Behind the Scenes
CALGARY, AB – Recently Gloria Sihlis (Prince of Peace Lutheran) and her family traveled from Calgary to St. Catharines, Ontario to participate in shooting for a film by CubeCity Entertainment, a not-for-profit company run by Rev. Roberto Munoz and his family.
Gloria Sihlis and her family helped with backstage work on “Resurrection of a Guitar Hero.” It meant long hours—usually 12-14 hours a day—every day, rain or shine. Along the way, they came to realize just how much work goes on behind the scenes. “When we watch a movie, we just think of the actors and actresses in the story,” Mrs. Sihlis said, “but the behind-the-scenes people are amazingly important.” A film requires directors, producers, cameramen, gaffers, clappers, sound, costume, and makeup, among other tasks. “My husband and daughter worked on the sets,” Mrs. Sihlis explained. “On the most part, I was helping to prepare meals for the crew and actors.”
For Mrs. Sihlis, the importance of backstage work on a film reminded her of the unseen work of God in our own lives. “Even though we can’t see Him, we can trust He is working in our lives,” she said. “We are the actors; God is the director. Let’s trust Him to make a good story of our lives.”
“Resurrection of a Guitar Hero” is the fourth movie project by Cube City Entertainment. Another film, “Under Jakob’s Ladder,” is expected to be released later this year. The film stars veteran British actor Jeff Stewart, and has received a number of awards including “Best Actor” and “Best Period Film” at the Manhattan Film Festival. It tells the true story of Jakob Seel, a simple teacher who once humiliated a chess grandmaster. When the grandmaster’s son Nikolai becomes head of a Soviet Prison Camp decades later, he begins plotting his revenge on Jakob. For more information on Cube City Entertainment, visit its website at www.cubecity.org.
Adapted from a report by Gloria Sihlis