Rust 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 tragedy—just life. 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 CCM 57