It is with great excitement that I announce that we have a release date for Summer of ’67! On June 29 Summer of ’67 will officially release at Regal Hollywood Stadium 27 in Nashville, Tennessee. It will screen for a full week. If it does well, it can continue for another week. And it will continue screening as long as it’s doing well. No small task since we’re releasing in the summer amidst blockbuster movies, but we’ll be doing everything in our power to keep it showing just as long as we can.
Same Kind Of Different As Me is now available on home entertainment, and you can win your own copy!
Same Kind Of Different As Me follows successful art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear, Heaven Is For Real) and his wife Debbie (Renée Zellweger, Bridget Jones’s Diary), who seemingly have the perfect life. But when their faith and family are tested, an unlikely bond with a homeless drifter (Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond) leads them on a remarkable journey that forges an everlasting friendship. The film also stars Jon Voight. Same Kind Of Different As Me shows how a simple act of kindness can change everything.
This week I had the privilege of teaching screenwriting at the Writing For Your Life conference. In addition to my two workshops, I also got to attend fabulous sessions by authors and editors. One of those was “Loving Your Readers” by author, editor, and publishing consultant Ami McConnell.
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.
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.
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.