On today’s podcast I chat with my friend, Eric Welch, director of the new movie, Beautifully Broken. Eric has directed over 200 music videos and live concert music films for multiple genre artists such as: Carrie Underwood, Kid Rock, Jimmy Buffet, TobyMac, Mandisa, Kenny Chesney, Steve Miller Band, Hank Williams Jr., Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton, and MercyMe. Eric’s commitment to creative excellence has garnered acclaim through multiple nominations for both the ACM and CMA awards, as well as, Addy, Telly, Billboard and Dove award wins.
Now, he’s added the title of director. His film, BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN will be released on August 24th in over 600 theaters in the US. A refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret converge in this inspiring true story of hope. It is based on a true story of three families whose lives are forever changed and healed by the power of child sponsorship through Compassion International. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in a unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Eric and I talk about some personal stories of brokenness, the beauty of standing in the midst of trials and of course … the movie. Join us and learn first hand about what makes this movie special. Check out the show notes below to learn more about what we talk about in this weeks episode. I hope you enjoy our conversation!
P.S. GO SEE THE FILM THIS WEEKEND! OPENS AUGUST 24TH!!
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN
- Some stories of how music videos Eric’s produced have impacted people beyond what he could have imagined
- How being real and sharing our stories helps heal others
- How sometimes my clients save me from my own junk (and Eric too)
- That people who lead are in their process too and the work sometimes brings healing
- How the film Beautifully Broken challenges our assumptions of others
- The overall plot of the film Beautifully Broken
- How you’ll relate to the different themes in the film
- How Eric was invited to direct this film
- How to deal with the broken parts of your life
- The strength of a woman in the family unit
- The main challenge of of our lives and what God wants us to do about it
- A major trial in Eric’s life that threatened his career and how he handled the fear that surrounded it
- A major trial in my life … that also threatened my career and what I learned through it
- The new devotional on YouVersion that goes with the film
- Beautifully Broken trailer
- Find more with #BBrokenMovie
- Dove Awards
- Carrie Underwood video, See You Again
- Mandisa’s song Overcomer
- Movie Beautifully Broken
- Rwanda Genocide
- Compassion International Child Sponsorship
- Michael W Smith
- God’s Not Dead
- Cast of Beautifully Broken (Michael W Smith, Scott William Winters, Emily Hahn, Benjamin A. Onyango, Eric Roberts, Caitlin Nicol-Thomas)
- YouVersion Devotional for the film
- Beautifully Broken (written and performed by Plumb)
- Beautifully Broken (sung by John Berry)
- Beautifully Broken (sung by CeCe Winans)
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