The first thing that sets this film apart from others is the fact that it is entirely silent. Directed and produced by Fred and Sharon Wilharm of Mainstreet Productions, the Good Book was created with a goal for it to evangelize as well as entertain. To see The Good Book on IMDb, Click Here .
Pieces of the Whole
The Good Book ties many different characters and their stories together with a common thread–a little New Testament Bible. The diverse characters and settings gave us an opportunity to create different musical movements, each with a unique style, that accompanied each chapter of the story. Each movement is then unified with the rest of the film through a common theme that returns throughout the film.
The decision to work in “movements” allowed us to incorporate a lot of diverse ideas. The goal was for each movement, 5-9 minutes in length, to feel like a complete story within itself. The score for The Good Book draws a lot of inspiration from Americana, Blues, and Folk music. These elements were used to flavor many cues built around a film orchestra in an attempt to create a unique sound.
Click “Play” to listen to music clips from The Good Book!
One of the ways we diversified the sound throughout each chapter of the story was to bring in a number of musicians for recording. We discovered that director Fred Wilharm can handle himself quite well playing blues on the harmonica!
Rick Holets-Guitar, Mandolin
As of the writing of this entry, The Good Book has been selected in a number of festivals:
- “Official Selection” Louisville International Film Festival 2014
- “Official Selection” I Will Tell International Film Festival 2014
- Stellae Award Nominee “Best Mission Film” Pan Pacific Film Festival 2014
- “Featured Presentation” Christian Film Festival Indianapolis 2014
- Winner “Best Feature” GloryReelz Christian Film Festival 2014
- Winner “Best Female Director” GloryReelz Christian Film Festival 2014
- Winner “Best Inspirational Film” Holywood Christian Film Festival of New York 2014
- “Runner Up Faith Film” Mount Dora Family Film Festival 2014
- “Official Selection” International Christian Film Festival 2014
- “Official Selection” GloryReelz Christian Film Festival 2014
- “Official Selection” Holywood Christian Film Festival of New York 2014
- “Special Presentation” Churches Making Movies Film Festival 2014
- “Official Selection” Bedias, Texas Christian Film Festival 2014
- “Official Selection” Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival 2014