Hi! Welcome to my website. I’m Sharon Wilharm, a storyteller striving to impact lives through my films, my blog, and my speaking.

Growing up, I loved reading, writing, and drama. I dreamed of writing books and entertaining crowds of people. I thought I might go into ministry, be a missionary, a children’s minister, or a pastor’s wife. But God had other plans. He paired me up with a communications major who wanted to make movies, and a decade after saying “I do”, we combined our unique talents and produced our first Mainstreet Productions feature film. Since then, we’ve gone on to make six more movies.

Our motion pictures have screened in theaters across the country, aired on countless television networks and sold across the globe.  Our filmmaking efforts have been recognized with dozens of accolades including the “Shibboleth Award for Visionary Leadership in the Field of Christian Film Making” and four ICVM Crown Awards including Silver “Best Picture”. At some point, I realized that movies had become my ministry. My movies have gone places I’ll never go, reached people I’ll never meet, and impacted lives in ways I’d never know.

I’m thankful for the experiences we’ve had making movies and sharing them with audiences, but now we’re winding up our filmmaking and moving on to the next phase of our lives. After years of living and breathing movies, I’m excited to now return to my roots.  I’m passing on the baton to the next generation of filmmakers and creatives, and I’m devoting my time to novel writing, blogging, and speaking.

We spent 2018 traveling around the country as part of our movie tour, and in addition to teaching filmmaking at film events, I began taking my film experience and using it to help novelists and other writers. I also had the opportunity to share my film stories at church and community events.  I look forward to more speaking engagements in the coming year.

If you’re an event planner looking for a speaker at your next film, writing, church, or community event, drop me a line! I’d love to entertain, inspire, and educate your audience!

Films

As a female filmmaker, I tell stories from a female perspective. Each of these stories embrace the challenges and struggles of being a woman.

Ms. Sharon Wilharm is an inspiring woman who shines God’s love! I absolutely love what she shared, it was founded in truth and very encouraging!

Crimson Rose Sugg – Filmmaker

I first met Sharon in the summer of 2018 when we were both speakers at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival. Sharon was there to discuss promotion and marketing of films, but her insight, knowledge and experience could be utilized not just for film, but for any product or service.

DonnaMarie Vaughan – Screenwriter

Our church was so thrilled for Sharon & Fred Wilharm to come and speak, as well as show their latest film, Summer of ’67. Not only was her story moving, we were so grateful the way the film raised conversation and brought people of all ages together. We were brought to both tears and laughter, and I hope we can have them back sometime!

Meghan Weyerbacher – Author of Organic Love

Sharon Wilharm wows an audience, and they can’t help but be drawn in. The ways she teaches…the stories, the visuals—worth hearing and seeing!

Hannah Conway – Best Selling Author

Sharon is so encouraging. As she presented her amazing life story, her words were stirring and uplifting. How God’s plan prevailed, unfolding in her life story, was presented as comfortably as “the girl next door”—but what an awesome neighbor! Sharon’s easy and comfortable style in communicating with an audience, made an entertaining informative session. And her beauty shines like Light from within.

Pamela Randolph – Christian Women in Media

Blog posts

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