I’m like most people.


These blogs are created to give a behind- the-scenes look at the inspiration behind the upcoming movie The Favorite. This film, hitting theaters in September, is based on incredible true events behind The Favorite Movie.
Luke Bernard’s life threatening accident gave him this vision that led him to write the screenplay for The Favorite just months after he was learning how to write all over again due to his traumatic brain injury.

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If you asked me if my parents loved me, I’d answer with a shrug: “Yeah, my parents love me.” Of course they did. And I loved them. Just like most people.

But, after my accident I really understood the amount of love my parents have for me and my siblings. They dropped everything and flew across the U.S. to Los Angeles so they could sit beside my almost lifeless body on the hospital bed. They would get up at 4:00 AM to beat Los Angeles traffic just to visit with me, pray and read scriptures over me until 11:00 pm. They repeated this day after day.

As the film, The Favorite, shared, I didn’t wake up for 11 days. The first day I opened my eyes, it was only for an hour. The next day I opened them for two hours, then three hours on the third day. My doctors saw my progress and it gave my parents hope. They asked people to continue to pray with them.

When I had my tracheotomy, my parents were told I should wake up in about 48 hours.  

But, I didn’t wake up.

For the first time, my parents, so strong in their faith, faced doubt. My dad tells me now that he had the thought, “Maybe God kept him alive just long enough for me to say goodbye.”

Yet, God provided. Intercessors who lived hours away heard about me and drove to the hospital to pray for me. My dad shared his doubts with them. They were firm: “No, that’s not God. We’re in agreement with you for a complete healing over Luke. We thought we were driving here to pray for Luke, but we’re here to pray for you.”

They were there for me, but they ministered to my dad and completely revived his faith.

I want to encourage those who have heard from the Lord: keep strong in your faith—even when things seem not to be going as planned and when things seem impossible.

The fact that I’m writing right now shows that God can do the impossible.

Faith of a mustard seed can move mountains and my healing was a big mountain.

What mountain are you facing? Stay strong in faith and link arms in agreement with others of faith because, when we are weary, our brothers and sisters in Christ will lift us up.

The Favorite is a family film based on true events and will be in theatres nationwide, September 2019.


March 9, 2013 Luke Bernard was in a near fatal car accident. He entered L.A. County Hospital with barely a pulse. He had a GCS of 3 with dilated and fixed pupils, and had a zero chance of survival. The neurosurgeon performed emergency surgery. A 4 x 5 inch piece of his skull was needed to be removed allowing the damaged brain to swell. Doctors removed two blood clots on his brain. He had two broken vertebrae in his neck and back, as well as facial and rib fractures. Thousands were mobilized to pray for complete recovery. Luke had a miraculous recovery, returning home to Florida after six weeks in the hospital.
Two months after returning home, Luke had a cranioplasty to replace his skull. Those with brain trauma typically have insomnia. Luke was no exception. However, one evening he had a deep sleep and God gave him a dream. The next morning, he was excited that he had slept and told his parents about the dream. His parents encouraged him to write the dream down, believing it would be good for his rehab. One month and 90 pages later, Luke had written the first draft of The Favorite. Six months prior to this, Luke was relearning to write his name.
The Favorite is about two brothers. One brother, Luke, is a star college soccer player verging on a pro career. The other brother, Benjamin perceives his brother is the favorite. Soccer is his father’s favorite sport. Ben pursues MMA fighting in hopes to win his father’s favor.

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