Filmmaking is like a roller coaster ride at an amusement park. You begin by watching from a distance and wondering if you’re brave enough to do it yourself. Then, once you work up your courage, you hop aboard, wait for others to join you, buckle up, then brace yourself as you climb to the heavens and plummet to the depths. It’s a wild ride that will leave you terrified, exhausted, but at the same time, begging for more.

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We spent the past month focused on gathering our team. We sorted through hundreds of submissions, prayed over each role, and determined who was the best fit for each role. It’s so much more than just selecting the best actors. It’s a matter of choosing the best overall cast, which means picking actors who will work well together, who don’t look the same, who can pass as couples, as families, who are the right height (is he taller than her, but not too much?), and most importantly, who are passionate about this particular project.  While we’re still lining up background actors, I’m excited to report that principal casting is complete, and we have an amazing cast! It’s a mix of familiar faces and emerging talent, all incredibly gifted in what they do.

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Now that casting’s complete, the real work begins – getting ready for filming. Since this is a historic story, it means period correct costumes, sets, and vehicles, so that’s what we’re working on now. We’ve actually been acquiring items for months, but now the race is on to get everything else we need in the short time we have left. The house is overrun with clothes, props, and furniture, and a VW bus has made its way to our driveway.

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So that’s where we are. Stay tuned for more updates as we embark on this filmmaking adventure.

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About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. 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. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.


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