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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Reef Pictures

Howdy Y'all!

Thanks for all the great comments that you have all put up. I wish I had more time to get to them all! In response to some of the questions about my latest movie, Big Game. Here is a link to the production company that made it - Reef Pictures. They have all of their projects up but if you go into GALLERY and click on BIG GAME, you'll get to see some great photos from the movie and behind the scenes.

Also, we have a new website up for the western I wrote some of you may recall called Between the Sand and the Sky. You can click here to go to that site and see some of the artwork and photos from the production of the teaser.

Thanks for your support!!

Take care of each other!

All Things Possible!


  • At 10:18 PM, August 21, 2007 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Hello dear Forum Family and Happy Angel day to you all for I consider you all to be Angels!

    I know I am a bit late, but please let me add my best wishes to Clint and Tosia and their little girl Charisma Scarlett for a healthy and happy future. And congratulations to Chris for being a godfather now, I hope you get a chance to travel down under soon.

    And to add something to our quote topic; when I was in the Netherlands we saw a great t-shirt that said: "The brain works like a parachute. To function it needs to be open." I really liked that and thought you all would too.

    Chris, thanks for the links. I will check them out later today when I have more leasure. I always enjoy looking at film photos.

    Hope you are all well. Have a phantastic week.

    Big hugs to you all


  • At 9:06 AM, August 22, 2007 , Anonymous sue said...

    Happy Angel Day too, everyone!

    Ute, I'm so glad you reminded us that today, Aug. 22, is Angel Day...and I agree with Ute on the far-reaching light of the forum family. On Angel Day may I express my gratitude for Chris and this family...all of whom I consider my "angels in the outfield." Sending love and all-things-beautiful wishes and prayers to everyone.

    I have to laugh when Ute says she enjoys looking at film photos. All the time! She is the beautiful webmaster for a beautiful web site she does for Kieren Hutchison who co-starred with Chris in Sea of Fear (in case anyone new on the forum wasn't aware of that). Someday I hope to develop such skill. I'm working on it. And she is my inspiration. But little steps at a time.

    Being film producers has to be extremely rewarding work as well as grueling at times, I'm sure. So we in the forum fans and friends family keep you and Clint in our prayers today, Angel Day. The world is waiting for the wonderful films you'll contribute. I saw Sand and Sky site recently and had wanted to tell you how much the picture captures the essence of the film, in my mind, from the story as Chris told us. Is this kosher? How may we forum friends get our own autographed copy?! Someday perhaps? It's been an awesome experience following the path of your film from idea to reality.

    Chris, you are such a light. Be well. Sue

  • At 10:59 AM, August 22, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hello friends i think chris is a talented guy anda rolemodel god bless amy rimes

  • At 7:55 PM, August 24, 2007 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Quick note to forum family hoping everyone who might have been affected by the powerful storms and tornados this week are all OK. We dodged a nearby tornado here today. News stories tonight are too close for comfort. Keeping all in prayers that all your families, friends and acquaintances are well and safe from the turbulent late summer weather in the U.S. ATB/P Blessings this weekend...Sue

  • At 2:22 PM, August 27, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hopefully the beautiful weather that Illinois has had the last two days will be arriving in Michigan soon if it hasn't already. We got hit hard with rain all of last week but didn't have the winds that a lot of areas did. We have managed to get the water out of the basement but it will take time to dry everything out and see what is salvagable or not. Fortunately the important things were up high. Our back yard flooded almost to the point of coming in the back basement stairwell. We were about an inch away from that nightmare. Along a better note, I had not put our koi out in the koi pond this year as I have been planning on redoing part of the pond. As you could not tell where the pond started or stopped due to the flood, I am thankful that our finny friends have been spending the summer inside and that I didn't have to chase them down in "the yard".

    Thanks for the links to you projects. Can't wait for them to be out. I hope your family was spared any hardship from the storms.

    Dave, that goes for you too!


  • At 7:03 PM, August 27, 2007 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    Thanks for the concern, but down in my part of Michigan/Ohio the storms did some damage but it's much worse to the north and south of us (flooding to the south, storm damage to the north) though we did lose power for a little bit there was no long term damage in my neighborhood. Though some people in neighboring towns are still without power even today.

