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Vito Bonafacci

Vito BonafacciRelease Date: 2010

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Vito Bonafacci is the maiden venture of Anthony Stella Productions, and it portrays Catholicism in a unique and interesting light. It is the story of a man who is caught up in the limelight and riches of the materialistic world. In essence though, it is the story of humanity. In a world where religion and God are seen as abstractions that are difficult to attain and comprehend, director John Martoccia explores these aspects in great depths. Man has become slave to materialism, pleasure, and instant gratification. He has strayed away from the true meaning of life, and it is easier for him to stay submerged in superficiality. In such a state, Vito Bonaffaci offers a refreshing insight to help humanity reconnect with its true purpose.

It is the story of a businessman who has accumulated the wealth of the world, and lives a luxurious life that is far removed from the simplicity of a religious life. However, one day he has a dream in which he is having a heart attack, and his mother rises from her grave and implores him to give up his life of material greed and asks him to return to the righteous path. Deeply moved by this dream, Vito dives into a soul searching journey where he discovers the true meaning of life via his interactions with family and friends. If you are looking for Catholic films to revive your faith in religion, or you need some inspiration to explore your faith, Vito Bonafacci is a must see.

Death of a Tree

Release Date: Currently in production

A tragic, yet hopeful story of an older, divorced man trying to lead a chaste life as a devout Catholic who is seduced and falls in to a relationship with a younger woman.

Death of a Tree, soon to be released, is director John Martoccia’s take on the struggles of human existence, and the suffering people must endure. It is a metaphor for life and it compares human life to the life of a tree that gets cuts down. In a technologically advanced world that moves at the speed of light, faith based films can help guide you in a direction where peace of mind can be attained. Intolerance, bigotry, hatred, disease, war, natural disasters, terrorism, discrimination, murder, and other such vices plague the world in which we reside, and religion acts as an inspiration for good. It allows people to have faith in the inherent goodness that lies within all of us.

The religious films produced under the Anthony Stella Productions banner seek to provoke people into thinking about their existence, and how they can lead a more wholesome and fulfilling life.