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Chris’ 168 Film. Ferre.

The following film was made for a contest (the 168 film festival). 
** Film is 10 minutes long**

The Rules:

1. Each team is assigned a bible verse. You must then write a short film based on the verse assigned. 

2. Each team has 168 hours to write, film & edit their film. 

An orphan’s journey hinges on his new best friend.
Based on Leviticus 1:4 

“You are to lay your hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on your behalf to make atonement for you.”

Written, Directed, Shot, Edited by Chris Wiegand
Starring Logan Imbler
The film won Best Cinematography at the “168 International Film Festival”.
Nominated 7 times. 

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August 14, 2013

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  1. Jess Gatlyn

    August 14th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    i am so proud, elated, excited, thrilled and over the top, out of my mind bursting with joy about this! yay chris! yay casey for being such an encouragement to you man. yaaaay!

  2. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:18 am

    ahhhhhh love you so much!!!!!!!!! yay!!!

  3. Catherine Denton

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Beautiful and touching; I was moved. So well done in such a short time.

  4. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:19 am

    thank you so much love, that means so much!!

  5. Amy Kavelaris

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Oh Casey! I am so, so, so excited that you shared this! Thank you! It brought tears…such a beautiful and inspiring gift. Its so rare to find such a stunning cinematic display of a faith-based story in the industry.

    Chills. And the talent you both have….breath-taking! Sweet sister, thank you for sharing!!! My heart is bursting for you both! (PS–Our Art Studio is truly being blessed—thank you for all of your encouragement!!!)

  6. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:39 am

    oh friend, you always bless me like crazy! thank you!!! and this makes me so happy ab the studio, eeeep! LOVE!

  7. Kate Greenway

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:45 am

    I am sitting at my computer, and am bawling. My husband thinks I've lost my marbles.
    So, so incredibly beautiful. His award was rightly won.

    xo

  8. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:51 am

    I have watched it over ten times and cry my eyes out everytime!!! that is so so sweet friend, xoxo!!!

  9. Anonymous

    August 15th, 2013 at 1:00 am

    great video. i have the chills and the hair is standing up on my arms. beautifully done.

  10. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 1:17 am

    thank you so much love! that means a ton to him!!

  11. Anonymous

    August 15th, 2013 at 1:16 am

    That was absolutely beautiful!

  12. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 1:17 am

    thank you love!!!

  13. Katie @ sweet peas

    August 15th, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Holy smokes. I lost it, crying my eyes out at the end! That is so beautiful. Well done, Chris!

  14. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 1:17 am

    aw thank you!!! all of this means so much to him!!

  15. Liz

    August 15th, 2013 at 1:29 am

    It was so beautiful. The music… the message… everything! My husband came in when I was watching it and was as captivated as I was. So wonderful!

  16. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:02 am

    thank you so so much!!!!

  17. Heather

    August 15th, 2013 at 1:37 am

    I have tears streaming down my face. What a beautiful gift Chris has! I think one of the most amazing things about you two is the fact that you follow wholeheartedly through with the gifts that the Lord has given you. Y'all are both such a light!

  18. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:02 am

    oh thank you so so much, this means more than you know 🙂 xoxoxox

  19. Sarah

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:09 am

    I hate this. In a good way. I'm sitting here crying my eyes out! The moment I saw the word "atonement" and the bunny, I knew. How amazing that this is what Jesus did for us. Every time I am reminded how He layed down His life for us I am humbled and brought to my knees <3

  20. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:21 am

    this comment made me teary, so so beautiful

  21. Alicia {Murry Mayhem}

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Beautifully done! What an amazing inspiring film, and done in such a small time frame. What a gift! Thank you for sharing with us all ~ xoxo

  22. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:22 am

    aw thank you!!!! xoxo!!!!

  23. Kierra Henderson

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:22 am

    I've been patiently waiting to watch this film and was so happy to see it posted tonight! I am so humbled by the message. Your talent is a gift from
    God. What you do with that talent is your gift back to him. Thank you so much for using your talents God has given you. I love love love this film.

  24. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:25 am

    what an absolutely beautiful comment!!!

  25. Kierra Henderson

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:25 am

    I have been patiently waiting to watch this film and was so excited to see it posted tonight. So humbled in watching it and teared up just like everyone else. Your talents are your gifts from God. What you do with those talents are your gifts back to him. Thank you for using your God given talents to bless others. Love love love this film <3

  26. Heidi

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:46 am

    This film really touched my heart! It so tenderly demonstrated the atonement. I am so grateful to Chris for using his talent to make this film! Tell him thank you 🙂 It was absolutely beautiful!

