A beatitudes Catholic Creatives film project
 
 

THE GREATEST BEATS EVER DROPPED

 
 

We, Catholic Creatives of every discipline and every profession, are answering the call to Beauty; the call to reveal the mystery of God’s love to the modern heart.

We are gathering around one powerful idea - that the 8 Beatitudes are some of the most subversive teachings in human history. They carry within them a depth of meaning which atheist, agnostic, humanist, or Christian can encounter.

That’s why we - Catholic filmmakers, designers, artists, marketeers from all over the world - are teaming up to create 8beats, a feature length anthology of short films on the 8 Beatitudes.

 

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THE PROJECT
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Too often, religious films have moralized and proselytized, serving only as voices in the larger echo-chamber of Christian culture. We’re going to do something totally different.

8beats was inspired by the dialogue begun by Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski’s acclaimed ten part anthology The Dekalog (1989), which wrestled with the Ten Commandments and their implications to man’s modern existence.

8beats is an anthology feature film consisting of eight short films from the top Catholic filmmakers in North America that enters that dialogue. Each film portrays one of the subversive themes of the Beatitudes taught by Christ in the New Testament.

The compilation will highlight the broad appeal and universal aspects of the Beatitudes for a sophisticated and culturally diverse audience.

 

THE THEME
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The 8 Beatitudes (or blessings) are widely considered to be among the most important and influential moral teachings in human history.

The 8 Beatitudes were taught by Christ during his Sermon on the Mount as described in the Gospel of Matthew (Mt 5:3–12). People of faith as well as atheists, agnostics, and humanists of various backgrounds have testified to their greatness. We believe this is because of the 8 Beatitudes direct, radical message of compassion for humankind.

But their relevance to modern culture has waned as our culture has turned away from the Christian story. We believe that creating films that wrestle with their meaning in striking, raw, honest, and beautiful visual stories is an act of mercy for the world.

 
 
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HOW TO BE A PART
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8BEATS TEAM VIDEO VIEWS

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WHO WE ARE
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We are a large community of Catholic filmmakers, artists, creators, and entrepreneurs from across North America who see this project as a crucial opportunity to reshape the Catholic imagination regarding the arts. The 8beats film collaboration is the first of many projects that will mark a sea-change in how our generation of Catholic makers create together.  Read more...

 
 
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