Movies are one of the most powerful forms of media to influence the hearts and minds of millions. The problem is, much of the content in today’s movies leads audiences away from, not closer to, the Lord.
March 8, 2024
Mater Media is delighted to help with the promotion of the the magnificent new film CABRINI. From the Director of Sound of Freedom comes the biopic of one of the most influential people at the turn of the 20th century: CABRINI. After an Italian woman moves to Five Points in New York City, Francesca Cabrini goes toe to toe with the government, the church, and blatant bigotry to fight for those at the margins of society. With entrepreneurship, grit, and boldness, Cabrini creates a home full of compassion and a legacy that’s everlasting.
The power of this one holy woman's life is the inspiration that the world needs in dark and difficult times. Watch the trailer.
Mater Media is part of the team raising funds for a major motion picture about the life of world renowned survivor, speaker, and energizer, John O'Leary.
The working title is On Fire, based on John’s bestselling book. John was burned over 100% of his body at the age of nine, and given a one percent chance of surviving. Through the grace of God, medical miracle treatments, and inspirational encouragement from the legendary St. Louis sportscaster Jack Buck, John not only survived, but has knocked life out of the park ever since. He went on to become a loving husband, a devoted father, and an incredible international speaker and author who has inspired more than 2,000,000 people in 30 countries.
John’s story, as written by top Hollywood screenwriter Gregory Poirier, is a true account of perseverance, romance, family values, humor, and inspiration. Executive producers Terry Schnuck and Linda Huntington have assembled an all-star Hollywood team including director Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer, A Wing and a Prayer) and producer J. Todd Harris (more than 50 films).
SOUND OF FREEDOM
Based on true events that shed light on the grim reality of child sex trafficking, this film takes viewers on a journey with a man who risks everything to bring a ray of light and hope to the most hidden corners of our world, seeking to save children chained in the dark. "Sound of Freedom" is a cinematic experience igniting a global movement that is destined to end the trafficking of minors. Starring Jim Caviezel and Mira Sorvino.
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CONTINUING PROMOTION AND MARKETING
THIS IS THE YEAR
This touching, humorous feel-good film featuring young actors and actresses brought the message of morals and values and hope to the world's teens. Written and directed by David Henrie. Available for rent on Prime Video.
Many consider it to be the most powerful and effective pro-life movie ever made. Mater Media co-sponsored two private donor screenings before the film’s release, generating more than $60,000. The funds were used to purchase 6,000 movie tickets at nine St. Louis-area theaters. Mater Media's grassroots efforts made St. Louis the film's top-grossing market .
An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father. Includes a most unique approach to the Corporal Works of Mercy. The story also presents a beautiful antidote to prejudice. Available for view on Prime Video and Netflix
Metanoia Films’ 2006 Toronto Film Festival-winning full-length classic starring Eduardo Verastegui and Tammy Blanchard. This powerful, pro-life story has been responsible for the births of more than 1,000 babies after their abortion-determined mothers saw the film.
The 2011 multi-award winning short film, set in the 18th century, presents the little-known story of one of history’s most famous figures, and how his life was saved before his birth. A powerful pro-life presentation.
Written and directed by David Henrie, Catch is the story of a father who does not have time to play catch with his young son—a short film with an emotional, and ultimately uplifting, message.
BRIDGE OF ROSES
The story of how a miraculous bridge of ice over the St. Lawrence River in 1879 reignited the faith of a country - and inspired the birth of a National Shrine. The place known as Tròis Rivières has become a bastion of faith, favors, and Marian Devotion. Purchase and stream this incredible docu-drama here. Enroll in the Confraternity of the Rosary here.