1. Dave and Rich Christiano are not just brothers
They’re twins! Dave and Rich were born on 2 October 1956 in Waterloo, New York.
2. They didn't grow up Christian
Despite their last name, Dave and Rich were not alway Christians. Dave only became interested in his early twenties when he started dating a Christian girl whilst studying in Arkansas.
3. They don’t always work together
Although the brothers have admitted they often bounce ideas off of each other they didn’t create all films together. About half of the films were made completely seperately. For the other half one brother supported the other in one way or another.
Interview: Dave Christiano from Cross Country Racing Movie “Remember the Goal” on MovieMom.com
5. Rich discovered David A.R. White
David A.R. White grew up to be one of the most famous people in the Christian film industry. At the age of 21 he had played a handful of roles like ‘Pizza Delivery Guy’. But Rich Christiano cast him in the lead role in Second Glance. David A.R. White also acted in Rich’s End of the Harvest.
Dave Christiano has explained that the film is based on his own first love. He also addressed that he hopes to offer some help to people going through a divorce initiated by a spouse like he did.
7. Dave produced the first ever Prime Time Christian dramatic TV series
In 2007 7th Street Theater premiered on TBN, the world’s largest Faith-based Television Network. He worked on it for a total of 9 years, creating 64 episodes.
Check out different films by the Christiano Brothers in our film selection.