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?…

Summer of ’67 Trailer Release Party

It's been a busy week in the Wilharm and Herd houses. In addition to all the fun and excitement of the holidays, we've been actively preparing for the world premiere of the Summer of '67 movie trailer. It takes place on the Summer of '67 Facebook page at the stroke of midnight so it can…

A Story Behind the Story

Praying on set of Summer of '67

We started praying for Summer of '67 last summer while we were still in the early stages of scriptwriting. In August we created a Facebook prayer group of a hundred individuals specifically praying for the movie.  At the time, we had no idea how vital the group would prove to be. Casting is one of…

Summer of ’67 – It’s a Wrap!

Filming Summer of '67 movie

Yesterday was our final day of filming Summer of '67. It's a bittersweet time as we say goodbye to all the wonderful friends we've made on the first leg of our journey. We were blessed with the most amazingly talented cast and crew who each made their own unique contributions to Summer of '67 to make…

Summer of ’67 – Filming Week 4

Behind the scenes filming Summer of '67 movie

Wow! What a week we've had with a wedding, family dinner, baby shower, two funerals, and a few other scenes thrown in for good measure. The week began on Sunday afternoon with a quick  Vietnam  scene (shot in a bamboo patch in Cedar Hill, Tennessee) Wednesday was a wedding and a family dinner. Thursday was…

Summer of ’67 – Filming Week Three

Bethany Davenport and Christopher Dalton in Summer of '67 movie

After a short breather, we kicked off week three with a Kate day (Bethany Davenport). We started with her and Van (Sam Brooks) at the Pleasant View Village Diner in Pleasant View, Tennessee. Actors poured in from Missouri and across Tennessee to participate in this powerful scene. We continued to Cedar Hill, Tennessee for her…

Summer of ’67 – Filming Week Two

Behind the scenes hippies filming Summer of '67 movie

Each filming day is different. Some are simple with one location, a handful of actors, and basic blocking. Other days, well, not so simple. This week was a series of not so simple days, each with their own challenge. Our schedule for the first day this week included an outdoor graduation scene, a church scene, and…