"...Christensen invited many descendants of the original pioneers, including
the Hanks family, to be extras in the film."-----------------Hmmm. I wonder if Tom Hanks is related? I know his Hanks line goes
back to Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother to Abraham. If he is related, would have
taken part if asked? If so, I wonder which part?
I have seen every one of his movies. I am impressed with the vision and quality
of all of his movies. Each has a story containing time tested values. Thank you
One of the best LDS movie makers, thanks!
@ samhillEph Hanks was a cousin to Nancy Hanks, but I doubt that Tom was
invited! Maybe he should have been!!
When you see the quality of TCs film work, you know he is as good of a filmmaker
as the best in Hollywood. What a blessing it has been to the Church that he has
concentrated his filmmaking talents on LDS themes. Thank you and your family
for their support of your work TC.
Go Katy!!!! ... and TC for appreciating your wonderful wife!I am so
grateful you have chosen to dedicate your talents and made it your life's
work to bringing these beautiful, inspiring, true stories to life! And I
appreciate you all the more for staying in touch with us common folk :) and
not "selling out" for the world's riches. Now, when are you going
to make a movie about the dedicated Saints of the Islands? Great stories
everywhere, aren't there?! We just have to open our eyes and ears! Mahalo
T.C. has used his great talents in a very positive way, and set an example for
all LDS filmmakers. When we started the Associated Latter-day Media Artists
(ALMA) in 1977, we encouraged just this kind of dedication and consecration. Not
that we all have to do LDS-themed stories, but that we all should tell stories
with value and not squander our God-given abilities on fluff.Well done my
friend. You're my hero! -Robert Starling
Mr. Toone, Thank you for this really great article! T.C. is my cousin and I
know that the Lord has used ham and helped him develped his tallents to bear
testimony to the world of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and God's love for his
children. We are always very anxious to see and purchase his next movie. They
do indeed touch the heart of every viewer, and fills our eyes with tears of joy.
T.C. is always so humble and unassuming. He probably knows that he is an
important instrument in God's hands, and doesn't want to brag about