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
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.
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
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
a Holy Land Tour, new television projects,
and some very informative End Times prophecy material called PROPHECY
SURVIVAL GUIDE: Questions You Ask.
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.
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
RUSS DOUGHTEN FILMS