    Sue - I hope you all came through the storms okay. They looked scary as I've seen in a long time and we didn't get the full brunt of them!

    On a cheerier note - I also want to thank you for the links Chris, always interested in seeing what you've been up to of course. I especially enjoyed all the photos from "Between the Sand and Sky." I'm sure you're on to the next project by now - can't wait to hear about it.

    Looks like the summer of blockbusters is winding down. It's kind of sad, but of all the movies I saw this summer only a couple were really memorable - though I enjoyed all at the time I saw them. Oddly enough only "The Simpsons" was worth a second look from me in the theater -though many didn't like it those of us who did really liked it. Time for some more serious movie going for the fall...any recommendations on upcoming movies anyone? I'll have some time between rehearsals for my next play that I'll want to fill!

    Take care - ATP!

  • At 6:49 PM, August 28, 2007 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Tim and Dave
    Wow, to use a play on some favorite words of ours, there was a lot of wild and wooly weather "between the sand and the sky" this summer. Wildfires, floods, tornados, torrential rains, record heat waves. Hard to find anyone who wasn't affected or knew someone who was. Glad to read your postings that all is well in your neck of the woods.

    Tim, your beautiful Illinois weather did finally arrive a couple of days ago. It's breathtaking after the rains. We were in Grand Haven the weekend the rains began for my husband's mom's memorial service with all his family. Saturday morning was wonderful, but the evening party had to be moved indoors. Heavy rains here too last week. A storm the night before the tornados knocked a huge tree across a main road on our way home from Lansing late at night. Had to back up and reroute. We'd gone to a book reception given by the mystery writer I mentioned once on the forum for a friend of his who wrote a book about his wife's Alzheimer's. (I'll check back in here about that sometime soon). Thought our power would be out for sure (as Chris knows, it's out a lot!). I consider it a miracle that it was on that night and stayed on during the tornado event Friday. I was about to check Internet for weather apparently when they went through, as I couldn't get on. Called our son, who said the storms were bad in Lansing and the power went out at the insurance company where he works as a programmer. He said, "Didn't you hear about the tornado?" No, I hadn't. And, a good thing. Because, except for Dorothy's twister in the Wizard of Oz, I'm deathly afraid of tornados.

    Traveled a 26-mile path just to the north of us damaging 250 homes and businesses in three counties, with eight homes destroyed in our county and many others sustaining major damage. The county's emergency management director couldn't remember a more damaging tornado in his 37 years here. While the warnings were apparently in place, I had no clue because I wasn't online and had no radio or TV on. There are all kinds of stories about it, and viewing the news photos Saturday night made me feel extremely grateful for yet another miracle. You think, there but for the grace of God, go I.

    Hope, Tim, that you've salvaged much from your flood. I remember a flood at my grandma's home when I was small. I can still see the boxes of books and things kind of floating. I can't imagine what your family has had to go through with all that water. Keep us posted. I loved your koi story. That sounds like something you could write into a book or something!

    Dave, glad you were spared the brunt of the floods and storms, too. Thanks for letting us know. Yes, I agree with you too that we are all anxious to see more updates on Chris' projects. Are we going to have a fan gathering when they hit the theaters? The newsletter update you sent us during Legends tour, Chris, was great. Imagine there's little time in your life anymore for extracurricular stuff. And Dave, you really did like the Simpsons? I'm not a great Simpsons fan, but my husband is. What do you think? Do you either have to like the Simpsons or not like them?

    Hope the weather is fine elsewhere...Germany, England, Italy, Australia, Turkey, the Netherlands, etc. Wishing everyone a FUNtastic ATP Labor Day holiday weekend. We've got a fun adventure going on...planning to walk the Mackinac Bridge for the 50th annual bridge walk on Labor Day. More on that too, but this blog is too long! Hope to hear what everyone is up to the weekend! Sue

  • At 6:30 PM, August 29, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hello chris how it going its going good for me and by the way thanks for the signed photo you sent me i love it and you are my rollmodel you are so sweet and kind and congrations on being the godfather to the little baby girl and god bless amy rimes

  • At 7:00 AM, August 30, 2007 , Anonymous Angi said...

    Greetings to everyone in the Forum Family.

    Chris thanks for the links to the photos and by doing so allowing us to feel that we are a part of the project and accompanying you on the journey from day 1 to final production. I'm sure I'm not the only one here who can't wait to see you on the big screen again.

