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Summer of '67

Two sisters live in the shadow of their mother's suicide, struggling to live their lives and protect their loved ones in the face of the Vietnam War.

  • Sharon Wilharm
    Providence, The Good Book, Flowers for Fannie
  • Sharon Wilharm
    Providence, The Good Book, Flowers for Fannie
  • Fred Wilharm
    Providence, The Good Book, Flowers for Fannie
  • Rachel Schrey
    Key Cast
    Remnant 13, Mounds of Zaroff, How to do Things
  • Bethany Davenport
    Key Cast
    Remnant 13, The Perfect Race
  • Sharonne Lanier
    Key Cast
    "Ruby Mae"
    Army Wives, Swamp Murders
  • Cameron Gilliam
    Key Cast
    The Accidental President, Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda
  • Christopher Dalton
    Key Cast
    Holden Caleb
  • Sam Brooks
    Key Cast
    80/20, Your Worst Nightmare, Control
  • Jerrold Edwards
    Key Cast
  • Mimi Sagadin
    Key Cast
    Return to the Hiding Place, Princess Cut, Redemption Way
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, faith, war
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 17, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Mid Tenn Film Fest
    Smyrna, Tennessee
    June 16, 2018
    World Premiere
    Best Soundtrack, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress
  • Great Lakes Christian Film Festival
    Buffalo, NY
    August 4, 2018
    NY Premiere
    Best Writer, Best Lighting, Best Production Design, Best Producer - Feature
  • ICVM Crown Awards
    Nominee - Best Drama Under $250,000
  • Regal Theatrical Release - 2 weeks
    Naashville, TN
    June 29, 2018
  • Showplace Cinemas Theatrical Release - 1 week
    Evansville, Indiana
    July 27, 2018
  • Springfield Middle School
    Springfield, TN
    August 11, 2018
  • Campers on Mission National Rally
    Perry, Georgia
    June 19, 2018
    Georgia Premiere
  • Bedias, Texas, Christian Film Festival
    Navasota, Texas
    August 12, 2018
    Texas Premiere
  • Hollywood Divine International Film Festival
    Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
    United States
    October 13, 2018
    Best Lead Actress - Feature, Best Supporting Actress - Feature, Best Cinematography, Best Music Score, Best Feature Film
  • Happy Trails Virginia Style Convention
    Roanoke, Virginia
    October 20, 2018
  • Friends Family Theater
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
    August 24, 2018
  • Lanett City Film Festival
    Lanett City, Georgia
    September 8, 2018
  • Historic Railpark and Train Museum
    Bowling Green, Kentucky
    September 8, 2018
  • Peak City International Film Festival
    Apex, North Carolina
    September 22, 2018
    Best Director
  • GlennFest Film Festival
    Downey, California
  • Macon County Junior High School
    Lafayette, Tennessee
    October 27, 2018
  • Franklin International Independent Film Festival
    Franklin, Tennessee
  • Capitol Theatre
    Lebanon, Tennessee
  • Chillicothe Town Theater
    Chillicothe, Illinois
    November 19, 2018
  • James Bond III Film Festival - Christian Edition
    Springfield, Kentucky
    December 7, 2018
    Best Feature, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Set Design, Best Costumes
  • Upike Film and Media Arts Festival
    Pikeville, Kentucky
    April 5, 2019
  • Cinema Soup Film Festival
    Dekalb, Illinois
    June 8, 2019
  • International Christian Film Festival
    Orlando, Florida
    April 30, 2019
    Winner - Best Screenplay, Nominee - Best Picture, Nominee - Best Director, Nominee - Best Score
  • Smoky Mountain Film Festival
    Gatlinburg, Tennessee
    June 22, 2019
Distribution Information
  • Indie Rights
Director Biography - Sharon Wilharm

Sharon Wilharm never intended to be a filmmaker. Growing up, she was much more interested in books than movies. Then she married a businessman with a degree in broadcast communications, and before she knew what was happening, she was writing, directing, and starring in a feature film. Since that time Sharon has written and directed six more feature films (she decided she was much more at home behind the camera than in front of it) with her filmmaking husband handling the camera work and editing.

The Wilharms distinguished themselves by producing two silent features, one of which was included in the AMC Independent lineup and screened at select AMC theaters including AMC Empire at Times Square.

Sharon has two film related blogs and is a popular speaker at film events.

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Director Statement

Growing up I knew Daddy was on the USS Forrestal when I was a baby, and that something terrible happened. But I never gave it much thought until I was grown and married with a daughter of my own. Then it finally hit me. What was it like for my mother, hearing the news but not knowing whether Daddy was alive, injured, or killed? What was it like when the men returned and rather than receiving a heroes welcome like with previous wars, they were spit on and treated with disdain? These are questions I began asking myself.

While researching for the script, I interviewed as many men and women as I could find, approaching the Vietnam War from all different angles. I talked to men who enlisted, men who were drafted, men who avoided it by going to college or having a physical condition. And even more so, I talked to women who shared about their experiences as wives, sweethearts, sisters, and friends. Each story was unique, but they all shared similar themes of being scared, confused, and disillusioned. I tried to capture a little bit of each of those emotions and present it in a way that shows the complexity of the Vietnam War. As Howard says in the movie, "War, it's not so black and white".

My desire is that Summer of '67 will bring hope and healing to Vietnam Veterans as well as encouragement for anyone dealing with difficult times.

Sharon Wilharm, Writer/Director