Each filming day is different. Some are simple with one location, a handful of actors, and basic blocking. Other days, well, not so simple. This week was a series of not so simple days, each with their own challenge.

Our schedule for the first day this week included an outdoor graduation scene, a church scene, and a family at home scene. Any time you’re dealing with large crowds, regardless of the other factors, everything gets exponentially more difficult. The biggest challenge facing the graduation scene, however, was the weather. Despite prayers for radiant sunshine, God delivered a downpour. Fortunately Trenton Baptist Church, where we were filming the church scene, was right across the street, and they graciously allowed us to film there for both scenes.

Behind the scenes filming Summer of '67 movie

Behind the scenes filming Summer of '67 movie
Women wait for their turn in makeup.
Brittany Herd with the assistance of Amelia Mann prepared spaghetti for the fifty plus cast and crew members.
Behind the scenes filming Summer of '67 movie
Aunt Thalia (Jesica Womack) with Tommy (Bodie Locke)

Day two this week took place in Bowling Green, Kentucky. We arrived on set at Reservoir Park to be greeted by Senator Mike Wilson welcoming us to their fair city.

Senator Mike Wilson with actresses Rachel Schrey and Bethany Davenport on set of Summer of '67 movie
Senator Mike Wilson with actresses Rachel Schrey and Bethany Davenport.

Next, the WBKO television crew showed up.

And  the BG Daily News covered us as well.

Behind the scenes filming Summer of '67 movie

Behind the scenes hippies filming Summer of '67 movie
The hippie crowd was a hit at the Memorial Day scene.
Behind the scenes filming Summer of '67 movie
Between scenes everyone enjoyed a barbecue lunch and actress Janet Reynolds-Bashline provided dessert.

The evening closed with the train scenes at the Historic Railpark and Train Museum.

Behind the scenes filming Summer of '67 movie

Actresses Bethany Davenport, Rachel Schrey, and Mimi Sagadin on set filming Summer of '67 movie

The final day of the film week was smaller scenes at home. We got to see the fun interaction between Milly (Rachel Schrey) and Joanna, her mother-in-law (Mimi Sagadin).

Actresses Rachel Schrey and Mimi Sagadin on set of Summer of '67 movie

Makeup and hair artist Jennifer Whitus gives her finishing touches.

Now it’s time to get reorganize the hundreds of costumes and props and prepare for this next week’s filming!

Summer of '67 behind the scenes, Vietnam War love story, indie movie, coming 2018, www.summerof67.com

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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