Chronicles of Life Trials With Writer/Director Donna Dodge

Chronicles of Life Trials is a just completed feature film co-written and produced by Donna Dodge and Misty Lockheart. It stars Donna Douglas, Elly May Clampett from classic TV, The Beverly Hillbillies. Their inspiration to film was being on set with Clayton Miller of Visionary Pictures while shooting his first movie Sterling Secret of the Lost Medallion

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What is your filmmaking background?

We produced The Mirror Mirror Show and Blue Eyes Like Janeys in addition to this feature film.

Where did you get the idea for this movie?

The idea for Chronicles was inspired by the choices each of us face everyday. Whether right or wrong, there is always consequences to how we handle life. Be it joy or regret. Our choices not only matter to us, but to the ones we love and even to strangers.


Tell us a little about the movie.

Chronicles of Life Trials is a feature film about Monica and her grandmother Gree. Monica was a loving 16 year old that had a beautiful relationship with her grandmother. But as she turns eighteen, she falls into a lifestyle of partying. She grows distant from Gree by her guilt and deception. Gree prays for Monica to turn from the life she is in, and that truth, can be found when it’s least expected. Monica is embraced by truth through angels unaware. Guiding her and helping her to find her way back to love. Monica realizes that life is precious and that each of us can make a difference.

Our Vision was to enable families to watch a movie with clean values that the whole family could enjoy. We wanted to shoot the film with a powerful message that would reach the hearts and minds of everyone. To understand that our choices matter, In one scene, it shows that a little too much to drink by one individual may seem unimportant, and yet the parents who long to tuck their little girl in at night, carries a life long of suffering because she was killed by a drunk driver. That what we choose to do, can reach others more than we can possibly know.


How did you select your cast?

Our cast was selected from previous projects. We believe strongly in working with loyal cast. Donna Douglas was in the prior project of The Mirror Mirror Show. Misty Lockheart worked for years at theXY TV series with a talented cast like Charles Hess and was able to contact many of them to be cast for certain roles.


What was it like working with Donna Douglas?

Donna Douglas is a beautiful Christian actress with such talent and grace. Having her on set was a joy for everyone involved. The beauty in her heart shines in her face. She is quick witted and very character driven. Donna will be cast in future projects if she will once again grace us with her talents.

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What is your vision for Chronicles of Life Trials?

We are proud to have completed production of our film and will now seek distribution for Chronicles. It is our goal to find a family friendly faith-based distributor to help us reach the hearts of families across America.

Anything else?
Upon a distribution deal, we plan to seek Investors for our next film, Silent Tears.

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About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a popular media guest, award-winning female filmmaker, and women’s ministry leader, whose faith-based films have screened in theaters, festivals, and churches around the world, and on multiple television networks. Sharon has recently taken over as women's ministry director at her church. Her passion is to lead prayer retreats, engaging women of all ages to pray with each other, for each other, praying with expectation.

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