Mixed Blessings

My new feature film, Notzilla, had its Premiere this week! I was planning on writing about it, but am still gathering photos. So here’s a review of how my first feature film (and media ministry/career) came to be.

Mitch Teemley


Part One of Two

The term “mixed blessings” is redundant. Why do I say that? Because all blessings—all real ones—are mixed. I only fully realized that this morning while contemplating the day I met the woman I was destined to marry.

More on that later, but first this.

It was the start of my career. I’d just come back from England. As a brand new theatre instructor, I’d wrangled an unbelievable summer gig teaching Shakespeare to American students alongside members of the Royal Shakespeare Company, including future “sirs” Patrick Stewart and Ben Kingsley. While I was there I fell half in love with a British nursing student and completely in love with England, so I couldn’t wait to return. As I was stitching together my plans, a friend handed me a phone number. A comedy trio famous in the Christian world, Isaac Air Freight, was looking for a new member. On a whim…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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12 Responses to Mixed Blessings

  1. Looking forward to hearing more about the film!

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  2. Congratulations! Look forward to hearing about it. 🙂

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  3. hazalse says:

    Congratulations! So excited for all of the great things that will come for the rest of your journey!

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  4. TEP336 says:

    Mitch, I love it. Your marriage sounds a lot like mine. My wife and I are opposites in a great many ways, and we both love it. We also tend to take turns stirring the oil and water on a daily basis. (Read: picking on each other) May you two have a great many more years together.

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  5. Congratulations, Mitch, on the new feature film!

    Also, your posts invariably give me something to take away. Thanks.

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  6. roninjax says:

    You’re doing wonderful Mitch. Keep pressing on!

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  7. God takes into places we never expected.

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  8. Congrats on the completion of “Notzilla!” Can’t wait to hear more about the premiere, but it was fun to read about your first! 🙂

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