  27. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:56 am

    I absolutely will !!!! love !! xoxo

  28. Ashley

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:48 am

    Oh my, are you serious?!? Just even trying to put into words how beautiful that was is still making me tear up. He did an amazing job and what a message this sends out. Thank you for sharing and thank you for being an example of a beautiful marriage, the way you two encourage eachother is something else. Enjoy this moment, he deserves all he gets for this!

  29. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:57 am

    oh this is so beautifully said, thank you so so much love! means a lot!

  30. Kerrie Williams

    August 15th, 2013 at 3:00 am

    Casey. This was amazing. My husband started watching with me and was blown away. Said it was way better than watching tv. I was on the verge of tears the whole time. Your husband is so talented.

  31. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 3:04 am

    awwwwwww this means so much to me love!!!!!!

  32. Aubrey

    August 15th, 2013 at 3:16 am

    So breath taking! Magical. I Also recognized that satchel 😉

  33. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    ahhh YES!!!! Aiden uses it all the time!! and shared it for the movie ;)!!! love!!!! xoxoxo

  34. My name is Wendi.

    August 15th, 2013 at 3:16 am

    I am a complete puddle at my desk right now. I don't even have words for how lovely this is! I see so much of the beauty you both share with your children in this film: the tenderness and joy your son has for his sweet little animals, the gentle giving spirit of your oldest daughter, the sacrifice and loss you endured which led you to Apple. You are all a part of Chris' heart and it is very clear in his work. Most of all, I see your faith and love of Christ in every moment of this beautiful piece. Congrats to all of you! And thanks for sharing!

  35. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    wow this comment made me cry, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!!!

  36. Annie

    August 15th, 2013 at 3:25 am

    This is absolutely beautiful! The cinematography was stunning. I love it. Chris did a marvelous job.

  37. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    thank you sweet Annie!!!

  38. Aubrey

    August 15th, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Breath taking. Magical. Loved it. Recognized that satchel 😉 too fun for me.

  39. Nataliefalls.com

    August 15th, 2013 at 3:38 am

    It's beautiful…every time, it's beautiful!

  40. KD04

    August 15th, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Beautiful! I was crying by the end. Such amazing talent that God has blessed him with. I look forward to watching more of his work. thank you for sharing!

  41. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    thank you so much!!!!

  42. KD04

    August 15th, 2013 at 4:19 am

    Beautiful! Brought me to tears. God has blessed Chris with such an amazing gift. I look forward to watching more of his work. Thank you for sharing!

  43. Jessica

    August 15th, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Dear Casey,

    That film was beautiful. It is a beautiful reminder about what Christ has done for us and to think that beautiful reminder came through a 10 minute film with a boy and a rabbit is just awesome. Your husband has a true gift and I love that he is using it to bless others. Your blog is super inspiring too. I always look forward to your posts and you always put out posts that make me think about my life and they really make me think about my relationship with Jesus. Yesterday, I opened my Bible for the first time in about 3 months. I was reading about Ruth and her journey and the journey that God sent her on. What a beautiful story that is about how God is faithful to us and how he is faithful to Ruth. the Ruth story has nothing to do with this comment I just wanted to thank you because reading your blog has made me want to open my Bible again and it has made me want to examine my relationship with God again. YOU are beautiful my friend and you have a true testimony to share that has been laid out on this beautiful blog. Thank you for your ministry and for how you have touched my life and the lives of so many others. I was premature like Apple was and so I am sure that my parents could relate to your story and your heartache. I think that you need to write a book about this beautiful journey called life. I would deff read it. I am sorry this is such a rambling comment I just wanted to share my heart and just say thank you for your blog and for your life and for being brave and having the courage to not only share bits and pieces of your life with us but for being real and raw with us when you have had struggles. I hope that I get to meet you sometime on this side of Heaven and if not then, then deff in heaven. you are a beautiful soul and I am so happy that I found your blog one day. It has been a true, true blessing to me! <3

    Jessica

  44. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    You made me cry! There is no greater honor…that means more than you know to me…thank you so much love!!!

  45. Kendra Castillo

    August 15th, 2013 at 4:45 am

    So so beautiful, this destroyed me in a good way! Your husband is so talented… I cant wait to see what else is in-store for you all.

  46. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    thank you so much friend!!!

  47. nikki

    August 15th, 2013 at 4:52 am

    I am so full of emotion but have no words to express what I feel. Sending my love to your family. That was beyond beautiful.

  48. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    thank you so much love!

  49. Julia

    August 15th, 2013 at 5:31 am

    I have most definitely been blessed by this video. So beautiful. You have such a gifted husband. It's so good to see someone using their talents for furthering the Kingdom. Thank you for sharing. :]

  50. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    that means so much, thank you love!!

