While other writings and films about the tornado focus on events, this film focuses on people. “Steadfast” is an inspiring story in the midst of tragedy and devastation.
– Jacque Gage (Joplin Public Library)

A superb documentary! “Steadfast” not only tells the story of Joplin’s indomitable spirit after the tornado, but also resonates the faith, hope, and love that brings out the best in all of us. Hats off to you for putting it together in such a professional, entertaining, and uplifting manner!

–Tim Bartow (Joplin House of Hope)

Absolute Blessing!!! Thank you so much for this Documentary, left there feeling HOPEFUL and UPLIFTED!!!
–Michele Lucas Fry

Fox 14 Story
Mike Olmstead Reporting
Interview right before the airing of "Steadfast" on five PBS stations in the Midwest.
Koam 7 Story
Tawnya Bach Reporting
Director Gregory Fish was interviewed for the morning show the morning of the 2012 premiere.
KSN Story
Melanie  Hunter Reporting
Director Gregory Fish was interviewed right before the 2012 premiere.
Radio Interview
Cliff Casteel Hosting
Okie 101.7 interview before screening at the Bare Bones International Film Festival in Muskogee, OK, where "Steadfast" won Best of Fest.
Award Ceremony
Acceptance speech at the Bare Bones International Film Festival in Muskogee, OK, where "Steadfast" won Best of Fest.


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I was very moved by this documentary and was waiting for a flood of tears and sorrow, but it was a great mix of heroes, loss, and even some much needed light-hearted moments to remember that we (Joplin) survived and are thriving despite the tragedy!

Steadfast, the documentary was precious, powerful, touching, moving and honoring of our town, our God and those who lost loved ones and homes. Thank you for your work, your heart, and your gifts!

It was GREAT! Very touching and inspiring! It reminds me yet again of why I love this town and why I’m so proud of this community. I highly recommend it.




 It was beautifully done! I know there are so many of us that will never be the same because of the tornado and all that we went through. Greg did a wonderful job of capturing the experience of the tornado. We are all forever changed for the better. Experiences like the tornado are never easy but sometimes through painful times we really grow. Thank you for all your hard work and for sharing the film with us!
I was a bit nervous because we haven’t really watched many videos or even looked at the books. I felt very blessed when we left and will watch the DVD again. 
It is emotional, but I am glad I set aside my fear of dealing with these emotions and watched it. You should too! It will help you heal.