Without You

The last few days it has been on my mind that so many people have given up a part of their life to help this film. Even though this trip – and the story of the film – are still in mid-swing, I wanted to give some credit…

First of all, Nicholas and Elsie, our main characters who’ve opened up their lives and their story to us. At times we have searched through painful memories, dredging past distress and anguish. Though it hasn’t all been smooth, they have been gracious and forgiving of the young crew that showed up three years ago wanting to tell their story.

A few others:

I feel so grateful for the sacrifices these people have made. I often fail to publicly say thanks… so, thanks! By your efforts you are now an inextricable character in the making of Rwanda: Hope Rises.


  1. Posted January 29, 2008 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Your bold call to me last year (as well as our frequent back-and-forth on our blogs) opened my mind to the possibilities of a partnership on this project. I’m pleased we were able to assist you on this film and look forward to the finished product.

  2. Richard Taylor
    Posted January 30, 2008 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    You have poured heart and soul into this film and I know God is going to use it to impact people. It has been exciting to learn together through this process. Hope your last week shooting pictures goes well and am still praying for that final interview.