Private Project

Cuba para Cristo (Cuba for Christ)

Enrique Iglesia heard Tony Loeffler's song, "Cuba Para Cristo," and he was inspired to write this version for his generation of Cubans.

  • Rich Swingle
    Colonel Papa Cubano
  • Enrique Iglesia
  • Rich and Joyce Swingle
    Colonel Papa Cubano
  • Enrique Iglesia
    Key Cast
    Colonel Papa Cubano
  • Orlando Tamayo
    Key Cast
    Colonel Papa Cubano
  • Julio Enrique Moreno
    Key Cast
    Colonel Papa Cubano
  • Riubens Ramirez
    Key Cast
    Colonel Papa Cubano
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director Biography - Rich Swingle

Rich directed the short film "Colonel Papa Cubano." He has co-directed for stage with John Kirby (acting coach on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, DéJà Vu, Count of Monte Cristo) on Tartuffe, Our Town, and The Miracle Worker. He worked with Patricia Mauceri (Broadway: Othello with James Earl Jones, film: Don Juan de Marco with Johnny Depp and TV: One Life to Live) to direct The Crucible, The Jeweler's Shop by Pope John Paul II, Twelve Angry Jurors, and Much Ado About Nothing. The last three plays were performed in Theatre 315, an Off-Broadway space. Rich has coached actors on The Farmer and the Belle, Polycarp, "One Day," "Living Word," "There," and "Reflection," and in a number of short films at the Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp. He has directed dozens of sketches he helped the groups create through sociodrama.

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Director Statement

I taught and performed and my bride, Joyce, taught in Cuba in December 2016. We soon found out that our friend Tony Loeffler "just happened" to be performing at the Salvation Army corps where we were performing. Tony played his song, "Cuba Para Cristo," which he wrote many years ago. Enrique Iglesia heard the song, and he was inspired--during the week of our visit--to write this version for his generation of Cubans.