Beyond the Heavens

DVD Release: October 1, 2013
Beyond the Heavens


Writer/Director Corbin Bernsen (25 Hill, Psych) and Nathan Gamble (25 Hill, Dolphin Tale, The Dark Knight) star in this inspiring story about the true power of Faith.

Oliver, an inquisitive 12-year-old, is caught in a tug-of-war between the teachings of science, the message of Christianity, and the dark cloud hanging over his home life. His all-American family may appear happy, but tragedy tears them apart behind closed doors. As his parents face their own faith crisis, Oliver struggles with some of life’s toughest questions. Why are we here? What happens when we die? Who made us? Just as Oliver turns to science for answers, a mysterious and quirky drifter miraculously appears. Their interaction leads Oliver to the ultimate truth: God can only be found through faith – and not by sight alone.

Dove Review

Nathan Gamble is terrific in this inspirational film. Gamble plays Oliver, a bright twelve-year-old boy who deals with almost constant tension between his parents due to the loss of their first son, Oliver’s brother, who went missing years earlier.

Oliver gropes for answers and wants to believe in God but has a difficult time in reconciling what happened with a good and loving God. Still, a mysterious traveler, who arrived at the same time meteorites fell from the sky, makes Oliver wonder if he is in angel. Ultimately Oliver must decide what he believes.

We are pleased to award our “Family-Approved” Seal to this DVD for all ages although it is best suited for those eight and up, mainly due to the tension and arguing between Oliver’s parents. This terrific film is nicely directed by Corbin Bernsen who also plays Oliver’s father in the movie. Various universe scenes in the beginning of the film are awe-inspiring.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: G-1; H (as a place)-2
Violence: None
Drugs: Beer in a scene.
Nudity: None
Other: As science is mentioned in the beginning we see drawings of evolution, a primate becoming a man; a dead frog is seen and about to be dissected; one character refers to God as the "Big Fella"; a couple argues a few times; grief over a son who came up missing years before; a young man questions God's existence and says, "I don't think there is a God" but he changes his mind later in the movie.


Company: EchoLight Studios
Director: Corbin Bernsen
Producer: Chris Aronoff
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter