Summer of ’67 Trailer Release

We made the decision to release the Summer of ’67 movie trailer on Facebook at midnight on New Year’s Eve. We thought it would be a fun way to promote it, but had no idea whether it would work or not. Would people take time away from their parties to stop and watch a trailer? Would people stay up long enough to see it? Once people saw it, would they like it? Honestly, as a filmmaker you never know how people will respond. All you can do is throw it out there and see if it sticks. Well, I’m happy to say, it stuck!

In four days, it’s garnered 28,000 views, 240 shares, and 264 reactions, and the numbers continue to rise. All I can say is, Wow!

We’ve now added it to YouTube. In the event that you’ve  not yet seen it, or if you just want to watch it again, here you go! Let me know in the comments what you think.

 

Summer of ’67 Trailer Release Party

It’s been a busy week in the Wilharm and Herd houses. In addition to all the fun and excitement of the holidays, we’ve been actively preparing for the world premiere of the Summer of ’67 movie trailer. It takes place on the Summer of ’67 Facebook page at the stroke of midnight so it can be the first thing you see in 2018. Leading up to the trailer release, we’ll have short videos from cast members sharing their excitement and thoughts about the trailer.

Sinjar:Valley of the Shadow – Behind the Scenes with Director Adam Dufour

Andy’s Rainbow  totally caught me off guard. I knew it was a first film for Amor-Domini  so I came in with pretty low expectations. However, I was quite impressed with their first effort. They’re now getting ready to premiere their second feature film, and I can’t wait to see what they’ve done.

Same Kind of Different as Me screenshot

Coming Soon – Same Kind of Different as Me

Yesterday I interviewed producer Darren Moorman about his involvement with SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME. Today I’m excited to announce a chance for one lucky reader to receive two free tickets to see the movie when it releases to theaters October 20.

Same Kind of Different as Me screenshot

Using Movies to Make a Difference – With Producer Darren Moorman

I love when filmmakers think outside of the box and use movies to truly impact lives. Darren Moorman is one of those filmmakers. He has teamed up with the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions to create life changing Red Carpet Movie Premieres.

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.

Warning – Changes Ahead

In spring 2013 I began Faith Flix as a way to promote low budget Christian movies. My goal was to help spread the word about films that were largely being ignored by the rest of the world. I began interviewing filmmakers, actors, and crew members, sharing their stories with new audiences. 

Women in Filmmaking – Alexanda Boylan

I interviewed Alexandra Boylan several years ago but now that I’m doing the Women in Filmmaking series, I wanted to follow-up with this busy female filmmaker. Alexandra is dedicated to using film as a way to empower women and is busy promoting her movies, speaking at an upcoming acting summit, and teaching fellow filmmakers how to find distribution for the films.

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.