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Heaven Bound – Movie Review

Christian comedy is a risky endeavor. So often, the comedy either falls flat, or it leans towards the sacrilegious. Heaven Bound joins the ranks of the select few which are spiritually sound yet wildly hilarious. Heaven Bound is the story of Ted and Josie, a picture perfect couple. Ted is a successful dog food marketer…

The Pilgrim’s Progress – Review and Giveaway

Easter will be here before we know it, and kicking off Easter weekend this year is a great Christian movie perfect for family viewing. The Pilgrim's Progress releases to theaters April 18-19 which is Thursday and Friday before Easter, so a perfect activity for Good Friday. https://youtu.be/04WXlAcOtS0 As you can tell from the trailer, The…

Unplanned – Movie Review

I've been following Unplanned since it was first announced. When I learned the behind the scenes story of actress Ashley Bratcher,  I knew I had to see it. I was especially excited because two of the Unplanned actors are actors from our movies. Robert Thomason, who was Graduation Speaker in Summer of '67, is Abby…

Michelle Layer Rahal – Author, Educator, Reporter, Musician

Michelle Layer Rahal and Minh Phuong Towner

I love attending industry events like National Religious Broadcasters Convention and International Christian Retail Show because of the great connections we make. Michelle Layer Rahal is one of those connections. Michelle is a former radio news reporter and published educator. She and her husband make beautiful music together as long-time members of a Christian band…

Robert Thomason – Actor

When Robert Thomason gave his speech as the Graduation Speaker in Summer of '67, he had the undivided attention of every individual on set. The chaos and commotion from moments before were forgotten as he launched into his speech. By the time he finished, many of the actors were in tears, even though the camera…

Candy Beard – Female Filmmaker

Candy Beard

The faith-based world can be a pretty small community, especially for filmmakers who film in neighboring states. The same actors work on films in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. I first learned of Candy Beard from actors who were working on one of our films and had worked on hers in the past. Then I met…

Eat Live Thrive Diet – Book Review

Eat Live Thrive Diet

When I got the invitation to be a part of the launch team for Eat Live Thrive Diet: A Lifestyle Plan to Rev Up Your Midlife Metabolism, I got excited. Yes, please! The bold print on the back cover enticed me, "Turn Back the Scale and The Clock With This Inspiring Lifestyle Plan." What more…

The Least of These – Book Review

Last month we got together with a group of friends and watched Priceless. After the movie ended, we sat in silence for awhile trying to comprehend it all. What followed was a discussion of sex trafficking and what could be done to stop it. Since then, we've been sharing articles and resources on the subject.…

The Pilgrim’s Progress – Giveaway

Coming to theaters Easter weekend

Years ago when I taught children's church I fell in love with The Land of Far-Beyond,  a children's version of Pilgrim's Progress written by Enid Blyton. I read a chapter or two of the book each week and the children all enjoyed it as much as I did. Later, I decided to read the original…

Interview with Sharon Wilharm

Thanks to National Association of Film Critics for the great interview. We got to talk about my filmmaking background, my directing style, our experience with AMC Independent, and more.

National Association of Film Critics

What inspired you to get into filmmaking?

I never intended to be a filmmaker. I was a bookworm and never even really watched movies. But my husband had a broadcast communications degree and ten years into our marriage decided he was going to make a documentary about the history of the small town we’d moved to. Somehow that documentary morphed into a narrative feature with me writing the script, directing it, and starring in it. I had no clue what I was doing and hated it. But ten years later, he convinced me to do another movie. We ended up doing seven movies, and at some point, I decided if this was what God had us doing, the least I could do was to learn how to become a better screenwriter and filmmaker.

What filmmakers would you say were your greatest sources of inspiration and who had the greatest influence…

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