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One of our “new” scenes was the final Henry/Clyde confrontation – a unique and challenging one for Joel and Addison, requiring Addison to fight himself. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, we were given a new obstacle to overcome…     Just as we were ready to shoot the final Henry/Clyde scene, Add lost one of his top front teeth...needless to say, a very noticeable change. Of all times! In desperation, Joel stopped at the drugstore on the way out to shoot and bought some Fix-o-Dent to glue the tooth back in. At first we were hopeful it would do...

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Journal excerpt October, 2008 …We have continued to see the Lord’s faithfulness to us over the past two weeks…It seems we go in “good week, bad week” cycles, but I guess we can’t expect smooth sailing all the time…    Two weeks ago, we filmed the City of Refuge ending scene. The weather was idyllic that day. As we were shooting Sam’s crossing the bridge, the sun began to set, casting a beautiful warm glow over the village. It was perfect!    We also recorded the scene with Ike and the crashed rocket car. Tate was a trooper – he really...

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We trudged through the summer, realizing with each new scene the enormity of our undertaking. Our limited budget, the fact that we were working with untrained actors (our own kids), and the reality that we had no idea what we were doing (!) discouraged us. It seemed like we were always dealing with one setback or another: our tripod broke (still usable but shaky)…one week we had to deal with forest fires in the vicinity, which gave the sky an eerie orange glow and made our outdoor shots unusable…the kids came down with colds and were out of commission for...

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The on-the-side thing wasn’t working. Something needed to change. It was all or nothing. So we took a deep breath, said goodbye to our house and Joel’s job, and moved to a spot close to our set.  [Just before our move, we added baby #5 to our family…Tate Ivan was born! We realize now that God’s timing is so much better than ours…If we would have succeeded in our “big push,” and finished shooting when we’d hoped, The Runner’s cast would have been missing little Ike – and Walter, for that matter, for Brendan was only a toddler!] We launched into full-time...

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Behind the Scenes, little crew studios, Our Story -

To all our friends who were hoping for behind-the-scenes footage on our DVDs – do not despair! Due to time and budget restraints, we weren’t able to include bonus features with the release of our movies, but we’d like to begin sharing some of our stories, pictures, and video clips with you now. We hope it will give you a little taste of the challenges and blessings we’ve experienced in our adventure of filmmaking. Enjoy!   Beginnings Our journey started on a rainy Sunday afternoon about thirteen years ago…Driving home from church, we were stunned to find our second car...

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