Movies for Women’s Ministry Movie Nights

It seems the women's ministry thing to do this time of year is to host a movie night. It makes perfect sense. The weather's yucky. Everyone's stuck inside. And movie nights are a fun way to get together with the girls. The problem comes when you try to find a movie to watch. So many…

When God Exceeds Our Expectations

Our God is an awesome God! When we first started working on Providence, we had pretty low expectations. We knew it was the story that God had called us to tell, but we thought it would be for a limited audience since it was just a simple little silent love story. Then we had an…

Rich Swingle – Stepping Out in Faith

Rich Swingle and Joyce Swingle at AMC Empire for Providence movie

Continuing with my articles that highlight films and folks from GloryReelz Christian Film Festival, I'm excited to talk with Rich Swingle about his roles in two of the featured films, The Messenger's Box and Providence.  When did you first discover a love for acting? I typically tell people in the fourth grade when I played…

International Christian Film Festival

With all the PROVIDENCE movie screenings we've got going on, we were unable to attend this year's International Christian Film Festival so Juli Tapken went in our place. Here's her guest blog about her experience.  If you are a newbie to film festivals like I am, the International Christian Film Festival is a great one…

Providence Theatrical Release – In Pictures

Providence movie released in seven cities on Friday, February 12. As part of the release, we had Q and A sessions at each of the theaters. It was a whirlwind of a weekend to say the least. The movie is still showing, but we're finally home and able to catch our breath long enough to…

Providence Movie Red Carpet Premiere

Providence Red Carpet Premiere at historic Frankiln Theatre

One of the highlights for a filmmaker is that moment when people see your film for the first time. All those many hours of work are put to the test as you anxiously wait to find out the audience reaction to your baby. Will they catch the humor? Will they feel the emotion? Will they…

Juli Tapken – Actress

We were blessed to have Juli Tapken play the leading role of Rachel in Providence. She truly brought to life Rachel's struggles as a single woman dealing with work, dating, and her relationship with her mother. She's transparent and real and her compassionate and sensitive spirit that shows up on screen is equally evident behind…

Providence Filming Day 8

Yesterday we filmed our last scenes with Young Rachel (Emily Knapp) and Grandma Rose (Patricia Binkley). After last weekend's jam packed filming days, it was a fairly relaxing day of family memories - Rachel's tea party with her dolls and animals, baking peanut butter cookies (which we forgot about and left in the oven to…

Providence Filming Days 5, 6, and 7

We're at the halfway mark now. We've filmed all the Adult Rachel and Adult Mitchell scenes, a few Teen Rachel scenes and a few Young Rachel scenes. It's been some pretty busy weekends made more complicated by the fact that I had a brilliant idea to tweak the script a bit and give it a…

Providence Filming Day 3

I'm a planner. I like to have everything planned perfectly far in advance. But sometimes inspiration hits, sometimes obstacles arise, and sometimes things just end up in a different direction than you originally planned. Thus, was Sunday. The original planned day was a traditional church service, a couple of scenes in the cemetery, and a…

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