Lynn: Todd, what is it like being a Christian writer, producer, director in Hollywood?
Todd: Well, I don’t know what it’s like not to be. I have been since I was 20, and I have never felt put in a position that I was alienated because of my faith.
Lynn: Why do you think Christian films are not more successful on the big screen?
Todd: I don’t feel like I can comment on any of them because I haven’t seen them.
Lynn: Why don’t Christian actors come out of the closet so to speak with their faith?
Todd: Faith is a personal thing. People in Hollywood are good-hearted people. Remember, Jesus said, “Judge not lest ye be judged.”
Lynn: I saw Elf and just loved it. What message do you want people to get from the movie?
Todd: That there is a place in this world for everyone. Buddy, the elf, just wants to give and give. Even though he has things against him like he can’t do the elf job well, his father is on Santa’s naughty list, etc. - he remains an innocent. He continues to sow seeds of love. So this film says that there is power in finding your place in this world and love wins.
Lynn: What is next for Todd and the folks at A Guy Walks Into A Bar? I know you are working on Flash for the WB. What else is coming?
Todd: Yes, we are working on Flash, and we are working on a film about Vikings kind of like Braveheart but about Vikings for 20th Century Fox.