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The Drop Box Film

The Drop Box tells the story of South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect the most vulnerable members of society. It is a heart-wrenching exploration of the physical, emotional and financial toll associated with providing refuge to orphans that would otherwise be abandoned on the streets. But The Drop Box movie is also a story of hope—a reminder that every human life is sacred and worthy of love.

South Korea is not the only country grappling with the issue of orphan care. Around the world, there are more than 150 million orphans waiting for forever families to call their own.

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Pastor Lee and Brian IvieFocus on the Family and Kindred Image are committed to equipping viewers with the tools they need to advocate for these precious children, whether through adoption, supporting an adoptive family, or raising awareness of the plight of orphans.

Because in the end, building more “baby boxes” is not the answer. Rather, we must work toward a day when they are no longer necessary, when all human life is embraced for its inherent value and purpose.

Pastor Lee would be the first to agree: “I always pray that there will be no more abandoned babies in this country and no more in our baby box. That’s all I want.”

Focus on the Family & Kindred Image Team Up

Raising awareness of the plight of orphans.

Two years and four visits after their initial trip to Seoul, Brian, Will and Bryce created Kindred Image, a company created to continue Pastor Lee’s life-saving work. Kindred Image is committed to sharing Pastor Lee’s story with anyone who will listen, implementing fundraising strategies to enable his ministry, and ultimately carrying on his courageous vision for life in other countries around the world.

Focus on the Family’s relationship with Kindred Image began in 2013, when the Focus team was working in Los Angeles to complete the ministry’s first feature-length documentary, Irreplaceable. Through a series of “coincidences”—actually Divine appointments!—members of the Irreplaceable production team met Brian Ivie, who was in Los Angeles at the same time searching for a means to distribute and promote The Drop Box.

Focus on the Family’s plan was—and is—for Irreplaceable to be the first in a series of documentaries exploring the social issues of our day through a biblical lens, pointing directly to the ministry’s 12-part DVD based small group study, The Family Project™. After meeting Brian and learning about his film, it became clear that The Drop Box would make a perfect fit for the second documentary in the series. It was a match made in heaven. Focus and Kindred Image’s shared passion for the sanctity of human life and mutual commitment to raising awareness of the plight of orphans worldwide aligned perfectly. It was a pairing that only God could have orchestrated.

Best of Festival San Antonio
Sanctity of Life San Antonio
Best Justice Film, Justice Film Festival
Official Selection Portland Film Festival
Official Selection Heartland Film Festival
Inspiration Award John Paul II Film Festival
Official Selection Missions Fest Vancouver
Official Selection Bayou City Film Festival
Official Selection Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival