Film poster

Film poster

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

DVD--ah, sweet fruition!

After three long years, our DVD is finally born!  It greeted us in California on August 15, as we arrived for the ABS conference in Irvine. (Of course, it was also waiting for us in Texas.)

Now we have begun the process of sending it out. Reports are coming back. Here's an especially wonderful one:  

Roland Maddela writes:  "With utmost joy, I received a copy of 'Luminous Journey' today and my hands trembled with excitement as I loaded the disc in the DVD player. Oh! what an indescribable experience to watch this long awaited movie about Abdul Baha's travel to America. It was like I was travelling, too, with the Master and felt the excitement on His arrival in every city and the sadness when He left. The settings and costumes captured the spirit of the 1900's. The music and the narrations are superb. Thank you Tim &  Anne Perry and to all those who made the film 'Luminous Journey' possible!"
And, today, Jon Rezin of 9 Star Media just made it available on his website:

'Abdu'l-Bahá is gracing us with light upon light!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

They arrived today! Our CD of the soundtrack to our film!

We've never produced such a thing--but here they are!  Brought to us from Oasis in a UPS truck.


Sunday, August 4, 2013


We got a touching tribute via email tonight: 

Dearest Anne & Tim,

My community wants you both to know that we found the film to be exquisite. To a person, everyone was delighted with all aspects - the script, the pacing, the graphics, the charm and authenticity added by the period actors, the music, the production values, but mostly the dignity of the presentation and its focus on the Master and His words.

When it was over, no one stirred - the credits were watched all the way through. 

You are both brilliant. We feel so honored to have seen it so early. Thank you. We are all excited about showing it at [the Minnesota] summer school.

Ann Jones Kazemzadeh

Here's my response to her: 

That is really a beautiful tribute, Ann. I will copy it to put with our treasured comments! In fact, it has me in tears right now! 

This film is the highest thing we will ever do in our lifetimes. It took both of us, for an intense period, working as hard as we were able, to make something as beautiful as we could. We will never be able to surpass this achievement, singly or together. 

A few years ago I was musing on the reference in the marriage prayer to bringing forth coral and pearls. Tim and I had no children together, and most of our creative works have been individual ones--or ones I've dragged him reluctantly into. So, I said to him, "Honey, we need to produce some coral and pearls." 

"Ok, you do the coral, I'll do the pearls," he responded. 

"That's not what it means," said I. 

This project is our coral and pearls. It is the only thing that we've both been equally engaged in. It is truly the fusion of our energies--and more! 

So, thank you for watching it attentively. I hope it has a great impact on those gathered at the school. 

Much love, Anne (and Tim) 

And of course we hope it has great impact on many audiences to come!  This is just a beginning! 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Sweetness of Fruition

Finally!  Our DVD is being replicated!  Is it finished or without blemish? No!  But we've let it go, to greet the world. The babe is finally born.  Well, at least the standard version. Blu-ray to come!

And, now, from our website, it can be ordered!

Here's an updated list of screenings:

  1. Saturday, July 27, 2013
  2. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013
  3. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013
  4. Monday, Sept. 2, 2013
  5. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
  6. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013
  7. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
  8. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
  9. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
  1. San Antonio, TX
  2. Irvine, CA
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Wilmette, IL
  5. Glenwood Springs, CO
  6. Denver, CO
  7. Lincoln, NB
  8. Richmond, CA
  9. San Francisco, CA
  1. 7 pm
  2. 10 pm
  3. TBA
  4. 6:30 pm
  5. 7 pm
  6. 7 pm
  7. 7 pm
  8. 8 pm
  9. 7 pm

San Antonio was great! So much more to come. . . .