  51. Laura Manias-Larson

    August 15th, 2013 at 6:21 am

    That was beyond beautiful! Between just watching that and my preggo hormones, I'm a mess! Love his style and his talent! Makes me even more excited for American Blogger 😉

  52. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    YAY! Me too!!!! I cannot wait!!!

  53. Anonymous

    August 15th, 2013 at 6:29 am

    What a blessing it was to watch this film tonight. It was absolutely beautiful. I literally am crying; this film was so touching. Chris portrayed the perfect example of atonement through the child and the bunny. Brilliant. What a talent!

  54. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Thank you so so much friend!!!

  55. Jennifer Worthington Lower

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I wasn't able to watch it with the sound on, but it was filmed beautifully! He truly has a gift. Congrats Chris!!!

  56. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    thank you love!

  57. Jennifer Worthington Lower

    August 15th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    So beautiful! I couldn't watch with the sound on (at work…) and it was moving even though it was silent. He is truly gifted!

  58. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    thank you so much!!!

  59. joyed4

    August 15th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    WOW – what a beautiful story and so wonderfully made. Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time, that sweet little boy captures the true essence of the spirit of boys and their complex minds. I was so moved and also inspired in a big way. Congrats to Chris and to you and your family!!!

  60. joyed4

    August 15th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    WOW – what a beautiful story and so wonderfully made. Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time, that sweet little boy captures the true essence of the spirit of boys and their complex minds. I was so moved and also inspired in a big way. Congrats to Chris and to you and your family!!!

  61. Danielle

    August 15th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Wow. I was so moved by that short little film. Chris is an amazing talent, I know you must be so proud of him.

  62. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    aw I am!!! Thank you, so so sweet!!

  63. joyed4

    August 15th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    WOW, that was such a beautiful story and so wonderfully made. That little boy captured the true spirit of a boy and their complex minds. I was moved and inspired in a big way, congrats to Chris and to you and your family!

  64. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    thank you love!!!! means a ton!

  65. Stephanie McDonnell

    August 15th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    That poor little boy. Gut-wrenching. This was positively beautiful! And a wonderful portrayal of the willingness to give EVERYTHING to God.

    Love,
    Steph
    http://www.newlymynted.blogspot.com

  66. CaseyWiegand

    August 15th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    thank you so much love!

  67. Jennifer Jackson Taylor

    August 15th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    What a beautiful film and story.

  68. Jennifer Jackson Taylor

    August 15th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    What a beautiful film and story.

  69. Miss Angie

    August 15th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    That was so gorgeous, the filming/editing/directing was all so fantastically done, and the imagery was beautiful. And how cute is that bunny? I'll admit I cried-which was awkward since I'm at work…

    Love it!

  70. Liz/happymommy

    August 15th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    This film is beyond Amazing! I really have no words as tears stream down my face, just simply Beautiful! Chris is so very talented and that boy in the film…..he pulled at my heart and he did so well at getting that emotion right into your soul! SO very happy for your family! Congratulations!

  71. Windy Ridge

    August 15th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Mesmerizing. My kids love it, too.

  72. Jenna

    August 15th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    casey, this is so beautiful. i couldn't take my eyes off of it! tell that husband of yours to keep up the GREAT work! he's going to succeed, i just know it.

    xo
    jenna @ mama daze blog

  73. Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny

    August 15th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    This literally brought me to tears right here in the office! What a beautiful film, you must be so proud of your amazingly talented hubby!!! Well-deserved award! 🙂

  74. KK

    August 15th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    So beautiful…crying at work, trying to stop.

    Makes me want to adopt kids and give them a home. Great acting too…but really…what a gift!!

  75. Alison

    August 15th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    WOW. So beautiful. Definitely cried.

  76. JulesB

    August 15th, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    wow! so emotional and heavy in just 10 min. beautiful!

  77. JulesB

    August 15th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    wow! so emotional and heavy in just 10 minutes! beautiful!!!!!

  78. ...

    August 15th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Wow! That was so powerful. You and your husband are both blessed with such beautiful gifts of sharing God's word and serving Him through the creative talents He gave you. Your blog is always the highlight of my day. Bless you and your sweet family!

  79. bethanybarkey

    August 15th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Congrats to you both on Ferre!! What a beautiful reminder that atonement is truly heartbreaking and at the same time healing.

