After each movie I always say that’s it. No more movies. And I mean it. I honestly thought Providence was our last movie. It screened in AMC theaters in L.A., Times Square, and my hometown of Destin, Florida. It exceeded our grandest expectations with countless awards and positive reviews. How could we possibly top that? Why even try?
Last night we had the privilege of attending the premiere of Remember the Goal. Cast and crew, family and friends, all came out for the big event, and since this was the first time any had seen the movie, the excitement level was understandably high. We expected a good turnout, but were excited when we found out they had to move to a bigger screen in order to accomodate the crowd. By the time the movie started, the theater was packed.
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.
I’m excited to share that Christian Retailing Magazine has announced finalists for Christian Retailing’s Best Awards 2016 and THE GOOD BOOK is one of those finalists. According to their website, new products are judged on their impact, including their ability to speak to people’s hearts and evoke emotion, open people’s minds to new ways of thinking, and encourage and affirm Christlike living. Winners will be announced in June at the International Christian Retail Show in Cincinnati.
I must admit, just a few months ago I never gave much thought to illegal downloads of music or movies. Then PROVIDENCE hit Fandango and AMC and the rest of the world discovered us. A quick online search showed up literally hundreds of listings to watch PROVIDENCE for free. We didn’t take it too seriously since we knew they didn’t actually have access to the movie and the sites were just leading to viruses or scams.
A number of years ago we were on vacation driving down a narrow two lane road when I had an idea for a movie. Now, none of us can remember where we were nor where we were going, but we still vividly recall the conversation. What if we did a movie about a couple whose paths kept crossing but they never connected until later in life? We all agreed it was a beautiful concept, but as we discussed the logistics, we determined the story would be too complicated to film. So we dismissed it and forgot about it.
But story ideas have a way of resurfacing, and often random pieces converge in totally unexpected ways. Thus, my sequel to The Good Book morphed into Providence, the romance of wealthy Rachel Cartwright and latchkey kid Mitchell Little. Tragedy draws them together and forms the foundation for an enduring love. Theirs is a story of hope and redemption that comes as a result of a willingness to wait for God’s perfect timing. Like The Good Book, it will be told using only dramatic action, a dynamic soundtrack, and no dialogue.
Now comes one of my favorite aspects of filmmaking, selecting the cast. If you would like to be a part of the Providence cast, please complete the online application then mail a hard copy headshot (or recent photo) and resume to: Attention Sharon Wilharm, Mainstreet Productions, 305 N. Oak Street, Springfield, TN 37172. Right now we’re just casting the lead and supporting roles. Once those are selected, we will accept submissions for featured roles.
For more information, visit the casting page