Release Date: 2018
Writer: Sharon Wilharm
Director: Sharon Wilharm
Producer: Fred Wilharm
Stars: Rachel Schrey, Bethany Davenport, Sharonne Lanier, Cameron Gilliam, Christopher Dalton, Jerrold Edwards, Sam Brooks, Mimi Sagadin
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Based on real life events, Summer of ’67  brings to life the turbulent times of the sixties and the struggles faced by the men and women impacted by the Vietnam War. Young wife and mother Milly (Rachel Schrey) is forced to live with her mother-in-law (Mimi Sagadin) while her husband Gerald (Cameron Gilliam) is away on the USS Forrestal. Kate (Bethany Davenport) must choose between Peter (Christopher Dalton) her high school sweetheart and Van (Sam Brooks) her new hippie boyfriend. Ruby Mae (Sharonne Lanier) finally finds true love with Reggie (Jerrold Edwards) only to have him whisked away by the draft. Each woman faces the question of whether or not their man will return, and even if he does, will life as they know it ever be the same?

Summer of ’67 is based in part on writer/director Sharon Wilharm’s parents. Her dad was aboard the USS Forrestal when it caught fire on July 29, 1967. She grew up listening to her parents talking about the Vietnam War, and wanted to pass along to younger generations the experiences and sacrifices made by the men and women of the 1960’s.

Film Festival Accolades

“Best Picture – Feature” Hollywood Divine International Film Festival 2018

“Best Lead Actress – Bethany Davenport” Hollywood Divine International Film Festival 2018

“Best Supporting Actress – Rachel Schrey” Hollywood Divine International Film Festival 2018

“Best Cinematograhy” Hollywood Divine International Film Festival 2018

“Best Music Score” Hollywood Divine International Film Festival 2018

​”Best Feature”  James Bond III Film Festival Christian Edition

“Best Lead Actress – Rachel Schrey” James Bond III Film Festival Christian Edition

​”Best Supporting Actor – Jerrold Edwards” James Bond III Film Festival Christian Edition

“Best Supporting Actress – Mimi Sagadin” James Bond III Film Festival Christian Edition

​”Best Set Design” James Bond III Film Festival Christian Edition

​”Best Costumes” James Bond III Film Festival Christian Edition

​”Best Soundtrack” Mid Tenn Film Fest 2018

“Best Lead Actress – Rachel Schrey” Mid Tenn Film Fest 2018

“Best Supporting Actress – Sharonne Lanier” Mid Tenn Film Fest 2018

“Best Director – Feature” – Peak City International Film Festival 2018

“Finalist” ICVM Crown Awards 2018

“Best Writer” Great Lakes Christian Film Festival 2018

“Best Production Design” Great Lakes Christian Film Festival 2018

“Best Lighting” Great Lakes Christian Film Festival 2018

“Nominee – Best Director” James Bond III Film Festival Christian Edition

​”Nominee – Best Lead Actress – Bethany Davenport” James Bond III Film Festival Christian Edition

“Nominee – Best Supporting Actor – Cameron Gilliam” James Bond III Film Festival Christian Edition

​”Nominee – Bet Supporting Actress – Sharonne Lanier” James Bond III Film Festival Christian Edition

“Nominee – Best Director – Feature” Hollywood Divine International Film Festival 2018

“Nominee – Best Supporting Actress – Sharonne Lanier” Hollywood Divine International Film Festival 2018

“Nominee – Best Supporting Actor – Jerrold Edwards” Hollywood Divine International Film Festival 2018

“Nominee – Most Inspirational Feature” Hollywood Divine International Film Festival 2018

“Best Producers – Feature” Great Lakes Christian Film Festival 2018

“Nominee – Best Feature” Great Lakes Chrisitan Film Festival 2018

“Nominee – Best Director” Great Lakes Christian Film Festival 2018

“Finalist – Best Actress – Feature” Great Lakes Christian Film Festival 2018

“Nominee – Best Sound” Great Lakes Christian Film Festival 2018

“Finalist – Best Cinematography – Feature” Great Lakes Christian Film Festival 2018

“Official Selection” Lanett City Film Festival 2018

“Official Selection” Franklin International Independent Film Festival 2018

“Official Selection” GlennFest Film Festival 2018

“Official Selection” Bedias, Texas, Christian Film Festival 2018

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