This week New Hope and Highwater hosted their first open casting call in Olympia, WA! We were very encouraged with the turnout. We even found several candidates for our supporting cast. However not one person fit the profile for our beloved leading lady, Amy Stronghold. Bigger than life, street musician, in and out of jail her whole life, funny, loud, with a commanding presence and full of compassion, in her mid 40s.

Meet Denise Reed from Shreveport, LA! THE DELIVERANCE OF AMY STRONGHOLD is inspired by four different women’s deliverance story but her character is inspired by Denise. We met Denise while developing another film in Louisiana for two years. We met her at the Homeless Shelter and watched Jesus deliver her from the streets to the pulpit! From a victim to the victor! From addicted to set free! She became apart of our family, not just for us to encourage her but for her to encourage us! Buy her book on Amazon and be lifted up!

After being so inspired by Denise, it’s becoming more difficult than I thought to find an actress who can bring her to the big screen. My wife, April and I are dedicated to find a talented actress who can help us tell this powerful story of Biblical deliverance.

Here’s how you can help us find Amy Stronghold as well as the rest of our supporting cast:

#1 Share our Facebook Event for our ONLINE AUDITIONS:

#2 Pray for wisdom as we cast!

#3 Share our Behind the Scenes episode on YouTube:


Thank You!


“The heart of a man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” – Proverbs 16:9

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