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A True Story of Triumph Over Tragedy

A Brave Hope is the inspirational story about an ordinary person overcoming extraordinary circumstances, and she did so by relying on faith, hope, and love.  Rebekah Hughes learned to find joy and purpose despite the pain caused by the family turmoil of divorce, domestic violence, mental illness, addiction, abandonment, and death. 

 
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Coming Soon in 2020

At 23, Rebekah was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer.  After a yearlong battle, she had defeated the cancer.  At 27, she got married, and eight months into her new marriage, her dreams were crushed when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer and given just months to live.  She wouldn’t accept that prognosis, though. She chose to fight; she chose to live.  This is the remarkable story of a couple whose choice of life and love, faith and hope, helped them conquer the seemingly impossible. 

Raw and real, heartbreaking and humorous, this documentary will inspire you to believe that no matter what you’re facing, there is always hope.  Rebekah’s hope is not mere wishful thinking, a positive attitude, or naive optimism. Her hope is real and absolute hope that cannot be shattered or stolen.  That kind of hope can be yours too.

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"This is a MUST SEE film for anyone walking the cancer journey...OR for anyone who needs a fresh perspective on life and a new hope for the future!"

See Behind the Scenes

Click below to see behind the scenes and learn about the making of A Brave Hope

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Film Festivals

A Brave Hope has been entered into over 20 film festivals throughout the United States and Canada, both secular and faith-based festivals.  The film has won First Place and Best Documentary in five festivals to date.  It is an Official Selection in more festivals coming up in 2020. 

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Directed by Benjamin Ironside Koppin (Ironside Films)

Benjamin Ironside Koppin loves to push the envelope of traditional filmmaking, pulling from multiple mediums and styles to create a unique piece of art with every project - why shoot on one type of camera when you can shoot on seven? He has a passion for finding honesty and truth within the medium of film. He loves collaborating with actors, pushing each other to find what is authentic within each moment. Ben likes to dive deep into the darkness of characters and have his films visually express the torment they are going through, pulling the audience into that world from start to finish.

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Q&A with Director, Benjamin Koppin at the FirstGlance Film Festival, LA 2020

Ben shares the stage with filmmaker, Scott Michael Klumb who filmed a documentary about his life and getting diagnosed with Autism at the age of 23 (Autism: One Man's Journey).  

Ben takes questions about where the movie's vision came from, planning it, and how to make quality faith based films that don't come off as cheesy or hokey.  

 

We highly recommend A Brave Hope 

"Throughout the movie, Rebekah, masterfully, weaves in her profound faith in Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. Her honest, heartfelt emotions dramatically display her HOPE and Peace she has received from God and His Word. This film brought tears--both happy and sad, to our eyes. Truly a "masterpiece" of emotions! ❤

- Don and Rosanne R. (Orange County, CA.)

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