One Day

I performed the role of a driver and got to serve as the acting coach in One Day, a short film written and directed by Gwendelynn Martindale, who was a student at the Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp, where I teach and coach each summer.

You can order it here or stream it here.

It was a joy to work with Gwendelynn in both capacities, and I have a lot of friends I'll got to work with again: It was be my sixth collaboration with both Tim Kaiser ( and Stacey Bradshaw (, and my tenth with Rebekah Cook (

Ashley and Ethan Ledden are be doing the visual effects, which is particularly exciting since they worked on Beyond the Mask, which had the most visual effects of any Christian film. I first worked with them on Alone Yet Not Alone, and then again on Indescribable. They'll be supported by Jonick Petry, who I worked with in London for The Dragon and the Raven.

Rick Holets is doing the score. We share two credits (Princess Cut and Firefly), but he's worked on several films made by friends.

The fact that Nathan Ashton is doing the sound on this project is actually an answer to our prayer that (if all goes well) we'll be in another film screened at the Christian Worldview Film Festival. We haven't missed a year!

It's impolite to ask a woman her age, but I don't think Gwendelynn is in her twenties yet. For her to pull together this heavy-hitting team is just miraculous! Then again, we're serving the Miracle Maker!

I play a lead in Providence, which opened in AMC Theaters coast-to-coast.

Consider joining us for the next Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp.


Rich Swingle said...

One Day was a finalist at the Christian Worldview Film Festival and was given the five (out of five) Dove Award: One Day.

Rich Swingle said...

One Day was accepted into multiple film festivals including the upcoming International Christian Film Festival (ICFF) It is an Official Selection at the ICFF and is nominated for Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Short Film, and Best Lead Actor!

Anonymous said...

One Day has been winning many notable awards at Film Festivals, the current count is 13 Film Festivals, Three Awards for Finalist, one for Semi-Finalist, an Honorable Mention for Best Short Film, a Top Ten Award, a Nomination for Best of Fest, and an Award of Merit. Praise God!