Patrick Reyntiens - Reyntiens Revels

When we launched An Empty Stage, our John Piper film profile, at the Goldmark Gallery, as luck would have it one of our audience was John Reyntiens, son of stained glass artist Patrick Reyntiens (and himself a noted stained glass maker). John said that he loved our Piper film and would we please make a film about his father Patrick, who had been an important collaborator with Piper. And so our next project was born.

In fact, we both already knew Patrick Reyntiens; Charles had met him through a mutual friend and Libby had interviewed him in 2007 for her film about Frank Brangwyn’s stained glass; he also appeared in our John Piper film. We actually began filming the Reyntiens film profile in November 2009 at Cochem in Germany and, as with the Piper film, Libby Horner maintained a blog throughout the vicissitudes of the filmmaking process which you can read here