Sarah on the Streets

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Who would have thought such a beautiful young woman could pull off a bag lady role so effectively? But actress Amanda Pentecost did an amazing job of truly capturing the essence of homelessness in her portrayal of Sarah. 

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In our Sarah on the Streets day of filming, Sarah encountered a mix of reactions from others. She was made fun of my our Giggly Girls (Emma and Abby Vance and Morgan Armond).

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She was befriended by our Caring Girl (Emily Knapp).

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And given a look of disgust from Madi Andres.

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Daniel and Family

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Evan Fielding is a lucky boy. As Daniel, he got to play with matches, catch the family home on fire, run away from home, hang out with homeless folks and get arrested.

Evan’s movie family quickly bonded on the set and during their filming breaks enjoyed frisbee in the backyard, funny face contests, and hat fashion shows. 

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While waiting for the house to fill up with smoke, Mom and Dad (Lee Ann Maloney and Donnie Hall) taught the children (Evan and Hayden Barnes) the Gilligan’s Island song. 

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The Springfield Fire Department was on hand to provide their touch to the house fire scenes.

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Friends, Family, and Fire. All in a day’s work.

 

 

Alex and Marion Scenes

Alex (BK Bomar) is the public defender and Marion (Apolonia Davalos) is his wife. Together they suffer unspeakable suffering but are brought hope by the tiny New Testament. 

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Little Jaxen loved the camera!

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Teen mom Abbie (Amelia Mann) with Marion and photographer friend (A. Michelle Harleston).

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Old acting friends reunited on set – BK Bomar, A. Michelle Harleston, and David G. Baker.

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P.A. Mandi Lyn Toan. Mandi is also involved in numerous other faith-based films including Right to Believe, The Gospel Writer’s Autographs, and The Tomorrow Saga.

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Flowers for Fannie actress Patricia Binkley joins the cast for the funeral scene. Other actors include Wayne Tolbert, Donnie Clark, Karen Greer, Wanda Palmer, and Rebecca Ford.

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Alex and Marion find hope in The Good Book.

Bikers and Youth Visit the Homeless

Saturday, September 14 was the filming day for our homeless camp scenes. Our friend Burr Mathews provided the beautiful property and around 50 cast and crew members worked together for a full day of filming fun.

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Youth group member Tiffany Jordan shares a Bible with Michael Hunt.

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Actor J. Brian Hillman gives a powerful performance as a homeless man.

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Erin Thorne and Carly Clo pose during a break.

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Torry Martin plays Esau and Evan Fielding is Daniel. Together they form an unlikely friendship. In the background is Jayla Palmer.

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Street Preacher (Danny Ramsey) brings food to the homeless.

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A biker group from Lafayette, Tennessee came for the biker church scene.

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We make a point to pray at the beginning of each filming day and whenever new actors join the set.

The Good Book Movie Workshop and Filming – By Olivia Wright

Originally posted on faithflixfilms:

I’m excited to have as a guest blogger one of our teen actresses from The Good Book. Olivia Wright is an amazing young lady who is not only a talented actress but also an enterprising philanthropist with a heart that cries out for the hurting souls around her. When she was only 12-years-old, she founded Tennessee H.U.G.S., an organization to provide shoes for needy children in the U.S. In this blog she shares about her experiences at our acting workshop with Jenn Gotzon and the filming of the church scenes. 

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In my young life, I have been blessed to get to attend many acting workshops, as well as be in quite a few movies. This past weekend was one of the best of my life because of two very new experiences.  First, I was chosen to be in the first evangelical silent movie ever!  How cool is that? …

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Labor Day Weekend Filming

What an amazing time we had this weekend, not just of filming, but of fellowshipping, and forming new friendships that will last a lifetime. I felt like the entire weekend was a combination revival meeting/family reunion. God’s hand is definitely at work in the lives of all who are involved in this project. Words will never be adequate to express all that went on, but here are some photos to help provide a glimpse into the wonderful weekend. 

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Jenn Gotzon may be a Hollywood star, but she is without a doubt the most down to earth, gracious, kindest young woman you’d ever want to meet. She just made herself at home, helping with the dishes, cleaning up, serving wherever she saw a need.

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We kicked off the weekend with an acting workshop led by Jenn. Right at 100 of our actors attended the workshop.

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Jenn signed autographs and posed for pictures with all the actors.

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After lunch we headed to the First Presbyterian Church for the scenes with Ruth (Jenn Gotzon) and Sarah (Amanda Pentecost).

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We did a lot of eating this weekend.

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After filming, the cast and crew hung out at the house and played a rousing game of UNO.

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Ruth’s family. Robert Baker Jr. who was supposed to play Ruth’s husband got sick, but Rick Wells graciously jumped in and filled the role, doing a great job.

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Filming the job interview scene.

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New pals, Richard Wilson and Brandon Oliver. Richard came from Japan to play the role of the preacher. Brandon played the role of Sarah’s employer. This is Brandon’s third film with us.

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Our good friend Bill Goodman opened up his law office for us to film the office scenes.

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Filming ended with the diner scenes at the Greek Style Gyro restaurant. Jenn was reunited with friends from other projects including Alone Yet Not Alone actress Joanie Stewart and Mandi Lyn Toan and Donna Botts from a Sean Guerrero music video.