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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
EWTN to Air Saint John Cantius Documentary in Spanish, October 2012
OMAHA, NE — July 26, 2012 — The investigative documentary, ON ASSIGNMENT: St. John Cantius Restoring the Sacred, by StoryTel Productions, has been adapted for Spanish audiences, renamed San Juan Cancio, La Restauración de lo Sagrado, and will soon premier to millions of Spanish speaking viewers in EWTN’s global television network during the month of October, 2012, a new audience for StoryTel productions.
Spanish-speaking viewers across the United States and throughout the Latin American world will soon be able to see the inspiring and hopeful, true-life story of the spiritual revival of St. John Cantius church in Chicago. This timeless ON ASSIGNMENT classic has been expertly dubbed into Español for StoryTel’s new international viewing audience.
“What’s so exciting about this documentary,” says Don Carney, the film’s producer and director, “is that viewers are transformed and inspired by watching the stunning changes that took place, the way people came out of nowhere to participate, overcoming setbacks along the way, and all because one person said ‘yes’ to God.”
This inspiring parish revival story of St. John Cantius church in Chicago, was captured by StoryTel Productions’ ON ASSIGNMENT, an investigative made-for-television documentary series uncovering dramatic, transformative and true stories of the Divine at work in the world.
ON ASSIGNMENT: St. John Cantius, Restoring the Sacred, has continued to air internationally on EWTN in English, since its premier in 2009. “The program has been well received,” says Rebecca Amos, of EWTN Programming, “particularly by those Catholics who wish to preserve our historic churches.”
StoryTel’s audio engineer, Tom Krol of Level 10 Sound, spent many hours meticulously translating and dubbing the voices to create an authentic experience for the audience. Krol created an extremely accurate Spanish translation for the film, even accounting for language nuance and assigning a different voiceover artist for each person in the story.
The Spanish program, appropriately renamed ON ASSIGNMENT: San Juan Cancio, La Restauración de lo Sagrado, will premier in the month of October, 2012 as part of EWTN’s International Fall Line-up.
EWTN will promote the StoryTel production, during the month of October, in their programming guides targeting the Spanish market. The documentary will air throughout North and South America as well as Spain.
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StoryTel Foundation is proud to present our new StoryTel logo sequence to be used on all future videos. We think the enhancements and animations bring it to the level of any major film studio.
Here's the old one:
And here's the new one:
It looks great in full screen HD too, which is the button on the lower right.
It has been a real team effort to pull this off. The artistic skill of StoryTel’s graphic designer Jeremiah Tutwiler, the man behind the curtain at Great Plains Motion Picture Company, Rod Jensen and the digital wizardry of Matt Riley, were instrumental in putting this together.
What do you think? Comment below!
UPS just delivered 500 CDs of our latest audio production: Traditional Folk Music from Argentina performed by Miles Christi Religious Order.
I'm happy to report that we have already received a large number of CD orders. I highly recommend getting one or two copies of this CD before they are gone. The music is simply delightful and its benefits a great cause.
To order a CD call (402) 502-9258