Over the past year, Camp Deer Run has had the great blessing of working with Taylor Johns. Many of you may not know Taylor, but you’ve almost certainly heard about his work. Taylor is producing the Camp Deer Run movie that will be premiering this spring! The work he has done in putting this film together has been outstanding, and we can’t wait for the day that we get to share the finished product with you all. Until now, that date was planned to be February 2nd at our Red Carpet Premiere Event. Unfortunately, there has been a change of plans.
Taylor and his wife, Katie, live in Malibu, California. Their home was one of the thousands of residences destroyed by wildfires in Southern California last month. Thankfully, Taylor and Katie are both safe, and neither were injured in the fires. They evacuated their home at 2 am on Friday, November 9th. When they returned two days later, there was nothing left. Katie was able to save some of their most valuable belongings on her way out, but nearly everything else burned.
Despite everything, in that moment Katie thought not only of herself and her family, but of us too. Along with the few valuables she was able to take with her, she also brought the hard drive that contained our movie. We are so thankful, first and foremost for the safety of the Johns family, and secondly for their selfless hearts in thinking of us in that moment, even amid far more important circumstances.
Luckily, Taylor’s office building did not burn. All of the photos and videos that Deer Runners had sent to him for the movie were completely unharmed. If you are one of the folks who kindly offered your photos or videos for use in the documentary, you can rest assured that they are safe and sound and that you will receive them back as soon as possible.
Because of all of this, we’ve decided to reschedule our Red Carpet Premiere Event to April 6, but the show will go on! The Red Carpet Premiere Event will be as exciting, fun, and impactful as before. If you haven’t had a chance to reserve your spot at the premiere, there’s still time! Check out the details at www.campdeerrun.com/movie.
Thank you for your understanding, for all of your support, and for joining us in prayer for the Johns family.