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 30 documentary films that have aired on PBS, ABC, NBC, the BBC and on broadcast outlets around the world. Journey’s films have been translated into more than a dozen languages. The early films introduced the American audience to the faith communities of Taize and L’Arche. Biographical documentaries followed with profiles on Cardinal Bernardin of Chicago, the celebrated German theologian and Nazi resister Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the architect of the Catholic Church’s Vatican II – Cardinal Suenens. More recently The Power of Forgiveness won many top awards and inspired a companion book. A profile of the Washington National Cathedral won a regional Emmy and The ADVENTISTS films became a popular series on PBS stations and a best-selling DVD on Amazon. In all, Journey’s films have won eight Gabriel Awards for the nation’s best film on a topic of religion, three awards at the US International Film and Television Festival, the Sun Valley Film Festival and many others.
President - Founder
Martin holds degrees in Religious Studies, Broadcast Journalism and honorary degrees in Fine Arts and Humane Letters. Since 1984 he has produced and directed more than 30 films focused on religion, faith and spirituality. Martin combines a lifelong interest in religion with a passion for storytelling. Over the years he has traveled on location to more than forty countries to profile numerous religious leaders, spiritual communities, heads of state and Nobel Laureates. His films explore how belief can lead individuals to extraordinary acts, how spirituality creates and sustains communities and how faith is lived in extraordinary ways.
Director of Photography
Mark is the Director of Photography for Journey Films. With a background in documentary and commercial production, he has produced a variety of short and feature-length projects, receiving awards for cinematography and story. Before joining Journey, Mark worked as Production and Facilities Manager for the School of Visual Art and Design at Southern Adventist University where he graduated with a B.S. in Film Production in 2015.
Deryl Davis is a producer with Journey Films and a Washington-area actor, director, and theological educator. Between working on The ADVENTISTS 2, The Blueprint and Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story, Deryl earned a PhD in Theology and Culture from the Centre for Literature, Theology, and the Arts at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for the PBS program Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly where he was twice recognized for best religion reporting by the Religion Newswriters Association. He was also a founding producer for The Sunday Forum, a religion in public life series at the Washington National Cathedral. Deryl is an associate faculty member in religion and drama at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.
Carrie joined Journey Films in 2018 as an Associate Producer. She has an undergraduate degree in Religion from Mary Washington College and did graduate work in Medieval Studies at the Catholic University of America. She began work in the film world in 2004 with a certificate in Filmmaking from NYU, and then attended The Edit Center for specialized training as an editor. After several years working on shows including The First 48, The Rachael Ray Show and Pawn Stars, she returned home to DC. With over a decade of experience in video editing, Carrie is now expanding her experience to include producing, motion graphics, and web design.
Tiana joined Journey Films in 2018 as a Production Assistant. She is a graduate of George Mason University with a degree in Film and Video Studies. She has provided Production Assistance in Costume and Production Design on a few short film productions in the Northern Virginia area. In her spare time, she write and produces her own short films.