Summary –

Foreclosed follows a family struggling in this very tough current economy. As they lose everything, they learn valuable lessons including how to be content and have faith no matter what life brings. 


Review – 

I’ve been hearing much buzz about this movie and have heard only positive reviews, so I was anxious to see it for myself. At a mere 18 minutes, the film packs quite a lot of story in a short period of time and is an easy watch even for busy folks. 



We’re currently in the process of producing a silent feature, so the film’s opening immediately caught my attention. Writer/director Michael Gier introduces the story and covers the passage of time in a three minute montage without any dialogue. I appreciated how he was able to compress the substance of the story in just a few well planned scenes that showed the progression from young couple buying their dream home to couple with children struggling to survive.


The acting in Foreclosed is top notch. Zia Domic in particular does a great job of portraying a woman desperate to save her house and her dreams. I also enjoyed the comic relief of David Bickford playing the pushy realtor. 

Composer Paul Sumares provides a musical score throughout the film that is a perfect match for the story. 

The movie has a distinct Christian worldview but is not overtly religious. It’s ideal for churches to use as a launching pad for Bible studies or sermon series on finances or contentment. It would be equally appealing, however, for a secular audience dealing with financial struggles. 



Foreclosed is powerful movie ideal for families struggling to find contentment in challenging circumstances. 


About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a women’s ministry leader, popular media guest, and award-winning female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. Her filmmaking efforts have been recognized with dozens of accolades including the AFA “Shibboleth Award for Visionary Leadership in the Field of Christian Film Making”, four prestigious ICVM Crown Awards including Bronze “Best Picture”, a finalist in the Christian Retailing’s Best Awards and dozens of “Best Writer”, “Best Director” and “Best of Fest” festival awards. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture.


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