An Act Of Love

An Act Of Love Key Image

Music by
Kristopher Carter,
Lolita Ritmanis,
Michael McCuistion

This award-winning documentary follows Rev. Frank Schaefer, a Pennsylvania pastor who was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for officiating his son’s same-sex wedding. The Schaefer family was pulled into a movement for LGBTQ equality in the nation’s second largest protestant denomination. An Act of Love tracks Rev. Schaefer’s journey from small-town minister to outspoken advocate, and digs deep into the growing divide in the United Methodist Church.

Directed by
Scott Sheppard

Written by
Scott Sheppard

Produced by
Kate Logan
Scott Sheppard
Sarah Beth Bassak

Executive Producers
Bill Smith
Pauley Perrette
Mike C. Manning

Cinematography by
Scott Beer
Ross Hockrow

Film Editing by
Scott Sheppard
Miranda Yousef

Sound Department
Paul Hollman

Camera and Electrical Department
Aron Campisano
Andrew Drachman
Michael Harthen
Jason Howell
Daniel Lennon
Kate Logan
David J. Ruck
Dan Schmeltzer  (additional cinematography)
Scott Sheppard
Frank Weiss

Editorial Department
Michael Smollin
Kim Strand
Jessie Waite

Annie Jeeves

Music by
Kristopher Carter
Lolita Ritmanis
Michael McCuistion

Ben Chilton
Eunghee Cho
Greg Herzenach
Yeseul Chloe Kam
Mann-Wen Lo
Andris Mattson
John Richards
John Yoakum

Music Mixed by
Mark Mattson
Mako Sujishi

Winner - Cinema Diverse, US 2016
Festival Favorite: Feature Film
Scott Sheppard

Winner - Fairy Tales Film Festival, CA 2016
Audience Award: Best Film
Scott Sheppard

Nominee - Mill Valley Film Festival 2015
Audience Award: Valley of the Docs
Scott Sheppard

Nominee - Out on Film, Atlanta, US 2016
Jury Award: Best Documentary
Scott Sheppard

Winner - Outflix Film Festival 2016
Jury Award: Best Documentary
Scott Sheppard

Winner - San Luis Obispo International Film Festival 2016
Audience Award: Best in the Fest
Scott Sheppard