First up on Teen Talk is Sean Michael Afable. He was on the program last month to talk about his most recently released project, Hardflip:
HARDFLIP stars John Schneider (October Baby, Smallville, The Dukes of Hazzard) and Randy Wayne (To Save a Life and Honey 2,and ABC Family’s The Lying Game), along with Sean Michael Afable (To Save a Life and Akeelah and the Bee) and Rosanna Arquette (Desperately Seeking Susan and The Whole Nine Yards).
Co-written by Daniel Backman, HARDFLIP follows the story of Caleb, a young skater whose ill mother (Arquette) and absent father leave him reaching for the only hope he has—becoming a sponsored skater. After finding a stack of old love letters, he sets out to find the father he never knew and inadvertently begins a journey he never could have expected. This story explores
Sean Michael Afable also starred in To Save A Life and Akeelah and the Bee.
At the young age of 6, Sean’s parents, Robert and Gigi, noticed his outgoing spirit and started him in acting classes. It didn’t take long for Sean to land his first role in Burger King and Chuck E Cheese commercials. He has since appeared in several Disney and Nickelodeon television shows, but most impressive is his list of roles in feature films.
Sean has studied under many of Hollywood’s top acting coaches and has more recently been studying with Steven G. Lowe at The Actors Room for the past several years. His passion extends to film, television, voice-over, theater, singing, and dance. As a Christian he is an active member of his church. Sean also dedicates countless hours to local charities involving causes close to his heart that better the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk youth, the prevention of hunger, and world disease.
We’ll chat about his projects and what he has going on, but the main focus will be on some of his charitable passions and what drives him to live as a Christian while working in Hollywood.
Next up, Chris Burkhart, founder of HeavenUp.com, a new faith-based social networking website, joins us. HeavenUp is gaining early support from numerous national and international organizations, churches and influential ministries, in addition to music labels and artists such as MercyMe, The Afters, Phillips, Craig & Dean and more. The unique site has also already received endorsements by The Dove Foundation and support from LeSea Broadcasting and iTickets.com. Through this social network, like-minded men and women over the age of 13 can engage in open conversation about their faith, be encouraged, uplifted and grow in their relationship with each other and God.
The website provides never before connected elements of a social media network including video sharing, streaming music and a HeavenUp store. In addition to having personal pages and uploading photos, HeavenUp.com is a “virtual fellowship” where users can connect and build relationships with Christian groups, friends, bands, churches, charities, radio stations, TV stations and more. Users can create profiles, share thoughts, insights, music, videos, photos, status updates, blogs and bulletins. A unique addition to the site is the Prayfit Daily Devotional provided by Jimmy Peña, best-selling author, exercise physiologist and founder of Prayfit.com. Unlike other sites, HeavenUp.com provides a safe environment for Christian users, while also being a comfortable place for anyone seeking faith.
“To enhance the user’s experience, we have created HeavenUp.com to be the most comprehensive, feature-rich social site possible, using the latest technology platform,” says HeavenUp.com Founder and CEO Chris Burkhart. “But beyond the top level technical features, we have dedicated the site to God and we are committed to providing Christians the best social site that exists. The purpose of HeavenUp.com is to not just unite Christians, but to also live out the Gospel message by giving to others and showing compassion to those around us all.”
Join us on Friday at 11am EST on Teen Talk Radio. If you miss the show, the podcast link will find its way here by Saturday. Question for either of these guests??