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…

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 – An Answer to Prayer

Three weeks from today Providence movie will release to select AMC theaters across the country. One of those is the AMC Empire 25 located at Times Square. On opening night several of the actors will be in attendance there, including lead actor Rich Swingle. Here's his inspiring story of how that night will be an…

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…

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…

Rich Swingle – Actor

Rich Swingle in an incredibly prolific actor who's performed or taught in 27 countries and in hundreds of venues. He's best known for his one-man performances but has quickly amassed an impressive 17  film credits including Indescribable, The Screenwriters, In His Steps, Pawn's Move, Polycarp, and Beyond the Mask.  When did you first discover a…

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