Wednesday, December 19, 2012

THE SONG - Editing Day Eight

Ali Faulkner as Rose Jordan, Alan Powell as Jed King
Caitlin Nicol-Thomas as Shelby Bale, Alan Powell as Jed King
"The wise woman builds her house,
but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down."
- Proverbs 14:1
THE SONG: An aspiring singer-songwriter's life and marriage suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom. Inspired by the life and writings of King Solomon.

Monday, December 17, 2012

THE SONG - Editing Day Six

"What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun."
-Ecclesiastes 1:9
THE SONG: An aspiring singer-songwriter's life and marriage suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom. Inspired by the life and writings of King Solomon.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

THE SONG - Production Stills Sc118



"...for without Him, who can eat or find enjoyment?"
- Ecclesiastes 2:25
THE SONG: An aspiring singer-songwriter's life and marriage suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom. Inspired by the life and writings of King Solomon.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

THE SONG - Editing Day One

Caitlin Nicol-Thomas as Shelby Bale
Alan Powell as Jed King
"For with much wisdom comes much sorrow;
the more knowledge, the more grief."
- Ecclesiastes 1:18
THE SONG: An aspiring singer-songwriter's life and marriage suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him stardom.  Inspired by the life and writings of King Solomon.

Monday, December 10, 2012

THE SONG - Principal Photography Wrapped

Caitlin Nicol-Thomas and Alan Powell 
"One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."
-Proverbs 18:24

And, since editing begins today...
"Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
and he will establish your plans."
-Proverbs 16:3

THE SONG: An aspiring singer-songwriter's life and marriage suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him stardom.  Inspired by the life and writings of King Solomon.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Forty-Five


Singer/Songwriter Cheyenne Marie Mize (Photo by Shepherd Ahlers)
"Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say;
I open my lips to speak what is right.
Counsel and sound judgment are mine;
I have insight, I have power."
- Proverbs 8:6, 14
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Forty-Two


Caitlin Nicol-Thomas as Shelby Bale
"Keep to a path far from her,
do not go near the door of her house."
- Proverbs 5:8
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Forty

"Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. 
Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?” 
-Ecclesiastes 3:19, 21
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

THE SONG - Production Still Sc160

"You who are young, be happy while you are young,
and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth.
Follow the ways of your heart
and whatever your eyes see,
but know that for all these things
God will bring you into judgment."
- Ecclesiastes 11:9
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

THE SONG - Production Stills Sc32



"When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice."
- 1 Kings 3:28
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

THE SONG - Production Still

"Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom."
- Ecclesiastes 9:9 - 10
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Ramsey Bros. Collaboration with Funny or Die


Check out this collaboration between Funny or Die and Ramsey Bros. Pictures starring Nick Kroll (FX's "The League," Comedy Central's "The Kroll Show") and my brother, John Ramsey. It's called "Early Works with John Ramsey," and it's based on our "Home Video Commentaries" series.

 Also, be sure to visit RBP's new Funny or Die page to view (and vote for) our videos!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Thirty-Eight

Alan Powell as Jed King
"When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom."
- Proverbs 11:2
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Thirty-Seven

Jed King (Alan Powell) and The 23 String Band.
"There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance."
- Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Friday, November 16, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Thirty-Five

Kenda Benward as Bethany King
"Gray hair is a crown of glory;
it is gained in a righteous life."
-Proverbs 16:31
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Thirty-Three


"Walk with the wise and become wise,
for a companion of fools suffers harm."
-Proverbs 13:20
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Thirty-Two

Caitlin Nicol-Thomas as Shelby Bale and Alan Powell as Jed King.
"And [Solomon's] fame spread to all the surrounding nations. He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five." - 1 Kings 4:31-32
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Monday, November 12, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Thirty-One



"Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching."
-Proverbs 1:8
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Thirty

Ali Faulkner as Rose Jordan.
"Blessed are those who find wisdom,
those who gain understanding,
for she is more profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold."
-Proverbs 3:13-14
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Friday, November 9, 2012

THE SONG - Resuming Tomorrow...

