Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer


After two years of hard work, a successful kickstarter, many airplane rides, and hundreds (if not thousands) of hours, LUTHER: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer is available for pre-order. LUTHER is a 91-minute documentary directed by Canadian filmmaker Stephen McCaskell. It depicts the story behind the man who sparked the Protestant Reformation five hundred years ago this October.

Martin Luther’s daring life is presented in extensive detail while still making the film relevant, provocative, and accessible. His remarkable and world-changing story is told through a seamless combination of live-action storytelling and striking animation.

For this documentary a number of scholars came together to give us a deeper understanding of the life of Martin Luther including Dr. R.C. Sproul, Stephen Nichols, Robert Kolb, Carl Trueman, W. Robert Godfrey, and Steven Lawson.

With a holy boldness Martin Luther took his stand contra mundum, against the world. This documentary takes us back to these definitive moments. We see Luther in full color and larger than life. This documentary also brings us right to the present day, challenging us to take our stand with the same boldness so that we might have a new Reformation and again see the light of the gospel dispel the darkness.
— R.C. Sproul Founder and Chairman, Ligonier Ministries

About the Director

Stephen McCaskell

Stephen McCaskell is an independent filmmaker based in Manitoba, Canada. His first documentary, Through The Eyes of Spurgeon, has been seen more than 200,000 times. Working with organizations like Samaritan’s Purse, International Justice Mission, and Haven Ministries, he has traveled to multiple countries, including Iraq, Peru, and Cuba, to share how God is working in the lives of his people.


Patrol Partners with Stephen McCaskell

Towards the end of the production, Patrol was privileged to be invited to participate in the art direction and illustration of the animated sequences made by the talented Jorge R. Canedo E. We've had an absolute blast working with this wonderful group of artists. The level of craftsmanship, intelligence, and professionalism is mind-blowing.

Truthfully, this partnership couldn’t have been a better fit. Both parties are extremely satisfied with the end product.

There’s no better time to get to know Martin Luther than right now, at the 500th anniversary of the day he changed the world. Luther is a powerful introduction to his life and times, to his Savior and hope.
— Tim Challies, Blogger at

Like any film, LUTHER: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer had many moving parts behind the scenes. There are writers, editors, animators, photographers, producers, and many more contributors who have put in countless hours, working hard to produce an excellent film.

We want to “pull back the curtain” of the film a bit. We know that you will love the final production when you see the film in April, and we want to give you a glimpse into the how and what of the film. In the upcoming weeks, we will be sharing much more about this project. We’ll be sharing everything from chats with crew members to diving deeper into the film’s controversial content.