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Inspiring Documentary For Free

January 19, 2017 Leave a comment

For a few more weeks, I’m giving away my documentary, “Steadfast” as seen on PBS for free with coupon code: “newyear”. Get it now right here!

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Steadfast PBS Stations & Schedules

May 16, 2016 1 comment

I’m thrilled that in less than a week my film, Steadfast, will soon air on 5 PBS stations including major metropolitan areas. The Ozarks, Kansas City, Warrensburg, Wichita, and Topeka stations will be broadcasting the film on the 5 year anniversary of the devastating Joplin tornado.

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Here are the times for the original broadcast:

KOZJ Joplin 26.1 – May 22 at 1:30pm

KOZK Springfield 21.1 – May 22 at 1:30pm

KCPT Kansas City 10.1 – May 22 at 2pm

KPTS Wichita 8.1 – May 22 at 4pm

KTWU Topeka 11.1 – May 22 at 6pm

KMOS Warrensburg 6.1 – May 22 at 6pm

Are you in the viewing area?

Then set your DVR and be inspired by this amazing story of strength in time of tragedy.

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Well, it is now available for Video On Demand across any internet-ready device through vimeo.com/ondemand/steadfast. You can buy the whole program for $5.99 or rent in for 99 cents. For a limited time, use promo code “remember” to get 50% off, making your purchase just 3 bucks!

What a fine way to support local independent filmmaking. I’ve priced it as low as I can. I’m interested more in people seeing it and being blessed by its message than in breaking even! So act now and buy it. You won’t be disappointed!

Still not convinced? Watch the Trailer:

“Steadfast” is an encouraging and inspiring film about the Joplin tornado, one of the most destructive in US history. Several residents share their experiences of that fateful day and the days to follow. Through a surge of volunteers and a determined spirit, Joplin has rebuilt in an unprecedented way to now exhibit a higher population and more businesses than before the storm. This film is a heartfelt tribute to the strength and resolve of a community seemingly torn apart by tragedy that rose up to inspire the nation and the world.

 

 

Steadfast 2.0

My film, Steadfast, should really be called Steadfast 2.0. The original 90 minute version has been revised, enhanced, updated, and shortened. The reason I reworked it is so PBS in the Ozarks might possibly broadcast it. Fast forward to today, I have verbal agreements with PBS stations in the Ozarks, Kansas City, Warrensburg, Wichita, and Topeka, and am working to deliver the files to them now!

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Cutting down the content from 92 minutes to 56:40 was no easy task, since that is over a 1/3 of my previous finished work! However, I believe it was good to tighten up the film in that way. I not only cut, but also added in a few new shots (including some aerials) and new (updated) information, so that it is relevant 5 years after the storm.

It’s safe to say I’m excited about having more people see the film, especially in the affected area. I made the film as a labor of love. I was glad the first time around to hear that it helped people with emotional healing after such a traumatic event. That was one of the reasons I made it in the first place. The second reason would be to thank all of the volunteers who came to help. Finally, the third reason would be to inspire people through the various stories presented.

Vimeo-On-Demand-Pro-Download-4K-VideoAre you in the viewing area? Do you want to know when the program will air on TV? I will post that info as soon as I have it on www.steadfastdocumentary.com. You can sign up for updates there if you’d like to receive an email reminder.

Not in the viewing area? Want to see the film before it airs? It is now available for Video On Demand across multiple devices through vimeo.com/ondemand/steadfast. You can buy the whole program for $6.99 or rent in for $1.99.

Here’s the Trailer 2.0!

“Steadfast” is an encouraging and inspiring film about the Joplin tornado, one of the most destructive in US history. Several residents share their experiences of that fateful day and the days to follow. Through a surge of volunteers and a determined spirit, Joplin has rebuilt in an unprecedented way to now exhibit a higher population and more businesses than before the storm. This film is a heartfelt tribute to the strength and resolve of a community seemingly torn apart by tragedy that rose up to inspire the nation and the world.

 

 

A Prayer for Joplin (two years later)

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What people are saying about “Steadfast”?

January 2, 2013 1 comment

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The following are comments from the 2012 DVD release. The new version is even better!

A superb documentary! “Steadfast” not only tells the story of Joplin’s indomitable spirit after the tornado, but also resonates the faith, hope, and love that brings out the best in all of us. Hats off to you for putting it together in such a professional, entertaining, and uplifting manner! –Tim Bartow

While other writings and films about the tornado focus on events, this film focuses on people. “Steadfast” is an inspiring story in the midst of tragedy and devastation. – Jacque Gage

Absolute Blessing!!! Thank you so much for this Documentary, left there feeling HOPEFUL and UPLIFTED!!! –Michele Lucas Fry

I was very moved by this documentary and was waiting for a flood of tears and sorrow, but it was a great mix of heroes, loss, and even some much needed light-hearted moments to remember that we (Joplin) survived and are thriving despite the tragedy! –Bryan Davis

