Episode 265: A Lifestyle of Radical Dependence w/ Paul Long and Brad Silverman

a poster for something extra featuring paul long and brad silverman

Join us this week as we share the transformational story of Kappa Studios, a major post-production house that once served some of the biggest filmmakers in Hollywood. That is, until, Kappa Founder, Paul Long and his business partner, Brad Silverman, felt the call to step away from the money and lean into their values. Today, they work on faith-centered shows and films such as The Chosen that have made an undeniable impact on the industry.


Paul Long: Paul is founder and President of KAPPA STUDIOS, Inc., a full-service production and post production facility in Burbank, CA. He has over 25 years of experience providing thousands of hours of film and television programming for the major cable channels, networks and studios, including Disney, Warner Bros., MGM, Sony, Columbia, Paramount, Fox, Universal, and Lionsgate. Paul is currently serving as lead producer on the faith/comedy feature, Selfie Dad: When a Comic Gets Serious About the Bible, set for theatrical release on June 12, 2020. KAPPA STUDIOS is a 15,000 sq. ft. facility in the heart of the Burbank media district with state-of-the-art resources and a veteran staff; a one-stop-shop for production and post production.

Paul was born in Hollywood, CA, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Karen. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.

Brad Silverman: Brad’s credits include two films written and directed for Lionsgate, one of which, Grace Unplugged, was named “best faith and family film of 2013” by Movieguide, Focus on the Family, and the Dove Foundation. Brad is also the recipient of Movieguide’s Epiphany Award, given to those responsible for the best wholesome, uplifting and inspiring movies and television programs. Currently, Brad is in post production on his latest writing/directorial feature film venture, Selfie Dad: When a Comic Gets Serious About the Bible.

A native of Los Angeles, Brad still makes his home in Southern California along with his bride and their four children.

Paul’s Something Extra: “Learning to say you are sorry, humbling yourself, and having radical dependence on God.”

Brad’s Something Extra: “It is not the extra, it is the foundation. It is all about Scripture and the Lord. Can we live truly by faith?”

Guest Links:

– Lisa Nichols, Host
– Jenny Heal, Executive Producer
– Joe Szynkowski, Marketing Support
– Kendall Brewer, Director of Leadership Programs
– Portside Media, Podcast Engineer