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Feb. 10, 2014
From the Archives
Here's another fun little example of what you can do to bring your "Home Movies" to life:

Mary Claire Birthday Show from Navis Pictures on Vimeo.




Jan. 15, 2014
Jim Morlino, Kathleen and Brian Murphy, and Paul Reilly
are guests on EWTN's Life On The Rock:


Dec. 24, 2013
A Morlino Christmas Gift for all our wonderful friends:

morlino christmas 2013 from Navis Pictures on Vimeo.



Dec. 9, 2013
From the Archives
Just for fun....(and, For a Limited Time Only!)
Jim Morlino's (very old) Commercial Reel:
 

Morlinos Commercial Reel from Navis Pictures on Vimeo.





Dec. 2, 2013
From the archives....What I'm thankful for:

Our 10 Year Anniversary from Navis Pictures on Vimeo.





Nov. 21, 2013      
Jim's Oct. 27 EWTN appearance on Bookmark, hosted by Doug Keck



Nov. 17, 2013
From the Archives
In honor of the anniversary of the Baptism of our oldest daughter, here is the "Home Movie" video that really started the ideas for Navis Pictures:

The Genevieve Birthday Show from Navis Pictures on Vimeo.



Oct. 2, 2013
Watch the Trailer for Daniel Rabourdin's Docudrama,
The Hidden Rebellion






Sept. 26, 2013  
EWTN Radio         
Jim Morlino appearance on the "At Home with Jim & Joy" show
(Interview begins at 10:30 into broadcast)

 


Sept. 25, 2013    

Worldwide Broadcast Premiere of The War of the Vendee

Jim Morlino Appearance on EWTN LIVE with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ /span>




August 27, 2013    New Vendee War Documentary,
The Hidden Rebellion



May 16, 2013

Jim Morlino hits the road again with Personal Appearances at screenings of

his Award-Winning Film, The War of the Vendee on:

"The Mother of All Promo Tours"

Itinerary:

May 17-18 Maryland IHM Conference

May 18  Free Screening: St. Benedict's, Baltimore, MD 7:00pm                                    (with my cousin, Fr. Pascal Morlino, O.S.B.)

May 19  Free Screening: St. Camillus, Silver Spring, MD 5:00pm

May 20  Free Screening: St. John Neumann, Gaithersburg, MD 7:00pm

May 21  Free Screening: Holy Family Academy, Manassas, VA 7:00pm

May 22  Free Screening: St. Joseph, Richmond, VA 7:30pm

May 23  Free Screening: St. Joseph, Richmond, VA 10:15am

May 24-25  Carolina IHM Conference, Belmont Abbey, NC

May 26  Free Screening: Saints Philomena & Cecilia, Brookville, IN  12:00pm

May 29  Free Screening: Holy Family Parish, St. Louis Park, MN 9:30am

May 29  Free Screening: Holy Family Parish, St. Louis Park, MN 7:00pm

May 30  Film Workshop!: St. Michael's, Stillwater, MN 11:00am

May 30  Free Screening: St. Michael's, Stillwater, MN 7:00pm

May 31-June 1  MN Catholic Home Ed. Conf., University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

June 2   Feast of Corpus Christi: Church of St. Agnes, St. Paul, MN 10:00am

June 3   Free Screening: St. John the Baptist, New Brighton, MN 7:00pm

June 5  Free Parish Screening: St. Rose of Lima, Quincy, IL

June 6  Visit the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH (....Oh yes...)

June 7-8  Cleveland IHM Conference

June 9  Home, Sweet Home!




May 9, 2013

On Monday. May 13 Jim Morlino will appear on

Morning Air with Sean Herriott on Relevant Radio

8:15am EST (Check Local Listings)


May 9, 2013

First Navis Pictures Film Workshop



April 23, 2013

On Wed. April 24 Jim Morlino will appear on

Morning Air with Sean Herriott on Relevant Radio

7:00am EST (Check Local Listings)



April 22, 2013

Crank up the RV:  Navis Pictures hits the road, AGAIN!

