Faith, Hope and Gloves

The Hoppers, a family of five from Mackay, Australia are motorbike enthusiasts with a heart for children living in poverty. After sponsoring Juan David from when he was a young boy, the family travel all the way to the Dominican Republic to meet their now grown Compassion sponsored child.

We discover that the relationship they have been building over 19 years is stronger than ever, and that Juan David’s deep faith over those years has profoundly impacted the Hopper family more than they could have imagined. As the Hopper family discover on their journey, ‘sometimes you have to get to the end of the journey to discover what God has been doing along the way.’ And as we discover, the journey still isn't over. Runtime: 30:00

Official 70 sec trailer here:
Alternative 60 sec trailer here:

  • Andy Meier
  • Andy Meier
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Not for profit, Social Justice, Charity, Cause, Relationship
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia, Dominican Republic
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon C300, Canon Legria HFG25,
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Inspired Faith Film Festival - Official Selection 2016
    Florida, USA
  • Los Angeles Cinefest - Official Selection 2016
Director Biography - Andy Meier

Andy Meier is a Creative Director, Film Director, Cinematographer and Graphic Designer with a passion for storytelling and breakthrough ideas. Director and owner of Strategic Minds Communications, a content marketing company based in Newcastle, Australia.

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Director Statement

This story shows how the lives of both a sponsored child as well as their supporters lives are changed. The Hopper family (featured) have a unique story although it could well be someone else's story - as one of them says in the film 'the same, but different!'. Massive thanks to the Hopper family who made this film possible.