Acres of Diamonds

In 2012 I had the privilege of producing and directing my first documentary film Ru: Water is Life.  We raised appr. $30,000 and shot for two weeks in South Sudan. The experience was beyond anything I could have imagined. By 2015 Ru: Water is Life had been in 15 film festivals, was screened to tens of thousands…

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Where is Jina (The RU DVD)

The number one question we hear after a screening of RU is: ‘Where is Jina?’  This video was taken a year ago, before the current South Sudan conflict.  As of now, Jina is safe in a orphanage near the Uganda border but life is tough in South Sudan.  Please pray for her safety and the…

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Ru: Water is Life Screens at the United Nations

The run with our short documentary ‘Ru: Water is Life’ has been a journey beyond our imagination.  We have travelled from coast to coast, screening at fourteen film festivals, winning a few awards, raising funds for Water is Basic, and sharing both the desperate need for clean water in South Sudan and demonstrating practical ways…

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Press Release: Ru Wins the Silver!

Just when the waters had calmed,a new wave washes us off our feet… Hard to believe that it’s been over four years since we decided to create our documentary Ru: Water is Life and 17 months since it premiered on July 15, 2012, at Irving Bible Church.  This had been a thrilling adventure.  Not only…

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The Ru Story: Film Festival Fantasy

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“Let’s just complete a film.” Steve’s words, spoken five months earlier, rang in my brain like a two-ton church bell calling in a Sunday morning church service.  I wondered if Ru: Water is Life was going to be completed. Would Steve, who took a risk on us, be disappointed once again? It was mid-January 2012.…

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Press Release: Ru Premier and First Film Festival

This is the press release that went out today about the Premier and the acceptance of Ru: Water is Life into our first film festival. For immediate release North Texas filmmakers earning kudos for documentary Ru In our country, we debate the options of tap versus bottled water.  For most residents of the world’s newest…

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