Does God choose us for the person we have become,

OR does He “design us” with a purpose in mind...?



Forty years ago, a drifter came to believe he was called to tell the world, “God is love.” For the first quarter century, Leonard Knight tried to fulfill his calling “his” way and had failure after failure. When he was finally stripped of EVERYTHING, Leonard obediently stepped out in faith, turned it all over to GOD (“I can’t do it, God. If you want a mountain here, you build it!”), and finally embraced the promise God had for his life.


    By 2009, Leonard was receiving more visitors than anyone in the world; YET, he is shy and 

    considers himself a loner.


    He never studied, or had any interest in art; YET, he is considered America’s foremost  

    living folk artist.


    He absolutely refuses to talk about politics; YET, his name is currently under consideration

    by the US Congress for “National Treasure” status.


    He has no construction background; YET, he has invented practical engineering innovations

    with natural materials that have never been witnessed anywhere in the world.


    But most significantly, Leonard Knight has done all this from arguably the most God

    forsaken place on earth; YET, he has personally shared his testimony, the Gospel and the 

    love of God with over half a million people, more than anyone, ever, and they all came

    to him . . .

FOLLOW THE “YELLOW BRICK ROAD...”

But this is not a story of an old man. Leonard’s back-story is too weird and wonderful for anyone to dare make up.


The Documentary will contain archival footage/pictures and interviews of and about Leonard during his balloon ministry. But the main focus of the film will be on on his heroic battle with the on-set of blindness, deafness, and dementia while simultaneously dealing with the tsunami-like response to his cameo in the film INTO THE WILD.


  Patrick Rea interviewing Leonard, Easter - 2011


They are drawn from the four corners of the world, to a loving man who exemplifies the Biblical description of “Salt & Light, as well as Childlike faith” like no other. For some, it’s their last hope for humanity; others are in the middle of a crisis and need encouragement; a few just come to mock… and leave in tears, broken, renewed.

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Leonard knight (November 1st, 1931 to February 10, 2014)

UPDATE: March 29th, 2014 - My film is an Official Selection to the Newport Beach Film Festival (April 24th - May1st)!


The plan this year is to enter my short (30-50 minute depending on criteria) film about Leonard’s life in only a select number of top film fests (national and international) while seeking completion funds to finish the film (it was shot/produced to be a feature). The documentary is in addition to my Feature Narrative Script (which has been endorsed by Ted Baehr of Movie Guide) which I will also be actively shopping. Leonard is “The Greatest Story that has never been told.” If you would like to donate or invest in this important documentary, please contact me.

Photo by Dominic Disaia