Wonderful news! I worked with Shawn on The Trophy Case back in 1978/79 and was
sad when he left the business, so I'm happy to see him start up again.
Sally Meyer is a wonderful screenwriter, and with TC as DP, this production will
hopefully become a viable commodity-something that has been hard for LDS
filmmakers who have struggled over the years to find a voice. If you have a
great story, it can be told well. Congratulations to all concerned.
I look forward to the theatrical release, and plan to be in line on OPENING
weekend to purchase tickets. This is crucial. Why? Because so many of us wait
for the crowds to die down, and then the films die. Most films are released on a
Wednesday or Friday, and the box office receipts (total sales) that first
weekend are what determine the number of theaters who will order the film, so it
can spread beyond our limited borders. The Saratov Approach was a success
largely because people purchased tickets and spread the word rather than
attending free screenings and not coming back. For good films to succeed, we
must support them early!
Wishing Shawn every success. It's great to read of someone who put the
Lord first. A great role-model for anyone who asapires to be a great husband,
father and human being. God bless him.
We're looking forward to the film. We are former
"back-fence-neighbors" to Hart and Judene Wixom, some of whose children
were in the school and later wrote a book about the happenings there. Hart was
also a former writer and photographer for Field and Stream magazine. Salt of the
We're looking forward to the film in a big way! Hart and Judene Wixom,
parents of some of the children attending the Cokeville school, were our
next-door neighbors for several years. They also published a book about the
incident. Hart was also a photographer and writer for Field and Stream
Congrats to Shawn, I really admire people who are strong enough to hold to their
convictions even when it requires a tremendous sacrifice on thier part. I love
TC Christianson's films and will certainly look forward to this one when it
I remember Shawn from my teenage years. I used to have posters of him and Leif
Garrett on my wardrobe. I often wondered what happened to him. So glad to hear
how well he is doing and to see that he will be back in front of the cameras.
All the best Shawn!