Summer of '67 behind the scenes filming, actors Cameron Gilliam, Rachel Schrey

How to Add Authenticity to Your Period Film

I love period films! They take us back in time, reminding us of our personal past or introducing us to worlds we’ve never experienced. Period films can connect with audiences in a way that contemporary movies can’t.

How a First Time Director Landed a Distribution Deal – With Brad Podowski

Almost every week I get a request from a filmmaker who’s seeking distribution and isn’t sure what to do. While there are plenty of articles on the subject, oftentimes, it just helps to hear from someone else who’s been there and done that. So here’s Brad Podowski’s story.

Praying on set of Summer of '67

A Story Behind the Story

We started praying for Summer of ’67 last summer while we were still in the early stages of scriptwriting. In August we created a Facebook prayer group of a hundred individuals specifically praying for the movie.  At the time, we had no idea how vital the group would prove to be.

Filming Summer of '67 movie

Summer of ’67 – It’s a Wrap!

Yesterday was our final day of filming Summer of ’67. It’s a bittersweet time as we say goodbye to all the wonderful friends we’ve made on the first leg of our journey. We were blessed with the most amazingly talented cast and crew who each made their own unique contributions to Summer of ’67 to make it the very best we could hope for.

Behind the scenes filming Summer of '67 movie

Summer of ’67 – Filming Week 4

Wow! What a week we’ve had with a wedding, family dinner, baby shower, two funerals, and a few other scenes thrown in for good measure.

The week began on Sunday afternoon with a quick  Vietnam  scene (shot in a bamboo patch in Cedar Hill, Tennessee)

Bethany Davenport and Christopher Dalton in Summer of '67 movie

Summer of ’67 – Filming Week Three

After a short breather, we kicked off week three with a Kate day (Bethany Davenport). We started with her and Van (Sam Brooks) at the Pleasant View Village Diner in Pleasant View, Tennessee. Actors poured in from Missouri and across Tennessee to participate in this powerful scene.

Behind the scenes hippies filming Summer of '67 movie

Summer of ’67 – Filming Week Two

Each filming day is different. Some are simple with one location, a handful of actors, and basic blocking. Other days, well, not so simple. This week was a series of not so simple days, each with their own challenge.

Behind the scenes filming Summer of '67 movie

Summer of ’67 Filming Day Three

There are days when everything falls into place and filming goes flawlessly. Day three was not one of those days. If it could go wrong, it did, but through it all, our cast and crew had great attitudes and we found ways to laugh through the storms.

Actors Rachel Schrey and Cameron Gilliam pose between takes in front of The Catfish House in Springfield Tennessee

Summer of ’67 Filming Day Two

Our second day of filming was a light day with just three fun scenes – a restaurant scene (complete with accordion player) and two phone call scenes. We’re thankful for The Catfish House and the City of Springfield, Tennessee for allowing us to film in their perfect locations.

Bethany Davenport and Jennifer Whitus Behind the scenes filming Summer of '67 movie

Summer of ’67 – The Filming Begins

I’ve been off the grid a bit as we’ve been immersed in pre-production craziness. But today was Day One of filming and it was such a wonderful experience, I can’t wait to give you a glimpse into our day.