As a writer, every movie that gets made is a dream come true. I believe stories have the power to change hearts and the world.
I had the extreme privilege of working on a feature film based on a true story about a U.S. Army Chaplain, Darren Turner. I got to work with David Evans, the co-writer and director of Indivisible. (He also did the movie The Grace Card.) I have a new love for movies about marriages.
From IMDB story synopsis: “Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army, Chaplain Darren Turner faces a crisis that shatters his family and faith in God but through the help of former soldiers, they help him return to his faith and family.”
It’s always neat to see what you envision on the page come to life. Through the cast, set design, locations etc. Movie making takes a lot of people and teamwork. I was very impressed with Calvary Church in Memphis for the many ways they gave of themselves tirelessly in support of the production team. They also blanketed this project in prayer 24-7. It showed; God’s hand was all over this.
My hubby and I also got the chance to be extras in a scene. I love sharing these experiences with him:
We really enjoyed meeting some of our cast: Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy) who is also one of our producers, Justin Bruening, Tia Mowry, Samara Lee, Madeline Carroll, Abigail Hummel, Leyah Brown, Lucas Boyle.
I love this screen family photo Sarah Drew shared on Twitter. They look so great together:
We also enjoyed meeting some great people on the crew. Bob Scott was our D.P. (War Room). Rebekah Cook, Gwendelynn Martindale, and our BTS crew.
I’m very thankful for Bill Reeves, the Working Title Agency team and the Provident team for inviting me to the party on this project. It was fun to see two of them on set: (Bill Reeves & Laurie Chimento.)
Lastly, we really loved meeting director / co-writer David Evans and his wife, Esther. Lovely people with great hearts. I loved knowing what he was envisioning from the page and then seeing him realize this dream.
I look forward to seeing this story released in 2018.