Tehachapi, California, Nov 1, 2021 / 14:02 pm
On a cold and windy October day, 171 volunteers came from near and far to the mountains of Tehachapi, California, to be extras in the “Eucharistic Miracles" movie, which began live-action filming in October. The movie, inspired by Blessed Carlo Acutis, focuses on Eucharistic miracles and uses a hybrid format of filming, including live-action scenes and expert interviews.
“When I heard someone is making a film about Jesus Christ and then discovered it was Catholic filmmakers who are doing it, I just had to be involved in this,” said Diana Cochran, an actress and YouTube host of “Catholic Stories,” who is playing the role of a witness to a miracle of Jesus.
Salvador Sierra, an extra who flew in from Texas for filming on October 21, said that his belief of the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist motivated him to make the trip to the Golden State.
“When I got invited to be part of the film, and the director [Angelo Libutti] said, ‘Get ready, we're beginning filming the feeding of the 5000,’ I was astonished because it is where Jesus multiplied the bread and fish,” Sierra said. “I’ve seen many blessings in my life in that way and that motivated me to travel to California from Texas, and also because I do believe Jesus is present in the Eucharist.”