Marketing for Movies at Great Lakes Christian Film Festival

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…

Why Filmmakers Need Film Festivals

Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival

If you've got a big budget movie with stars and studio backing, film festivals are probably a waste of your time. But if you're a small indie film struggling to get noticed, film festivals can be the ticket to getting the attention and validation you need. When we made The Good Book, we were in…

Filmmaker

On December 8, 1990 a communications major with a desire to make movies married a schoolteacher with a passion for writing and directing drama. A decade later, we combined our unique talents and produced our first Mainstreet Productions feature film. Our motion pictures have screened in theaters across the country, aired on countless television networks…

Summer of ’67 Takes Nashville By Storm

Regal Hollywood Stadium 27 in Nashville Summer of '67 red carpet premiere

Wow! I am overwhelmed by the response we've had so far to our Summer of '67 theatrical release this weekend. We poured ourselves into this project, giving it everything we had to give, but not sure how the world would receive it. We hoped people would like it. We hoped they'd come see it. We…

Summer of ’67 – Countdown to Release

This Friday, June 29, Summer of '67 releases to the world.  While we've had influencers and reviewers prescreening the movie, and we made our festival premiere last weekend at the Mid Tenn Film Fest, this weekend kicks off our theatrical release, the first opportunity for mainstream audiences to catch our film.  The excitement level is…

Summer of ’67 Hits Home With Wife of Vietnam Veteran

Releasing a movie is a scary thing. For months, years even, you've poured your heart and soul into this project, and then when it gets time to release it to the world, you worry about the response. Will they love it? Will they hate it? Will they get it? Today I was blessed to hear…

Military Memories – With Summer of ’67 Actor Dean Phillippi

As we count down to the June 29 release of Summer of '67, we're celebrating Military Appreciation Month by sharing  memories from men and women who have sacrificed much for our country. Today we have a special memory from Dean Phillippi, a Vietnam Veteran who plays the role of a Navy Officer in Summer of…

Summer of ’67 Military Memories

Summer of '67 is a Vietnam War love story based on real events. My dad was aboard the USS Forrestal when it caught fire on July 29, 1967. Growing up, I heard the stories and wondered what it must have been like for those sweethearts, wives, and moms as they watched the news but had…

Summer of ’67 Theatrical Release

It is with great excitement that I announce that we have a release date for Summer of '67! On June 29 Summer of '67 will officially release at Regal Hollywood Stadium 27 in Nashville, Tennessee. It will screen for a full week. If it does well, it can continue for another week. And it will…

Summer of ’67 Trailer Release

We made the decision to release the Summer of '67 movie trailer on Facebook at midnight on New Year's Eve. We thought it would be a fun way to promote it, but had no idea whether it would work or not. Would people take time away from their parties to stop and watch a trailer?…