Augustine by Denison Witmer, a new song and video for Fr. Rene movie

Today we're excited to announce the release of Augustine, a new song and music video by recording artist Denison Witmer.

Denison wrote Augustine specifically for our film Where There Is Darkness, and parts of the song are used in some of the film's most poignant moments.

The haunting lyrics tell the story of Fr. Rene and the tragic events that led to the beloved priest's disappearance.

We made this music video for Augustine featuring clips from the movie. Watch it and let us know what you think in the comments box below!


Augustine by Denison Witmer is also available for download and listening on music streaming sites Spotify and Bandcamp.

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Denison Witmer also served as Music Supervisor for the film!

Denison is a dear friend of Stella Mar Films. He's an incredibly talented indie singer-songwriter whose song Little Flowers was also featured in the most poignant moment of our previous film, Apparition Hill.

Denison’s music is featured throughout Where There is Darkness in both instrumental and choral arrangements. His “peace prayer” song is our favorite rendition of that song we’ve ever heard, and it plays in a very important part of the film. We feel that his song Augustine captures the theme and thoughts of the film perfectly.

If that wasn’t enough, Denison has an acting role in the film: he’s the man in the dream sequence who is murdered by a hammer.

He's also been to Medjugorje with us twice, and once to Assisi, Italy, because of his love for St. Francis. Some of the clips we shot with him in Asissi are featured in the music video.

Learn more about the music in Where There Is Darkness.




With word of mouth quickly spreading about Where There Is Darkness, this is the perfect time to bring this life-changing film to a cinema near you.

We’re being inundated with emails and calls from people all over the USA who want to see the movie in a cinema.

The problem? There aren’t enough showings. And yet hosting a screening only involves a few steps.

So, if you believe in the power of faith-based cinema, and if you want to spread a powerful message of God’s love to those in your community, then please consider bringing Where There is Darkness to your area.

Anyone can host a screening, and make a profit. Hosted screenings are proven fundraisers for charities, ministries and parishes. Or, keep the profits… it’s up to you! Learn more


The award-winning documentary is showing in select hosted screenings and film festivals around the world. Here are some upcoming screenings:

  • March 8: Ocean City, MD
  • March 13: Yorkville, IL
  • March 22/23: Perth, Australia
  • March 23: Charleston, SC
  • March 25: Katy, TX
  • March (TBD): Lake Worth, FL
  • March (TBD): Hagerstown, MD
  • April (TBD): Fort Myers, FL
  • April 11: Saskatoon, Canada
  • April 13: Milwaukee, WI
  • April (TBD): Milledgeville, GA

Click here for details and tickets.


  • Caroline Reilly

    Beautiful music with such sadness, poignancy and sweetness
    Would be interested in seeing the film.
    I came across whilst surfing for information on Augustine!
    Thank you 🙏

  • Vicki Heath

    Where can a buy this DVD from in Melbourne Australia?
    God Bless your success!

  • Jim Henman

    What you did with this video was to make “need” to see this film. Thank you.


    Hello. I live in Ireland, and would dearly love to purchase your DVDs, but do not know where they are on sale in Europe. Because I am spending too much time in hospital since last August, I am unsure if or when I could attempt to have your movies screened here in Galway. What a blessing it would be to do so. Ireland is so far away from God now, we are a country floundering because God has been kicked out of here with referendums allowing abortion to become legal, ditto gay marriage. Thank you for taking time to answer my queries. God bless all of you involved in making such important movies, and may the Holy Spirit guide you in all of your ventures. ’Cepta Casserly, Galway, Ireland.

  • Kathleen Coleman

    I knew Father Rene. He would come down to our church Ascension Catholic in Melbourne Florida and do the mass for the Deaf. He helped my ex husband and I when we were having marital issues (my ex husband is deaf). He baptized my children. He was a wonderful priest and a good human being and I know his death affected so many but especially the deaf community. He helped so many and now they are lost without him. Thank you for this beautiful movie.

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