T.C. Johnstone made his first feature film in 1998 with 120  Young Life kids from Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  He wanted to use film to build relationships and tell stories of redemption.  After 10 years of as an independent filmmaker he created Gratis 7 Media Group to do just that.

T.C.  worked  in Los Angles as a director of photography and soon after moved to Orange Country California to direct and produce a 2 year documentary project with Author Pastor Rick Warren. It was during that time he gains a passion for world issues and a priceless eduction in leadership and business.

In 2007 T.C. founded Gratis 7 Media Group to produce film focused on 5 strategic topics.  Promoting reconciliation, servant leadership, soverty, healthcare, and eduction.  The goal was to inspire audiences with great entertainment and inspire audiences to move from consumer to participant in the needs around the world.