In 19th Century New England, the lives of a diverse group of people collide through interweaving stories of despair, identity, faith, hope and trust.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Miller
Stephen MacDonald ...
James White
Joseph Bates
Joshua Himes
Kate Hurman ...
Lucy Miller
Mark Slacke ...
Hiram Edson
Elizabeth Harmon
Sarah Harmon
Otis Nichols
Mary Nichols
Prudence Bates
Young Sally Miller
Mr. Sargent
Delight Oakes


Set against a backdrop of the social, political and spiritual upheaval in 19th century New England, Tell the World, recounts the true story of a diverse group of people, whose lives intertwine as they wrestle with biblical prophecies. They interpret this to mean the imminent return of the Messiah, the Second Advent of Jesus Christ. Their hopes soon turn to despair when Christ does not return on the calculated date. Awakening the next day they discover their world is in chaos. Written by Kyle Portbury

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Before belief there is trust.



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Release Date:

22 October 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

How It All Began  »

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Box Office


AUD 6,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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There are two versions of this production being released. One is the full length feature film, and the second is a mini-series divided into 6 episodes. See more »

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Characters brought to life
22 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The characters were brought to life in this film. These are characters I have read about but after seeing this film almost feel I know. The casting was well done as was the acting. The characters' humanity is portrayed, the conversations realistic even to today, especially those between husband and wife. The story was well written and interesting. I learned a lot while not feeling that I was learning. It was both educational and entertaining. It seemed well researched to me. It was consistent with books I have read on the subject. I do agree that the movie covers a lot of material in a short time. This was not difficult for me as I was already familiar with the subject matter. However, I can see where it might be a lot of history to digest in one sitting for anyone for whom

the subject matter is new. For this reason I would have preferred it broken into parts as in a mini series. Nonetheless, it was an excellent production and well done!

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