In a world where dark moments exist, When Calls the Heart has brought a great light. The gifts that materialize from this little Canadian show are plentiful: from life lessons, friendships, prayer groups, and pen pals, to an escape from the sufferings of daily life. It truly is a series filled with messages of hope, faith, love, and family, experienced on the screen, online, and between people around the world. These frontier stories provide an opportunity to look back on the hardships faced across previous generations, and the chance to connect with family members who endured those challenges. With beloved characters and a focus on community, When Calls the Heart always leave the viewers wanting more.
Despite the daily difficulties faced by folks on the frontier, they found light and promise in the days ahead. Just as the fictional characters of When Calls the Heart have shared their struggles on screen, the struggles of completing the pilot movie have been shared by Executive Producer, Brian Bird. As a writer, Brian focuses on stories that bring families together. As a Christian, he reminds the audiences that hope is always possible, especially when you believe in the author of the universe. And as a recognizable connection between the Hearties and the show, Papa Heartie as he’s commonly known, affirms that When Calls the Heart has remained a light in the darkness for himself and for millions of others around the globe. Brian warmly shared more about his passion for family-friendly TV, the faith that has been his source through it all, and his dreams for the future of this beautiful show that has connected and illuminated hearts all over the world.