168 film trailer.

I talked a lot about Chris entering a film in the 168 film festival this year. I am not allowed to post the film until after it is judged but I get to post the trailer today… it’s a taste of all the work he put into it!!

This year he wrote, cast, edited and directed the film all himself. I could not be more proud of the work he does. Each group gets a bible verse that they have to write their film around- this is what his verse was:

Luke 21:16-19

“You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. Everyone will hate you because of me. But not a hair of your head will perish. Stand firm, and you will win life.”

Then he had 168 hours to create the entire film. 

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February 29, 2012


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  1. Salena @ A Little Piece of Me

    February 29th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Awesome! Wow, that movie looks totally intense! Great job Chris! πŸ™‚

  2. Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box

    February 29th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Looks awesome! πŸ™‚ AND sweet Luke Coffee! πŸ™‚ Cannot wait to see it! πŸ™‚

  3. Kelly Mann

    February 29th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    That's incredible! He's so talented!!! Can't wait to see the whole thing!

  4. Ashlee Danielle

    February 29th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Oh my goodness! What an awesome project!

  5. Anonymous

    February 29th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    I am so excited for you and Chris – this was a pleasure to watch – this trailer, leaving me with anticipation of the upcoming film. I literally cannot wait to see the whole thing!

    I wish you the best, Chris, you are an unbelievable talent – your style immediately reminded me of another Director – Spielberg. You are on your way to the big time ~ Good luck with everything!

  6. Mrs. Baker

    March 1st, 2012 at 12:00 am

    that's awesome!

  7. Sarah-Anne

    March 1st, 2012 at 12:04 am

    so exciting!!

  8. Chelsea Rose

    March 1st, 2012 at 12:05 am

    This is something I can't wait to see! What an incredible job!!!

  9. Chelsea Leigh

    March 1st, 2012 at 12:24 am

    This looks so awesome!!!!! πŸ™‚ I'm so excited to see the finished project! Good job, Chris!!!!!

  10. kaitlin {anna+agnes}

    March 1st, 2012 at 12:31 am

    blown away, can't wait to see the whole thing eeeek! that boy is chock full o' talent!! Both of you are actually!

  11. Susan

    March 1st, 2012 at 12:39 am

    What a cool concept!

  12. Alexandra Lauren

    March 1st, 2012 at 12:48 am

    so neat!! can't wait to see the whole thing!

  13. Sarah

    March 1st, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Ahhhh super exciting. A lot of my family is into the film industry so I love this kind of stuff. Can't wait to see the full thing =)

    – Sarah

  14. ThisLittleMomma

    March 1st, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Ahh, it will only play the first 31 seconds- but it looks really good. I wanna see it NOW!! Congrats & great job Chris! πŸ™‚

  15. Nicole

    March 1st, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Wow this awesome! He has some great skills and talent. I am very impressed with his work. I look forward to seeing the official project!

  16. Morellocherry

    March 1st, 2012 at 12:58 am

    this looks great!!!

  17. Sarah

    March 1st, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Wow! That is seriously impressive!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Casey Martinez

    March 1st, 2012 at 1:44 am

    That is so awesome! I can tell that he has done an awesome film here and the plot sounds really intriguing!
    Great job.

  19. Erin Faye

    March 1st, 2012 at 1:49 am

    looks awesome!! can't wait to see the full thing!

  20. Erin Faye

    March 1st, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Looks awesome! Can't wait to see the full thing!

  21. Lauren

    March 1st, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Looks SO good@

  22. brittany

    March 1st, 2012 at 2:09 am

    wow! that is seriously awesome! i checked out some of his other videos and they are amazing. i just found your blog a couple of days ago through the shine project. i moved away from dallas this past november and miss it like crazy. i really wish i would have gotten a chance to meet you before i left. but i'm praying God takes us back real soon.

  23. bird and tree

    March 1st, 2012 at 2:26 am

    such a great job! I love seeing talent! So inspiring. I know you must be proud! I'm from Wilmington, NC which is pretty film/hollywood intense (east coast-wise anyway) and I have been to a lot of the film premiers/festivals (like the cucalorus film festival) and I have to say this is definitely one of the best I have seen! (not that I am a pro by any means lol) I love your creative dynamic!!

