Tell us why you would like to go to Medjugorje for the first time, and we will choose up to five winners of a 2-3 weeks tour with all expenses paid, film director Sean Bloomfield offers. He plans to gather atheists, skeptics and believers and expects his cameras to capture life-changing events.
Journey to Medjugorje for free, along with a film crew and up to four other people. This is the offer from film director Sean Bloomfield who is seeking many different kinds of participants for his new movie, “Apparition Hill”.
Bloomfield’s most recent Medjugorje film, “The Triumph” (2013), has had over 300 screenings in more than 150 cities in ten countries. In the wake of this success, accompanying pilgrimages and bringing people close to himself to Medjugorje spawned the idea of “Apparition Hill”. Sub-titled “Millions make the climb. Few come back the same”, the new movie is expected to chronicle life-changing experiences among the participants.
“The people close to me whom I brought were really struggling in life – and I saw, once again, how powerful and life-changing even a short trip there can be. I have always loved seeing the dynamics of a Medjugorje pilgrimage. A bunch of people with different backgrounds and different ages are grouped together and immersed into one of the most intense spiritual journeys any of them will ever experience. They arrive as complete strangers, but they go home as brothers and sisters, and the bonds they forge during that short time often last a lifetime” Sean Bloomfield says.
“These two things—the life-changing experience of Medjugorje, and the unlikely comradery found in a pilgrimage—are what led me to the idea of Apparition Hill. What will happen if I gather a random group of people who have never been to Medjugorje and immerse them in a pilgrimage experience? I am confident that there will be many surprises in store—for the group, for me, and for the audience” the director tells Medjugorje Today.Poster for “Apparition Hill”
People who would like to participate are asked to submit a short self-made video via the website of the movie, and state why they would like to go to Medjugorje. Participants must be able to journey for 2-3 weeks between June 10 and July 3, with exact dates still subjects to change. Only people who have never been to Medjugorje before can apply. It is also possible to nominate others.
“I am hoping to find a wide range of people who would be willing to go to Medjugorje, including atheists, agnostics, fallen-away Catholics, people struggling with illnesses or suffering from the death of a loved one, faithful believers, priests or people discerning the priesthood, addicts and alcoholics, and anyone struggling with the big questions of life” Sean Bloomfield says.
With a deadline for entries on March 30, a subsequent public voting will end on April 10. Winners will be chosen on April 15.