GloryReelz Christian Film Festival 2016

Had a wonderful time with Fred & Sharon Wilharm at this, my very first film festival. And made several new friends, too. Can’t wait until next year’s GloryReelz Christian Film Festival.

Sharon Wilharm

This weekend we headed north to Grand Rapids, Michigan for the annual GloryReelz Christian Film Festival. It was a jam packed day of workshops, screenings, meals, and fellowshipping.

Sharon Wilharm with actresses Rebecca Huey and Brenda Reutebuch Sharon Wilharm with actresses Rebecca Huey and Brenda Reutebuch

We kicked off the day with Doc Benson’s workshop on budgeting. While we know a thing or two about budgets, we still learned more. My favorite takeaway was the importance of a Face on the Box, casting familiar faces that can be featured on the DVD cover.

Doc Benson and his wife Annette Doc Benson and his wife Annette

Next on the agenda, I taught my workshop on Raising the Bar; Making Your Microbudget Movie Look Like a Million. Whereas Doc focused on how to cut costs, I explained how to make the most of your limited budget and make your movie look the best it can.

Following my workshop was a film panel discussion that I participated…

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