The Dramatic Work of Rich and Joyce Swingle

Mayflower II

07.24.14 10:09 PM Comment(s) By Rich

Joyce and I performed the rolls of Ferris and Danae Chapman in this outstanding film shot in and near Calgary.

It's available at

Here's a recording of Greg Lammiman (writer/producer) and Dallas Lammiman (director) after the film screened at the 2021 International Christian Film and Music Festival:

You can watch Joyce and I accept the Best Screenplay award on behalf of Greg Lammiman at the International Christian Film and Music Festival by clicking here. It starts at 1h, 47m, 49s. 

This is the fourth time we've played husband and wife, and the third in 2014!

Our characters are the parents of a young man who turns us in for being Christians, and I actually coached Jeremiah McFarland, who plays that young man for his audition as a part of the Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp in Norwood, CO in June. His sister, Hannah, also went up to play a member of our cell group, an illegal Bible study in a futuristic world where North Americans must read from a government-approved Bible and attend an official church.

Nathan Clarkson played a government official. He was an acting student of mine in 2005, the first year I directed the theatre program. I performed in his film Confessions of a Prodigal Son, starring Kevin Sorbo, almost exactly a year earlier than Mayflower II.

Here's Joyce's report on the project to our home church, Westchester Chapel:

I wrote about this and two other Pilgrim projects I've worked on for " Pilgrims Past, Future… and Present."

In  Freedom: William Bradford and the American Pilgrims I play several voices, including Richard Clyfton, the first pastor of the Pilgrims when they separated from the Church of England to avoid government control. 

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