Our Father Not everything is from God
Father Gabriel, a charismatic, man of God, undergoes a critical test of his faithfulness when he is reunited after 20 years with the woman he loved. Now a religious sister, she finds herself drawn to the mystical boxing priest who beyond being a dynamic leader in the community also heals the sick and performs miracles. When the two religious' passionate romance becomes uncontainable, they encounter a character from their past, that will force Father Gabriel to choose between God's will and his will.
Cast and Crew
Ernesto N Rivas
Ernesto began his career in the film industry in Long Beach, California when his Uncle David J Negrón, a well know and respected storyboard artist and illustrator in the film industry in Los Angeles, he hired Rivas as a camera operator. He also assisted his uncle on a number of films including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek The Motion Picture and many more. At the time Rivas' interest was in marketing and advertising. After leaving his uncle's company, Somi Corporation, he went to work for a variety of design firms and advertising agencies. His work included graphic design, computer graphics, print advertising, outdoor advertising, radio and television commercials and web design. His clients included many corporations like Bank of America, Apple Computer, Wells Fargo, Intel and the like.
After returning to his hometown of San Antonio, TX from Boston, MA, Rivas went through a conversion in his life and faith. It was during this time he decided to dedicate his life to good or Christian projects. It was not long after this time he met Roberto Rosas while on retreat. It was then Rivas read Rosas' book, The Temptation of the Miracle Weaver. It is this book the Rivas realized a film version of the book which has become the film Our Father.
A native of Mexico, Roberto immigrated to the US and joined the San Antonio Police Department where he eventually retired from in 2009. It was during his time on the police force when he imagined the possibility of writing a book that would be an inspiration and help people understand God's relationship with them. During some of the lonely hours as a police officer is when he began to write the book Temptation of the Miracle Weaver. Eventually he would finish this book, which has become the film Our Father.
Roberto is a family man with his wife Arcelia and three children. He works as a Catholic deacon at his home parish St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church in San Antonio.
New to film, but not entertainment. Timothy Birt, tenor, hails from San Antonio, Texas. Most recently, he was praised by the Houston Chronicle for his Depiction of Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de Perles for Opera in the Heights. Soon after that he was engaged to sing for the San Antonio Opera as Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S Pinafore. This year Mr. Birt will be making two role debuts as well as company debuts. First with Salt Marsh Opera as Elvino in La Sonnambula and then For Sparkling City Light Opera as Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola. He began his studies in 1998 at Texas State University where he received his Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance in 2001. He has sung such roles as The Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Des Grieux in Manon, Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Fenton in Merry Wives of Windsor; Franz in Les Contes d' Hoffman, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Albert in Albert Herring, Tamino in The Magic flute, Ezekiel Cheever in The Crucible, and Beppe in I Pagliacci. He is heard in concert as a tenor soloist in Carmina Burana, and as Obadiah in Elijah. In early 2010 He made his Carnegie Hall Debut as the tenor soloist in Arwel Hughes' Dewi Sant.
GiGi of Argentinean decent began her career as an actress in New York City where she currently resides. GiGi first met Rivas on a still photo shoot where immediately they liked each other and began a business relationship. On a number of times Rivas would hire her for voice work. It wasn't until years later that Rivas would have a script finally to share with GiGi because he always imagined working with her on a film project of some sort.
It was then with script in hand Rivas called his friend GiGi to ask her if she would be interested in a lead role for a Christian film, thinking she wouldn't be interested. After some silence GiGi began to explain that she had been through a recent religious experience and was now looking for work in that genre. With great surprise Rivas knew right away he had his leading lady.
John began his photographic career in 1987. A native of Montana but makes San Antonio, TX his home. He has had a very successful career as an advertising, editorial and portrait photographer having worked on many projects for the corporate world. He has also produced a number of photographic books about the Southwest and Cumbia music, one of favorite subjects. It was during this career that he met Ernesto Rivas on a large project for USAA. It was then they began their longtime friendship.
Eventually Rivas would approach Dyer to be his Director of Photography for his film Our Father. Quickly John accepted and was up to the task of developing a look for the film through the use of the latest DSLR technology utilizing Canon cameras and lenses.