Washington D.C., Aug 9, 2021 / 15:30 pm
A longtime Hollywood artist has teamed up with a Catholic YouTube host to create a live-action film on Eucharistic miracles.
Ray Grijalba, host of the YouTube channel “The Joy of the Faith,” is co-producing the "Eucharistic Miracle Movie," along with artist Angelo Libutti, who has worked in the art and animation department of famous films such as “The Lion King 3-D,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” and “Spider-Man 2.” Libutti is also directing "The Incredible Dream," which is in production, as well as the TV series "Knights of the Cross."
The two said that Blessed Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager who died in 2006 and was the first millennial to be beatified, was their inspiration for the movie.
“I think viewers need to know that Blessed Carlo Acutis’ mom is in this film and she's a big fan of the movie,” Grijalba told CNA in an interview. Grijalba’s YouTube video on Eucharistic miracles gained half a million views.