In 19th Century New England, the lives of a diverse group of people collide through interweaving stories of despair, identity, faith, hope and trust.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Miller
Stephen MacDonald ...
James White
Joseph Bates
Joshua Himes
Kate Hurman ...
Lucy Miller
Mark Slacke ...
Hiram Edson
Elizabeth Harmon
Sarah Harmon
Otis Nichols
Mary Nichols
Prudence Bates
Young Sally Miller
Mr. Sargent
Delight Oakes


Tell the World, recounts the true story of a diverse group of people whose lives intertwine as they wrestle with biblical prophecies that point to the imminent return of the Messiah, the Second Advent of Jesus Christ. Against the backdrop of the social, political and spiritual upheaval of 19th Century America, their hopes soon turn to despair when Christ does not return on the calculated date. Awakening the next day they discover their world is in chaos. This is a story about the loss of trust and the sacrifice to find it again. Written by Kyle Portbury

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Before belief there is trust.



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Release Date:

22 October 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

How It All Began  »

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Box Office


AUD 6,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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There are two versions of this production being released. One is the full length feature film, and the second is a mini-series divided into 6 episodes. See more »

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Precious and uplifting!
16 November 2016 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

The characters are believable. They do justice to the true story of the origin of this faith. I recommend it for religious and non-religious folk alike. It brings out a historical understanding of what life was like back then. The cinematography was quite impressive and the acting is classic. I have watched it several times now and plan on more viewings still. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did if not more so. One of the greatest values I believe this film possesses is that it tells the story from the perspective of those who lived it. It's precious, it's moving, and totally uplifting. It grows easy to become emotionally invested into what these people had to go through. It also showcases some of the timeless accomplishments that were achieved through the spiritual focus and determination they possessed. Great work and hats off to the cast and crew!

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