Bernadette Slowey directed, produced, co-wrote and starred in the award-winning feature-length documentary Berni’s Journey. Through serendipity, the film unexpectedly followed her personal transformation while she traveled with spiritual teachers through India on a quest to make a movie about difficult transitions.
The filmmaking process continued to parallel Bernadette’s life experience as she participated in the telling of her story through post-production. Bernadette realized she that not only was she the Director of the movie, but she was, in fact, the Director of her life. What began as a documentary project with Berni’s Journey had become a parable. Bernadette’s on-screen transformation resonated with audiences and inspired awareness of the “burning journey” that resides deep in our soul.
Bernadette’s vulnerability, intimacy, and openness in the film transferred into her daily life empowering others to share their own stories. Finding that we are all connected through the human experience and have similar desires, Bernadette created Burning JourneysTM coaching and retreats to assist others as a guide on the ride for personal transformations. Burning Journey coaching incorporates Bernadette’s filmmaking experience using movies as a metaphor for life.