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On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Trinity Bible Church presented the short film "Living the Dream", produced by Ambassador Communications (Sun City West, AZ residents Terry Porter and Claire Hutchinson), and written and directed by Claire Hutchinson. The film is a comedy about a man who moves to Sun City West and struggles to compete with his brother, gets bad advice, and loses the woman he loves and all his money. The film stars Sun City West residents Keith Fowler, Cheryl Haakenson, Peter Meyer, Donna Meyer, and introduces George Kuchtyak as Gary Moore. The Director of Photography is Eric Andresen. The Music Composer is David Silberman (www.soundsonfilm.com).

Reviews of "Living the Dream"

"A hilarious and yet meaningful Christian comedy. Cheryl Haakenson does a wonderful job in her debut performance. Loved the film."

"Dear Claire, I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed watching your film last night! It was so well scripted and crafted and the characters were really believable! And even more, I so much appreciate the Spirit behind the message and the fact that you and Terry are involved in creating Christian films! Thank you for doing this for the world. I can’t wait to see the next one! Blessings, Maggie."

The film was so well received when it debuted in Sun City West that we have been asked to do special showings of the film at churches. It includes a presentation on the Christian film industry and the importance of Christian film, and a Q & A with the actors. If you would like us to show the film at your church, please email claire@clairehutchinson.net.

To purchase a DVD copy of "Living the Dream," please click the button below. The price is $5.99 + Shipping:

Living the Dream Poster

About Claire

Portrait of Claire Hutchinson

Claire Hutchinson (B.A. (Honors) English, University of Winnipeg; M.A. English, University of Manitoba; Cert. Feature Film Writing, Cert. Professional Program in Screenwriting, UCLA) is a produced and award-winning screenwriter, script analyst, film festival judge, speaker, and producer. She is the screenwriter of the film "Lucky’s Treasure", starring Michael Ironside ("Top Gun", "Total Recall"), Delaney, and J.T. Neal. It was distributed by Pureflix and Universal Studios in 2017. She is also the co-producer, writer, and director of the short film, “Living the Dream,” which won third place in the shorts category at the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival in 2019. Her WWI script, "The Czar's Letters", won first place in the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival in 2019. Her script on the life of British journalist Dan Wooding entitled "Twenty-Six Lead Soldiers" was an official selection of the 2019 Life Fest Film Festival.

Claire has consulted for companies such as Living Water Media, Visual Productions, CV Films, and Abel Company (video endorsement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6USCI5Os5CM&feature=share)

Her credits include "Tomorrow" (2018), "The Thought of You" (2018), "Living the Dream" (2018, co-producer, director, writer), "Lucky’s Treasure" (2017) and "Waves" (2015). Claire also judges ICVM Scene Shop, 168 Film Festival, 168 Write of Passage Screenwriting Competition, Great Lakes Christian Film Festival and Life Fest Film Festival.

Her goal is to write uplifting family friendly and Christian screenplays, and to inspire and equip screenwriters and producers to proclaim the gospel throughout the world.