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April 2017 - Old Fashioned won the Best Film, Best Directing, and "Audience Favorite" awards at the 10th Annual Attic Film Fest in Austin, Texas. The film also received nominations for Best Screenplay, Best Performance Male, and Best Performance Female.

February 2017 - To help celebrate Old Fashioned's 2nd anniversary of its U.S. Valentine's Day weekend theatrical release, an international fan planned a special screening of the film in Limburg, Germany. There were anniversary screenings in the U.S. and Canada as well.

Old Fashioned continues to be available for church/public screening licensing through an exclusive deal with Outreach Films. More info here.

Learn more about the film/books/soundtrack, and find promotional resources at the film's official website:

www.oldfashionedmovie.com

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October 2016 - B1G Antipolo, a singles ministry in the Philippines, sponsored a screening of Old Fashioned to support and inspire the pursuit of purity in the region.

Around the same time, a self-organized, small gathering of Old Fashioned fans from across the U.S. (from California to Indiana and beyond) met up in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, to visit many of the shooting locations from the film and tour the area.

June/July 2016 - A month-long series inspired by Old Fashioned was hosted by the Unwind Young PROfessionals group in Bacolod City, Philippines.

Expansion of the film into additional foreign markets continues.

March 2016 - The amazing initial year-long run of "the little indie movie that could" ended with Old Fashioned being named "Best Christian Film of 2015" by the Plugged In Movie Awards.

In addition, Old Fashioned also won the "Best Picture" award at the annual ICVM Awards as well.

And the Old Fashioned ripples continue! The film has now been released in Germany (renamed Old Fashioned - Mr. Walsh und die vergessene Kunst der Liebe). Watch the trailer and find more info here. The film will continue to slowly expand and grow into additional markets throughout 2016.

Old Fashioned is also available for church/public screening licensing through an exclusive deal with Outreach Films. More info here.

Continue the conversation, learn more about the film/books/soundtrack, and find promotional resources at the film's official website:

www.oldfashionedmovie.com

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October 2015 - Old Fashioned released on DVD on June 16 and quickly rose to the #1 Romance DVD on Amazon. It remained at the top, or near the top, of the Hot New Release/Romance list for several weeks.

The film will continue to expand into international markets over the next several months. In September, Old Fashioned was renamed À Moda Antiga and released in Brazil. You can watch the trailer for that market (dubbed into Portuguese) here.

Old Fashioned is also available for church/public screening licensing through an exclusive deal with Outreach Films. More info here.

Continue the conversation, learn more about the film/books/soundtrack, and find promotional resources at the film's official website:

www.oldfashionedmovie.com

May 2015 - After opening on 224 screens nationwide on Valentine's Day weekend and breaking a box office record for a faith-based film opening on less than 300 screens, Old Fashioned went on to expand into even more theatres and ultimately earn about $1.9 million in ticket sales.

Lasting over two months in theatres, the film definitely found its specific audience and connected in remarkable ways.

The DVD will release on June 16, 2015. It is now available for pre-order via multiple online retailers, including Amazon.

Old Fashioned is also available for church/public screening licensing through an exclusive deal with Outreach Films. More info here.

Continue the conversation, learn more about the film/books/soundtrack, and find promotional resources at the film's official website:

www.oldfashionedmovie.com

January 2015 - Old Fashioned will release in theatres nationwide on Friday, Feb. 13, in a Valentine's Day stand-off with Fifty Shades of Grey. Old Fashioned will also open one week earlier in (3) select markets. Get all the details here.

Tyndale House has published two books related to Old Fashioned (both inspired by the film's screenplay). Both are available now via online retailers and in stores everywhere. Details here.

Milan Records (Birdman, Nebraska) will be releasing the official motion picture soundtrack for Old Fashioned. Details will be listed here soon!

Official website for Old Fashioned: www.oldfashionedmovie.com.

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October 2014 - The theatrical trailer for Old Fashioned can now be see online at the film's website: www.oldfashionedmovie.com. Please "like" and "share" it via email, Facebook, and other online communities. We need YOUR help to get the word out and make this a true grassroots phenomenon. Thanks in advance!