  24. Lissa and Jay

    March 1st, 2012 at 2:34 am

    ahh! this looks awesome!!! does she have the scriptures tattooed on her?? i literally watched this trailer 4 times and noticed it the last time. WHEN CAN WE SEE MORE??!

    thanks for sharing πŸ™‚


  25. Grace Anna

    March 1st, 2012 at 2:42 am

    That looks awesome! I can't wait to see it! πŸ™‚ Great job!

  26. Ashley

    March 1st, 2012 at 2:59 am

    VERY AWESOME!!!! I can't wait to see the whole thing!!!

  27. blynn021

    March 1st, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Your husband is exceptionally talented!

  28. I am LOVD

    March 1st, 2012 at 3:09 am

    As a mom of a future film maker I can appreciate all 168 minutes of working to put a film together. Casey, you know my son did a black and white silent film over a year ago, premiering his film to an 80-people, paying audience last May! This was before anyone even heard of The Artist! Anyway, my son's 15 minute movie took over 150 hours to make from start to finish – whew! People just don't realize what it takes. Tell Chris good luck and we'll be rooting for him!

  29. koko mo

    March 1st, 2012 at 4:13 am

    wow this looks AWESOME, he is soooo talented!!! can't wait to see the whole thing!!

  30. Erin

    March 1st, 2012 at 5:35 am

    this gave me chills. can't wait to see more! your husband is so talented!

  31. Mathilda

    March 1st, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Wow, this sounds amazing!!!

  32. β™₯ CheChe

    March 1st, 2012 at 9:17 am

    your hubby is so talented. I like this project, everything about it is amazing. And the bible verse being the center of their creativity just makes my heart smile. I love acting so it is great to see and hear about Christian directors and writers out there. People using their gifts to glorify GOD. You guys are adorable. I pray GOD blesses your family in every way girl. Truly.


  33. the Momma Bird

    March 1st, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Wow Casey!!!!! I bet you just get over the mood excited when you see the talent your hubby has πŸ™‚ I can't wait to see it!!

  34. Lottie

    March 1st, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    This looks so good! I want to know what happens!

    You are one talented couple!

  35. Kellie

    March 1st, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    wow! can't wait to see the film.

  36. Eric and Sarah

    March 1st, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    WOW!!! That looks awesome! I want to watch the whole thing.

  37. ashalily

    March 1st, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Great trailer! the girl looks familiar? has she been in anything?

  38. Emily Large

    March 1st, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    SO COOL!! you two are so talented!

  39. Kaylee Hornsby

    March 1st, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I'm so excited! This looks fantastic. You husband did and amazing job. I know he is so grateful to have a loving and supportive wife like you. I hope I can be just as loving and supportive as you are to him with my fiance. Thanks for the inspiration Casey!


  40. astr!d

    March 1st, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    that looks so great!!! i cant wait to be able to watch it!!!

  41. Jamie

    March 1st, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    amazing. he is talented. πŸ™‚ can't wait to see the final product!

  42. spoor party of four...

    March 1st, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Looks awesome!!!:)

  43. Brittany

    March 1st, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    wow! i can't wait to see the whole thing! amazing job artistic and seems suspenseful, will get & keep the audience's attention! πŸ™‚

  44. lauren-emily

    March 1st, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    love the trailer. it led me to chris' other videos. he's amazing, i love the ones of you and the kiddos. he's pretty darn talented!

  45. Sarah

    March 1st, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Everything looks great! I got to check out your FAQ page. I read the post about blog advice and found it so helpful. I actually quoted you on my blog today. I hope you don't mind. Thanks for everything =)

    – Sarah

  46. Jenna

    March 1st, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Wow! This looks awesome. Can't wait to see it in full- I can see why you're so proud of your hubby! We have to remember this may happen to us, and that our brothers and sisters around the world live like this every day in Iran, N. Korea, India, Africa, China, just to name a few. We need to be praying for them, isn't it amazing they are "counted worthy"!? Love to you in Christ, Casey!

  47. Megan

    March 1st, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    This is awesome! I've very impressed!

  48. Andrea Ward

    March 1st, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Wow! That looks amazing! Having the vision to do that and the talent to complete it is impressive. I can't wait to see it.

  49. Breeann

    March 2nd, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Love it!! So exciting πŸ™‚ xoxo

  50. Heather

    March 2nd, 2012 at 6:16 am

    seriously, this gives me chills! so awesome! go, chris!!!

  51. Sleeping Beauty

    March 5th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    This looks awesome!

  52. The Drama Mama

    March 8th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    AWESOME JOB, Chris!!

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