Jim Morlino will be appearing at the following events:

IHM Homeschooling Conference, Pittsburg, PA

Friday April 26 


Free Screening of The War of the Vendee

St. John Bosco School in Rochester, NY

Thursday May 2 6:00pm





March 25, 2013

Here's the schedule for our
Spring 2013 War of the Vendee Promotional/Screening Tour:


April 2-4 N.C.E.A. Convention    Houston, TX

April 4    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton    Houston, TX

April 5    Mater Dei Parish    Irving, TX

April 6    
St. Damien Parish
  Edmond, OK
(Venue TBD)


April 7    St. Marys, 
KS   (Venue TBD)

April 9    St. Rose Philippine Duchesne    Kansas City, 
KS  

April 10  St. Francis de 
Sales    St. Louis, MO    

April 12  St. Peter's Church   Lexington, KY (Venue TBD)
               
April 13  Parkland Theatre   Cincinnati, OH

(Please tell your friends and family about these screenings - we'd love to meet them!  And be sure to contact the parishes or venues for times and directions)


July 6, 2012  •  The War of the Vendee Wins

BEST FILM FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

in the 2012 Mirabile Dictu International Catholic Film Festival



National Catholic Register 

June 21, 2012

Fortnight of Films Celebrate Religious Liberty

Register film critic Steven D. Greydanus recommends 14 films to accompany the saint of each day.



navis pictures

April 16, 2012

News coming soon re our new DVD release!


Feb. 21, 2012 Press Release from navis pictures

 

PRESS CONTACT:

 Jim Morlino

(203) 512-4622

jim@navispictures.com

 

 

Navis Pictures’ Breakthrough Film, The War of the Vendee,

 Comes to DVD and Local Screenings

 

Complete With Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Director/Cast Audio Commentary

 

 

DANBURY, Conn., February 24, 2012 — Navis Pictures, a pioneer in children’s cinema, announced the general DVD release of its inspirational new film, The War of the Vendee. In addition, the company launched a private screening program aimed at bringing the film’s compelling tale of faith and courage to local markets.

 

The film’s cast of actors features more than 250 young people, ranging in age from 2 months to 21 years. Their performances bring to life a dark period in history when more than 200,000 Catholics sacrificed their lives to restore religious liberty in France following the nation’s “Reign of Terror.” The film portrays this epic saga in a way that is suitable for the entire family, and is ideal viewing material for a “Parish Family Movie Night.” 

 

"At Navis Pictures, we give young actors a chance to experience the sheer excitement of working on a professional feature film, while challenging them to create together a piece of art that is greater than the sum of its parts," said Jim Morlino, the film's director. "In our new film, The War of the Vendee, the beauty and innocence of these performances will astound even the most jaded among us."

 

 

Along with the full 90-minute feature film, the DVD contains a range of special features, including: behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, director and cast audio commentary, photos, French and Spanish subtitles, and a crowd-pleasing blooper reel.

 

The original musical score — one of the highlights of the production -  was composed, orchestrated, and conducted by a young, up-and-coming Hollywood talent named Kevin Kaska.  Kaska has already worked on some of the industry’s biggest films (The Dark Knight, The Passion of the Christ, Transformers, Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean) and with some of its biggest names: Hans Zimmer, John Debney, James Newton Howard, and the great John Williams, with whom he apprenticed at the Boston Pops. The score was recorded at Warner Brothers Studios with an 80-piece orchestra of some of Hollywood’s finest musicians.

The talented and spirited young cast in The War of the Vendee bring to the screen the powerful  — and largely unknown — story of the valiant, six-year struggle of the people of a small section of western France to restore their Holy Religion and their King. In 1793, after enduring three and a half years of mounting persecution of the Church by the architects of the French Revolution, a small band of faithful peasants and nobles began a Catholic "counter-revolution." Armed at times with nothing but pitchforks, but steeped in the influence of St. Louis de Montfort, and wearing their rosaries and emblems of the Sacred Heart, their sacrifices resulted in countless martyrdoms — and ultimately won the restoration of religious freedom for all of France. 

 

Navis Pictures’ last film, St. Bernadette of Lourdes, was an official selection at the 2011 John Paul II International Film Festival in Miami, Fl., has been broadcast on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and is distributed in the USA by Ignatius Press. 

