producer: Brent Shields

One Christmas Eve

Dove Approved for All Ages

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year is a song that is played and sung in this film and, indeed, characterizes the movie on several levels. The Christmas escapades get so out of hand at one point that the characters are eschewing any celebration of Christmas at all. This fun-filled holiday [...]

November Christmas

November 21, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

November Christmas is a touching story full of rich relationships and an overarching message of hope and unity. Vanessa Marks (Emily Alyn Lind) is a bubbly 8-year-old girl with a zest for life. She has a supportive and loving family, lives in an idyllic small town, and thoroughly enjoys every [...]

In From the Night

April 15, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Sometimes the effects of a dysfunctional family do not appear until a situation comes to light. "In From the Night" brings that awareness to Vicki through her nephew Bobby. In helping him change his life she becomes aware of things in her own life that she has tried to deal with. This is a very [...]

The Water is Wide

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Water is Wide" is a well-directed film and once it establishes its plot, it is story-telling at its best. It picks up steam in the classroom with Pat Conroy (played by a relative newcomer, Jeff Hephner) and it's really a fresh and entertaining story. Hephner plays Conroy exceptionally [...]

Silver Bells (2005)

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Byrne family bring you into their lives in this lovely story for the Christmas holiday. You travel with them to New York and experience some of the beauty the city holds. This is another fantastic, heartwarming Hallmark movie for the holiday season. I have always loved Hallmark movies. The [...]

Back When We Were Grownups

November 21, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

Sometimes when we get older and our lives are over-loaded with stressful things, we tend to look back to the "What ifs?" In this Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, that is Rebecca's question, so she decides to look up an old sweetheart. I enjoyed this movie, as I always do with Hallmark Hall of Fame [...]

Brush with Fate

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Some who owned the painting gave it up out of love, others out of greed. In more than one situation, the painting was the only thing of beauty in a person's life; each person loved it for it's beauty. Some relinquished out of necessity and love of their [...]

My Sisters Keeper

June 18, 2002

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a very moving, well done story with excellent acting by all the characters. Despite the differences in the lifestyles of the sisters, both are willing to compromise to find the best solution, even though it means making sacrifices, especially on Judy's part. The love they share is [...]

In Love and War

November 19, 2001

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Italian people who helped the young soldier survive were fully aware that if the Germans learned of this, they would lose their homes, families and probably their lives, but they did not hesitate to share everything they had with him. After the war ended, Eric returned to Italy and married the [...]

Saint Maybe

January 13, 1999

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of a family dealing with the loss of a loved one is a wonderful film suitable for the Christmas holidays. There are so many powerful messages and life lessons, none of which overpowers the entertaining drama. What a delight to find a film where scripture is [...]

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