Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Trailer for EWTN's The Message of Fatima

EWTN's The Message of Fatima

An Eight Part Docudrama

First Trailer

To celebrate the centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, EWTN have produced an eight episode docudrama series "The Message of Fatima". Filmed last year mainly in Fatima, and also in a London studio. We have engaged some up and coming Catholic actresses and actors to play all the main parts, Our Lady of Fatima, The Three Little Shepherds, The Angel, Sr Lucia etc. 

Our aim was to make one of the most comprehensive film series on Fatima yet produced. The first episode "The Angel of Peace" will be broadcast on May 10 and is mainly dedicated to the apparitions of the Angel in 1916 and also looks at the people of Fatima in the early part of the century.

The second episode "The First Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima" is dedicated to the apparition of Our Lady and will be broadcast on the 13 of May. We also explore the theological context of the message. 

The subsequent apparitions are given their own episodes and will be broadcast on the centenary date throughout the Summer and Autumn of 1917, There will also be a special on the First Saturday Devotion.

The Fatima Hymn adaptation is by Adam Tucker. Adam is also the composer of the soundtrack for the series.

The Fatima Hymn is sung by the soprano Lynne Lee with the choirs of the Dome of Home (Ss Peter, Paul and St Philomena New Brighton) and Bel Canto.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Christendom Project DVDs


Now Available from the Latin Mass Society's shop

The Inquisition -

The Inquisition DVD

Discover how the Church handles witchcraft, heretics, Galileo's theory and more, as historians cut through the controversies surrounding "The Inquisition". Complete with interviews and dramatic reenactments filmed on-location in Europe, this EWTN Original Mini-series exposes how propaganda influenced today's modern-day perceptions of the Inquisition, while also bringing to light its true actions and intent.

The Crusades 2014 -

The Crusades DVD

An EWTN film by Stefano Mazzeo, produced in association with Buckfast Abbey.
EWTN presents this 4-part mini-series on the myths, the legends, and the truths of the Crusades.
Why did the Crusades happen? What was their context? Were they wars of unjustified aggression or justified self-defence?
Get all the facts in this original EWTN mini-series, filmed on location in Israel and Europe, with commentary by experts.
Suitable for all types of viewing, including educational and classroom use.
Episode 1 - Journeys of Faith
Episode 2 - The Crusader States
Episode 3 - Christendom Responds
Episode 4 - Failures and Successes

Chartres Pilgrimage -

In Search of Christendom: The Chartres Pilgrimage DVD
A film by Stefano Mazzeo for EWTN.
Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris draws thousands of young people for a Traditional Latin Mass on the vigil of Pentecost. Spiritually fortified, they set out on a three-day walking pilgrimage to Notre Dame de Chartres Cathedral.

If you doubt that Christianity is still alive in Western Europe, this is a special EWTN Documentary to see - and share.

Wales: The Golden Thread of Faith -

Wales: The Golden Thread of Faith DVD

An EWTN film by Stefano Mazzeo, produced in association with the Latin Mass Society.
The first steps Christianity took on Welsh soil eventually led the country into an age of great prosperity - but it was a path not easily won.

EWTN unfurls this rich tapestry of Wales' Catholic history in an original three part documentary filmed on-location throughout Europe, weaving an inspiring faith legacy of prosperity and persecution that unites Catholics everywhere.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Filming for EWTN's the Message of Fatima in London

Photo K.V. Turley
Note: the image is of filming one of the Angels of Fatima
as I asked Kevin not to publish any shots of the filming of
Our Lady of Fatima

A Vision of Our Lady of Fatima in London
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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Inquisition series DVD from EWTN

New Release From EWTN Home video

The Inquisition

An original EWTN mini-series
Recently released by EWTN the DVD of The Inquisition series from their religious Religious Catalogue, $20 from EWTN USA and £12.95 from St Clare Media - EWTN UK

The series will be premiered by EWTN in October of 2016 and is a four episode docudrama. It was filmed across Europe in 2015 and was completed in early 2016. It is perhaps our most ambitious yet with live action drama sequences performed by professional and semi-professional actors and re-enactors. Special thanks to assistant director Tony Plumridge and costume designer Ellen Plumridge at Triptych Productions, and production coordinator David Benjamin at the "Crusade" re-enactment group for providing the live action sequences. This is a co-production between EWTN and Lux Communication.

