Calling Father Ron

Father Ron Cattany is a Roman Catholic priest in Denver, Colorado. Though at first glance it may seem like Father Cattany is a veteran priest, but it may surprise most that he only became a priest after giving up his life-long career in 2013. After graduating from the Colorado School of Mines he had a prosperous 30-year career in politics in Colorado. Though his career was successful, he gave it all up to become serve live religious life. Father Cattany tells his story in this short documentary and gives some inspiring advice.

  • Victoria Whisenant
    Director
  • Vic Whisenant
    Writer
  • Sara Marsintauli
    Producer
  • Ron Cattany
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Spiritual
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 17 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Victoria Whisenant

Vic Whisenant is a film student at the University of Colorado-Denver. Having grown up in Colorado, she has a deep love for adventure films, and an even deeper love for people and their stories. Since 2016 she has directed 4 short films and done camera work for many more.

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Director Statement

"Calling Father Ron" was inspired by my close friend Ron Cattany. I have always been fascinated by his vast knowledge of Denver history and Catholic theology. As I listened to him speak to faithful people in churches I kept thinking to myself "this is a man who has learned so much in his life as a priest" only having come to find out he chose priesthood late in his life. It is hard to believe anyone would want to give up a promising career to start over anew less than 10 years from getting to retire comfortably, and to become a priest of all things. This short documentary about Father Ron Cattany is the account of a man so deeply in love with his faith he would give up everything to pursue it with amazing courage.