Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Apostolate Films Documentary On One Of 20th Century's Greatest Catholic Educators In Preproduction

Seeking stories, photos and interviews about Servant of God Rev. John A. Hardon, S.J.

Media Advisory

Rochester, MI (November 8, 2011) – Joseph Karl Publishing announced today that their subsidiary, Apostolate Films, is beginning preproduction on a new documentary about the life and impact of Servant of God Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.—a little known but extraordinarily influential priest who helped define what American Catholics are taught and believe.

“Father Hardon was a remarkable priest, but he was always a remarkable man,” says executive producer, Michele Bondi Bottesi. “In an era plagued with controversy and rumors, he helped shape untold thousands of lives and he did so with exceptional character, talent and inspiration. American Catholics need heroes of the faith today, men of God like Fr. John Hardon.”

The film is a collaborative effort between Apostolate Films and Converse Marketing (http://www.conversemarketing.com) and it is being written and directed by Jason Salyers, who wrote and directed the powerful documentary, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: Servant of All (www.Sheenfilm.org), which has been viewed globally and also in a number of major U.S. cities on PBS television.

The film will integrate pictures, video clips, personal testimonials, and other mediums to reveal how Fr. Hardon and his extraordinary works impacted the lives of countless individuals—and how he continues to affect people today.

Apostolate Films is currently collecting material for the film and asks those in possession of photographs of Fr. Hardon, individual accounts or stories, videos, or personal correspondences to please consider donating copies of them for possible inclusion in the film. Submissions will be forwarded to the cause for his canonization (http://www.hardonsj.org/) when the film has been completed.

All such material should be sent to: Apostolate Films, P.O. Box 80371, Rochester, Michigan (MI) 48308 or by email (high resolutions photos preferred, 2400 dpi or better if possible) to godisatworkinyou@gmail.com. Please include your full name, contact information and any context for the item(s) being sent.

Apostolate Films is a division of Joseph Karl Publishing, which was founded in 2009 to encourage, inspire, promote Catholic faith formation, and guide precious, eternal souls to Christ.

Contact: Apostolate Films
P.O. Box 80371 Rochester, Michigan, 48308 U.S.A.
Michele Bondi Bottesi – Executive Producer
248-321-9865 or godisatworkinyou@gmail.com

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