Summer of ’67 Movie Tour

When making a movie, we really have no idea where it will end up. We always start with a plan, but plans change. Things don't work out the way we thought they would. Events happen that lead us in a different direction. Our Summer of '67 Movie Tour is a perfect example of God leading…

Film Festival Advice From a Filmmaker’s Perspective

In the years that we've participated in film festivals, we've watched as many events have come and gone by the wayside. It's exciting to see new festivals pop up, but I worry that they won't be able to sustain themselves over the long haul. So it was exciting when Mark Den Blyker, director of Hollywood Divine…

Summer of ’67 Movie Tour – Great Lakes Christian Film Festival

Filmmakers who don't do film festivals or who submit but don't attend are missing out on a wonderful opportunity. We love going to film festivals, watching other movies, and meeting fellow filmmakers. Our weekend at Great Lakes Christian Film Festival was a blessed time. Every year we look forward to shopping at the 127 Yard…

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…

Film Festival Secrets – Do’s and Don’ts

As we get ready for GloryReelz Christian Film Festival this weekend, I can't help but think back to the GloryReelz festival two years ago.  It was the first festival that we attended and won. What a special moment that was, to be recognized as "Best Female Director" and then "Best Film". Since then, we've won…

A Man With a Mission – Filmmaker M. Legend Brown

Coming up in three weeks is the GloryReelz Christian Film Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It's a great festival with a great lineup of films. Today's interview with M. Legend Brown is the first of a series of interviews introducing some of the filmmaers and speakers festured at GloryReelz. We kick off with A Man Called…

Sharon Wilharm – Speaker

It is with great excitement today that I officially launch my new speaker's page. I debated over the best way to introduce it and finally determined to do it like I would do if it were anyone else, So for a rather unique approach, I am interviewing myself, asking the same questions I would ask…

Should I Make a Movie?

Filming The Good Book movie

The year 2006 was a turning point in Christian cinema history. With the release of “Facing the Giants” churches and individuals across the country decided that if Sherwood Baptist could make a movie, maybe they could too. Now, hundreds of faith-based films are produced each year, many by folks who’ve never before even handled a…