By Leonardo Defilippis
You and I can finish this race together.
When I first set out to create Heart of Mercy, our movie based on our Saint Faustina play, I thought the post-production editing process would be a sprint. However, God intended us to run a marathon!
Unlike our other plays, this one is a mystical story of supernatural wonders. It became clear to me that the movie audience needed to see what Saint Faustina saw – especially her visions.
But how could our editor Mien Yockmann and I achieve the special effects that Hollywood film companies would have a hundred people working on? Undaunted, we didn’t give up.
With state-of-the-art technology, we jumped into building 3D environments to create Saint Faustina’s world. After many computer malfunctions and interruptions with COVID-19 and remote-working hurdles, finances, etc., the doors started opening. It’s looking beautiful.
The evolution of this film has been a spiritual journey for Mien and me, as God has invited us to surrender to Him. As Jesus, Divine Mercy, says: “Nothing happens without sacrifice.”
With God’s help, we’ll cross the finish line, and release Heart of Mercy on Saint Faustina’s feast day, October 5th. Keep praying!
Visit www.HeartofMercyMovie.com for more information.