    I hope things are all ok with everyone who's had bad storms over the Summer. Tim sorry to hear about the flooding and hope it didn't cause too much damage. Sue sounds like you had a lucky escape from the tornado, thank goodness, though my thoughts are with those many unknown people who have lost loved ones and possessions as a result.

    Over the Summer here it's been a mixture of a few days of hot weather or very wet. THe latter managing to happen when I go away camping at larp weekends, still I've gotten used to wading around in mud for 2 or 3 days and with so many other people doing the same you forget about it and hey - it just adds to the game.

    Oh and before i forget i got the results of the final assignment i did this year and have passed the first year of my course with fantastic and according to the feedback show potential for achieving a high standard, thus proving that all things really are possible.

    Overall it was a tough year while studying with the added hassle of the shoulder injury and my dad's accident/illness and i'd like to take a moment to thank everyone on here for their continued love and support when things got tough. Just reading your comments was often enough to make me smile and keep me going. Coming to know you all has enriched my life. Thank you!

    With lots of love and Bright Blessings


  • At 7:40 PM, August 30, 2007 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Hi Angi and forum family

    Thanks Angi for thinking of me and for taking the time out of your busy schedule to post. First, may I say congratulations for passing your courses with such ATP results! That is so encouraging to think that the thoughts from Chris and the forum family may inspire each of us on our own individual journey. It's awesome to think about. I agree with you that reading everyone's comments is very reassuring when having a tough time or two. It's nice to know there's someone out there keeping you in their thoughts and hearts when things happen like floods and accidents and illnesses. Just reading your "Bright Blessings" makes me smile!

    I enjoyed your comments about camping in the rain. Seems the weather has been similar here. Very hot or very wet. I count my lucky stars sometimes that we live on sand after all the heavy rain as Tim was talking about. And think often about what it must be like to lose loved ones and possessions to the ravages of storms and fires. I don't think any lives were lost, thankfully, here. And while we did dodge the tornado, once again last night for no apparent reason (picture perfect weather, actually) last night our power went out as I was working on an article for our local paper. So after 16 hours without power (we finally have a small generator Chris BTW for the basics) we decided...LOL...that it was a great time to go to Hell! No kidding. We really did have an assignment in Hell.

    Our friend and mutual hero of both Chris and me, 88-year-old Clayton Klein of Fowlerville, is making his third trek from Paradise in Michigan's Upper Peninsula downstate here to Hell, MI and beyond to Ohio beginning tomorrow, Aug. 31. He'll arrive at the Mackinac Bridge for the Labor Day Bridge Walk (where we plan to meet him to walk the five miles across the bridge). But Clayton will keep on walking downstate over the next three weeks and 425 miles. This year he is raising money for Michigan Hospice, which is why we went to Hell tonight to drop off some donation material there and to enjoy dinner at the Dam Site Inn, a location I think Chris mentioned on the forum once before. Yeah, have to admit it, Hell is right here in our neck of the woods....kind of fun to only be a few miles away from Hell at all times!

    Today as I was patiently waiting for the power to come back on, I got the distinct message in my mind that somebody upstairs is trying to tell me something. Do you ever have those moments? The message I got was: "I'm going to keep pulling the plug on you until you 'get it'"!!! I'm thinking that means all things and with all people. And for needing to learn to go with the flow more in both realize that I'm not in charge of events.

    But I can help with some of them! So, I'm working on my own web site, and having a fan section for Clayton on it, since he has no web presence, other than lots of articles that are turning up on the Internet during his walk. Yesterday he was interviewed on the local radio station and here is a link to that. (pic of Clayton and also pics of tornado aftermath). Eventually their interview about the walk will be on. (Already there is an interview there about the book he published this summer as well, A Well-Kept Secret: From the Glory Years of the Detroit Tigers). Then, even though my site isn't up to snuff yet, as I'm just learning, I think it'll be ok to tell forum family friends who might be interested in keeping up with Clayton to check it out as I work on it along. Taking a big plunge here but I consider you all my wish me luck at under construction:)

    I think sometimes I'm always under construction! Now that I've told you, you'll have to hold me to my word to keep on keeping on building my web site
    Hopefully (inspired by a certain actor we all know) it will carry on a bit of "all things beautiful" for anyone who passes through. Have a beautiful weekend everyone! Sue

