’ since you homeschool & love to read and write. They include fascinating research & finds with new evidence related to the Bible, plus more. We typically send them out once a week and then archive the blogs for reference & pleasure reading. You can sign up here to become a ‘Thinker’ http://patternsofevidence.com/blog/2016/01/01/sign-up-for-thinker-updates/
As you may have already discovered we also have homeschool curriculum for ages 7-14 ready to go that covers the material you saw in the film Patterns of Evidence :Exodus. It includes a video series with workbook called Patterns of Evidence: Young Explorers.