 

To order DVDs of The War of the Vendee, go to navispictures.com. Single DVDs can be purchased for $20. Quantity discounts are available, including 40% discounts for parishes and bookstores.

 

To schedule a screening for your organization — or if you have additional questions — contact Jim Morlino at (203) 512-4622 or jim@navispictures.com.

 

Navis Pictures — a small, independent, Catholic film production company based in Danbury, Conn. — is dedicated to providing young actors with opportunities to work on beautiful and meaningful high-production-value films.  By producing content that can be enjoyed by the entire family, Navis Pictures hopes also to inspire young people to pursue careers in the arts, that they might someday create works of their own that elevate hearts, minds and souls the world over.  

 

 

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Nov. 21, 2011 Press Release from navis pictures


PRESS CONTACT:
Jim Morlino
(203) 512-4622
jim@navispictures.com


Warner Brothers Studios to Host Live Recording Session
For New Catholic Film, The War of the Vendee

80-Piece Hollywood Orchestra and 50-Voice Choir to Help
Cast of More Than 250 Children Tell This Inspirational Story of Faith



DANBURY, Conn., November 21, 2011 — Navis Pictures, a pioneer in children’s cinema, is in the final stages of post-production before the release of its new film, The War of the Vendee — and it’s time to face the music.  Recording of the original score will take place at historic Warner Brother Studios in Burbank, Calif., on Nov. 30, 2011.

The recording of the dramatic new score brings to a crescendo months of work dedicated to the project by the film’s cast of more than 250 actors — all of whom range in age from 2 months to 21 years.

The original musical score has been composed, orchestrated, and will be conducted by a young, up-and-coming Hollywood talent named Kevin Kaska.  Kaska has already worked on some of the industry’s biggest films (The Dark Knight, The Passion of the Christ, Transformers, Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean) and with some of its biggest names: Hans Zimmer, John Debney, James Newton Howard, and the great John Williams, with whom he apprenticed at the Boston Pops.

"When I saw the level of the performances these young people were giving, I knew the film deserved a score that would support, and even elevate, that,” said Jim Morlino, president of Navis Pictures and director of the film. “But what Kevin Kaska has produced has exceeded anything I could dream of.


The live recording session will feature an 80-piece orchestra of Hollywood’s finest musicians and a 50-voice choir from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

While the marshaling of such resources and expenditure of such energy on a film project featuring ‘only’ young people might seem excessive to some, I just don't see it that way,” adds Morlino. “This film is a celebration of innocence — and the God-given talents and creativity that have been written on the hearts of these children. It's worth doing as perfectly as we can."

The composer agrees with Morlino’s approach — and is equally dedicated to the film, the children, and the beautiful, courageous faith that is the earmark of the project.

"I was deeply touched and moved by this very special film and felt honored when Jim Morlino chose me to compose the score,” said Kaska. “It is a joy to know that Catholics are uniting over this project, and I am certain that when the film is released it will inspire people and help to deepen their faith."

The talented and spirited young cast in The War of the Vendee brings to the screen the powerful and largely unknown story of the valiant, six-year struggle of the people in a small section of western France to restore their Holy Religion and their King. In 1793, after enduring three and a half years of mounting persecution of the Church by the architects of the French Revolution, a small band of faithful peasants and nobles began a Catholic "counter-revolution." Steeped in the influence of St. Louis de Montfort, and wearing their rosaries and emblems of the Sacred Heart, their sacrifices resulted in countless martyrdoms — and ultimately won the restoration of religious freedom for all of France.  

The recording session for this unique film will take place at Warner Brothers Studios on Nov. 30, 2011, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Members of the press who wish to attend part of the session should contact Jim Morlino at (203) 512-4622 or jim@navispictures.com in order to be included on the studio guest list.


Navis Pictures is a small, independent, Catholic film production company in Danbury, CT, dedicated to providing young actors with opportunities to work on beautiful and meaningful high production value films.  Their 2010 release, St. Bernadette of Lourdes has been broadcast on EWTN, and is distributed by Ignatius Press.  By producing content that can be enjoyed by the entire family, Navis Pictures hopes also to inspire young people to pursue careers in the arts, that they might someday create works of their own that elevate hearts, minds, and souls the world over.  



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