Late For the Show

The Story

While relaxing on a front porch in Greenbow, Alabama, Dave Hogue realizes he will be late for the start of D-NOW 2010–unless he runs to Knoxville right away. He makes it just in time, but takes a few unexpected detours along the way.

The Story Behind the Story

Calvary Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., holds an annual event called “Disciple Now,” or “D-NOW” which serves as a local retreat for its college students. This event is the primary focus of the Spring semester for the C2 Ministry, and they needed a grand opening video to kick off the weekend.

After considering many different options, Dave Hogue, the C2 Worship Leader and lead actor in this film, decided that to accomplish the grand goal we had for the video, we had to look to Hollywood. We were also inspired by Conan O’Brien’s introduction to the 58th Emmy Awards.

During the screening of the film at the event, Dave was waiting in the lobby outside the main auditorium. He timed his entrance with the door opening at the end of the film, and the audience loved the combined introduction to the event.


Cast (in order of appearance)

  • DAVE HOGUE (as himself)
  • Spun-around Guy: LOGAN NEWTON
  • Paper-throwing Guy: BILLY CRAWFORD
  • Griller: DAVID WILSON
  • Girl Laying Out 1: KRISTEN KERR
  • Girl Laying Out 2: ALLI PURVIS


  • Director: BEN MOSER
  • Producer: BEN MOSER
  • Associate Producer: DAVE HOGUE
  • Writer: BEN MOSER
  • Senior Editor: BEN MOSER
  • Production Assistant: LOGAN NEWTON
  • Production Assistant: BILLY CRAWFORD
  • Production Assistant: CHRIS KING

Special Thanks

  • Cracker Barrel at Cedar Bluff
  • Films: Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, E.T.
  • Music: Final Countdown by Europe.


Shot on a Canon XH-A1 with Letus Extreme; Lenses: Canon FD 50mm f1.8, FD 24mm 2.8. Locations include the Old City, Sequoyah Hills, Cracker Barrel at Cedar Bluff, Ijams Nature Center, The Woodlands Condominiums, Volunteer Landing, University of Tennessee Gardens, Fort Sanders, Calvary Baptist Church–all in Knoxville, Tenn.