THE FILM

Since the early 1990s Christians all over the world have been singing the songs of modern-day psalmist, Dennis Jernigan.  His music and ministry, sparked by his lifelong struggle with homosexuality and the healing that came through his relationship with Jesus Christ, have led him on a remarkable journey of redemption. Now he shares his unbelievable story so that all may have a deeper understanding of God's love.

 

In 1981, singer-songwriter Dennis Jernigan walked away from a homosexual lifestyle and decided to follow Jesus Christ.  Raised in a Christian home, he identified himself as being gay at a young age and constantly feared the persecution of the church.   Years of depression and despair followed as he tried to lead a double life, while secretly battling his temptations.   Even after fully embracing his desires, he experienced only more pain and loneliness.  Through it all music remained the one thing he could find peace in, and it was through music that God changed him in ways he could have never imagined.  After re-dedicating his life to Christ in his mid-twenties, Jernigan was inspired to begin his ministry recording music, sharing his story, and leading others to freedom.  Over the next few decades, he would write some of the most popular Christian songs of all time and God would graciously use the torment of his past to bring hope to others.

This is a film about worship, identity, and the transformative power of the Gospel.  By telling his story, Jernigan puts forth an example of what God can do in the lives of those who put their trust in Him.  Nothing is impossible with God, and He wants to bring healing and freedom to all. Many people let their temptations define who they are, but true identity can only be found in the one who created us.

God alone tells us who we are.

DENNIS JERNIGAN

Dennis Jernigan is a Christian songwriter and recording artist, residing in Oklahoma.  Dennis Jernigan has released over 20 full-length CDs, multiple songbooks and folios, and has authored more than five books including, Giant Killers and What Every Boy Should Know…What Every Man Wishes His Dad Had Told Him.  His newest full-length CD is titled, Days of Awe.  Dennis graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1981 with a music degree.

 

www.dennisjernigan.com

 

THE FILMMAKERS

Director / Producer / Editor – JACOB KINDBERG

 

Based in Los Angeles, Jacob Kindberg has been making films since he was 8 years old. Jacob grew up in Apple Valley, MN, a suburb outside of Minneapolis.  He studied film production, with a minor in biblical studies, at Biola University in La Mirada, CA, and graduated in 2008.  In 2010, he directed his first feature, Channel News.  The micro-budget film played at several festivals around the country and won Best Minnesota Feature at the 2010 Underground Exposure Film Festival. Kindberg is also an accomplished film editor and member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild. He has worked on several national commercials, music videos and branded shorts. His feature credits include documentaries, Tapia and Personal Gold, indie drama Our Boys, and Marvel Animation’s Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United.

Producer – ASHLYN KINDBERG

 

Sing Over Me is the first feature film produced by Ashlyn Kindberg.  She is primarily an actress, vocalist, and voice-over artist having worked with clients such as Wells Fargo, Google, and Fiat.  Ashlyn studied musical theater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, earning her BFA.  After graduating in 2011, she moved to Los Angeles where she met Jacob.  They were married a year later.

Director of Photography – PETER BORRUD

 

Peter Borrud grew up in Cottage Grove, MN, and graduated film school at Biola University in La Mirada, CA.  Peter is passionate about cinematography and directing.  Peter's first short, A Shopping Cart Named Desire screened at Sundance in 2007, along with several other festivals.  Since then, he has shot and directed numerous short films; along with shooting two feature documentaries, commercials, and music videos.  Peter also works as a camera operator and Assistant Camera and does post-production on various independent productions. 

Sound Mixer / Gaffer – RYAN MCGUIGAN

 

Ryan is a versatile and decorated film professional based in the midwest, with feature credits as a shooter, grip, gaffer, sound mixer, editor, and producer.  He has worked on dozens of national music videos, commercials, and feature films. Originally from Ark City, KS, he attended Butler College for Television, Radio, and Film.  He started RPM Productions before merging with Prestigious Films in 2013 to create Wrecking Crew Productions.

Associate Producer / VFX – MITCH GONZALEZ

 

Born and raised in Minnesota, Mitch Gonzalez discovered his passion for visual effects at a young age by blending his many talents of art, magic, and film making.  After earning his BFA in Computer Animation at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, Mitch relocated to California.  He has collaborated on various projects for companies including Disney, Warner Brothers, ESPN, and Bungie. Mitch has worked on many feature films including the Academy Award Winning Hugo, for Best Visual Effects.  Other feature credits include, Noah, Jack the Giant Slayer, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, ChronicleRed Tails, and Fast Five

SPECIAL THANKS

This film was made possible by the generous support of the following people...

