PAULIST PRODUCTIONS has several exciting projects in development.
Here are just a few of the stories on which we are currently working to bring to a wider audience.
TATTOOS ON THE HEART
For twenty years, Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, the gang capital of the world. In Tattoos on the Heart, he distills his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith.
Arranged by theme and filled with sparkling humor and glowing generosity, these essays offer a stirring look at how full our lives could be if we could find the joy in loving others and in being loved unconditionally. From giant, tattooed Cesar, shopping at JCPenney fresh out of prison, we learn how to feel worthy of God's love. From ten-year-old Lula we learn the importance of being known and acknowledged. From Pedro we understand the kind of patience necessary to rescue someone from the darkness. In each chapter we benefit from Boyle’s gentle, hard-earned wisdom.
THE INNOCENCE OF JOAN LITTLE
The celebrated case of Joan Little, the young black woman who stabbed a white jailer-rapist and then was tried for capital murder in North Carolina. The case was an international sensation, involving a woman's right to kill a potential rapist, civil rights, prisoners rights, and capitol punishment.
Based on the 1979 novel by James Reston Jr., Paulist Productions is teaming up with Will Packer Productions to bring this timely story to light.
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A modern retelling of the classic, Louisa May Alcott novel that will begin filming this May.
Little Women will be filming in June.
MarVista Entertainment and Paulist Productions have entered into a multipicture co-financing and co-production agreement, with the first project coming from screenwriter Andrea Nasfell called Every Other Holiday. Nasfell co-wrote Moms’ Night Out, which won a Dove Award for Inspirational Film of the Year. She also is known for the films What If and Christmas with a Capital C.
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FORGIVING MY DAUGHTER'S KILLER
In a beautiful, tragic testament to the liberating power of forgiveness, Kate Grosmaire tells the story of her daughter’s murder at the hand of her boyfriend—and the stunning, deliberate forgiveness and help that Kate and her husband offered to the young man who shattered their world.
Part memoir, part spiritual testimony, Forgiving My Daughter’s Killer is the story of a family whose faith was put to the test and so found the capacity to do far more than they could have thought or imagined.
Written and executive produced by Kerry Lenhart and John J. Sakmar (The Glades), Cry tells the story of a doctor who makes the astonishing medical breakthrough to bring cryogenically preserved people back to life, starting with the unfreezing of his own father — but he never expects that restoring life will have both glorious and devastating consequences. Also executive producing are Paulist’s Chris Donahue and Marybeth Sprows. CBS TV Studios is the studio.
Paulist Prods. executives were attracted to Cry because it explores the moral dilemma cryogenics poses on relationships and society.