FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BROTHER ANDRE DOCUMENTARY – NOW AVAILABLE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
DOCUMENTARY SETS PRE-SALE RECORDS FOR SALT + LIGHT
December 7, 2010 – Salt + Light today begins shipping orders of God’s Doorkeeper, a moving new documentary on the life and legacy of Saint André of Montreal. More than 1,400 copies have been sold during a brief two-month pre-sale period, making it the most successful DVD launch for Salt + Light since its founding in 2003.
“We’re accustomed to making documentaries but have rarely felt this level of anticipation,” said Father Thomas Rosica, CSB, CEO at Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation. “With limited resources, we were able to capture prized footage and transform powerful images and interviews into a masterpiece that is sure to withstand the test of time.”
Directed by a team of young filmmakers, God’s Doorkeeper takes viewers to the heart of Brother André’s universal story of charity, holiness and hope. Shot and produced over the summer months, the documentaries feature an exclusive line-up of interviews and footage filmed in Quebec, New Hampshire, Indiana, Oregon and Rome. Interviews include those who continue Brother André’s legacy, as well as individuals who were touched by his healing and extraordinary compassion.
God’s Doorkeeper is the first major production to be devoted to Brother André in the recent past and contains beautiful images and footage from special canonization-related events including the memorable celebration at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium held on October 30, 2010.
The documentary is available for purchase at the Salt + Light Online Store, saltandlighttv.org/shop, or by telephone orders (1-888-302-7181) at a price of $22.95.
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