About Us

Mary's Dowry Productions was founded in 2007 and is a growing independent Catholic film production Apostolate run by volunteers based in the South of the United Kingdom. Mary's Dowry Productions produces original films, docudramas and documentaries on the fascinating and inspiring lives of the little known and well known historical figures, Saints and Martyrs including St Thomas More, St. John Fisher, St. Nicholas Owen, St. Edmund Campion, St. Margaret Clitherow, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Faustina, Mary Tudor, St. Polydore Plasden and many more. Our films are available worldwide on Region Free DVD from our online shop or from AMAZON. All of our DVDs are available in all region formats PAL or NTSC in ALL countries, you will automatically be sent the correct NTSC or PAL format depending on your country; you can change the currency of this website using the drop down menu at the bottom of the page.

Saint Richard Gwyn, English Martyr, the use of Film Sets to re-create the lives of the saints.

With a great interest in history, authentic facts, our Catholic heritage and the little known and well known historical figures, English and Welsh Martyrs and Saints of history we have a great love also for the Catholic Church and the heroic English Martyrs. We are named after an ancient title for England ‘Mary’s Dowry’ which can be traced back to King Edward the Confessor and is rich in the history of England.
Our original films are a blend of costumed portrayals, historical imagery and facts, sacred art, maps, narration and an original score to bring to life these heroic and fascinating people from all Eras.

Saint Polydore Plasden, English Catholic priest Martyred at Tyburn in 1591

The films produced by Mary's Dowry Productions are thoroughly researched using authentic historical documents, papers and books, good Catholic literature and also the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Sacred Scripture and the lives of the Saints and Martyrs. Many of our productions have been featured on EWTN, SKY and BBC1.

Saint Philomena Production Screenshot - on location.

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AWARDS for Mary's Dowry Productions

Archbishop Vincent Nichols presents the award certificates to the founders of Mary's Dowry Productions - October 2010

In October 2010, Emily Bevans and Bernadette Bevans were awarded 'Catholic Women of the Year' 2010 and presented with certificates by Archbishop Vincent Nichols at a special Luncheon held near Marble Arch, London. The event first began in 1969 to 'pay tribute to Catholic women who give outstanding service to the Church'. Emily and Bernadette received the award for founding Mary's Dowry Productions and for their growing catalogue of film resources promoting the lives and witnesses of the Saints and Martyrs of the Catholic Church. Pope Benedict XVI sent a special message and his apostolic blessing to the winners!


In 2007 Mary’s Dowry productions created a new form of film media to present the lives of the saints. Mary’s Dowry Productions recreates stunning silent visuals, informative, devotional narration, and original contemplative music that touches your spirit to draw you into a spiritual encounter with the saint. Watch with your spiritual eye, listen with your spiritual ear. Our films seek to offer a window into the lives of our saints. Using your spiritual senses we invite you to shut out the world, sit prayerfully and peacefully and go on a journey of faith, history and prayer with the saints.  Our unique film production style has been praised worldwide for not only presenting facts and biographical information but an authentically Catholic and prayerful film experience.

We have an always growing range of Original DVD productions and Original Music CDs which cover a huge array of history and cultures.  Our productions are popular across the globe and enjoyed by all ages and are great if you are looking to encounter the saints' or find peace and inspiration.  We invite you to take a look and especially urge you to not overlook some of the very unknown saints whose stories are filled with inspiration and joy!
What people are saying:
"Just checking out the movies you and your sister have created, not to mention the incredible zeal for the historic Christian Faith that you have to go to such trouble and have such energy to pour all your God-given gifts into such a life's work, well that just leaves me completely moved and blessed, that there are such folk left in a world that has lately especially given me such discouragement. I am so grateful to God to have discovered your films and now your music too." - A Customer, Canada.


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