LA filmmaker and producer, Holly Becker was in Vancouver with her movie-making husband when she stumbled upon Eastside Story Guild at Grandview Calvary Baptist Church. She was so impacted by their fall presentation that she enrolled her six-year old daughter and asked Tama if she could film a documentary of that spring.

The end result is a beautifully rendered 90-minute film called Great Power. It is a deep-dive into the ways that “our stories and God’s Story meet,” including storylines from Kinbrace (refugee community) and Insight (safe injection site).

For 3 months 40+ kids and their adult leaders got accustomed to lapel mikes and sound booms and wide-angled cameras in their telling of stories from the gospel of Luke.

Release date in 2024.


This 15-minute documentary captures the impact that a story guild season has on Taurean as he negotiates life as a young teenager living in Vancouver’s eastside. 

Cast in the role of Adam in a retelling of the creation story, Tauren marvels at the opportunity to dig more deeply into his own dreams and aspirations. 

With the guidance Indonesian congregants the artistry of the story is inspired by southeast Asian cultural elements that include a gamelan orchestra, stick puppets and shadow play. 

The season was carried out in partnership between Grandview Calvary Baptist Church and World Vision Canada’s Partners to End Poverty program. 

The film was directed by Matthew Leahy and produced under copyright by Noonday Films in 2011.