HISTORY
In 1965, Heartland Productions was founded by  Russell S. Doughten, Jr. (pictured at right). 
Under the Heartland banner he produced and directed 8 dramatic features that present the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  These motion pictures include those for children, young people and adults.  During this time he also began Mark IV Pictures with Donald W. Thompson in 1972.  Together these film makers produced 12 feature length, dramatic Christian movies over a 12-year period. Many of the films have been recognized with awards for acting, directing, technical quality and effectiveness in communicating the Christian message of salvation through Jesus Christ.

The best known movies are a series of four films based on biblical end times prophecy: A THIEF IN THE NIGHT, A DISTANT THUNDER, IMAGE OF THE BEAST and THE PRODIGAL PLANET. Millions of people around the world have been touched by the Gospel message in this series. When Mark IV and Heartland ended in the mid-1990s, Mr. Doughten formed Russ Doughten Films, Inc. to carry on the successful tradition of film evangelism around the world. 

ORDER MOVIES ON VIDEO
Movies remain the most vital part of this ministry. All of the Mark IV/ Heartland movies are available as videos on the Movie Selection page. You can place your orders by e-mail from the Movie Selection page. 

INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH
Mustard Seed International is a not-for-profit Film Evangelism ministry that works very closely with Russ Doughten Films in the areas of television programming and International distribution of videos and 16mm films. Mustard Seed also coordinates the language translation of our movies. 

One of Mustard Seed’s growing ministries is the dynamic SHARE YOUR FAITH SEMINAR. If you would like to learn how to become more effective in instructing others about developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and how to use film and video as effective witnessing tools, visit Mustard Seed's Share Your Faith page.

NEW PROJECTS
Be sure to visit the Project Update page for the latest news on upcoming movies. If you have seen the prophecy series, you will want to learn about The Battle of Armageddon. Also check out a powerful new project about a doctor’s very personal encounter with the reality of hell in Heartbeat from Hell.

Other projects can be found through the Updates page or by clicking the links below to go to the page where the projects are discussed. Current projects include: Share Your Faith Seminar, a Holy Land Tour, new television projects, and some very informative End Times prophecy material called PROPHECY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Questions You Ask.

TELEVISION ACTIVITIES
On the TV Schedule page, you can keep up to date on scheduled satellite and other local broadcasts of our movies, including the exciting A Thief in the Night Mini-series and other mini-series as well.

WE CARE
The purpose of all that we do at Russ Doughten Films and Mustard Seed International is to tell people about Jesus Christ and how every person on earth can have eternal life with the living God.  If you have questions about Jesus Christ, God, Christian living, eternal life, or if you have specific prayer requests, please visit the Spiritual Help page. 

We hope you enjoy our web site and invite you to share this and all of God’s blessings in your life with others.


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