This film tells the true story of the youngest known resistance group of World War II. When German teenagers Rudi Wobbe, Helmuth Hübener, and Karl-Heinz Schnibbe listen to illegal radio broadcasts from England, they learn that the Nazis have been lying. Determined to spread the truth, Helmuth develops a plan to spread anti-Nazi leaflets throughout Hamburg. Fifteen-year-old Rudi idealistically believes their small group can make a difference. When they are arrested by the Gestapo, Rudi and his friends are unprepared for the brutality of the Nazi regime. Accused of treason, the trio must face the infamous Blood Tribunal with their lives in the hands of Nazi party loyalists. You will be inspired by the faith, courage, and strength of these three young men as they fight for truth in a time of darkness.
JOSEPH BRANCA ("Rudi" in Resistance Movement) Joseph graduated from Copper Hills High School in West Jordan, UT. He his currently attending the University of Utah in their Theater Studies program. As a singer, he has performed with the highly acclaimed Westminster Chamber Singers as a featured soloist. Though a veteran stage actor, Resistance Movement was his very first film!
DASHIELL WOLF ("Karl" in Resistance Movement) Dashiell studied Meisner Acting under Richie Call and attended Utah State University. He enjoys piano, drums, ukelele, and music composition. A graduate of Jordan High School in Sandy, UT, this was Dashiell’s first dramatic film role. He appeared in two comedic roles in the recent films Chick Magnets and Unicorn City. Dashiell loved to eat sauerkraut on set as a snack -- straight from the jar!
CALEB JENSON ("Helmuth" in Resistance Movement) Caleb graduated from Timpanogos High School in Orem, UT. He studied Music, Dance and Theatre at Brigham Young University and is currently serving as a missionary in Cleveland, Ohio. Caleb plays the guitar, piano and saxophone and also does ballroom dance. He was always tap-dancing on set. Caleb is related to Rudi Wobbe!
KATHRYN MOSS (Writer/Director of Resistance Movement) Kathryn Moss has spent the last 15 years directing plays, musicals and operas in the United States and England, including writing and directing Resistance Movement, the play the film was based on. Moss received her Master's degree in Directing from the University of London in London, England, where she produced and directed a West End Fringe production of The Turn of the Screw. Moss has also taught several theatre workshops, from Acting and Theatre Games for Children to Stanislavski's Method of Physical Action, which she developed in London with actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her adaptations of The Little Match Girl and The Swineherd & the Princess, and her original play Resistance Movement, have been performed in Washington and Utah.
NATHAN D. LEE (Producer of Resistance Movement) Nathan D. Lee is an Emmy® award-winning writer/director and producer who has been working full-time in the film industry for nine years. His documentary Larry Gelwix: No Regrets won an Emmy® in 2012 from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Nathan's short film Inspector 42 also won a regional award from the 2010 student OSCARS® from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, as well as student Emmys for BEST DIRECTOR and for BEST DRAMA from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation in 2010. Lee earned a bachelors degree in Media Arts from Brigham Young University where he currently teaches production courses as an adjunct faculty member. He collaborated with writer/director and theatre veteran Kathryn Moss to bring a cinematic approach to Resistance Movement and to adapt it for the screen.
"This is a powerful drama based on a true story...an inspiring and remarkable movie [that] might inspire many to stand firm in one's convictions and faith. This is well worth seeing."
"...very powerful and moving...well-told and riveting...Here's a thought-provoking movie that ought to be shown in history and religion classes followed by serious discussion on what it means to stand for truth and righteousness. It's worthwhile."