A Case for love aims to change thE national narrative of division.


!Our society is more divided than ever. Many have moved into tribal corners, seeing the world from an “us versus them” point of view. The teachings and writings of Bishop Michael Curry, most well-known for his passionate sermon about “The Power of Love” at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, inspire A CASE FOR LOVE. This feature-length documentary examines the question of whether or not love, specifically—unselfish—love, is the solution to the extreme societal and political divide facing the world.

In the documentary, our film team travels the U.S. searching for people living their lives selflessly and interviews them about how that way of living affects others and themselves. We also interview random people on the street, discussing where they’ve witnessed unselfish love and where they’ve seen its absence. We also learn what well-known figures, including Pete Buttigieg, Al Roker, Sam Waterston, John Danforth, Becca Stevens, Jon Meacham, Russell Moore, Kelly Brown Douglas, and Jim Clyburn, have to say about the topic. Finally, Bishop Michael Curry places all we’ve seen into context.

Subjects explored: Racial Justice, Sexual Identity, Military Service, Foster Care, Politics, Sexual Trafficking, Disability, Loss of Loved Ones, Refugees, Volunteering, Food Justice and more.

What’s the verdict on “A Case for Love“? Is unselfish love the antidote to what ails us? Decide for yourself!

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Bishop Michael Curry

bishop michael curry

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry is the Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church; the first African American to hold that position. He is most well-known for his passionate sermon at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. His writings and teachings on unselfish love inspired “A Case for Love.”

Rev Becca Stevens

Rev. Becca Stevens

Rev. Becca Stevens is an author, speaker, Episcopal priest, social entrepreneur, and founder of Thistle Farms Nashville. Thistle Farms heals, empowers, and employs female survivors of human trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.

Rev. Alberto R. Cutié
Alberto R. Cutié

Rev. Alberto R. Cutié is a Cuban-American Episcopal priest. He’s the first clergy member of any religious tradition to host a secular talk show on radio and television, earning him the moniker, “Father Oprah.”

John Danforth

John Danforth

John Claggett Danforth is an American Republican politician, attorney, and diplomat.  He served three terms as the U.S. Senator from Missouri.  

Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg

Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg is an American politician and former naval officer currently serving as the 19th United States Secretary of Transportation. He was the 32nd Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, earning him the nickname “Mayor Pete.”

Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham

Jon Ellis Meacham is an American writer, historian, and presidential biographer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his biography of President Andrew Jackson. He’s a frequent talk show guest and a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University.

Rep. Jim Clyburn
Rep. Jim Clyburn

James Enos Clyburn is an American Democratic politician serving his 16th term in the U.S. House of Representatives; representing South Carolina. He has been the third-ranking House Democrat since 2007.

Shoshana Conover

Rabbi Shoshanah Conover

Rabbi Shoshanah Conover is the Senior Rabbi of Temple Sholom of Chicago. She is in the founding cohort of the Aspen Institute’s Powering Pluralism Network, a network of leaders who seek to weave a stronger fabric of civility in our national dialogue through institutions of faith.

Al Roker


Albert Lincoln Roker Jr. is an American weatherman, journalist, television personality, and author. He is the current weather anchor on NBC’s Today and occasionally co-hosts 3rd Hour Today.

Sam Waterston

sam waterston

Samuel Atkinson Waterston is an American actor. Waterston is known for his work in theater, television, and film. He has received numerous accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as nominations for an Academy Award, a Tony Award, and a BAFTA Award.

Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas

Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas

Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas is an African-American Episcopal priest and the Canon Theologian at the National Cathedral. She is a leader in womanist theology, racial reconciliation, social justice and sexuality, and the Black church  

Dr. Mohammed Elsanousi

Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi

Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi is the Executive Director of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers. He has over 20 years of experience building interreligious understanding, working to use religious texts, beliefs, and spirituality to advance peaceful coexistence and collaboration.

Brian Ide Director

Director Brian Ide has worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, initially as a paid actor, then producer, and eventually journeyed in to the world of directing. “A Case for Love” is his fifth film, and premier feature-length documentary.

After producing and directing the feature film “This Day Forward,” he traveled the U.S. presenting the film in churches, theaters, and community centers while discussing the film’s message and experiencing its impact on audiences.

Following that tour, the Lutheran Church of Australia called him to their communities to do the same. 50 pages of responses to that tour are available on the film’s website.

Prior to founding Grace-Based Films, he directed “Clear Lake, WI” and the recent faith-based short film, “Reconcile”, which has been viewed and used in 47 different countries.

A three-time national judge for the Polly Bond Awards, he has spoken to colleges, faith centers, and film programs nationwide about the intersection of film and faith.

Brian is the son of an ELCA Lutheran pastor-father and devout Catholic mother. He is the husband to a lifelong Episcopalian who is drawn to stories that focus on what unites us rather than what divides.



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