July 2014 - It's official: Old Fashioned is being released in theatres on Valentine's Day weekend 2015! In doing so, it is going toe-to-toe with Fifty Shades of Grey. Variety and Time (and many others) announced this David v. Goliath match-up and the online explosion that followed provided a strong and captivating start to the marketing campaign for our labor of love, Old Fashioned.

For the most current updates on Old Fashioned visit www.oldfashionedmovie.com or link straight to our Facebook page here.

June 2014 - Two books inspired by the film Old Fashioned and directly based on Rik Swartzwelder's screenplay are being released by Tyndale House Publishers. One is a novelization of the film itself, Old Fashioned (written by Rene Gutteridge), and the other is the official companion to the novelization/film, The Old Fashioned Way: Reclaiming the Lost Art of Romance (written by Ginger Kolbaba).

The ebooks release on September 1, 2014, and print copies will follow in mid-January 2015, closer to the film's theatrical release. Both are available for pre-order now via multiple online retailers, including Barnes & Noble and Amazon (and many others). Learn more here. News about the release of the film itself is right around the corner!

January 2014 - On the 18th & 19th, at Kent State University at Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia, Ohio, Old Fashioned was honored with a black-tie gala and an 1,100 seat sold-out "sneak peek" advance preview screening that raised funds for the university's endowment as well as for an arts scholarship. The wider release of Old Fashioned (and the two books inspired by the film) is currently slated for later in 2014. We will release details here as they become available.

For the most current updates on Old Fashioned visit www.oldfashionedmovie.com or link straight to our Facebook page here.

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October 2013 - Old Fashioned update: After months of test screenings around the country and and a massive online "open call" for new, undiscovered, indie music to help round out the soundtrack, we are very happy to announce that there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel. This has been a genuine labor of love for many and all the extra time and effort is really paying off -- the wait will be worth it.

January 2013 - The finishing touches are being put on Old Fashioned and we are on track for a release sometime in 2014. We will post the details here just as soon as they are available (also, we'll fill you all in on some rather cool news regarding a couple new books to be published in conjunction with our film as well). For the most current updates on Old Fashioned visit www.oldfashionedmovie.com or link straight to our Facebook page here.

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April 2012 - Editing continues on Old Fashioned (so far, so good) and I Do nears the next step in its development. For the most current updates on Old Fashioned visit www.oldfashionedmovie.com or link straight to our Facebook page here.

January 2012 - Editing on Old Fashioned officially begins.

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November 2011 - After six weeks of principal photography in and around Tuscarawas County, Ohio, production finally wrapped on Old Fashioned on 11-11-11. Kinda cool. Thanks so much to all who helped make it happen and continue to support our story. We will be in "post-production" now for many months.

May 2011 - It's official: Old Fashioned is going into production this fall in northeast Ohio. The announcement was made at a press conference at the Tuscarawas County Convention & Visitors Bureau on May 19. A copy of the official press release is available here. To learn more about the production and find additional links, visit: www.oldfashionedmovie.com.

January 2011 - Financing has been secured for Old Fashioned and the announcement of an official start date is pending. Good stuff ahead...

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August 2010 - Much afoot. Initial rewrites for I Do (for new producer) have recently been completed and that film is now in active development. The option on the Untitled Ian Hoffbeck Project has been renewed and rewrites continue. Also, following some final rewrites this spring and the addition of some new partners, Old Fashioned continues to gain momentum and we are hoping to announce an official start date (and other details) in the near future. Stay tuned...

January 2010 - I Do is now officially in rewrites for a major Hollywood producer and Old Fashioned is ramping up... look for some exciting news by the end of the year...

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October 2009 - Past few months have been full of negotiations, meetings, and... more meetings. And a couple rewrites. Good things continue to brew...

May 2009 - Notable news at Rik Swartzwelder's personal website: Rik is invited to serve on the Short Film Jury at the 2009 Heartland Film Festival and one of his shorts is the only U.S. film invited to compete in a special competition at the 25th Hamburg International Short Film Festival in Hamburg, Germany, June 2-8, 2009. More info here.