    Very timely for me. My grandad isn't a Christian, my grandmother, mom and dad are all very strong Christians and have been most of their lives. We found out yesterday that grandad has esophageal cancer. The tumor is large, but we are still waiting on the final word from the doctors on what stage he is in. I'm praying so very hard that God uses grandad's cancer to help grandad see God's love. Grandad is a very loyal, honest, and loving man…but he has no interest in God much less Christ. My grandmother has been a constant source of love for him, and she has been heartbroken that he hasn't ever understood Christ's love.

  80. Jess Krcmar

    August 15th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I had goosebumps and was teary-eyed through most of this film! This is simply beautiful. Bravo to your husband, he is doing work that he can and should be absolutely proud of. 🙂

  81. Beth

    August 15th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Omigoodness, I am an aspiring photographer+videographer and this inspired me so much. The shots were fabulous, and the music really pulled it all together. And props to Logan for being a fantastic subject! Really, really great job.

    -hannah
    http://hannahtherese.com

  82. Anonymous

    August 15th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    This is beautiful. Where did this film contest take place?

  83. Leah

    August 15th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Casey, I know I can't add anything that someone hasn't already said, but this was just beautiful. 🙂 So very touching! Chris is so talented and I know you must be so proud. God has truly blessed you all. I also loved the little actor, bunny (I die from your pics of her), and the snake. Love, love, love everything! A big congrats to Chris. Hugs, friend! 🙂

  84. Bex Marie

    August 15th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Wow!! that is awesome, touching and so moving. It really represents the biblical verse well…I love it and will share it with many as it's so powerful. Well done Chris.

  85. Bex Marie

    August 15th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    this is such an awesome representation of the verse in Leviticus, and makes you think more on the true meaning of 'atonement'. Thanks for sharing and sharing your gift with us. Well done to Chris.

  86. Anonymous

    August 15th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    What a wonderful film. My face is soaked in tears! It was so incredibly touching. Congrats to Chris on the award. It was well deserved. The film was amazing. Thank you so much for sharing <3

  87. Anonymous

    August 15th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    What a wonderful film. My face is soaked in tears it was so powerful and touching! Congrats to Chris on the award. It was well deserved and through all the emotion I was very impressed with it visually. Thank you so much for sharing <3

  88. ~lori

    August 16th, 2013 at 12:17 am

    that was just so good. he is so talented, I really have not enough words – just moving and beautiful, scary and hypnotic.

  89. Angie Burgess

    August 16th, 2013 at 2:50 am

    so beautiful. so mesmerizing.

  90. Breeann

    August 16th, 2013 at 7:38 am

    So beautiful, friend! Chris did an amazing job! I'm seriously in tears over here. xoxo

  91. the grommom

    August 16th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Incredible. I will watch it again and again. And my fourteen year old aspiring videographer/photographer son will study every bit of it I know. Great message, and done so well in every way.
    Aloha

  92. Lauren Allen

    August 16th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Casey, I just bawled my eyes out! That was so beautiful!!! Chris, you have an amazing talent to tell a story through film!! Congratulations on a stunning film! You should be proud!!

  93. Dary

    August 16th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I just watched it again and the goosebumps are still there! I'm speechless. I wish there were words to explain how moving and beautiful this film was! Chris is blessed with talent that can only be God given. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family! Thank you for sharing this video with all of us!

  94. astr!d

    August 16th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    on the verge of tears here!!!! this was really powerful! and so amazing to be inspired by a single verse. love it!!! and congrats to chris!!

  95. ThePiccoloPixie

    August 16th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    This is stunning. Absolutely amazing. I was totally moved to tears.

    Lydia x
    thepiccolopixie.blogspot.com

  96. Ever Evolving

    August 17th, 2013 at 5:14 am

    absolutely amazing! thank you for sharing such a wonderful piece of work. blessings to you and your amazing and beautiful family. 🙂

  97. Ever Evolving

    August 17th, 2013 at 5:15 am

    absolutely amazing! thank you for sharing such a wonderful and heartfelt piece. blessings to you and your amazing and beautiful family! 🙂

  98. Julie is Coco and Cocoa

    August 19th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Beautifully moving

  99. Cara Howard

    August 20th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Wow wow wow wow wow. Wow. Wow. Praise Jesus. Wow. So beautiful. So moving. I am in awe. Logan is SUCH a good actor, wow. And that bunny! Too precious.

  100. Cory

    August 21st, 2013 at 2:56 am

    Amazing… I too was moved to tears.

  101. Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box

    August 26th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    I just watched this and it made me cry. . so so special! 🙂 Chris is one talented guy !:-)

  102. Bridget

    August 30th, 2013 at 2:39 am

    casey. that was amazing. i only just got the chance to really sit and watch it and it was amazing. logan is such a good actor, i was blown away. and chris! so much talent.

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