  • At 6:01 AM, August 31, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You are the wing beneath my wings. Did you ever know that you're my hero? George may swing higher than an eagle, but I'll never match all your....sins.
    Hey buddy. Checking in on you. Film reccomendation of the week : "The Bourne Ultimatum". Now THIS is a movie. Forget all that fluffy empty rubbish like "Wild Hogs", "Night at the Museum" and "Species 4: Still a sexy but scaly sod"... this is true out-and-out money's worth material. Matty Damon was in town last week. Usually catch up with him when gets into Melbourne - but Charisma had some needs that day that needed attending to.
    Hope all's weather. Best to Natasha and Brother Ape. And Dr Maurice.


  • At 11:49 AM, August 31, 2007 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Post Script from Sue: great link to Mackinac Bridge Walk activities, including a little about Clayton Klein's walk from Paradise to Hell.

    Clint, hope all is fine Down Under for Morris family and baby Scarlett. Enjoy the moments. Gone all too soon.
    Radio entertainment comments today discussing the all time records in box office receipts for this summer's movies...attributed to everyone rushing out to the sequels of Pirates, Spiderman, Shrek, etc. Even though movies burned out, they got huge what's in store for 2008, they ask...sequels #4 for all? Have yet to catch any of the summer movies. We're still behind you all in viewing...finally saw National Treasure and March of of the Penguins, both highly thought of on the forum I recall. Enjoyed National Treasure and LOVED penguins. I'll probably be thinking of it as we walk the bridge on Monday!

    Safe travels over the holidays everyone...Sue

  • At 6:07 AM, September 01, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Happy Labor Day Weekend

    It appears that this will be a perfect weekend weather wise here in Illinois to finish out summer. There isn't a cloud in the sky at the moment, slight breeze, low humidity with temps supposed to be in the 70s. It doesn't get any better than this.

    I am happy to say that the basement is dry and most everything that got wet is either dried out or GONE with the latter being the most prefered method of dealing with the situation.

    Now the big decision is what to do with the weekend. Go to the lake? Saddle up the horses and go for a nice ride? Tear out the plumbing for the shower and re do it?... I can gaurantee it ain't gonna be that one!

    What ever you all having going on, I hope it is a fantastic way to end the summer season.

    Sue, have a great time on your walk. I hope you need sunscreen.


  • At 9:10 AM, September 01, 2007 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Tim, thanks for the walking well wishes! Yeah, looks like I'll need sunscreen. Isn't this weather beautiful? Glad your place is all dried out and hope you didn't lose too much of memorable value. Hope your weekend and everyone's is ATP SuperNova Spectacular! And Chris, well wishes from home for your new projects. Look forward to updates. Wish you could come walk with us! Sue

  • At 8:18 PM, September 04, 2007 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    I hope you had a great time on your walk this Labor Day - it's been several years since I last walked the "Mighty Mac" and contented myself with watching a show about the upkeep of the bridge instead ("Dirty Jobs" with Mike Rowe on Discovery).

    It looks like you did have a spectacular day for the walk - hope it was fun!

    ATP to everyone!


  • At 1:35 PM, September 06, 2007 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Hello dear forum family,

    hope this finds you all well. Glad to hear that none of you were affected too badly by the really awful weather that was in some areas. I caught some pictures on the news, terrible. Here the weather tells you that autumn is near, today we had the first morning fogs with drizzle. It looked like November but wasn't cold, which was a bit strange.

    Seems like everyone is busy after summer. Things are even more busy than usual in my office right now as we are incorporating a company unit and there are still tons of things to do. I expect it will keep us very busy for at least a month or two.

    I came across another great quote today which I thought you all would appreciate: "If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves" (Thomas Edison). ATP!

    Chris, great pictures. Especially the Sand/Sky ones are awesome, some are really artistic. Can't wait to see the film! (Though I guess it will be a while.) Good luck with your all your projects for you and everyone else here, too!

    Angi, congratulations, you must be so pleased that all your hard work paid off so well.

