They laughed, we cried. It was so wonderful to see our hard work connecting with the audience. Very excited for the World-wide Television Premiere on EWTN, Tuesday April 30th at 3am & 6:30pm Eastern.
Visit our Facebook Page to see more pictures of the BIG SCREEN showing at St. Peters Gymnasium on April 14, 2013.
We're now taking pre-orders for "Where Heaven Meets Earth, Restoring the Sacred at St. Peter Church."
But, we're already down to 457 DVDs from 500 to pre-order -- and they are going fast.
Visit www.storytel.org/order to reserve your copy today.
Dan Burke, Executive Director of the National Catholic Register, reached out to StoryTel and wrote a great piece on Restoring the Sacred and "Where Heaven Meets Earth." Thanks Dan!
"Something that our listeners don't want to miss. It is one of the more inspiring documentaries I've ever watched." -Dan Burke
"Where Heaven Meets Earth" Producer, Don Carney, was on Register Radio for a 12 minute interview about the work StoryTel has been doing to inspire people to restore the sacred. Have a listen...
Setting up in St. Peters Gym on Satuday! The 9x16 screen makes for a great theater atmosphere. Things are ready for Sunday's BIG SCREEN showings.
StoryTel, a private, non-profit media foundation dedicated to inspiring viewers to restore the sacred, announced today that its latest completed production, a $100K film project donated to St. Peter Catholic Church (St. Peters), of Omaha, Neb., will appear on EWTN, the Global Catholic Television Network on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:30pm ET. The documentary, named “Where Heaven Meets Earth,” investigates how this poor Omaha parish became a thriving and vibrant church again after more than 40 years of decline.
Saint Peter Catholic Church (St. Peters) of downtown Omaha, Nebraska will be featured in a documentary called, “Where Heaven Meets Earth." The film highlighting the story of St. Peter’s parish will appear on EWTN, Global Catholic Television Network on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:30pm ET.
The documentary, a $100K film project, produced and donated by StoryTel Foundation, investigates how this poor Omaha parish became a thriving and vibrant community again after more than 40 years of decline. Originally built in 1886, Saint Peter Catholic Church grew to become one of the biggest and busiest parishes in the diocese of Omaha, Nebraska. But in the 1960s, huge chunks of the neighborhoods north and south of the church were razed to make way for the construction of interstate 480, forcing hundreds of parishioners to move away from St. Peters.
In the years that followed, more and more parishioners moved west to the suburbs, St. Peter’s school closed, and the resulting lack of donations led to years of deferred building maintenance causing the church to fall into disrepair.
By the time a young priest on his first assignment as pastor arrived in 2004, no one would believe this place would survive let alone thrive, but Father Damien Cook was inspired with an idea that would prove God had other plans for Saint Peter Catholic Church.
“I’ve been amazed to see the progress people have made over the last few years, and the numbers of people we have had at the masses through mostly word-of-mouth,” said St. Peter’s pastor Father Damien Cook. “The congregations have grown and flourished to the point that at one of our masses the church is completely full with standing room only, which amounts to over 800 people. For our neighborhood, in our situation, in just six years’ time, this is radical growth.”
Created to entertain viewers around the world with an incredible, true story and spur them to action for God, the film has incidentally helped the parish raise $3 million and is expected to raise even more when it airs on EWTN, though it wasn’t intended to be a fundraising video.
It is one of the many projects recently completed by StoryTel, a private non-profit media foundation, as part of their mission to, “inspire viewers to restore the sacred,” says President of StoryTel and “Where Heaven Meets Earth” director, Don Carney.
To learn more about the documentary, Where Heaven Meets Earth visit: www.heavenmeetsearth.tv
We finally confirmed the broadcast date for the premiere our latest film, Where Heaven Meets Earth, Restoring the Sacred at St. Peter Church.
The film will first air in the United States on EWTN on April 30th. The first showing will be at 3 am, and the next at 6:30 pm Eastern time. It will be broadcast throughout out the week internationally through their various satellite feeds.
This is our site for trailers and air-date information: www.heavenmeetsearth.tv.
Let's get to work on promoting this thing!
StoryTel is delighted to welcome Phil Halpin as its first full time in-house video editor and Vice President of Production. Phil will oversee the post production process on all our projects, and be responsible for making sure our productions meet their milestones, deadlines and broadcast dates.
We've hired Phil away from a successful, 15-year career as Vice President of Marketing at U.S. Inspect, which included a big emphasis on corporate video production as well as web-based marketing. Phil has also often worked or volunteered his time on Saturdays and holidays for StoryTel, and has been my preferred video editor for over 20 years. He shaped all of the On Assignment documentaries, and was the primary editor on some of our most acclaimed films, such as Saint John Cantius, Restoring the Sacred.
We’re very excited to finally be able to fully tap into his full attention, talent, and creative energy. We look forward to increased output and the development of many concurrent projects.