Friday, July 1, 2016

Eyes of Mercy (VOX DEI Productions)

About a year ago, I was permitted to read a pre-publication copy of a short story by Brian Kennelly entitled "The Parable of the Lady in Blue." At the time, he was trying to get the book published and was looking for some blurbs to put on the book. I was flattered to be ask and graciously obliged. Fast forward to now, and the story has turned into a script. The script will be made into a 20 minute movie, but only with your help by pledging tax-deductible funds through Kickstarter. All the information for the project can be found on the Kickstarter page here, but here is a brief summary:

Discover the Power of the Rosary!

A group of Catholic filmmakers from the non-profit, Vox Dei Productions, are looking for help to make a short film about the power of the Rosary.  They plan to release the film, titled Eyes of Mercy, next year to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima. Eyes of Mercy will take audiences inside the soul of a man struggling from a crisis of faith, and show what happens within his soul when someone prays the Rosary for him. It will actually give a visual to how God’s grace comes to us through Mary.

Because they are releasing the film for FREE online, and due to the Catholic nature of the content, they will not be backed by a Hollywood production company. So they need the help of ordinary Catholics like you.  Check out their Kickstarter page (link) and see them on Facebook to discover how you can become a part of this project. Even if you only donate $1, it will go a long way in bringing Our Lady to the big screen.

Currently, they have Karyme Lozano playing the role of Doris and Fadik Sevin Atasoy playing the role of Mother Mary. Famous actors (Mark Wahlberg, Jim Caviezel, Joseph Fiennes, and Gary Sinise) are being considered for the role of Roy. And for the role of priest, Robert Duvall and Edward James Olmos are under consideration.

The project has approximately one month left on it and needs over $300,000 to meet the goal and make this powerful movie. Every dollar helps and is tax deductible. If you cannot give at this time, then at least share the Kickstarter page and pray for them and their success.

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