I’ve been so busy marketing our movie, I realized I’d forgotten to post. LOL! I’m excited to be teaching Marketing for Movies at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival in Buffalo, New York this weekend. I’ll be teaching fellow filmmakers how to brand and market their movies from the beginning using free and cheap tips and tricks we’ve learned in our decade or so of making movies.

The Great Lakes Christian Film Festival is part of our Summer of ’67 movie tour. We make it a point to tour with each of our movies.

With Flowers for Fannie, we did a Christian bookstore tour the week before the DVD release. We covered a three-state area, introducing ourselves to the managers and giving them a complimentary copy for their employees to watch. In some cases, they weren’t already planning to carry the movie but added it after meeting us.

With The Good Book, we did a film festival tour followed by a bookstore tour.

Providence was a theatrical tour followed by film festivals and screenings.

Now, with Summer of ’67, we’re doing our biggest tour yet. Five months of theatrical releases, film festivals, church and community screenings, veteran reunion, and more. We’ve found that being there, meeting people face to face contributes greatly to their involvement with the movie. Audiences love to hear those little behind the scenes stories that provide a greater appreciation for what they saw on screen. They love to pose for pictures and make a personal connection. They also like to buy DVDs both current and older ones once they “know” the filmmakers.

If you’re in the Buffalo area this weekend, we’d love to have you join us for my workshop at 4:00 on Saturday and our movie screening at 4:00 on Sunday. I’ll also be part of a filmmaker panel discussion at 2:00 on Saturday. Hope to see you there!

 

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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