The War Within

Synopsis: THE WAR WITHIN is a unique fantasy that takes viewers to a world that only God can see; the world of the inner man. Michael Sinclair (Brett Varvel) is a syndicated cartoonist whose dream of a perfect life is upended when tragic events transform his dream into a nightmare. The result is a war that wages within his soul which is personified by six members; Mind, Memory, Emotion, Will, Conscience, and Heart. The ensuing battle for control adversely effects his relationship with his wife Amy (Rebecca Reid) and causes Michael to doubt his faith in God. But in the midst of this spiritual test, Michael discovers that victory is found in surrender. As viewers follow the quest for answers inside of Michael, they may discover their own war within.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Brett Varvel, Drew Varvel (co-director)
92 min

[suspenseful music]


What are you talking about?

Mom l love him.

Why can't you see

what we have?

Of course l know

what love is.

So, where's Amy?

l'm traveling alone.

What's going on?


Did you ever wonder how

different your life would be?

lf you could go back

and change one mistake.

But l guess, some mistakes

you never stop paying for.

[drop noise]

(College Professor)

l know you're all here to learn

something technical, but for me,

it's all about that moment.

Hey! Hey!

You dropped this.

Oh, thank you.



Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you.

Thanks for my bag.


Do you want me

to walk with you?

So you don't drop

your bag again?





( Amy) Was this from

the first day we met?



Can you please

take a picture?


Yes, thank you.

This is going

in the book?


( Amy) Babe, look at this.

Remember our first date?

Don't ever forget

this moment.


l'm falling in love

with you.


l love you!

l won't forget.

l love you too!


Michael. Michael.

l'm not.

l'm serious.

Yes, you... Michael,

you're drawing me...

You can't see

this yet.

Let me see it.

Will you marry me?




( Amy) This caricature

turned out great.

Ready for

the big day?


l'm going to go

show your mom.


[crowd screams]

Oh. Honey feel this.

Feel how big that was.

Do you want to

draw with Daddy?

Oh, cute l have

to take a picture.

Look how small

she was.

Hey, you.

Don't forget.

l love you too,


Hi, Daddy.

Look at the baby lamb,

look at the momma lamb

aren't they so cute.

Yeah, just like

me and you.

Aren't they?

(Michael) Do you know how

important this is to me.

How important

this is to Ellie.

( Amy) Of course...

Ok, why is this so important?



l care about you, she...

l gotta go.

- ( Amy) Oh, come on Michael.

- (Michael) Ok, l'm sorry

Ready to go honey?


Bye, Mommy.

Let's go honey.

(Pastor) l must ask you.

Do you know the savior?

The word for knowledge

in our text means...

What's the

matter Daddy?

Nothing, honey.

Daddy, is it because mommy

won't go to church with us?

She said she believes.

She believes up here.

We just need to pray

that she believes in here.

You see, faith

is never alone.

True faith always

leaves a sign.

lt's why it's

accompanied by works.

Jesus, please do whatever

you have to do to save Mommy.

ny) You always treat me like-

a child--Michael stop it--

Why are you doing this--



[phone rings]




Hello, Michael?

lt's Wendell.

Hey Wendell.

Hey, l'm sorry l missed

my deadline yesterday.

l'm almost finished

and l can have my stuff

to you in about an hour.

(Wendell) Michael,

that's kind of why l'm calling.

We lost five more papers

this week.

Look, it's a tough market

right now.

l know, but l promise

l'll work harder

and l'll work ahead.


That won't be necessary.

l know l've been

a little out of it lately.

But l'm back now.

l took your advice and l think

l found somebody

to write the strip.

l really appreciate you guys

at the Syndicate being patient

with me through all this,

but l promise you l'm back

to full speed now.

(Wendell) That's what makes

this so difficult, Michael.

l know you've

had a tough year.

lf the strip would

have been established

and you had

an extensive archive,

we could have run reruns while

you took that sabbatical.

As it is though...

What are you saying?

(Wendell) You know it's nearly

possible to start a new str

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