Why this family is made for the movies
WITH a daughter named Marvel, and a son named Dare, Lyle and Lisa Carey's life is made for a movie.
Instead the Sunshine Coast couple are the movie makers with a tale they hope they can inspire other families struggling with life's journey to learn to trust.
Trust is a family, faith-based movie asking some age-old questions, including 'who do you turn to when your life starts falling apart'.
It's born out of a desire by the couple to inspire others to 'believe again' and never give up hope.
Lyle and Lisa say they never thought their dreams of making films would come at a time when they were starting their own family.
They had tried unsuccessfully for seven years to have children, including through IVF.
After making Short films they fell pregnant naturally with Marvel and then decided to make a feature not thinking they would be encumbered with their second as well.
For the record, the children are not named based on Marvel inspired characters from the pages of Stan Lee comics but some of Lisa's favourite Psalms.
Lyle, a producer and director of photography, said he teamed up with writer Angus Benfield, and his wife, an actress and presenter, to make the film after being frustrated with the lack of good, family friendly content.
Trust, inspired by the story of Job in the Bible, gives a modern account of Daniel Rainwater, played by Keith Austring, an everyday guy whose life is falling apart.
As his marriage to Sarah, played by Lisa, begins to crumple, his children are caught in the middle.
Bitter towards God, he learns he need to learn to trust again, even in the bad times.
Lyle said part of the reason for making the film was the hope that it would help couple and families hang in there and get through the tough times.
"We know a lot of people who have been through divorces,'' he says.
"In the last 10 years, we have seen a lot of people break up.''
"This film is relatable to everyone and is an encouragement to people to help trust God even when life throws you a whammy. "
"It carries humour and warmth in its characters, even though hitting real life issues."
Trust is screening at cinemas throughout Australia, including at Maroochydore on Monday, December 3 at 6.30pm.