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
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"
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
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 7 St. Marys,
KS (Venue TBD)
April 9 St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Kansas City,
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
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
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
April 16, 2012
News coming soon re our new DVD release!
Feb. 21, 2012 Press Release from navis pictures
Navis Pictures’ Breakthrough Film, The War of the Vendee,
Comes to DVD and Local Screenings
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
schedule a screening for your organization — or if you have additional
questions — contact Jim Morlino at (203) 512-4622 or email@example.com.
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.
Nov. 21, 2011 Press Release from navis pictures
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.