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

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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

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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. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Five

Alan Powell as Jed King
Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done
and what I had toiled to achieve,
everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind;
nothing was gained under the sun.
-Ecclesiates 2:11
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 - Jed Inherits David's Crown

Saturday, October 6, 2012

THE SONG - Shelbyville Sentinel News

Simpsonville home is host to movie crew

Simpsonville home is site of Louisville company’s feature film.

By Lisa King
SIMPSONVILLE – “The neighbors have all been calling, wondering what in the world is going on,” said Bruce Pearce, gesturing around his sprawling yard at dozens of people bustling around, setting up lighting, cameras, sound equipment, and even a wardrobe tent and dressing room.

“I told them, ‘Don’t tell me you’ve never seen a film crew making a movie before!’” he said with a chuckle.

Pearce shook his head in amazement as he talked about how Louisville-based City on a Hill Productions got interested in his Civil War-era home located on Nolan Pike, just off Todds Point Road, as a location for its film, The Song.

Bruce and Ruth Pearce stand in front of their home on Nolan Pike that is being used by a Louisville film crew to make a feature film.
“They wanted a homey-looking old farmhouse for the movie, and they got on the Internet to look for one, and they saw our house, because it’s for sale,” he said.
Julie Kinsolving, a Shelbyville realtor, said she never expected to get such a call about a house.

“They had a scout looking at locations in Southern Indiana and Kentucky; they were looking for an old, Victorian-style farm house, and when they called, I got really excited,” she said.

Richard Ramsey, director and screenwriter, said that when they discovered the house on the Internet, they couldn’t wait to check it out.

“Four of us came out here to see it and we just fell in love with it right away,” he said. “We thought it was a perfect setting to represent the sweet, natural world that Jed shared with his wife.”

This 2-story white frame house, which sits back a couple of hundred feet from the road, has a front porch running the length of the house and matching rocking chairs. Surrounding it are flower gardens and a lush green lawn.

Bob Smith, who was raised in the house, along with his brother, Barry, said he estimates it was built from 1861 to 1865. It features four fireplaces, five bedrooms and a graceful, curving staircase.

“What I like most about growing up there was that I had my own room,” he said, with a chuckle.

Smith said before the house was sold to the Pearces in the 1970s, it had been in his family since his grandfather bought it in 1925. 

“It only has forty acres now, but it used to have two hundred and twenty; we raised tobacco and had a dairy,” he said.

Ruth Pearce said she and her husband, who for 16 years has worked at F.B. Purnell Sausage Company in Simpsonville, hated to put the house up for sale, but they are both in their 80s and are not up to caring for it and the grounds anymore.

“We will be very sorry to go, but there comes a point where you know it’s time,” she said.

Producer Shane Sooter echoed Ramsey’s sentiments about the house.  “It’s a beautiful place and just a perfect setting for the film,” he said.  Sooter calls The Song a modern retelling of the life of [Biblical figure] Solomon.”

“It’s really a love triangle,” he said.

Homeowner Bruce Pearce (left) talks to film producer Shane Sooter (center) as technician Daniel Treat looks on.
The film centers on the life of a man named “Jed,” played by Alan Powell, who is a musician who has an affair with another musician, “Shelby,” played by Caitlin Nicol-Thomas.

Jed is torn between the world of his music career and that of his wife and home at the farmhouse. The cast, which also includes Ali Faulkner, who plays “Rose,” Jed’s wife, are all from the Louisville area.

Note: This is an error.  Alan Powell and Caitlin Nicol-Thomas are from Nashville, and Ali Faulkner is from Dallas. Perhaps, the article’s writer confused this with the fact that our crew is mostly local – R.R.

Pearce, said when the company contacted him and told him they wanted to make a film at the house, he and his wife were floored.

“We talked about it, and we really liked the script, because [...spoiler edited out :)...] So we finally decided that maybe it could touch somebody in a similar situation, and bring them around to living a better life, so we agreed to let them do it,” [Pearce] said.

The company has put the Pearces up in a hotel until they wrap up filming next week.

Nicol-Thomas, who plays “the other woman,” sporting a fake tattoo on her arm that spells the name of her character, said she loves the property.

“I think it’s a sign,” she said. “I was just coming up to the Shelbyville exit when I got a call that we were going to film here.”

Makeup artist Amy Schwandt gets actress Caitlin Nicol-Thomas ready to film a scene Wednesday at the Pearce home on Nolan Pike.
Sooter said it was ironic that way that Ramsey came up with the name “Shelby” for Nicol-Thomas’ character.

“He was driving down the road, wondering what to call her character, when he drove by [local internet provider] Shelby Broadband, and he said, ‘That’s it! Her name is going to be Shelby!’”

Before he turned to go back to his car and out of the hustle and bustle of the “set,” Pearce glanced over at some food the crew had set up under a tent behind the house.

“Is that all you’ve got?” he asked? “Tell you what, before you all leave here, I am going to fix you-all a breakfast like you’ve never had before.”

No doubt the crew will say it’s gooood!

THE SONG - Shooting Day Four



With much seductive speech she persuades him;
with her smooth talk she compels him.
All at once he follows her,
as an ox goes to the slaughter,
or as a stag is caught fast
till an arrow pierces its liver;
as a bird rushes into a snare;
he does not know that it will cost him his life.
-Proverbs 7:21-23
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 5, 2012

THE SONG - "The Son Also Rises"


"The sun rises and the sun sets,
          and hurries back to where it rises.
All things are wearisome,
          more than one can say."
                            -Ecclesiastes 1:5, 8

Thursday, October 4, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Three

Caitlin Nicol-Thomas as Shelby Bale.
"For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father." - 1 Kings 11:4
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.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day Two

Ali Faulkner (as Rose Jordan) prepares for a take.
"I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys." - Song of Solomon 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, October 2, 2012

THE SONG - Shooting Day One

Jed King (Alan Powell) during a photo shoot.
"Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom, and also madness and folly. What more can the king's successor do than what has already been done?" - Ecclesiastes 2:12
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.