The Pope Francis Effect

Clare, an ambitious but jaded student journalist, is assigned to cover the historical Papal Visit in the Philippines. The problem is she hates any person called 'father' or even 'Holy Father' because of her deep brokenness with her dad who abandoned her when she was only 10 years old. Her father happens to be the former Philippine ambassador to the Vatican and would be the perfect lead for her story. Through the fatherly example of Pope Francis, Clare is inspired to meet with her father for an exclusive interview and reconcile with him after 10 years of brokenness and unforgiveness.

  • Ronald James Baculo
    Director
  • Mitch Zaide
    Key Cast
  • Yancy Jusay
    Key Cast
  • Fernando Comia
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Family, Drama
  • Runtime:
    34 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Philippines
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • 37th Catholic Mass Media Awards
    Manila
    Philippines
    Best Short Film (Student Category)
Director - Ronald James Baculo