This is one of the better produced documentaries I have seen… Steve Bell is an inspiration to us all.

Michael Klausman

President, CBS Studios

Burning Ember: The Steve Bell Journey

A Feature Documentary
Written and Directed by Andrew Wall
Produced by Kyle Bornais
Running time: 98 minutes

Canadian singer-song writer Steve Bell has been on the road for over twenty-five years pouring his heart and faith into his music. After thousands of concerts, two Canadian Juno Awards and seventeen albums, he’s still touring from church to church playing wherever he can.

Despite a faithful fan base, including many powerful supporters, the man once considered “Canada’s best kept musical secret” and “the next Michael W. Smith” has never achieved the elusive “breakout” in the United States market – a breakout that would mean financial freedom to keep doing what he does.

Now, at the age of 54, after years of physical, financial and emotional struggles, Steve Bell has been given a rare opportunity to play a private concert at CBS Studios in Hollywood that could change it all…

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Awards & Recognition

Remi Award - GOLD

Worldfest – Houston 2015

Award of Excellence

Feature Documentary Accolade Global Film Competition 2015

Best Documentary

Christian Film Festival 2017

Best International Feature

Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase 2015

Award of Merit

Feature Documentary IndieFest Film Awards 2014

Best Director

Christian Film Festival 2017

Best Feature Documentary

Real to Reel Film Festival 2015

Award of Merit

Impact Doc Awards 2016

Inspire Award

Christian Film Festival 2017

Nominated Remi Award

Houston Worldfest International Film Festival 2015

Official Selection

Global Vision Film Festival 2015

Official Selection

International Christian Film Festival 2015

Nominated WMIFF Award

World Music & Independent Film Festival 2015

Official Selection

Bare Bones International Music & Film Festival 2015

Nominated FWIFS Award

Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase 2015

Official Selection

Great Lakes Christian Film Festival 2015

Official Selection

Missionfest Vancouver Film Festival 2015

Official Selection

Eindhoven Documentary Festival 2016

Screenings & Festivals

DOC Feed- Documentary Festival Eindhoven – Eindhoven, Netherlands – 2016
World Music & Independent Film Festival – Washington D.C. – 2015
Great Lakes Christian Film Festival – Buffalo, NY – 2015
Global Vision Film Festival – Edmonton, Alberta – 2015
Houston Worldfest 2015 – Houston, Texas – 2015
International Christian Film Festival – Orlando, Florida – 2015
Bare Bones Independent Film, Arts & Music Festival – Oklahoma – 2015
Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival – Winnipeg, Manitoba – 2015
Missionfest Vancouver International Film Festival – Vancouver, British Columbia – 2015
Kingdomwood Film Festival – Atlanta, Georgia – 2015
Florida Movie Festival – Altamonte Springs, Florida – 2015
Churches Making Movies – Newark, New Jersey – 2015
Iron Pointe Film Festival – Online Film Festival – 2015

Current Broadcasters

Canada – CBC Documentary Channel and CBC Music
Europe – UCB / UKTV
Australia – Australian Christian Channel
New Zealand – Shine TV
Indonesia – U Channel

This is one of the better produced documentaries I have seen… Steve Bell is an inspiration to us all.

Michael Klausman

President, CBS Studios

A journey of unwavering commitment to deliver a message of love… I feel blessed to have seen it.

Tom Jackson

Actor / Musician

In a word the documentary is brilliant. Steve Bell has always been a Manitoba treasure and, as the film emphasizes, Canada’s best-kept secret… Secret no more.

John Einarson

Author of Neil Young: Don’t Be Denied: The Canadian Years