Hallmark Channel

Hallmark Channel’s ‘The Shunning’

“Michael Landon Jr. and his excellent cast portray the Amish lifestyle and belief system reverently and with respect.”

-The Dove Foundation


– Variety

“Bill Oberst Jr. is rock solid as Samuel Lapp.”

– The Independent Critic

"Bill Oberst Jr. won the part of our stern but loving Amish father Samuel Lapp with his amazing audition. Amish men and fathers are a mystery to most of us. They are perceived to be emotionally distant and rigid. But Bill brought great humanity to his role as Samuel, and his performance built bridges of understanding to fatherhood in general that every father can relate to. Bill is a consummate professional. He did his homework and brought his A game to every scene that he was in. I can’t say enough about what a terrific actor and a tremendous human being he is. I would recommend Bill to other productions anytime, anywhere."

Brian Bird, Executive Producer: The Hallmark Channel TV-movie “The Shunning”