...after a couple of days off.  In the meantime:
Alan Powell as Jed King and Caitlin Nicol-Thomas as Shelby Bale.
"As Philip Pullman rightly points out, if you wish to influence people, ‘Once Upon a Time…’ is a far more persuasive beginning than 'Thou Shalt Not..’. I am always struck by how much supposedly classic fiction is about loss of religious faith or adultery, described sympathetically. These are the scriptures of the century of the self, and they have a huge effect on the way people think about such things. Good authors make the reader want to emulate, or desire the approval, of the characters in them. 
Films, by reaching direct into the watcher’s brain, have an even more powerful effect. A concept, presented sympathetically in a film, will take root where a speech or an article would not."  
-Peter Hitchens 

"I said to myself, 'Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.' But that also proved to be meaningless." 
-Ecclesiastes 2:1
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Twenty-Nine

"There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them."
- Ecclesiastes 3:1, 5 
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Monday, November 5, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Twenty-Eight

Singer-Songwriter Jill DeZwaan
Alan Powell as Jed King and Ali Faulkner as Rose Jordan
"Look on King Solomon wearing a crown,
the crown with which his mother crowned him
on the day of his wedding,
the day his heart rejoiced."
- Song of Solomon 3:10 
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Twenty-Two

Aaron Benward as David King

Your arrows have pierced me,
and your hand has come down on me.
Because of your wrath there is no health in my body;
there is no soundness in my bones because of my sin.
My guilt has overwhelmed me
like a burden too heavy to bear.

I am feeble and utterly crushed;
I groan in anguish of heart.
-Psalm 38:3-4, 8

"Arrows have pierced me
I'm bleedin', I'm shakin'
You've overwhelmed me
And made my heart groan
I cried all these tears
For fear I was forsaken
After I begged You
To leave me alone."
-Can't Hold On
David King
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Friday, October 26, 2012

THE SONG - More Jams From The Set


Never a dull moment when musicians are on set.  Here's Caitlin Nicol-Thomas and band members performing "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."

THE SONG - Shooting Day Twenty-One

"Then David rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David."
- 1 Kings 1:10 
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful one see decay.
- Psalm 16:9-10
“'The patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. Seeing what was to come, he spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay.  God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it.'"
- Acts 2:29-32
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Twenty



[Bathsheba] said to [King David], “My lord, you yourself swore to me your servant by the Lord your God: ‘Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he will sit on my throne.’  
Then king [David] took an oath: “As surely as the Lord lives, who has delivered me out of every trouble, I will surely carry out this very day what I swore to you by the Lord, the God of Israel: Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he will sit on my throne in my place.”
- 1 Kings 1:17,29-30
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

THE SONG - A Taste of the Music


Alan Powell and Caitlin Nicol-Thomas jam between takes.

THE SONG - Shooting Day Nineteen

Alan Powell as Jed King and Caitlin Nicol-Thomas as Shelby Bale
"King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh’s daughter—Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. They were from nations about which the Lord had told the Israelites, 'You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.' Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love. He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray."
- 1 Kings 11:1-3
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Eighteen

A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
-Proverbs 31:10, 16, 28, 29
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

THE SONG - Shooting Day Seventeen

Aaron and Kenda Benward as David and Bethany King.
"Then David comforted his wife, Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her..."

"...and she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. And the Lord loved him and sent a message by Nathan the prophet. So he called his name Jedidiah, because of the Lord." - 2 Samuel 12:24-25
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Sixteen

"The wicked are edgy with guilt, ready to run off even when no one's after them; Honest people are relaxed and confident, bold as lions." - Proverbs 28:1 (The Message)
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Thirteen

"Rehoboam son of Solomon was king in Judah. He was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the Lord had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel in which to put his Name." - 1 Kings 14:21

Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Monday, October 15, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Twelve

"For love is as strong as death,
its jealousy unyielding as the grave."
- Song of Solomon 8:6 
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Friday, October 12, 2012

THE SONG -Shooting Day Eleven


"A dream comes when there are many cares,
and many words mark the speech of a fool."
-Ecclesiastes 5:3
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

THE SONG - Shooting Day Nine

"It is better to go to a house of mourning
than to go to a house of feasting,
for death is the destiny of everyone;
the living should take this to heart."
- Ecclesiastes 7:1
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Six

Ali Faulkner as Rose Jordan.
"Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,
she raises her voice in the public square;
on top of the wall she cries out,
at the city gate she makes her speech."
- Proverbs 1: 20-21
Inspired by the life and works of King Solomon, THE SONG tells the story of a young, aspiring singer-songwriter whose marriage and life suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.