About

Journey Films was founded in 1983 by award-winning filmmaker Martin Doblmeier as a television and film production company specializing in religion, faith and spirituality. Journey has produced more than 25 major documentary films that have aired on PBS, ABC, NBC, the BBC, The History Channel and other networks in the United States and abroad.

Journey’s first theatrical release, BONHOEFFER, opened in cities across the US in 2003 and internationally to wide critical acclaim. It premiered on PBS in 2006. Later that spring public television aired ALBERT SCHWEITZER: Called to Africa, a docu-drama that won the prestigious Gabriel Award. To date, Journey has won five Gabriel Awards.

In 2008 Journey released The POWER of FORGIVENESS, a film that won the Sun Valley Film Festival and the International Film and Video Festival.

The Washington National Cathedral began airing on PBS stations in 2009 and won a regional EMMY Award for best cultural documentary. The ADVENTISTS was released spring of 2010 to PBS stations and became an Amazon best-selling documentary.


Martin Doblmeier


founder and president of Journey Films in Alexandria, VA. He holds degrees in Religious Studies, Broadcast Journalism, and an honorary degree in Fine Arts. Since 1984 he has produced and directed more than 25 films focused on religion, faith and spirituality. Martin combines a lifelong interest in religion with a passion for journalism. Over the years he has traveled on location to more than forty countries to profile numerous religious leaders, religious communities, heads of state and Nobel Laureates. His films examine how belief can lead individuals to extraordinary actions, how spirituality creates and sustains communities and how faith is lived out in the most challenging times.

Deryl Davis


joined Journey Films as Associate Producer in 2012. Deryl previously worked as Reporter and Religion Editor for the PBS television program Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, in which capacity he was twice recognized for best religion reporting on national television by the Religion Newswriters Association. He was also the founding producer of the Sunday Forum faith in public life series at Washington National Cathedral. Deryl is an associate faculty member in religion and drama at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

Nathan Dewild


is the new Director of Photography at Journey Films. He hopes to bring a fresh and dynamic look to our up coming films. He Graduated with a Degree in Film Production from Southern Adventist University. Before coming to Journey, he worked as 1st AC on Independent Features. He is full of energy and will bring creativity and new perspective to Journey Films.

John Dillon


is the new Production Assistant and office manager at Journey Films. Originally from California, John moved to Washington D.C. to attend The George Washington University where he completed a Graduate Certificate in Documentary Filmmaking. John has worked as a producer, DP, and sound mixer on independent documentaries in the past and hopes to broaden his skill set while at Journey Films.