Fifteen years ago Andrew stumbled into the world of film and television through making corporate video part time. Working out of his apartment, with an aptitude for editing and an ability to tell a story, he eventually found himself gainfully employed working on documentaries and reality series as an editor for Kyle Bornais at Farpoint Films. As the professional friendship grew, so did Andrew’s resume as he started writing and directing his own projects, focussing on meaningful stories and inspiring subjects. Along the way, Andrew has become an accomplished editor and director with his award winning films screening nationally in Canada and throughout the world. Inevitably breaking away from his employment at Farpoint Films, Refuge 31 is an extension of Andrew’s vision — a production company that gives the world refuge, hope and inspiration.
Refuge 31 Films has completed filming for the documentary called Suspended and the Art of Forgiveness. The story follows Winnipeg artist Cliff Derksen as he sculpts, paints and teaches art.
Canadian singer-song writer Steve Bell has been on the road for over twenty-five years pouring his heart and faith into his music. After thousands of concerts, two Canadian Juno Awards and seventeen albums, he’s still touring from church to church playing wherever he can. Despite a faithful fan base, including many powerful supporters, the man once considered “Canada’s best kept musical secret” and “the next Michael W. Smith” has never achieved the elusive “breakout” in the United States market – a breakout that would mean financial freedom to keep doing what he does. Now, at the age of 54, after years of physical, financial and emotional struggles, Steve Bell has been given a rare opportunity to play a private concert at CBS Studios in Hollywood that could change it all…
Last Stop to Armageddon: The Camp Hughes Story is a half-hour documentary that examines the First World War through the eyes of a young person exploring the former military training grounds known as Camp Hughes, located near Brandon, Manitoba. It is here that a tangible connection is found to a war fought long ago, and an ocean away. Refuge 31 Films was graciously supported by Heritage Canada through the World Wars Commemoration Fund in the making of this project.
A unique evening of song, poetry and everything in between. The creative collaboration of Steve Bell and Malcolm Guite is sure to nourish your soul. This recording includes songs “Keening for the Dawn” and “Deep Calls to Deep” as well as readings from Dr. Guite’s Sounding The Seasons and more. Filmed live in 2013 at the West End Cultural Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.