I’m Sharon Wilharm, female filmmaker, blogger, and speaker. I never intended to be a filmmaker. Growing up, I was much more interested in books than movies. Then I married a businessman with a degree in broadcast communications, and before I knew what was happening, I was writing, directing, and starring in a feature film. Of course, how difficult could it be? I was already a writer (journalist), director (church drama), and actress (school plays). It didn’t take long to realize I was in way over my head.
Filmmaking has a way of doing that. You come in full of naive arrogance, convinced that you, a complete novice, can create the next big blockbuster hit. Then reality hits, and you quickly discover just how ill equipped you are for the job.
This is a good thing. With that humility (or humiliation) comes wisdom and an appreciation that brilliance comes with a cost. If you want to create a masterpiece, you must first get over your ego. You must study and train in those areas where you can succeed then delegate those jobs that are beyond your skill set.
I’m here to help with both of those.
I’ve spent the past decade writing and directing feature films. In the process, I’ve scoured bookstores and the internet, accumulating a large collection of helpful books, articles, and resources. I’ve attended industry events. And I’ve acquired a long list of talented friends and acquaintances who are more than willing to share their wisdom.
My goal is to assist independent filmmakers and all those involved in faith-based films by providing wisdom from those who have been there, done that, and learned something along the way. If you’re a filmmaker, actor, or crew member who’s learned a thing or two about your craft and would like to share with others, let me know as I’m always looking for folks to interview.
Working together we can raise the bar for Christian films and show the world that we’re serious about our craft and are willing to do whatever it takes to impact the world in a positive manner.