Sisters at the heart of true crime documentary to attend Women Texas Film Festival

Sisters at the heart of true crime documentary to attend Women Texas Film Festival

Where There is Darkness will be screened at the Women Texas Film Festival this August with special guests in attendance. Since completion last fall, the feature length docudrama by Stella Mar Films has been shown at festivals worldwide and has won over 30 awards. Following the story of Fr. Rene Robert, a beloved Florida priest who went missing from St. Augustine in 2016, the film combines archive footage, re-enactments and eyewitness accounts to document the nationwide manhunt. The film cel...

Where There is Darkness at New Hope Film Festival, PA

Where There is Darkness at New Hope Film Festival, PA

New Hope Film Festival to screen award-winning true crime documentary Where There is Darkness later this month. Where There is Darkness, a feature-length documentary by Stella Mar Films, is coming to New Hope Film Festival on July 26. Since completion last year, the film has been selected by over 50 film festivals and has won more than 30 awards. The true-crime docudrama combines archive footage, re-enactments and eyewitness accounts to tell the story of Fr. Rene Robert, a beloved priest who...

Sisters of man who killed priest visit Medjugorje

Sisters of man who killed priest visit Medjugorje

By: Cimela Kidonakis This is one of the most exciting posts for us to share! If you've seen our latest film Where There is Darkness, then you will understand why.    A few weeks ago, a group of pilgrims from Iowa gathered in Mirjana's family's guesthouse (where our groups stay) to watch our new film, Where There is Darkness, while they were on pilgrimage in Medjugorje.   It was beautiful to see their response to the film and, like most viewers, they were especially touch...

Award-winning film Where There Is Darkness comes to Omaha

Award-winning film Where There Is Darkness comes to Omaha

The disappearance of a beloved priest leads to shocking revelations in the true crime documentary WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS, which makes its Omaha, NE debut from July 8 to 14, 2019. Where There is Darkness, a feature-length documentary by Stella Mar Films, has been selected by over 50 film festivals since being completed last year and has won more than 30 awards.   Told with a combination of actual footage, eyewitness videos, and re-enactments, the story follows the nationwide search for Fr. R...

Florida crime doc comes to Fort Myers Film Festival

Florida crime doc comes to Fort Myers Film Festival

The disappearance of a beloved priest leads to shocking revelations in the true crime documentary WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS, which debuts in Southwest Florida on April 11 at the Fort Myers Film Festival. The Fort Myers Film Festival, now in its 9th year, will screen 89 independent films. The event takes places over five days and in eight locations in the Fort Myers area from April 10-14, 2019. Among the films selected to screen at the festival is Where There is Darkness, a feature-length docum...

Film about missing priest comes to Maryland International Film Festival

Film about missing priest comes to Maryland International Film Festival

The disappearance of a beloved priest leads to shocking revelations in the true crime documentary WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS, playing March 30 at the Maryland International Film Festival in Hagerstown, MD. Now in its 8th year, the Maryland International Film Festival takes place in Hagerstown, Maryland from March 29 to 31, 2019. The festival was chosen as one of MovieMaker Magazine's Top 50 Film Festivals in 2017. Among the films selected to screen at the festival is Where There is Darkness, a ...

Worlds collide in sold-out showing of Where There Is Darkness

Worlds collide in sold-out showing of Where There Is Darkness

"It was the most emotionally powerful experience I've ever had in a movie theater." - Jesse, Screening Attendee VIDEO: ATHEIST FROM APPARITION HILL SHARES FR. RENE MOVIE An increasing number of people are bringing Where There Is Darkness to their towns by hosting screenings of the film, and the audience response has been overwhelmingly positive. Like many of these hosted screenings, the one recently organized by the Swoboda Family in Rockville, IL was used as a fundraiser—in this case f...

Movie about Catholic priest wins over 30 awards

Movie about Catholic priest wins over 30 awards

Our true crime documentary Where There is Darkness is being called one of the best documentaries of 2019 after winning over 30 awards and being chosen as an Official Selection in over 40 film festivals. Produced by Sean Bloomfield, Cimela Kidonakis, and Jessi Hannapel, the film documents the nationwide search for Fr. Rene Robert, a beloved priest who went missing in 2016 in St. Augustine, Florida.  The story culminates in a series of shocking revelations and the discovery of a 20-year-old ...

Vatican Visitor to Medjugorje gives Lenten homily

Vatican Visitor to Medjugorje gives Lenten homily

March 15, 2019: Lent in Medjugorje Archbishop Henryk Hoser, who has been living in Medjugorje since Pope Francis appointed him as Apostolic Visitor to the shrine, espoused on the meaning of Lent during his homily in St. James Church today. Stella Mar Films and Queen of Peace Productions was there to film, thanks to support from the Apostles of Love community, and local guide and translator Miki Musa provided the translation. See this short video from his homily, and the text from his homily...

Augustine by Denison Witmer, a new song and video for Fr. Rene movie

Augustine by Denison Witmer, a new song and video for Fr. Rene movie

We're excited to announce the release of Augustine, a new song and music video by recording artist Denison Witmer.

How to bring Where There Is Darkness to your town

How to bring Where There Is Darkness to your town

There's never been a better time to host a screening of our film Where There Is Darkness, and here's why... In case you haven't heard, the documentary tells the story of a beloved priest who was kidnapped and murdered, resulting in a miraculous story of God's love.After working on the movie for two years, we need your help to get this important story out into the world.Some of those who hosted our previous film Apparition Hill have already had successful, profitable screenings of Where There ...

Full interview with Meghan in Medjugorje

Full interview with Meghan in Medjugorje

As we previously reported in our post MIRJANA SENDS WORDS OF LOVE TO MEGHAN'S MOTHER, we're now releasing our full interview with Meghan which we conducted after she experienced being next to Mirjana during the apparition. You can also see the original report of her experience in our earlier post YOUNG WOMAN REKINDLES FAITH IN MEDJUGORJE. Watch the full video of her interview now here.   FULL INTERVIEW WITH MEGHAN   VIDEO OF MEGHAN AT APPARITION   WE NEED YOUR HELP Despite being small and ...