Saturday, March 11, 2017

Stronger

Master Sergeant Victor Raphael (Ulises Larramendi) is nearing the end of his military career when an explosion in Afghanistan leaves him injured. Back home, he is thrust into battle once again, but he hasn't been trained for this type of warfare. Physical rehabilitation is painful, and he has more to overcome than his physical injuries. His wife, Michelle (Angela Sweet), is distant, and their marriage seems to be held together only by her sense of duty.

Vic's first response is isolation, but that becomes a dead end. Feeling hopeless and alone, he is introduced to something new and uncomfortable---meeting in a community with others who have endured and survived some terrible things, with the scars to prove it, are brought into his life. It is easy to see that these unlikely heroes now live with a hope and purpose far beyond this life. Somehow, their trials have made them STRONGER. (from the website)

STRONGER is a faith-based film about a returning veteran's struggle with PTSD and his journey to find true healing in Christ. Executive Produced by Carla McDougal of Reflective Life MinistriesStronger was written and directed by Robin Murray. Cinematography and film editing by Jake Allen and produced by Hannah Allen and Kitty Self. For additional Cast and Crew, check out website. The film will have its Red Carpet Houston premiere May 13, 2017.



Reflective Life Ministries is working closely with Mighty Oaks Warrior Foundation, Branches of Valor, Cru Military, The Amos House of Faith, and many other Christ-centered organizations. Stronger is a movie with a mission...to show there is hope and healing available to those who struggle with PTSD. Learn more about these partners under the Alliance tab of the Stronger website. Also be sure to check out the Resources tab for more. 


SOCIAL LINKS:

Strongermovie.com
STRONGER on Facebook
@stronger_movie on Twitter
Stronger on IMDb
ReflectiveLifeMinistries.org
Reflective Life Ministries on Facebook
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Understanding Anxiety)

"Meet the Cast & Crew" at the March 13th Christian Media Association meeting about the upcoming film, Stronger, hosted by Tim Shields and Benjamin Dane
See details on the Facebook Event.

The event is FREE, but please RSVP!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Angela Sweet

Angela Sweet, lead actress in Strongerfound her passion for acting at the age of nine when accidentally landed the role of Lucy in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at her local community theater. Angela’s resume includes extra work and small roles in television/ film productions including Warner Brothers Cradle to the Grave, Paramount Pictures The Hunted, HBO’s Live from Baghdad, ABC’s The Practice, and Idiot Boyfriend starring Jimmy Fallon. Angela co-starred in two Independent films, Dream Girl and The Inglewood Project. She was also featured in NBC’s Dog Eat Dog and The John Walsh Project.
Her professional focus shifted from acting to personal training and print modeling for companies such as IBM, Ashley Furniture and Oxygen fitness magazine. She founded “The Fitness Studio” franchise in 2007 with the heart to teach godly physical stewardship. Angela now lives in Texas with her husband, Shawn, and their two children. Angela and Shawn currently own/operate Sweet Financial Group, LP together.

Angela’s heart is to honor God using whatever avenue of ministry He provides, including acting. She is grateful to invest in Stronger and confident that God will reveal truth, comfort hearts, and restore hope through this film.




SOCIAL LINKS:
Angela Sweet on IMDb
Stronger movie website
STRONGER on Facebook
@stronger_movie on Twitter

Angela will be a part of "Meet the Cast & Crew" at the March 13th Christian Media Association meeting about the upcoming film, Stronger.

See details on the Facebook Event.
The event is FREE, but please RSVP!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ulises Larramendi

Ulises Larramendi is the lead actor in the movie STRONGER. This is his fourth film project; other films were Reflective Life Ministries’ First Love,  On Borrowed Time and Amerigeddon. The latter two are currently in post-production. Ulises has chosen to focus mainly on faith-based films since joining Actors, Models and Talent for Christ. Other acting experience was in live theater included playing "Coach" in That Championship Season; he received a Best Actor award for that role. 

For nearly 3 decades he has been actively involved in the restaurant business, which feeds his passion for hospitality. He currently owns two eateries in the North Houston area. Ulises, his wife, and their children reside in The Woodlands, Texas.

Ulises’ prayer is that his performances will honor God, first and foremost, and will also impact people’s lives, offering grace, restoring hope, and bringing them closer to Him. In portraying Vic, he hopes the story will remind all those struggling with PTSD that one can indeed accomplish all things through Christ, and that HE is the real source of strength in every circumstance.



SOCIAL LINKS:
Stronger movie website
STRONGER on Facebook
@stronger_movie on Twitter

Ulises will be a part of "Meet the Cast & Crew" at the March 13th Christian Media Association meeting about the upcoming film, Stronger.
See details on the Facebook Event.
The event is FREE, but please RSVP!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Kitty Self

Kitty Self is the Assistant Producer for the Stronger movie. Her job is to help the producers, director, and videographer however she can. Sometimes it is providing a location for the scenes and providing food for the crew and cast when they are filming. Other times it involves editing written materials regarding the movie and its promotion. She has been with Reflective Life Ministries for nine years.

Kitty commented, "This movie about PTSD hits home because I was an Air Force brat and a Navy wife. Thankfully, my loved ones didn't experience the trauma so many men and women returning home from past or present wars did and still do. But, I am familiar enough with it to eagerly participate in the making of this film, which provides hope and encouragement to those broken, hurting men and women. The learning curve has been eye opening, especially the realization that many people outside of the military are going through their own debilitating trauma. We want this movie to bring awareness as well as hope in Christ."