Ahmed Brown

Alisha Jones

Amanda Larson

Amber C. Dukes

Andrea L. Beadle

Angela Dance

Angie Angello

Anné and Kristopher Kay

Anneliesa Harper

Arise and Go

Asa Jernigan

Ashlee Bernard

Association of Exchanged Life Ministries

Audra Janes

Bailey Ewing

Barb Horn

Brandee S. Murrell

Brandon Tennakoon

Braylin, Camden, and Piper Kindberg

Brenda Hudson

Brendon Neely

Bria Edgar

Brittni Jernigan

Brooke Batu

Bruce Barteaux

Caleb Jernigan

Callison Hutson

Carmine Buquicchio

Carolyn Clement

Castimonia, at The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch

Charity Jernigan

Charles and Danette Reeves

Charles Lee Crane

Chris Jones

 

Christa Slagle

Christopher S. Shaw

Christopher Songer

Chynna Williams

Ciera Hill

Colleen Doohan

Colson Jernigan

Dan Page

Daniel Parris

Daniela Montión

Danielle Jones

Danny and Joanna Dunlap

David Floyd, Jr.

David Stockwell Evangelistic Association

Dean Fuller

Dee Tabone

Denise Finch

Diane L. Skipper

Don Cason

Douglas Jones

Dr. Li-ann Thio

Eliot M. Smith

Emily Dixon

Emma Adcock

Ezra Jernigan

First Baptist Church Boynton

Fred L. Hein

Gabriel Renfro

Galen Jernigan

Geri Ramsey

Glory and Shaun Thompson

Gretchen and Alfredo Rey

Haley Christie

Hannah and Ashley Brown

Havilah Freeman

Israel and Dani Jernigan

Jack and Karla Kindberg

James Neal

Jana Furlow

Janet Rhodes

Jed Cravalho

Jennifer Durrett

Jesse Dearman

Jill Althoff

Joe and Barbara Nunn

Joel Comm

John and Carrie Simpson

John Jennings

John Mincy

Jonathan Hellmuth

Jonathan Montión

Jonathan Swindal

Joseph Sims

Judah Jernigan

Jude Jernigan

June Augustine

Katherine Battenberg

Katie Jernigan

Kaycee Boyett

Kayla Christopher

Kennia Melendez

Kevin Massey

Kimberly Smith

Kyle and Julie Partin

Laura Leigh Stanlake

Lenore Knight

Linda Jones

Lynn Nadeau

Malachi Bernard

Margo Mills

Mark and Julie Ostrye

Martha M. Mullins

Mary Shaffer

Matt Tabone

Matthew Jocoy

Maurice C. Blanco

Melanie Kammerer

Michael and Kim Childers

Mitch Gonzalez

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hayes

Nick Christie

Oklahoma Baptist University

Oral Roberts University

Paul and Brenda Brothers

Paul Jernigan

Paula Gower

Philida Ignacio

Phyllis Modarelli-Gandy

Raina Jernigan

Randall Reece

Redemption Church Foothills

Redemption Church Northridge

Robert Chang

Robin Hughes

Robin Mains

Ron and Charlene McCullough

Ron Gunder

Rondah Frierson

Ross Jones

Runt’s BBQ & Grill

Russell Lorfing

Ruth Adams

Sandy Jernigan

Scope Ministries

Scott Wolgamuth

Seanyquah Denson

Sheila Breeden

Shombri Pittman

Solus Christus Ministries

Stephanie Gomez

Stephanie McKain

Stephanie West

Susan Shearer

Timothy Townes

Tom Autry

Tyler Hearn

Verlen Ketchersid

Victoria Barnett

Wanda Kindberg

William Hellmuth

Zxyrlina Allen

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FREE VERSE FILMS PRODUCTION  "SING OVER ME" FEATURING DENNIS JERNIGAN

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY PETER BORRUD  SOUND MIXER RYAN MCGUIGAN

MUSIC BY DENNIS JERNIGAN  ASSOCIATE PRODUCER MITCH GONZALEZ  PRODUCED BY ASHLYN KINDBERG

EDITED, PRODUCED, AND DIRECTED BY JACOB KINDBERG

 

 

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