It has been 10 years since we produced our first film about an English Martyr using people to recreate specific and important moments from the lives of the Saints. For Saint Edmund Campion we were on a very small budget but were determined to capture the deep spirituality of this heroic Jesuit missionary as well as the information, facts and details of his life and martyrdom. We were also keen to have available through a visual means (the new media) the Catholic perspective of history in England especially during the so-called 'Golden Years' of Queen Elizabeth I's reign.
Our film about Saint Edmund Campion was filmed around Arundel, Chichester and Worthing with scenes at Littlehampton beach to represent Saint Edmund Campion's return to England in disguise, scenes at Cisbury Ring to represent his travelling, and three days of filming interiors on simple sets that included a court room, safe house and prisons.
We had fun making this film and were thrilled with the result, simply because we wanted to have this visual means available to share the life and mission of Saint Edmund Campion with people who would switch off listening to our excited monologues. We showed the film twice to a large gathering in our parish church and many were very moved by his story, having never heard of him.
People respond amazingly well to watching something and listening to the words with a visual aid and with Saint Edmund Campion we packed the film with truths about the Catholic Faith, history, England and of course, Saint Edmund's very own words in his Brag and 10 Reasons.
Over the past 10 years we have worked determinedly to produce as many films as possible about the great English Martyrs, with other Saints and Martyrs coming along for the Mary's Dowry Productions style of film too. We now have 85 films on the lives of the Saints and English Martyrs with 15 specific from the group known as the 40 Martyrs of England and Wales.
To celebrate our film about Saint Edmund Campion we have produced a new trailer for Christmas as the date of the anniversary of his martyrdom draws near once more.
Our film about Saint Edmund Campion has been broadcast regularly on EWTN and our shorter film, 'God's Champion: Saint Edmund Campion' is used successfully in homes, parishes and schools throughout the world.
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