Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The Message of Fatima - Press Release

EWTN's 'The Message of Fatima'

nominated for the

Ksf Niepokalana International Film Festival in Poland



We are very pleased that EWTN's 'The Message of Fatima' has been nominated at the Ksf Niepokalana International Film Festival in Poland. This festival in one of the most important in the Catholic media world and I am hoping that this publicity will also lead to a Polish version of the series being made. We hope also that Our Lady is pleased with this series and our attempts to bring her message to as wider audience as possible.


The Message of Fatima has already received a great response from the viewers of EWTN, and has been shown worldwide. It has also been translated into Spanish, for the Spanish speaking world where the series has attracted a very large following. The broadcasting of this series has not been completed yet and has two episodes yet to be shown.

On location near Fatima with cinematographer Michal Benko
and myself giving direction to Júlia Fialho who plays Jacinta 

 The series consists of eight episodes, six of which are dedicated to each apparition of Our Lady in 1917 and being broadcast on their corresponding centenary date. Besides the six episodes on the apparitions of Our Lady, one episode is dedicated to apparition of the Angel and the last one (to be broadcast in November of this year) is dedicated to First Saturdays Devotion.

The whole series is in the docudrama format. EWTN engaged local Fatima actors from Casa do Povo in Fatima for authenticity and was mostly shot on location in and  around Fatima. Our Lady and the Angel were shot in a London studio. We were greatly honour by the number of Fatima experts that took part as well as four bishops and includes Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Archbishop Emeritus of Krakow, Poland, St John Paul II secretary.


From the Third Part of the Secret dramatisation

 The third part of the Secret sequence was shot on Chobham common near London, and of course this is linked with the assignation attempt on Pope St John Paul II, who said that the message of Fatima is more relevant today than it was in 1917. This is why I particularly wanted to dramatise this scene for Christians are being persecuted more now than in Roman times.

We are currently working on the post-production Episode Seven, which is dedicated to the sixth and final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima. This will be broadcast on October 13th and contains the Miracle of the Sun, which was seen by 70,000 people while the Little Shepherds saw other apparitions of The Holy Family, Our Lord, Our Lady of Sorrows and Our Lady of Carmel.

The Holy Family apparition to the Little Shepherds
during the October apparition.
Sneak preview still from episode 7 to be shown 
on the 13 October on EWTN



For more information  https://insideewtn.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/ewtn-to-air-the-message-of-fatima-month-by-month-message-by-message/


Friday, 4 August 2017

Trailer for episode five


Trailer for EWTN's

Episode Five

Of the

Message of Fatima

The Forth Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima



During Episode Five of EWTN's, The Message of Fatima the Little Shepherds are kidnapped and imprisoned by the Masonic mayor of Ourem. This delayed Our Lady's forth apparition until the 19th of August. During this apparition Our Lady instructed the children to pray the Rosary and promised a miracle in October. To be broadcast on ETWTN in the UK and Ireland On Sunday 13th 10:00 and Saturday 18th 22:00 August 2017 and in North America please see EWTN scheduling https://www.ewtn.com/multimedia/weekly-schedules.asp

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The Third Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima

The Fourth Episode of EWTN's The Message of Fatima

To be broadcast on the 13th July.

This episode is a fifty minute special and is dedicated to the 3rd apparition of Our Lady at Fatima in 1917. This was probably the most comprehensive apparition of them all during which Our Lady revealed to the Little Shepherds the three part Secret.

Our Lady showed the children hell, and in the episode we explore all the parts of the secret. The scenes are fully dramatised in order to do justice to Our Lady's message.

We discuss St John Paul II and the fall of communism. We have expert interviews by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz (St John Paul II secretary), Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, Bishop Athanasius Schneider and Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz. Below is a trailer for the fourth episode:


Sunday, 14 May 2017

The Message of Fatima EWTN Live - 2017-05-10


EWTN Live - 2017-05-10 - Fr Mitch Pacwa and Stefano Mazzeo







Published on 11 May 2017
Producer Stefano Mazzeo's new EWTN original miniseries filmed on location in Portugal, \"The Message of Fatima,\" presents the apparitions and message of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the three Fatima children. Hosted by Fr. Mitch Pacwa.

Monday, 17 April 2017




The Message of Fatima is an eight part docudrama shot mainly in Fatima and in London for EWTN to mark the centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima.