    Sue, a great website always is under construction -- as you keep updating, adding and expanding your content. That's part of the fun; mostly. ;)

    Big hugs to you all,


  • At 6:22 PM, September 06, 2007 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Hey Dave,

    Yes, the weather (Tim was right, needed sunscreen) was perfect, even if we did have to get up at 3am to beat the crowd, in the first thousand or two of the estimated 57,000 walkers. So we were done at 8:30 and in the restaurant. Governor Granholm led the charge at 7am (the runners first across) but she forgot one thing. Clayton Klein (whom she sought out when he first walked in 2005). With her decree that Michigan (we're among the fattest) citizens should make a fitness commitment, she missed a grand example of what you can do, no matter your age. Think I should point that out? My husband thinks I'm becoming a kind of publicity person these days. But Clayton, like Chris, is a great example of possibility thinking, someone I love to be around, and whom I think the world should know about...besides the David Letterman funny bit about him last year. We probably only walked half as far as Clayton (he walked 20) that day. The 5-mile span, and later in the day catching up with him on the road to Cheboygan where we each walked some more miles. Very sore! And I have to walk again a couple more times when he gets down here.

    Thanks for asking about it. I appreciate it very much. We walked with our kids 20 years ago. This was the 50th anniversary year. I love "Mighty Mac" every time just driving over it. Wish the forum family could have been there too. Maybe next year, if he does this again, he'll be 89. And I haven't even talked about the book about Detroit Tiger baseball he wrote ye!, out now.

    Hope your Labor Day weekend was great. Look how long it took us to get the incentive to go back to walk the bridge! My husband saw that "dirty jobs" show...he loves those shows and the documentaries about building bridges and other structures. He used to fly kites in a water ski thrill show in high school/college and heights don't bother him. So he's fascinated by that type of work.

    Ute, you sound very busy at the end of this summer! I love your Edison quote. If we did all the things we are capable of, would we run out of time?

    BTW, Chris, speaking of Sand &Sky, I meant to tell you that I loved the new title from the first time you told us. It's perfect.

    And Ute, thanks for the encouraging words about web sites. Looks like this will be an ongoing endeavor. Reminds me of that last space shuttle news headline I thought I might adopt: "Endeavor Launched!"

    Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, heart-full weekend! Sue

  • At 11:28 AM, September 07, 2007 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Hey Folks!

    Glad you all survived the summer! It was nice and toasty hot out here, just how I like it. As we were working out in 118 degrees at times, I discovered that the more clothes I had covering me, the cooler I was. Amazing! That must be why folks living in the deserts of Egypt and the middle east seem to always be wrapped from head to toe. Very smart!

    Thanks for the updates on all of your happenings. Sounds like everyone is keeping very busy. That's great!

    Our most recent adventure was finding a home for a little dog we rescued off the freeway. I'm always amazed at how quickly dogs wiggle into my heart. I believe we found him a new home with children, so that story now has a happy ending.

    Special thanks to Kurt Ahrens who was able to add our audio logo to our site. THANK YOU!

    If you're looking for a movie to see this weekend, consider 3:10 to Yuma starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. It's the first largescale western feature since Kevin Costner's Open Range and I'm personally hoping it is a boxoffice success. The trailer looks great:

    Take care of each other!

    All Things Possible!

  • At 12:01 PM, September 07, 2007 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Hey Chris...amazing that you mention the new western. I'd just seen the Washington Post review and thought this would make a great topic for the forum and was thinking of posting about it! Sounds like the western genre coming back in will be great for your movie. I'd been wondering if these new films would blaze the trail for you. As Stephen Hunter says, if it is a success it will mean more westerns. And it sounds like there are a lot of folks out there who are hungry to see a really great one. But he isn't too wild about this one making the grade. Let us know what you think. He seems to like Ben Foster. I'd be interested in your take on the review and your take on the movie, which I'm sure my husband and brother (always western fans) will want to see. BTW How is Russell Crowe as a cowboy?! Here's the link, or it's on today's W.P. Movie section.

    Hope Sand and Sky is coming along great. Keep us posted. We all look forward to yours being a blockbuster of course! You're on the right track. Keep on keeping on, focusing on a beautiful film experience for all, and one that I think is destined to become a classic. I'm sure all the rest of us obsessive fans in the forum family agree on that! All Things Beautiful and Possible for Sand and Sky...Sue

  • At 2:31 PM, September 08, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi its amy rimes again and i love chris showermans movies hes so talented


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