Founders

Terrence Wandtke

Terrence Wandtke is the director of the Film & Media program at Judson University.  As a professor, his teaching is all about making connections between both old media and new. As a scholar, his writing examines how our culture is shaped by media ranging from classic movies to contemporary comic books. His books and articles include The Dark Night Returns (on crime comics, film, and fiction) and the only comprehensive history of Christian film festivals.  He was inspired to develop the Imago Film Festival by the work of independent filmmakers that he first encountered selecting films for the Interfaith Award at the St. Louis International Film Festival.

Darren Wilson

Darren Wilson is the founder of Wanderlust Productions.  After years as a Judson university professor and filmmaker-in-residence, he now devotes himself full-time to filmmaking.  Wanderlust has produced a series of documentary films including Finger of God, Furious Love, and Father of Lights that Darren describes as “God adventures.”  His film Holy Ghost features interviews on the movement of God’s spirit with Lenny Kravitz, Michael W. Smith, and Phil Vischer.  He was inspired to develop the Imago Film Festival by his faith in the power of film to transform lives, a faith that has deepened over his years as a filmmaker.