• “Refracted Glory” will be among the documentaries featured in the Christian Worldview Film Festival this year. The festival will be held March 10th-14th, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. This event showcases some of the best in Christian media and it’s a blessing to see “Refracted Glory” included for 2015.


    Each film selected for the festival was judged independently by at least 5 judges who scored the film using a numbering scale covering up to 16 factors divided between worldview and technical merits.

    The Christian Worldview Film Festival “was started in 2014 by the non-profit ministry Media Talk 101 to encourage Christian Filmmakers in their Biblical worldview and the craft of filmmaking. The inaugural five day event featured 33 speakers presenting 50 unique workshops on Christian filmmaking, plus 80 Christian films which played on six different screens. An awards ceremony closed out the week with 13 different awards and a total of $6500 in prizes. The Film Festival had 700 registered attendees for our first year and we anticipate more in attendance for 2015.”

    View the official selections and buy tickets for the festival at:

  • IndieFEST Film Awards has presented Border Watch Films with an Award of Merit for “Refracted Glory.”


    Each year IndieFEST Film Awards receives thousands of entries from all around the world. Quality and creativity are celebrated in three levels of awards: Best of Show, Award of Excellence and Award of Merit.  Notable artistic and technical productions are recognized at the Award of Merit award level.  The judging takes place by in-house staff and a committee of industry professionals including Emmy, Telly and Communicator award recipients.

    “Refracted Glory” won the Award of Merit in three competition categories; documentary feature, children/family programming and Christian.  “We are very thankful for this Award of Merit from the IndieFEST,” responded the film’s producer, Benjamin Owen, “and give God the glory; as we did in this film.”

    As with the Tellys and regional Emmy Awards,  entries do not compete against each other. Instead, entries are judged against a high standard of merit and are scored accordingly. Judges score entries on a performance scale and winning entries are recognized and awarded as Awards of Excellence, Awards of Merit or no award.  Learn more at:

    View the Press Release | Downloadable PDF (November 24, 2014)


  • RG_BannerAd_DVD1webIt has been exciting to see “Refracted Glory” enjoyed by people from all over and share the life-changing Gospel message through hummingbirds.  We appreciate your help in letting people know about this unique documentary.

    We continue to get a good response from audiences and there is always excitement toward the topic of hummingbirds at events.  For most, seeing hummingbirds in slow-motion is enough to interest them… but “Refracted Glory” goes further and leaves people truly in awe.

    It is our hope that they are not in awe only of hummingbirds; we want Jesus Christ to be the true focus.  We want people to remember our Creator whenever they see things like hummingbirds; that they might give GOD glory, “who is blessed for ever” (Romans 1).  So tell a friend, tell your family, tell others about the Creator of hummingbirds, who also created us and offers us salvation from sin and death.

    The comment we’ve had most is; “loved the ending.”  Yes, praise the Lord!  Because we prayed more over the ending than any other part of the film.  The longest music track is at the end, which also had a great deal of prayer.  The ending is what we wanted people to remember, after watching all of the foundational information.  “Refracted Glory” was made mostly because that ending was possible.

    Since release, the “Refracted Glory” DVD has been made available at multiple online stores:

    • Answers In Genesis
    • The Creation Super Store (by David Rives Ministries)
    • Amazon
    • and others

    The Original Soundtrack Album is now available on many platforms, as well:

    • iTunes
    • Amazon
    • CDbaby
    • and others

    What will be next for Border Watch Films??  Stay informed with email updates HERE

  • If you would like to broadcast the Balance of Justice Radio Presentation, please contact us (here)

    The program is 25:55 in length and is available (free to radio) via audio CD or MP3.  Challenge listeners to live out their faith with this informative documentary!

  • Justice_Poster11x17_v2thumb“Balance of Justice” will air on the NRB Network Thursday, October 9, 2014  at 8:00 p.m. and again at midnight Eastern Time.  The NRB Network is on DirecTV Channel 378, Roku and Google TV.


    NRB Network is seen on DIRECTV channel 378 and select local affiliates making our programming available to 45 million U.S. households. Thousands more stream our channel online, on mobile devices (app available), and via Roku streaming players expanding our impact to viewers in countries like Canada, China and the U.K.

  • RG_DVD_Cover_vLORThe “Refracted Glory” DVD begins shipping today! It’s been a exciting week leading up to the DVD release; with a great response at the premiere last Tuesday. Thank you all for your support of “Refracted Glory.” Please help us spread the word about this film, which we believe to present an important message.

    The DVD and Soundtrack Album are both available on and the DVD is on in addition to the Border Watch Films Media Store.

    We have press materials available HERE about the film.

     James Gardner, who appears in the film, said; “I have been looking forward to previewing this production for a long time. And I am happy to say that I am not disappointed. I am particularly pleased how you ended the film with a clear presentation of the Gospel. I think you did a very good job putting this together. And the video editing is impressive.”

    The host, David Rives said; “I was asked by Benjamin Owen to host a feature length documentary on Hummingbirds. As I began to do some preliminary research for the project, I realized that there has never been a documentary made about hummingbirds from a “design” perspective. These incredible creatures are so tiny, yet their capabilities are truly marvelous in every way! The films in the past that have aired on PBS and nature channels have been consistently from an evolutionary perspective, assuming that hummingbirds arose by means of natural selection over millions upon millions of years. This film “Refracted Glory” is not only inspirational and educational, but NOTHING LIKE IT HAS EVER BEEN PRODUCED…. Until now! Join me on this journey of discovery by ordering your copy today. With expert interviews, an original film score, animations, slow-motion video, and hosted and narrated by your’s truly!”

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    We had a great turnout for the “Refracted Glory” Premiere this week with around 200 in attendance. Everyone seemed to enjoy the film and it was exciting to see the response.

    Cast and Crew attending were David Rives (the documentary host), the Hummingbird family, Caleb Phipps (cinematographer) and Luke Holloway (3D animator). We had a good time talking about the production and answering questions after the movie. David Rives also sang one of his songs called “In His Hands”. Video of the Q&A time has been posted to the Behind The Scenes Blog, for those who could not attend in person.

    Thank you to everyone who came and to those helping us make this event happen! You can see audience comments and pictures on the event page:


  • The “Refracted Glory” DVD is available for pre-order at the new Border Watch Films Media Store.  “Refracted Glory” will begin shipping September 22, 2014.  [click to visit store]


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