The 15 Minute Short Film

John released the short film on Father's Day 2014. The goal of making the short film was to raise awareness about message of the significant and lifelong impact fathers have on their kids and to help raise money for the full length film. However, God had plans for this short film that were far greater than John could have ever imagined. The short film is currently being used in rehab facilities, prisons, pregnancy care centers, and more all over the country and is a tool many counselors use to help their clients start the journey towards the healing of their father wound and to truly understand the significant and lifelong impact fathers have on their children. 

We continue to hear new stories frequently about the ways in which God is using the short film to help change lives. 

The Spanish version of the short film received over 100,000 views in the first six months of it's release and views of the

short film and interview clips have now hit more than 750,000 views and growing every day. Please take a moment and view the short film below and let us know what you think. The full length film DVD or Download is available here

We greatly appreciate you and look forward to hearing from you!

what people are saying

about the short film

We have been blessed to be along for the ride on the bus God is driving as we watch Him continue to use the short film to change lives in ways we never imagined. Below are just a few of the hundreds of comments we have received about the short film. 

And check out the brief video below for Darren & Raymond's story.  


"The most influential 14 minutes of my life"  Darren  

"I just want to say thank you for sharing that video. Changed my life forever."  Brian

 "Wow, this video moved me to tears and to my knees for so many reasons."  Tash

 "Thank you for a most beautiful and moving video!" KU

"A most visually and emotionally stunning film that will leave a positive impact on all who view it!"  Bob

 "POWERFUL! Every man should watch this."  Holly

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for shedding light on what must be the single biggest epidemic in our society.”  Christine

 “WOW! Profound. Young men NEED to see this.”  Willie

 “Kudos for bringing the truth and changing the conversation about the importance of Fathers.”  Giacomo

 “Love the Film!!!! We need more awareness of the important role fathers play!”  Michael

Just A Few Stories Of How God is using The Short Film

in organizations all over the world

“I watched your video and have been showing it to the inmates I work with.  They all have been moved by it and it definitely caused some reflection for their own childhood as well as the impact their incarceration, or their substance use and other criminal choices, have had on their own children. It’s really provoked intense conversation. I and the inmates I work with have been moved by your video. 

It truly has made an impact here in NH!”

Tiffani Arsenault, Correctional Counselor/Case Manager

The Family Connections Center at the New Hampshire Department of Corrections


“I just wanted to say thank you for making this video. It is very powerful! 

Our pregnancy resource center has about 10-13 male mentors that meet with clients and take them through fatherhood classes. That is not just about the material, but about creating a relationship with them. Most of our new dads come from homes where the father is absent. Many of our new dads have no idea of how important their role is. We showed the short video “The Father Effect” to our mentors and it really sparked a renewed eagerness to create an effective relationships with them as well as understand why these young men are making some of choices that they are.  

Very effective video! We hope to use this video with our clients in the future.”

Cheryl Williams, Client Services Director

New Hope Center in Kentucky (A Non-profit Pregnancy Care Center)


“We have used the Father Effect Video as part of our Prison Fellowship Ministry.  

It has a very powerful message that is much needed in today's culture.  Many of the men we meet with come from homes where the father has been absent.  The men are very attentive and can relate.  

This video is one of the resources we have used to help bring healing

and restoration as we try to speak truth into the lives of these men.”

Fred & Wendy Smith

Prison Fellowship - Ministry Volunteers

Colorado