ABOUT THE FILM
"Hard Faith film hits home with Christians swearing""
- New York Post
Spencer T. Folmar graduated from Grove City College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies. He then went on to study at the New York Film Academy and earned a certificate in filmmaking. He then attended two master classes in editing and cinematography from Oscar winning and nominated professors at Maine Media Workshop. He earned a Masters in Theology from Reformed Theological Seminary, and was an MFA candidate for Film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He started his own independent film company, SpenceTF Productions, LLC in 2005. With this company, he has made two feature films including, GUILT AND SENTENCE (2010) which won Excellence in Filmmaking and Best Screenplay at the Los Angeles Movie Awards.
“Generational Sins” (2017)
Written by Dax Spanogle & Spencer T. Folmar
Log line: Two estranged brothers set out on a road trip to the home one doesn’t know and the other wants to forget.
Two estranged brothers are brought together by the death of their mother, whose dying wish it to see them return to their birthplace and reunite with their abusive, alcoholic father. The brothers set out on an emotional journey that leads them to their hometown, suffocating with the darkness of memories the younger brother can’t remember as the older wants nothing more than to forget…
As each reconnects to the town and its people, the brothers struggle to find the meaning of “home” - both for those who stay, and those who leave. Together they must confront their father - the memory and the man himself, and are ultimately forced to choose between a bitter existence or a life forgiveness.
“Generational Sins” explores themes of home, grace, and forgiveness, diving into the nature of how these concepts, experiences and ideals impact the very decisions we make, and thereupon, the ramifications they impose on the lives of ourselves as well as others.
"Generational Sins" a powerful and emotional drama about family history and the inevitable task of facing your past. This is not an easy topic for most people to discuss. Our closets are full of skeletons that have been there for decades... maybe even centuries. There has to be some impetus for change in the bloodline to create a shift from darkness to light. This film aims to illuminate this difficult process in a very real, gritty, winsome, and original way. In crafting and refining the story, I initially wanted this film to have heart and to speak objective truth.
Unfortunately, most films that characterize themselves this way do not portray a true to life setting. Our film speaks truth, in an excellently made product, in a real world scenario, with realistic characters and plot lines. This film is one of a kind, and we would love for you to experience this journey.
CAST & CREW
Daniel MacPherson as "Drew"
Dax Spanogle as "Will"
Barrett Donner as "Rachel"
Kristen Jezek as "Evelyn"
Bill Farmer as "Sheriff Randall"
Nick Coble as "Nifty"
Director: Spencer T. Folmar
Executive Producer: Thurman Mason
Associate Producers: Chris & Tatia Cibelli
Cinematography: Ryan Bodie
First AC: Tim Vacarro
Gaffer: Ryan Grow
Second AC: Maurice Morales
Key Grip: Balazs Gercsak
Unit Production Manager: Isaac March
Assistant Director: Valeska Marulanda
Script Supervisor: Cathy Mason
Writers: Dax Spanogle
Spencer T. Folmar