Daniel Roebuck is one of Hollywood’s most familiar faces. Through the years I’ve watched him on many of my favorite classic tv shows like Matlock, Lois and Clark, Love Boat, King of Queens, Early Edition, Nash Bridges… The list goes on and on.  Now I can’t wait to watch him on the big screen.

Daniel wrote, directed, and starred in Getting Grace, a comedy about cancer. Sounds a little unusual, but we got the privilege of meeting with Daniel at NRB convention and talking with him about Getting Grace.

In Getting Grace, Roebuck portrays a small-town mortician whose world is rocked by a rambunctious teenaged girl dying of cancer, as she plans for her departure and impacts the lives of those who will survive her. Newcomer Madelyn Dundon plays the title character of Grace; Marsha Dietlen (LITTLE CHILDREN, NEWLYWEDS) plays Grace’s mother, Venus; Duane Whitaker (PULP FICTION, HALLOWEEN II) plays Reverend Osbourne, and Dana Ashbrook (TWIN PEAKS) plays the successful and handsome author who challenges Roebuck’s character (Bill) in a duel for the romantic attentions of the lovely Venus.

Getting Grace premiered in September at the Northeast Film Festival in Teaneck, New Jersey, where it won Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actress (Madelyn Dundon) and the Audience Choice awards. The film was also exhibited in competition in October at the Adirondack Film Festival, where it won the coveted ”Best of the Best” Audience Award.

The response to the movie so far has been that you’ll laugh, then you’ll cry, then you’ll laugh again. The reviews on IMDb are already raving about it, with each reviewer giving it a 10/10. In our interview, Daniel shares the inspiration behind the story and the movie title.

As  filmmaker, I love the approach that Mr. Roebuck is using with his movie. The official release date is March 23, but from March 4-17, he and his cast mates will be traveling to select theaters for red carpet sneak peek screenings. One of those screenings is in Nashville on March 16, and I can’t wait to attend. Other sneak peek theaters include Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Roanoke, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Atlanta, but hurry and check it out since the tour starts tomorrow!

Grace (Madelyn Dundon), a teenage girl dying of cancer, crashes a funeral home to find out what will happen to her after she dies, but ends up teaching the awkward funeral director, Bill Jankowski (Daniel Roebuck) how to celebrate life.

Social Corner:

Getting Grace Movie Website

Getting Grace on Facebook

Getting Grace on Twitter

Daniel Roebuck Website

Daniel Roebuck on Facebook

Daniel Roebuck on Twitter

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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