Filmmaker

Screen Shot 2016-09-04 at 9.57.08 AM2016: Produced and Directed Bishop Vince: A Monumental Life. Vincent McCauley was one of the premier post-colonial bishops in Uganda. McCauley was the first bishop of the Diocese of Fort Portal in Western Uganda, where his memory is still revered. The Diocese of Fort Portal has introduced his cause for canonization in the Catholic Church.

2016: Produced and Co-Directed El Deportado, a Creighton Backpack Journalism Film about the migrant experience in Nogales, Arizona/Sonora. The film features the work of the Kino Border Initiative and the music of singer songwriter La Muna The film is in the final stages of postproduction.

IMG_08642013: Produced and Directed  Tokimane, a short documentary about the Diocese of Tshumbe in The Democratic Republic of The Congo.

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I direct a program at Creighton University called The Backpack Journalism Project. This student-centered project produces short documentaries about people in developing countries and marginalized societies. To date  we have made four films.

ruttIn 2014 I helped film, edit and research portions of Blood in the Backyard, a new documentary about the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador.  This film is a project of Loyola Productions and will be released in 2015.

I have also written about my filmmaking efforts in an essay called God Through the Camera Frame, published in the Journal of Religion and Society.