Wednesday 14 June 2017

'Saint Faustina and the Divine Mercy' - a NEW film, biography, devotion, Saints, FILM PRODUCTION NOTES, Mary's Dowry Productions

Film Production
NEW DVD - June 2017

Film Inspiration

The Divine Mercy devotion has been part of our lives at Mary's Dowry Productions for about 25 years. We remember being interested in the events leading up to St. Faustina's Beatification and Canonisation, especially because our parish priest had a special love of the devotion. There have been Divine Mercy prayer groups in our parish and recently some of the young mothers in the parish have had a particular zeal for the devotion and set up a Divine Mercy prayer group which has been running for a couple of years now.

We were inspired to make a film presenting Saint Faustina's life and the message of Divine Mercy several years ago, but since there is already an abundance of good resources available for people to learn about the Divine Mercy we focused our efforts on biographies of the English Martyrs because they are lesser known and also we worked on projects that were specifically requested.

We were fortunate to be able to document and film a painting of the Divine Mercy in progress for our productions.

We knew this would be especially good to have and use in a film about Saint Faustina and the Divine Mercy during a segment about the painting of the first image.


Film content

Saint Faustina's biography takes place in the beginning of the twentieth century. We have used relevant paintings and photographs from the Era and from Poland, including WWI and WWII, when needed. The film incorporates numerous events from Saint Faustina's life and we look especially at:

The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy
The image of the Divine Mercy
Saint Faustina's devotion to the Holy Souls in Purgatory
Saint Faustina's mission to pray for the dying
Saint Faustina writing her diary
Various words of Jesus recorded by Saint Faustina
The spread of the message of Divine Mercy after Saint Faustina's death

Below is an assortment of screenshots from our film showing Saint Faustina praying and writing her diary.

As in our 2010 production 'Blessed Alexandrina da Costa', we had a narrator record the words of Jesus that we included in our film 'Saint Faustina and the Divine Mercy'. This is very effective and adds to the depth and spirituality of the film.

We used several paintings of the Divine Mercy as well as statues. 

It was lovely to be able to incorporate several photographs of Pope Saint John Paul II in the last part of the film.

Film Release

 'Saint Faustina and the Divine Mercy' film in NOW available on DVD through our online shop:

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