The Blueprint - The Story of Adventist Education

A film by Martin Doblmeier

Award-winning director of PBS Documentaries including
Banhoeffer, The Power of Forgiveness, and The Adventists

Premiering this fall in selected locations across North America, and on PBS Spring 2014

Blueprint Film

The BLUEPRINT is a collection of short features about students and teachers who form an extraordinary network of schools operated by Seventh-day Adventists. From the streets of the Bronx, New York, to an Indian reservation in Arizona – from a riverboat that a century ago dared to teach newly-freed slaves to a modern day oudoor classroom in the Rocky Mountains – each story shows how the “whole child” approach to education – teaching body, mind and spirit – is transforming lives.

The BLUEPRINT premiers this fall in selected locations across North America, and on PBS Spring 2014.

Martin Doblmeier
Associate Producer:
Deryl Davis
Director of Photography:
Nathan DeWild
Production Assistant:
John Dillon

The Blueprint Trailer

7 years ago

BluePrint intro

7 years ago

Peter Landless

7 years ago


The BLUEPRINT continues to air in selected locations across North America, and on television. Check with your local station for specific airing information.

You can also download a listing of station airing times.

Locations & Information

Join us Thursday, May 27, 2014, at 6:30 pm for a special screening with introduction by Dr Elissa Kido at Linda Valley Villa Independent Senior Living, 11075 Benton Street, Loma Linda, CA  92354. Call (909) 796-7501 for more information.

Check with your local education office for additional details and locations, and watch this site for additional screenings as they are added.

If you would like to schedule a screening contact John Dillon for more information.

  • Oakwood University

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Bentonville SDA School Bentonville SDA Church

    Sunday, November 16, 2014

  • Pacific Union Conference La Sierra University

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

  • SDA Church in Canada College Park SDA Church

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

  • University of Southern Caribbean

    Saturday, December 13, 2014

  • Ozark Adventist Academy Gentry SDA Church

    Sunday, December 14, 2014

  • Kitsap Adventist Academy TBA
  • Lewis County Adventist School TBA
  • Puget Sound Adventist Academy TBA

The Filmmaker

The BLUEPRINT is produced and directed by MARTIN DOBLMEIER, award-winning director of PBS Documentaries including BONHOEFFER, The Power of Forgiveness, The ADVENTISTS, and THE ADVENTISTS TWO.

Mr. Doblmeir is founder and president of Journey Films in Alexandria, VA. He holds degrees in Religious Studies, Broadcast Journalism, and an honorary degree in Fine Arts. Since 1984 he has produced and directed more than 25 films focused on religion, faith and spirituality. Martin combines a lifelong interest in religion with a passion for journalism. Over the years he has traveled on location to more than forty countries to profile numerous religious leaders, religious communities, heads of state and Nobel Laureates. His films examine how belief can lead individuals to extraordinary actions, how spirituality creates and sustains communities and how faith is lived out in the most challenging times.

Purchase Media

The BLUEPRINT is available for purchase in DVD and BluRay format directly from Journey Films for $19.95 plus shipping.

Journey Films


Journey Films was founded in 1983 by award-winning filmmaker Martin Doblmeier as a television and film production company specializing in religion, faith and spirituality. Journey has produced more than 25 major documentary films that have aired on PBS, ABC, NBC, the BBC, The History Channel and other networks in the United States and abroad.

Journey’s first theatrical release, BONHOEFFER, opened in cities across the US in 2003 and internationally to wide critical acclaim. It premiered on PBS in 2006. Later that spring public television aired ALBERT SCHWEITZER: Called to Africa, a docu-drama that won the prestigious Gabriel Award. To date, Journey has won five Gabriel Awards.

In 2008 Journey released The POWER of FORGIVENESS, a film that won the Sun Valley Film Festival and the International Film and Video Festival.

The Washington National Cathedral began airing on PBS stations in 2009 and won a regional EMMY Award for best cultural documentary. The ADVENTISTS was released spring of 2010 to PBS stations and became an Amazon best-selling documentary.