Wednesday, May 04, 2016

A Matter of Perspective

I played the lead in the short film "A Matter of Perspective," which was filmed in beautiful Southern Oregon, where I was born and raised. I got to stay on our family farm while we were filming!

It's now available online.
This was such an answer to prayer, since that was the area where I was inspired to act by seeing plays produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, taking part in workshops with their actors, and performing at our high school and with our church's youth group.

I helped create a promotional video at
the Christian Worldview Film Festival.
My connection to the filmmakers of "A Matter of Perspective" is miraculous! We met at the Family Camp for the Southern Oregon chapter of Joni and Friends. To see how that came about visit Then we found out that the director, Mike Hill, was a student of Larry Smith, who has been a good friend of my father since they were in the third grade! Larry gave me my only photography lesson just before I went to Hong Kong in 1987. Then he helped me set up the slides that I showed to the many families and organizations that made the trip possible.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what the Lord does through this short film!


Francisco Fernandez said...

Looks like a very good film Rich. Congrats, can't wait to see it.

Bev Lewis said...

Bravo, Rich!

Rich Swingle said...

Thanks so much!