Beatific Vision, Inc., is a non-profit, charitable Catholic film production company operating under strict fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and seeks, in the best traditions of the Catholic artistic heritage, to creatively express via visual media the manifold mysteries of the Faith, thereby answering the call by Pope John Paul II for a “New Evangelization.”
Entrusted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Beatific Vision aspires to rekindle in the hearts and minds of the Catholic laity the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and love by providing ultra high quality cinematic experiences that resonate with the teachings of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
Beatific Vision, Inc., is a “charity to benefit other charities.” All unallocated proceeds will be divided among a number of other tax-deductible charities and causes, some church-related, others for conservation, ecology and humanitarian purposes.
The ten beneficiaries selected for the first filmic project include:
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The founders of Beatific Vision, Inc., would like to recognize Bazillion Pictures, Solutio Software, and Suzanne Hurtig Design for helping to form the corporate identity of the company.
Joshua McCaig of Polsinelli Shughart PC has joined Beatific Vision, Inc., as its first General Counsel.
"Bear witness to your faith through the digital world! … Employ these new technologies to make the Gospel known, so that the Good News of God’s infinite love for all people, will resound in new ways across our increasingly technological world!"
- Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican City, May 20, 2009
Welcome to the New Evangelization! As film and digital media have come to predominate popular culture, the importance of utilizing these platforms to promote Christian ethics and ideals is self-evident. It is therefore that Ryan Hershberger, Darrick Taylor, and Msgr. Vincent Krische founded Beatific Vision, Inc. – to inoculate the present and future generations against the hopelessness and despair of modern secularism by inculcating them with the triune Truth that is embodied in the living Christ.
Catholicism & Film
It is a great time for film, and for films that feature the Catholic Church especially. There are several films in production or scheduled for release that deal with Catholic stories. Here are three that are in theaters or will be soon that look promising.
On May 1, the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II will take place in Rome, and an elaborate “spiritual journey” is being planned by Vatican official for the occasion. Over 300,000 pilgrims are expected to attend the beatification ceremony.