Shawn Stevens returns to acting in faith-based film about 1986 Cokeville bombing

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  • Belinda, Melbourne Australia Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    July 16, 2014 7:14 p.m.

    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!

  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    July 7, 2014 6:30 p.m.

    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 is released.

  • eeD Salt Lake City, UT
    July 4, 2014 2:50 p.m.

    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 magazine.

  • eeD Salt Lake City, UT
    July 4, 2014 12:53 p.m.

    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 earth people!

  • EnglishAlan Rugeley, Staffs
    July 4, 2014 7:33 a.m.

    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.

  • Kjirstin Youngberg Mapleton, UT
    July 3, 2014 12:53 p.m.

    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!