Actors in trailer:
Robin Ingram - Cardinal and Grand Inquisitor; Tony Plumridge - Canon Lawyer; John Atterbury - Theologian
Lynn Robertson Hay - Falsely accused witch at the Tribunal; Jeff Baynham - Heretic, Cathar at the Tribunal; Andrew N. Hill - Galileo at the Tribunal; Richard Squires - Scribe and chaplain at the tribunal; Erik Jellyman - Papal Legate; Katherine Knight - Witch at cauldron; Sterling Archer - St James on horseback.

Like the Crusades it has a specially composed and recorded soundtrack by Chorus Salvatoris. The tracks in the trailer are the De Profundis and Domine ne in furore by Maria Jasurdova and The Black Legend by Moroslave Sibik. Sound mixing by Moroslave Sibik. Illustrations by Ursula Cavanagh.
We had many interview but worth it for Cardinal Burke interview alone, we were also very pleased to have Professor Thomas F Madden, Professor Jonathan Phillips Professor Damian Smith Jamie Bogale again, with other great interview by Fr Crean Fr Walter Senner and ex-BBC Robin Altken who wrote the book "Can we trust the BBC?"

Interviews by:
Cardinal Burke
Professor Thomas F Madden
Professor Jonathan Phillips
Professor Damian Smith
Jamie Bogale
Fr Thomas Crean OP
Fr Walter Senner OP
Robin Altken

historical adviser Professor Damian Smith

The Executive Producers are:
Doug Keck and John Elson - EWTN

Michal Benko 1st Camera, Editing and Post Production

Stefano Mazzeo - Producer, Director and Screenplay

Thursday, 10 November 2016

EWTN's The Inquisition premiere

EWTN Live with Fr Mitch Pacwa

Professor Thomas F Madden and myself on EWTN Live to launch the Inquisition docudrama


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

EWTN's "The Inquisition" broadcast times

The Inquisition

a new mini-series from EWTN

Broadcast times and Dates

EWTN's latest docudrama "The Inquisition" will be broadcast in the USA/Canada from 26th to 29th October at 9:30pm ET, it will be preceded at 8pm by an interview with professor Madden and myself on Fr Mitch Pacwa's EWTN Live show where we discuss the inquisitions and this production. In Britain and Ireland it will be broadcast on 27th and 28th at 9:30pm. There is an early morning airing (5:00am ET) on EWTN's Asia/Pacific satellite but that is 8pm in Sydney. Please see EWTN's latest trailer.

To view trailer click here click here

For those interested in my philosophy as a Catholic filmmaker
please see Regina Magazine's Interview called
in their latest issue, Sacred Beauty.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Fatima production update and photos

EWTN's The Message of Fatima

Production update

Since I last posted on the Fatima project a lot has happened. We have had two filming sessions in Fatima with Casa do Povo the local folk group who are providing authentic actors and sites etc. We also filmed in a London studio with a young Catholic actress Rachel Clifford playing Our Lady of Fatima and a young Catholic actor Liam Driver playing the Angel of Peace.

The Three Little Shepherds, local Fatima children playing the seers

Merseyside choir to produce soundtrack for "The Message of Fatima" mini-series
My latest film  "The Message of Fatima" soundtrack of which is being produced by a local Merseyside choir at the ICKSP's "Dome of Home" church in New Brighton. This will be largely original music compose especially for the production by an English composer Adam Tucker. Both by last two docudramas "The Crusades" and "The Inquisition" also had original especially composed and recorded soundtracks, however these were by Slovak composers.