A beautiful story of hope! It’s about an ugly day in our lives, that turned into many beautiful and encouraging days of God’s works! –Linda Jarvis Teeter

I thought Greg did a wonderful job! I was a bit nervous because we haven’t really watched many videos or even looked at the books. I felt very blessed when we left and will watch the DVD again. –Sonja Hoover-Harper

Watched it all—very well done! Thank you for doing this. It is emotional, but I am glad I set aside my fear of dealing with these emotions and watched it. You should too! It will help you heal. –Jane Dye

Amazing film, Gregory Fish! Thank you for telling Joplin’s story. You did an awesome job of capturing the emotions. Thank you, again. –Deborah Morris

Most excellent!! –Pam Braxdale Harrington

Amazing! Thank you for all of your hard work! –Kristin McCarthy Perry

It was tremendous. –Elaine Francis

It was beautiful, Greg. Congratulations! –Tammy Nelson

Awesome job Greg!!! Steadfast was touching, funny and heartfelt! 5 Stars! –Pam Corwin Dudley

Steadfast, the documentary was precious, powerful, touching, moving and honoring of our town, our God and those who lost loved ones and homes. Thank you for your work, your heart, and your gifts! –Tammy Benson

Excellent job Mr. Fish! Glad I was able to be a part of the showing tonight. You really captured the tragedy and the resilience very well in a short 90 minutes. Looks like ya had a great turn out too, so that was awesome. Sleep well. Ya did good tonight, kid, real good! –Jay Tepe

Excellent Job! –Spencer Aggus

“Just attended the premiere of “Steadfast: The Documentary” and it was GREAT! Very touching and inspiring! It reminds me yet again of why I love this town and why I’m so proud of this community. I highly recommend it. Thanks, Gregory Fish, for all your hard work and congratulations on a job well done!” –Mandie Jennings

2 thumbs up and 5 stars for an awe-inspiring debut of “Steadfast, The Documentary”, which played tonight to a packed house at College Heights Christian Church in Joplin. Thank you, Greg, for using your divine talents to serve and bless so many people. –Van Benson

It was a hair-raising documentary, that left you speechless and awe struck at the devastation and the resilience of a community. –Scott McGill

The “Steadfast” documentary highlighted a God-honoring response by a community hit by one powerful tornado. –Dave Case

Just watched Steadfast. Excellent production of the May 22, 2011 tornado and aftermath. To all my friends who have been here to volunteer…you will want to see it. -Desiree Keyes Limkeman

Great job Mr. Fish!! Impressive!! –Misti Terterman Tackett

Well done, young man!! Well done!!! –Jim Cruzan

A great story. Very well presented! –Elizabeth Robertson

Proud doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about my little brother and the work he did on this documentary. I had seen over half of it, but he wrapped it up beautifully and I was moved to tears along with hundreds of other people that watched Joplin’s story unfold before our eyes. Good job, Gregory Fish! –Charissa Robinett

Excellent documentary on the Joplin tornado: uplifting, inspiring, with moments of levity, and seriousness. Good job, Gregory Fish! –David Fish

It was beautifully done! I know there are so many of us that will never be the same because of the tornado and all that we went through. Greg did a wonderful job of capturing the experience of the tornado. We are all forever changed for the better. Experiences like the tornado are never easy but sometimes through painful times we really grow. Thank you for all your hard work and for sharing the film with us! –Christine Segal

Thank you for telling Joplin’s story– a story of hope, of faith, of God! The only way we can make it through and will continue to live and move and have our being is in Him! –Pamela Praytor

You did an outstanding job, Greg! Thanks for all your hard work. -Gary & Randa Reed

Steadfast is a tool that should be in the library of all grief counselors! -Lance Hostetter

New Documentary Trailer

I’ve been hard at work, shooting, editing, conceptualizing, editing, and editing. I’m almost done with the Documentary. The end is in sight. So granted, it was time for a new trailer. Here it is. As it says in the trailer, the release date is set for November 19. That will be right at one and a half years since the tornado. Actually, the 22nd is the precise day, but that’s Thanksgiving. I will be thankful to have completed this massive undertaking, but it has been a privilege to document such amazing stories. I hope the end result is a blessing. Here’s the new trailer:

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Joplin Documentary Site is Live

A big part of this last year for me has been the Joplin tornado. I was not in Joplin during that fierce storm, but being from there, my heart went out for this place. I shortly arrived with supplies, money and aid, like so many of other volunteers. One area that I felt I could be of most use was in documenting what I saw. Several trips later, we find ourselves living back in the area. With the passing of the first anniversary, we now are done filming and are in the production stage of “Steadfast- The Documentary”.

There is a short trailer and more info live at www.steadfastdocumentary.com. You can sign up for updates there, as well as pre-order a DVD. Half of all profits will go to rebuilding Joplin. Thanks for supporting this project and Joplin.

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