From T.C. Christensen, director of the sensational pioneer film, 17 Miracles, comes the heroic true story of a simple man who was called to do the work of angels. Ephraim’s Rescue relates the story of Ephraim Hanks: a rescuer of the Martin Handcart company.
Follow Ephraim as his adventures lead him to join the LDS Church and ultimately to one of the most heroic rescues in American history. With a unique desire to help and strengthen others, Ephraim learns that each choice we make can prepare us for what lies ahead. He discovers, through it all, that decisions determine destiny.
Producer/ Writer/ Director
T.C. Christensen is one of the brilliant minds behind the camera when it comes to these family favorites:
17 Miracles (Excel Entertainment); Emma Smith: My Story (Morning Dew); Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration (LDS Church); Testaments (LDS Church); The Work & the Glory (Manchester Pictures); Forever Strong (Go Films); Sea Monsters (National Geographic); Roving Mars (Disney); The Buttercreme Gang(Family Films); Rigoletto (Family Films); The Mouths of Babes (VTA); Finding Faith in Christ (LDS Church); Treasure in Heaven: The John Tanner Story (VTA); Only a Stonecutter (VTA).
T.C. has won over 270 national and international awards for his work in directing and photography. In 2010 he was invited to join the American Society of Cinematographers.
Ron Tanner has been managing Fort Union LLC and Titan Golden Eagle LLC, private investment companies in Salt Lake City, since October of 2002. Recent investments include film co-production, with T.C. Christensen, of 17 Miracles, Treasure in Heaven, and Only a Stonecutter. Prior, Ron was managing director and senior securities analyst for Legg Mason (Baltimore based securities brokerage, asset management, and capital markets firm) for nine years. Before that, he was an analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York City, and prior to that, an analyst for Duff & Phelps in Chicago. Mr. Tanner also worked for Southern California Edison for 10 years in investor relations and financial planning.
Ron has also been a presenter at various utility industry and investment conferences, and a guest lecturer in finance at universities in California, Maryland, Missouri, Utah, and Wisconsin. He participated in numerous television, radio, and newspaper discussions on utility investments. Ron is married and has four children and four grandchildren, and resides in Cottonwood Heights, Utah
Darin Southam as Ephraim Hanks
Darin's passion for acting started with a play in his 7th grade drama class and has evolved into a career, with roles that span from indie films, such as Last Man(s) On Earth, to Disney's Halloweentown High, Discovery Channel's I Shouldn't Be Alive, and Fox's 127 Hours. A former student of Playhouse West in North Hollywood (Jeff Goldblum, James Franco, Michelle Pfieffer, etc.)
Darin enjoys the method of digging deep into the characters he portrays. At heart, Darin is a family man with a wife and 3 young children; he hopes his performance as Ephraim Hanks in T.C.'s Ephraim's Rescue will elevate his opportunity to pursue what he truly loves to do - act in film. More info about Darin can be found at darinsoutham.com
James Gaisford as Thomas Dobson
James loves his "job"! He is so grateful for the blessing to be able to pursue acting and to have met so many great friends and mentors along the way. Some of his credits include, The letter writer, Disney channel’s Den Brother, Cloud 9, Twelve dogs of Christmas part 2, and Shadow of Cabal.
Originally trained theatrically he Starred as Lt. Joseph Cable in South Pacific among other stage productions. He has also been a stage combat director for a production of Peter pan. He is best known for his collaborations with MAINSTAY PRODUCTIONS a film group that produces short films on YouTube such as, Second Quarter Quell, Finnick and Annie, and The Fault in Our Stars. James also enjoys singing. He has been inspired by Thomas Dobson's story and hopes you will be too.
Katherine Nelson as Alice Dobson
From commercials to stage to screen, Katherine Nelson is best known as her role of Emma in both Emma Smith, My Story and Joseph Smith, Prophet of the Restoration. Katherine has once again taken a strong role in T.C. Christensen's most recent film, Ephraim's Rescue.
Among Katherine's wide range of talents runs her life-long passion for music- singing/songwriting and currently performing her latest release and Nashville recorded cd, Born Brave. She continues to find time to enjoy her many other passions which include dancing, art, and above all being a mother to her four children and wife to her husband.
I'm thrilled to tell you that I have FOUR premiere tickets to give away, TWO to each winner. Contest ends tomorrow, Friday May 17th, at midnight. The winners will choose which screening they would like to attend. Please leave a comment below with your email, telling me why you would like to attend. Please leave an email address or new winners will be selected.
Special Screening Choices
Monday, May 20th -- Gateway Salt Lake City 11:00 am
Thursday, May 23rd -- Red Carpet Premiere in Centerville 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 25th -- St. George, Pineview Stadium 3:00 pm
Tuesday, May 28th -- Ogden, The Junction 6:30 pm
Wednesday, May 29th -- Logan, University Stadium 6:30 pm
Wednesday, May 29th -- Orem, Cinemark 6:30 pm
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