We recently discovered Tubi, a free streaming platform. Our distributor has been talking about how it’s the hottest platform, so we checked it out. So glad we did, as it’s full of all kinds of movies and shows, and it’s completely free. You don’t even have to register or sign up. Just find the app on your tv and pick your movie.

We watched Thy Neighbor, which just released this week, and wow! It’s a Christian suspense thriller that’s won like every award there is to win in both secular and Christian film festivals, and now we know why. It is truly unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Thy Neighbor is the story of a young Christian author who gets a job as pastor in a small-town Midwestern church. It appears to be the perfect life until he meets the creepy next door neighbor and begins to fear for his family’s life.

What I love about this movie is the authenticity. These are all flawed characters. The pastor and his wife are good hearted people with great intentions, but they are far from perfect. And the neighbor, well, the neighbor will give you nightmares.

The casting was perfect. Nathan Clarkson reminds me of many young pastors I know. Jessica Koloian is sweet and innocent as a young pastor’s wife should be. And Dave Payton as the neighbor is nothing short of brilliant.

Writer/Director George A. Johnson has written a story that speaks to audiences wherever they’re at. It’s about a preacher, yet it’s not preachy. It’s a storyline that anyone can relate to. It’s a message we all need to remember. It will keep you glued to your seat and will keep you thinking long after the movie ends.

Kudos to director George A. Johnson, cast and crew. Job well done!

Social Corner:

Thy Neighbor website

Thy Neighbor on Facebook

Thy Neighbor on Tubi

Thy Neighbor on IMDb

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.

6 comments

  1. Thanks, Sharon. I am out of the habit of watching television & mostly watch YouTube… but did find TUBI. I will have to watch Thy Neighbor soon. In the meantime, the kids are watching a new-to-them cartoon. It’s doubtful I would have checked out the channel.

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    1. Cindy, I know. If our distributor hadn’t raved about it so much, I would have had no idea. But it really is a great platform. So many choices. And the best thing is it’s free to watch, yet filmmakers still get paid. It’s a win-win for everyone.

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