Burning Ember: The Steve Bell Journey

A feature documentary that examines the life of Canadian singer-songwriter Steve Bell.

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The world needs a break. Somewhere to go where a message of hope can be found and strength reclaimed. A refuge.

Andrew Wall

Founder, Refuge 31 Films

Welcome to Refuge 31 Films

We’re a Canadian production company focused on documentary television with a positive family / faith message. This spring Refuge has unleashed our first feature documentary, Burning Ember: The Steve Bell Journey, after a year of following legendary Canadian singer songwriter Steve Bell across North America.

Burning Ember has been a wonderful experience for Refuge and we’ve been honoured to tell this amazing story. We’ve also been honoured by the awards, screenings and world broadcasts.

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Most recent film projects by Refuge 31

News & Updates

The production and screening journal of Refuge 31

Refuge 31 begins First World War Documentary

The War to end all wars… Refuge 31 Films with Heritage Canada and the World Wars Commemoration Fund has began filming the World War One documentary Last Stop to Armageddon: The Camp Hughes Story. The half-hour documentary examines the impact that the war had on...

Filming in England

Faith in Imagination… Last fall Refuge began working on a concept called The Fantasy Makers. A documentary examining the pioneers of fantasy literature and their impact on our culture today. The project is in full development and we were off to Cambridge and...

Burning Ember screening at Global Visions 2015

If you’re out in the Edmonton area on May 13th then head over to the Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre) and watch Burning Ember: The Steve Bell Journey on the big screen at Global Visions 2015. There will be a special appearance by Steve Bell himself for a Q&A...

Double Screening at Florida Movie Festival

While Burning Ember is working its way through festivals in North America as well as being broadcast worldwide this spring in Europe, Eastern Europe, Australia and South East Asia (details are coming) a festival in Florida has taken notice of another of Refuge...

Refuge 31 wins Accolade Award

We said things were going to start to get exciting come February and March… Over the weekend Refuge 31 was notified that Burning Ember: The Steve Bell Journey has received an Accolade – Award of Excellence at the Accolade Global Film Competition! The film...

Burning Ember making rounds on the Festival Circuit

Some awards, some screenings and a lot more to come for Burning Ember. In January we were honoured to have the film screen at Missionsfest Vancouver. It was a red carpet affair with 9′ gold statues greeting the filmmakers and filmgoers. In February Burning Ember...