SOCIAL LINKS:
Stronger movie website
STRONGER on Facebook
@stronger_movie on Twitter

Kitty will be a part of "Meet the Cast & Crew" at the March 13th Christian Media Association meeting about the upcoming film, Stronger.
See details on the Facebook Event.

The event is FREE, but please RSVP!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Robin Murray

Robin Murray is the writer and director for the movie STRONGER. After researching the subject of Post Traumatic Stress and interviewing several people at different levels of recovery, she prayerfully wrote the script. As a result, STRONGER represents the real stories of veterans, first-responders, burn survivors, and more. 

Her interest in writing began while working with her children and their friends, preparing skits for their yearly Variety Show. Robin wrote and directed "Angel in the Marble," a play performed by kids, for kids. The Lord has since moved her to write multiple skits that draw the audience to the heart of Biblical messages through both tenderness and humor. Just as Jesus taught with parables, Robin hopes to always tell good stories that make people smile, laugh, think, and, most of all, be encouraged.


Robin is a teacher and writer who lives in The Woodlands, Texas. She and husband, Kirk, have 3 adult children, whom she homeschooled. Robin is currently a writer, screenwriter, and production director for Reflective Life Ministries.



SOCIAL LINKS:
Stronger movie website
STRONGER on Facebook
@stronger_movie on Twitter


Robin will be a part of "Meet the Cast & Crew" at the March 13th Christian Media Association meeting about the upcoming film, Stronger.
See details on the Facebook Event.

The event is FREE, but please RSVP!


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Carla McDougal

Carla McDougal is a Christian author, speaker, and film producer. She founded the non-profit organization, Reflective Life Ministries, in 2008. Her true passion is her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It humbles her to realize His love, grace, and mercy go beyond her understanding. She truly believes laughter is medicine from the Lord that breaks down walls and removes the masks in our lives. Over the years, God has taken her around the world to encourage others to live every day for Him. She smiles to think of the experiences God has allowed in her life to teach and remind her “He is in control.” 

In 2010, Carla founded Reflective Media Productions, a subsidiary of Reflective Media Productions. Their third movie called STRONGER—Healing for the Broken. Victory forthe Wounded is scheduled to premiere in May in the Houston, TX area with screenings to follow. Stronger is a faith-based film exploring a veteran’s battle with PTSD (PostTraumatic Stress Disorder) and shows the hope and healing through Jesus. Carla serves as the Executive Producer for the film, but at times titles herself as the STRONGER Cheerleader for the group.

Carla and her husband, Fred, live in the Houston, Texas, area and have three sons, one daughter, two daughters-in-love and two grandbabies.

SOCIAL LINKS:
@carlamcdougal on Twitter
Stronger movie website
STRONGER on Facebook
@stronger_movie on Twitter

Carla will be a part of "Meet the Cast & Crew" at the March 13th Christian Media Association meeting about the upcoming film, Stronger.
See details on the Facebook Event.

The event is FREE, but please RSVP!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Apocalypse Experience: Actors and Volunteers Needed

ACTORS NEEDED!!
Tammy Lane Productions is now casting for the October production of
The Apocalypse Experience.”  This live outdoor performance is an evangelistic depiction of biblical prophecy and end time events.
More information can be found at ApocalypseExperience.com
 
Male and female actors of all ethnicities, ages 15-60 will be considered for various roles. Craft services will be provided.  Lodging available for production weekends.
 
Principal Actors needed: (Paid)
(Note: Cast pay is for 5 days of production only)
  • Animal/Human Hybrid - Male age 18-35, 5’10” and up, stocky build, physically fit (actor will be wearing a high-quality silicone mask) Role pays $150 per day
  • Abdul – Male 18-35, (African American, Hispanic, Middle Eastern) age 18-35, any build (Middle Eastern accent required)  Role pays $125 per day
  • Demon Imp/Looter – Male age 15-18, thin build, Role pays $75 day
  • Soldier – Male age 18-35, stocky build, Role pays $75 per day

 
Background Actors needed: (Non-paid) **Note: Actors will receive one ticket, a T-shirt, and Capernaum Bucks.
  • Diseased Patient – Male or Female, age 15-60, thin build
  • Holocaust Victim – Male, age 15-60, dark hair/eyes, thin build
  • Christian Prisoner – Male, age 15-60, thin build
  • Townspeople – Male or Female, age 15-60, any build
  • Student – Male or Female, age 15-22, any build
  • Grim Reaper – Male, age 15-60, 5’10” and up, thin build
  • Rebel – Male or Female, age 15-60, any build
  • Anti-Christian Terrorist – Male, age 17-50, any build
  • Hazmat Personnel – Male or Female, age 18-35, any build

 
Submit headshot/resume’ to
Casting@TammyLaneProductions.com
Contact:  Kim Gassner

Rehearsals:  Currently rehearsing Sundays (6:00-9:00pm), plus Thursday, October 20th
Production Dates:  Evening performances Friday-Saturday October 21st – 22nd and Friday – Sunday October 28th – 30th (Ticket booth will be open 7:00-11:00pm) **Call Time: 5:00pm  (earlier if role requires makeup)
 
Location:
10700 FM 920
Weatherford, TX 76088