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Paul's Promise ()


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The inspiring true story of Paul Holderfield, a bigoted firefighter-turned pastor, who started one of the first integrated churches in the American South.

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Paul Holderfield
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Minnie Holderfield
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Barbara Holderfield
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Jimmy Lipkin
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Mary Lipkin
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Tank Lipkin
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Billie Jean
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Judy
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Gertrude
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Pastor Van Gorder
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Dr. Yoder
Madison Meade ...
Nurse Jenny
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Captain John Ratliffe
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Jake
Johnnie Hertlein ...
Fireman #1
Ingo Hoeppner ...
Firefighter
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Will Holderfield
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Young Mama
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Young Paul
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Young Jimmy
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Benny
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Clerk
Logan Queen ...
School Boy 2
Asher O'Quinn ...
Paul Holderfield, Jr.
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Directed by

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Matthew Reithmayr

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Vitya Stevens ... ()

Produced by

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Taylor Cole ... producer
Jason Davis ... co-producer
Michael Davis ... producer (produced by)
Michael Ilitch Jr. ... executive producer
K. Clarence Lawrence ... associate producer
Nick Logan ... executive producer
Paul L. Long ... Post Producer
Sean Meade ... co-producer
Rick Metz ... line producer
Ty Nsekhe ... executive producer
Heather O'Quinn ... producer
Ryan O'Quinn ... producer
Robert Whitmore ... co-producer

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Jannis Schelenz

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Allen Kelly ... colorist

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Bella Hibbs
Faith Hibbs-Clark

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Stephen Aquila

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Joshua Bradeis
Reed Rische ... (New Mexico)

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James Lawrence Sicard

Makeup Department

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Melanie Aksamit ... key makeup artist: la unit
Melissa Barela ... Hair Department Head: New Mexico Unit
Lisette Baldonado Bencomo ... assistant hair stylist: New Mexico Unit
Pepper J. Gallegos ... makeup department head
Jena Mogensen ... makeup artist: la unit
Roxanne Pike ... makeup department head: la unit

Production Management

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Derek Blakeney ... unit production manager
Beth Lucero ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gerard Muñoz ... second assistant director
Tamir Rawlings ... Set PA
Joth Riggs ... first assistant director
Crystal Denise Starr ... second second assistant director (as Crystal Starr)

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Jeffrey Grimaud ... carpenter
Katie Renault ... set designer
Sarah Zachry ... props

Sound Department

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David Karon ... sound mixer: Los Angeles unit
Brice Richardson ... boom operator: Los Angeles unit

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Griffin Delehanty ... key grip
Ian Robertson ... first assistant camera: los angeles unit
Matt Ryan ... Cinematographer: los angeles unit

Additional Crew

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Lava Buckley ... production coordinator
Juliana Perel ... covid compliance officer: second unit
Scott Schaffer ... clearances / product placement
Adam Teschel ... Payroll Accountant

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Plot Summary

Set in the peak of the 1960s Civil Rights movement, "Paul's Promise" is the inspiring true story of Paul Holderfield, former racist firefighter turned pastor who started one of the first integrated churches in the American South. It's one man's journey to hope and healing during a troubled time in our Nation's history that resulted in one man's decision to serve God and stand up to injustice - a story that continues to make a huge impact on the community to this day.

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  • 94 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia While the movie takes place in North Little Rock, Arkansas, Paul's Promise was filmed primarily in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. The town changed its name from Hot Springs, NM, in 1950, after winning a contest sponsored by the radio show Truth or Consequences. See more »

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