Friday, October 4, 2019

Now Filming


After much delay and anticipation, THE DELIVERANCE OF AMY STRONGHOLD is now in production! We have 20 days of filming ahead of us with a volunteer cast spread across western Washington and a minimal crew. However after only two days in the can I have seen our cast and crew rise to the challenge to unite together to tell this beautiful story of redemption. I am very pleased with the performances of Sheena Georges (Amy Stronghold). She’s always on time and a dream to work with! Our crew is small but mighty! They have been tackling the 5,000 piece puzzle of scheduling everyone and everything, building sets, gathering props and working with local businesses to secure our locations all over Olympia from restaurants to jail. We don’t have the luxury of a large production budget to streamline this production but we do have plenty of blood, sweat, tears and lots of prayer from our amazing church family at New Hope making this film possible. My oldest daughter, Adalie, will be sharing some exclusive Behind the Scenes of our production over the next few weeks. Follow our production at https://www.facebook.com/HighwaterMovies for daily updates during production. Pray for our production: 1) All the resources to finish this film! 2) Safety for our Cast and Crew as they travel and work on set! 3) Unity and Laughter for our team as we work long hard hours! Thank you all for supporting our family and production! April and I are so grateful for the people that have entered our lives to bring Amy Stronghold to life so the world can experience true deliverance through this inspiring story! This project stays on track through donations made through our church, New Hope Ministry Center. Text (Any Amount) to give to this production – 206-966-4744.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Sheena Georges is Amy Stronghold


As soon as we wrapped our First Look shoot, our current lead announced she accepted a job on the police force and was no longer available to play Amy Stronghold. The day before, I met Sheena Georges. She was introduced to me by Ray Hopper, Sarge from our First Look scene. Sheena was coming to play an Extra until a family emergency made another cast member unavailable for the shoot. In an effort to keep the entire shoot from being canceled at a sensitive location I asked Sheena to read the lines for the Gang Leader and cast her that night. Sheena was the first cast member to arrive on set and was early, which impressed me. Our first impression was that she was too nice and sweet to play the Gang Leader. Her response to that comment was, "I'll be fine, I'm from Brooklyn!" I remember as soon as I started capturing her performance with my 50MM lens, she stuck to film. Fast forward a couple weeks, my wife and I met with her over coffee and we all hit it off. We asked her to be our Amy, which she humbly accepted. What I love about Sheena, besides her talent as an actress, is her humble heart. After reading the screenplay and spending a day with us she said, "If I am not your Amy, then please let me be a Production Assistant just to serve on this project." How do you find people like Sheena without a production budget? I have no idea. However, our cast is now complete after 9 months of searching! The next impossible task is to put together the best film crew possible, with no budget, for our shoot in the Fall. Stay tuned!

Monday, June 17, 2019

First Look - The Deliverance of Amy Stronghold


On Saturday June 8, 2019 we shot our first scene for the feature film, THE DELIVERANCE OF AMY STRONGHOLD being produced in Olympia, WA by a local church, New Hope Ministry Center and local film company, Highwater Entertainment.

In an effort to honor our locally based cast and crew, from Portland to Seattle, we are raising money for production for the Fall of 2019. Check out our First Look, Give and Share and help launch us into production! We need to kick start the film industry in the Pacific NW. As you can see there are some talented people ready to work! My hope is that this First Look would attract the resources we need to make this Faith-Based film the best it can be! You can make your donations to the church by Texting (Any Amount) to 206-966-4744 and follow the instructions. For example: Text 100 to 206-966-4744 and Tithe.ly will help you setup your debit or credit card gift to New Hope Pictures. It's very secure and safe. For more giving options please email (seth@highwater.co). Thank you for your support!


Thursday, May 2, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Location Scout in the Snow

Seth and Ben scout out locations for the feature film, THE DELIVERANCE OF AMY STRONGHOLD!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Indiegogo Fundraiser

God miraculously replaced all our film gear that was sold off to develop our last feature film, with twice as much gear! I wrote a new screenplay, that has attracted the best talent in the PNW as far as I am concerned. A growing church, New Hope Ministry Center in Olympia, WA (Pastors David and Cathy Sellstrom) have partnered with us and our family by providing all our family needs to focus on creating this feature film! And now in faith we are stepping out to take this relentless no budget passion project and raise a $60k production budget on Indiegogo!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-deliverance-of-amy-stronghold/x/10734082#/

Cameras will role this spring in Olympia, WA and we are confident God will continue to supply all our needs to finish this film at the production value He desires. We are expectant and constantly amazed with every new cast and crew member that joins our adventure with God! Watch what Jesus does as we continue to take steps of faith forward each day, whether we reach our production budget goal of $60k or only raise $6k, God has already assigned to us all the resources we need to finish this film. We don't need understanding just daily faith steps to keep moving forward.

We are looking at the end goal, our premiere of THE DELIVERANCE OF AMY STRONGHOLD, and working toward it everyday. You can join our faith adventure by pre-purchasing your premiere ticket today at our Indiegogo campaign. We'll have an Olympia premiere as well as a Online Exclusive Premiere for everyone else in the world who supports us on Indiegogo. We also have an Associate Producer perk for gifts of $1,000 or more and an Executive Producer perk for gifts of $10,000 or more. Also feel free to contact me directly for other giving options at (seth@highwater.co). Everyone who makes a donations during our Indiegogo campaign will be thanked in the end credits of the film.

We are expecting God to open up the heavens for us to bring THE DELIVERANCE OF AMY STRONGHOLD to the silver screen. Thank you for believing in faith with us!

Genesis 7:11
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of heaven were opened.



Now Filming

After much delay and anticipation, THE DELIVERANCE OF AMY STRONGHOLD is now in production! We have 20 days of filming ahead of us with a ...