Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Producer of the Passion Visits JP Catholic!



Steve McEveety shared his wealth of producing experiences with the JP Catholic students today. None were more powerful than his description of the very real spiritual attacks the production team came under during the filming of The Passion of the Christ. Filming it changed the course of McEveety's life, transforming his previously nominal faith. Hearing him relive the stories brought out a comforting fact: even when Satan pulls every punch and throws the whole weight of his power against something God still triumphs. McEveety has made some good movies with Braveheart, We Were Soldiers, and Hot Shots among them. He didn't seem to want to talk about any of them except The Passion. Such was the effect it had on him.

On a side note, McEveety is involved in a very interesting start-up company. He's building a company that will censor objectionable TV content for private homes. It works like a normal cable subscription. In my estimation it's a huge innovation with fairly wide appeal. Not only does this clean up TV for those who want it, but it also provides a platform for small JP Catholic companies to deliver content. It will be interesting to see how it develops.

3 comments:

Matheus F. Ticiani said...

A while ago I read an interview with him on the website of Catholic filmmaker Stan Williams:
http://www.americancatholic.org/Messenger/
Jan2001/feature1.asp

I notice that he didn't produce
Apocalypto. Did he end his partnership with Mel Gibson?

Martin Harold said...

I asked him specifically about Apocalypto (which he loved), but not about his continuing relationship with Mel. He left Icon Productions to start his own production company so I don't think there will be much collaboration in the future.

Leticia said...

How can investors get involved with Steve McVeety's company? This sounds like something concerned Catholics could get involved in to get it off the ground! It would be a big help for this worried mom as the girls get old enough to use to remote.