In this music video Jacinta is played by Júlia Fialho, Matilde Brites - Lúcia, Afonso Ferreira - Francisco and are from the folk group in Fatima called Casa do Povo and Sr Lucia is played by Claire Marie Churchman who is a young English actress.

Lynne Lee is the Soprano and the song is composed by Adam Tucker and Stefano Mazzeo

The series has a brand new musical soundtrack most of which has been specially composed by Adam Tucker and sung by the choirs of the Dome of Home and Bel Canto, New Brighton.

The video was filmed and edited by Michal Benko and directed by Stefano Mazzeo.

The first episode of the series "The Angel of Peace" will be premiered on EWTN America  on 10th May 2017 see EWTN schedule and will be shown in Britain and Ireland at 10:30pm on the 11th May.
The second episode "The First Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima" will be premiered on 13th May in the USA please see EWTN Schedule and 7 am in the UK repeated at 7 pm

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Trailer for EWTN's The Message of Fatima



EWTN's The Message of Fatima

An Eight Part Docudrama



First Trailer

To celebrate the centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, EWTN have produced an eight episode docudrama series "The Message of Fatima". Filmed last year mainly in Fatima, and also in a London studio. We have engaged some up and coming Catholic actresses and actors to play all the main parts, Our Lady of Fatima, The Three Little Shepherds, The Angel, Sr Lucia etc. 

Our aim was to make one of the most comprehensive film series on Fatima yet produced. The first episode "The Angel of Peace" will be broadcast on May 10 and is mainly dedicated to the apparitions of the Angel in 1916 and also looks at the people of Fatima in the early part of the century.


The second episode "The First Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima" is dedicated to the apparition of Our Lady and will be broadcast on the 13 of May. We also explore the theological context of the message. 

The subsequent apparitions are given their own episodes and will be broadcast on the centenary date throughout the Summer and Autumn of 1917, There will also be a special on the First Saturday Devotion.

The Fatima Hymn adaptation is by Adam Tucker. Adam is also the composer of the soundtrack for the series.

The Fatima Hymn is sung by the soprano Lynne Lee with the choirs of the Dome of Home (Ss Peter, Paul and St Philomena New Brighton) and Bel Canto.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Christendom Project DVDs

 

Now Available from the Latin Mass Society's shop

The Inquisition - https://lms.org.uk/product/inquisition-dvd

The Inquisition DVD


Discover how the Church handles witchcraft, heretics, Galileo's theory and more, as historians cut through the controversies surrounding "The Inquisition". Complete with interviews and dramatic reenactments filmed on-location in Europe, this EWTN Original Mini-series exposes how propaganda influenced today's modern-day perceptions of the Inquisition, while also bringing to light its true actions and intent.

The Crusades 2014 - https://lms.org.uk/product/crusades-dvd

The Crusades DVD

An EWTN film by Stefano Mazzeo, produced in association with Buckfast Abbey.
EWTN presents this 4-part mini-series on the myths, the legends, and the truths of the Crusades.
Why did the Crusades happen? What was their context? Were they wars of unjustified aggression or justified self-defence?
Get all the facts in this original EWTN mini-series, filmed on location in Israel and Europe, with commentary by experts.
Suitable for all types of viewing, including educational and classroom use.
Episode 1 - Journeys of Faith
Episode 2 - The Crusader States
Episode 3 - Christendom Responds
Episode 4 - Failures and Successes

Chartres Pilgrimage - https://lms.org.uk/product/search-christendom-chartres-pilgrimage-dvd

In Search of Christendom: The Chartres Pilgrimage DVD
A film by Stefano Mazzeo for EWTN.
Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris draws thousands of young people for a Traditional Latin Mass on the vigil of Pentecost. Spiritually fortified, they set out on a three-day walking pilgrimage to Notre Dame de Chartres Cathedral.

If you doubt that Christianity is still alive in Western Europe, this is a special EWTN Documentary to see - and share.

Wales: The Golden Thread of Faith - https://lms.org.uk/product/wales-golden-thread-faith-dvd

Wales: The Golden Thread of Faith DVD


An EWTN film by Stefano Mazzeo, produced in association with the Latin Mass Society.
The first steps Christianity took on Welsh soil eventually led the country into an age of great prosperity - but it was a path not easily won.

EWTN unfurls this rich tapestry of Wales' Catholic history in an original three part documentary filmed on-location throughout Europe, weaving an inspiring faith legacy of prosperity and persecution that unites Catholics everywhere.