The feature-length film Trinity's Triumph is now available to stream online. Unique to the film is that it was written by a Catholic priest, Father Stephen Fichter and though it is fiction reflects his experiences through engaging characters. It is the story of three young men who enter the seminary guided by the wise and lovable mentor, Monsignor Heck (played by Joe Morton of Scandal). What begins as a single mission becomes divided, and each seminarian must decide what God is asking of them. They struggle individually and must be true to their calling with the help of Monsignor Heck’s influence.
In addition to Emmy-award winning and NAACP award winner Joe Morton, the film also stars Young Mazino (HBO's Beef), Joshua Wills (Blue Bloods), Adriel Irizzary (Other People's Lives), Narci Regina (Harlan Corben's Shelter) and Melissa Bolona (Feliz NaviDAD).
Trinity's Triumph will be available on these platforms first: Amazon, Apple, Vudu, Google, Microsoft, Comcast, Cox, Spectrum, DirecTV, Dish and Fios. It is $4.99 to rent and $12.99 to purchase. It is being distributed by Quiver.
Writer/Creator Father Stephen Fichter states, "Trinity’s Triumph is a modern behind-the-scenes look at life in the priesthood. Often, people only interact with a priest at a baptism, wedding, or funeral. They might see them in town, at a restaurant, or visiting someone in the hospital. For the most part, priests are part of the everyday landscape, but generally not very known well as individuals. Priests have their struggles just like everyone else."
"Trinity's Triumph welcomes the viewer into the real world of priests, with all the ups and downs, and the twists and turns, that are part and parcel of every life," continued Fichter. "It is a story ultimately about the endurance of friendship and of being true to one's calling in life. May it help us to take priests off the pedestal of perfectionism while appreciating their commitment to God and to serving the people entrusted to their spiritual care."
Joe Morton States, "Trinity’s Triumph is the trial and tribulations of three young men, close friends, who struggle through dedication, celibacy, and self-worth, in pursuit of the priesthood, shepherd by an older priest, who steadfastly remains their teacher, mentor, inspiration, and confidant, unconditionally. Trinity’s Triumph is a sojourn of love."
The film was written by Father Stephen Fichter (who is currently a priest in New Jersey) Kathe Carson and Michael Wickman. It is directed by Michael Wickham. Producers are Tiziano Tucci, Damiano Tucci, Stephen J. Fichter, Kathe Carson and Thomas H. Hanna. Executive Producer is Mickey Gooch.
"I initially had the idea for a movie like this when I was living in Rome 25 years ago," explained Fichter. "I began a first draft and was fortunate to have the opportunity to share it with Franco Zeffirelli. He had a long discussion with me one afternoon and encouraged me to expand the points of view in the film from one to three characters to make the project more interesting. It was incredible advice, which I am happy that I followed. When I came back to the US, I met my longtime collaborator, Kathe Carson. After an epic number of writing and revisions over 15 years, Kathe and I finally hit upon a story that we both felt was the film we originally set out to make."