September 3, 2019

We recently had Father's Day, and it's a pretty fun day, according to all the tv ads, with BBQs, toolboxes and camping gear as gifts, and maybe a day out-of-doors in the perfect Spring weather.

Reality check?

Being a dad isn't easy, and sometimes having a dad (...

June 20, 2019

In February I wrote a piece about Jean Vanier which began, "What to do when too many people might come to your funeral?"

At the time we were preparing to release our film about Jean and the organisation he founded, L'Arche, called SUMMER IN THE FOREST. We had spent the...

May 27, 2019

I felt a little nervous meeting a "hero in the faith." A bit awed.

You know, like maybe I should make sure to keep a bit of distance so she would have enough room to float-walk above the ground, or maybe I should just never open my mouth in case I reveal how unspiritual...

May 7, 2019

There's something about the Father that never stops being amazing.

And that is: He loves us.

When he sees our rotting flesh, he says, "I love you."

When he sees our uncomfortable, dangerous messes, he draws close and says, "I love you."

When he smells the stink of our prid...

April 29, 2019

You know how there's films and then there's films?

There's films that aren't just something you watch and forget. They're the ones that mark a before and after. They're the ones that make it into your dreams and do something to your bones as if the change is permanent.


April 16, 2019

Not something I do every day.

But it is exactly what "those boys"—Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran—did.

And Execution Island, the new short film about the night they died, takes us there with them.

It is a shatteringly powerful film. 

The power is in the truth of it. Yes,...

April 4, 2019

“I think that we human beings have a compass, a mysterious compass, which leads us to do what is right.”

–Jean Vanier

Hearing the quote above–which begins Summer in the Forest, a documentary about L’Arche, founded by Jean Vanier–I was afraid the film itself would be ove...

March 29, 2019

Drugs. Death penalty. Controversy. Why have we decided to be involved with a film about the Bali 9?

Because this film is—almost—not about the Bali 9. It's about God.

Here at Heritage we don't always sit down as a team and watch potential films together. But it was...

March 21, 2019

Andrew Matthews wrote The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story. He's a husband, father, teacher, writer, actor, filmmaker, coffee drinker and Christ follower, and he's passionate about stories that really matter. But who is he really?

If there is something we l...

March 18, 2019

“Not all who wander are lost.”

- J.R.R. Tolkien

Next month we are releasing a film called Summer in the Forest. It’s a documentary about a prayerful, kindly Canadian man called Jean Vanier and the organisation he founded for people with intellectual disabilities (called...

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