Okay, so watch the trailer first and then you can resume reading my post immediately after. JUST DO IT.
Didn’t you get goosebumps upon seeing “JESCOM Philippines” at the end credits??? That’s right, this is film produced and directed by FILIPINOS! For authenticity, of course, they shot this in Spain and hired critically acclaimed Spanish actors—but everything else is a product of the hard work and creativity of an All-Filipino team! From the scoring—which was done by THE Great Mr. Ryan Cayabyab, together with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ateneo Chamber Singers, down to the elaborate costumes that were crafted by Filipino artisans and were shipped to Spain for filming on location! Impressive right??? This collaboration between the Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc. and Director Paolo Dy is definitely worth supporting!
A little backgrounder on the movie itself: IGNACIO DE LOYOLA chronicles the life of a young soldier, Iñigo (Ignacio de Loyola), who was forced to give up his dreams of knighthood when he was crippled in battle. He starts pursuing a wild desire to become a saint — only to realize, upon being arrested by the Spanish Inquisition for heresy, that he must now pay the true price of sainthood: obedience to God’s voice, even unto death. The movie airs on July 27, and so, let’s all rally together to get some good buzz over this proudly Filipino-made film. For more details, visit http://ignaciomovie.com/. Ignacio de Loyola is produced by Jesuit Communications Foundation, and co-presented by the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific and One Meralco Foundation.