April 2009 - Initial rewrites and polishes for I Do, Untitled Christmas Project, and Old Fashioned completed. Development of Old Fashioned (for production) continues.

April 2009 - Fourth draft of screenplay for Untitled Ian Hoffbeck Project is completed.

March 2009 - Fourth draft of screenplay for Untitled Christmas Project is completed. Development of Old Fashioned (for production) continues.

February 2009 - Writing continues on Untitled Ian Hoffbeck Project.

January 2009 - Third draft of screenplay for Untitled Ian Hoffbeck Project is completed.

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December 2008 - First draft of screenplay for Untitled Christmas Project is completed by Rik Swartzwelder and then workshopped with a group of actors in Cenral Florida.

November 2008 - Writing continues on Untitled Ian Hoffbeck Project.

October 2008 - First and second drafts of screenplay for Untitled Ian Hoffbeck Project are completed.

September 2008 - In the works for several months, Skoche Films now officially announces its option and active development of Rik Swartzwelder's original romantic-comedy Old Fashioned. Swartzwelder is attached to direct as well.

September 2008 - Skoche Films options an original dark romantic-comedy screenplay from Ian Hoffbeck. The currently Untitled Ian Hoffbeck Project is being developed with Hoffbeck doing additional writing and Rik Swartzwelder serving as producer.

August 2008 - The new personal website for Rik Swartzwelder launches. Most of his non-Skoche news items, etc. will now be posted there exclusively rather than on this site (or the site for The Least of These/Old Fashioned Pictures). Check out the latest at: www.rikswartzwelder.com.

August 2008 - Rik Swartzwelder invited to participate in a filmmaker Q & A (on being a writer-director) at TicTock Studios in Holland, Michigan.

July 2008 - Bishmalachooga and Illuminarium screen at the Flickerings Film Festival in Bushnell, Illinois.

June 2008 - Rik Swartzwelder invited to be on the Short Film Jury for the 2008 Heartland Film Festival (October). More info here.

May 2008 - Just announced that Bishmalachooga and Illuminarium will both be screening as part of the short films showcase at the Flickerings Film Festival in Bushnell, Illinois, July 3-5, 2008. Both films were directed by Rik Swartzwelder and produced by Aaron B. Smith. Bishmalachooga was written, edited, sound designed, and features a performance by Evan Koons. Illuminarium (co-written by Smith and Swartzwelder) was edited and sound desgined by Doug Nagel, and features the music of Isaiah Kallman. More info on Flickerings here.

April 2008 - Rik Swartzwelder invited to be a judge at the 24-Hour Film Festival (sponsored by the Compass Film Academy Alumni Board) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on April 25, 2008.

April 2008 - Rik Swartzwelder moderates a filmmaker's panel discussion in Simi Valley, California. Panel participants include Korey Scott Pollard and James Arnold Taylor.

April 2008 - Illuminarium screens at the Imago Film Festival in Elgin, Illinois. The experimental short film was co-written/directed by Rik Swartzwelder and co-written/produced by Aaron B. Smith.

March 2008 - For the fourth consecutive year, Rik Swartzwelder invited to lead two-day collegiate directing workshop near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

March 2008 - Rik Swartzwelder invited to lead the inaugural one-day program for the newly launched Heartland Truly Moving Pictures Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 7, 2008. More info here.

February 2008 - The Least of These (Rik Swartzwelder's award-winning 35mm short film) screens as part of the Ignition Youth Summit in Dallas, Texas. More info about The Least of These here.

January 2008 - Screenplay for I Do is workshopped with another group of actors in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

January 2008 - Rik Swartzwelder returns to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to teach his annual intensive three-week filmmaking workshop as part of Calvin's interim semester program.

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December 2007 - First draft of screenplay for I Do is completed in Los Angeles (by Rik Swartzwelder) and then workshopped with a group of actors in Central Florida.

November 2007 - Website launches.