I was invited to the Premiere of the new Be Encouraged machinima by the ladies of Exquisite Xpressions but unfortunately, due to a commitment clash, I wasn't able to attend. Luckily it's available on YouTube so I managed to watch it a little later. Not only is this a quality production with cool music and very believable acting, it's uplifting too. 

Without giving too much away, the plot centres around three key characters, their families and some serious challenges that life throws in their paths. 

The main message that I took from Be Encouraged was that no matter how hard our lives become or how dark things seem, the sun will shine again. The film has a religious note throughout but, don't worry, it's not all fire and brimstone. 

This worthy machinima took me on an emotional roller coaster but left me feeling empowered and energised. See what you think ...