After each movie I always say that’s it. No more movies. And I mean it. I honestly thought Providence was our last movie. It screened in AMC theaters in L.A., Times Square, and my hometown of Destin, Florida. It exceeded our grandest expectations with countless awards and positive reviews. How could we possibly top that? Why even try?
But last summer God began nudging us and letting us know that we weren’t through yet. He’d taken our little faith-based silent love story and used it to speak to audiences. Now it was time for a more traditional movie with dialogue. So for the past eight months, I’ve been working on the script. It’s a work in progress, but we are now at the point where we’re ready to begin casting.
Summer of 67 is definitely our most ambitious project ever. It is based on true events and incorporates my love of history with my love of romance. The cornerstone of the movie is the fire that took place on the USS Forrestal in July 1967. My father was on the carrier when I was a baby. He survived, but I’ve always wondered what my life would have been like had he been one of the 134 men who were killed that day. I’ve also wondered what it was like for my mother and those other women who anxiously waited for their husbands and boyfriends to return. This story explores that thought, showing the impact of the war on the women left behind. My goal is to bring to life that time period in our country’s history and to honor those men and women who sacrificed so much and got so little in return.
I invite you to join us in bringing this story to life. To learn more and to submit as cast, click HERE for all the details.