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Corbin Bernsen, perhaps best known for his
role on “LA Law,” is a man of conviction. So
much so, he has ventured into new territory
as writer, director and, of course, actor in a
film that parallels his own journey of faith.
The film is called Rust.
The story is convicting, compelling and
incredibly honest about the challenges of
maintaining faith amidst life—tragedy, no
The film began in the small town of
Kipling in Canada. A visit to this quaint little
corner of the world inspired Corbin to write
the script after suffering a loss and dealing
with the questions of faith, God and truth.
“The movie itself started when my father
passed ways,” says Corbin. “I was looking at
his ashes wondering, what do I think?”
And when asked, the actor deftly dodges
answers that are almost always attributed
to a label or sect.
“The characters in the film reach
conclusions,” says Corbin, “which indicate
that I have reached conclusions. But I don’t
want to be labeled. I don’t want to say,
‘There’s the box… guess I’m in it.’ I don’t
want a finish line.”
This conviction to continue to question and
discover and wrestle with, as Corbin puts it,
the easiest and hardest thing in the world—
faith, is woven beautifully into this film.
The story begins with a man who has
devoted his life to God and one morning
wakes up to discover that it’s gone—his
love and passion and belief in God—gone.
When the town experiences a tragedy,
the people are turning to him for answers…
even though he feels he has none. The
ensuing plot seamlessly ties together
the authenticity of a genuine struggle
to believe with real-life, very tangible
tragedies, issues and challenges.
And, so as not to give away too much, suffice
it to say that Corbin’s faith journey is as steady,
solid and vibrant as it ever has been.
Watch the video below for Corbin’s personal
perspective on faith. And to learn more about
the film, visit facebook.com/rustmovie.