Father Gabriel's Blessing

Father Gabriel gives his blessing to all who ask. But one young business man's pride, hesitance and fear becomes a stumbling block for him to receive a blessing.

  • Nicholas Tamraz
    Father Gabriiel's Chapel, Father Gabriel's Prayer, Father Gabriel Goes to Church
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Religion, Christian, Animation
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 10, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director Biography

Since a young age, I've always had an interest in comic books and animation. I would spend hours and hours in my room drawing characters such as Godzilla , Optimus Prime, Spiderman and more. I've always dreamed of someday creating my own animated films of my favorite characters as well as characters of my own creation.
Now, as an adult, I'm trying to make my childhood dream come true by creating short animated films based on my own characters. My inspiration for my characters come from my readings of the Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Christian Church such as Saint Nektarios of Aegina, Saint John Maximovitch, Saint Seraphim of Serov and others. After I created my character, Father Gabriel, my intention was to make short animated films to be published on my website. But I also soon decided to expand on this by creating online comics of Father Gabriel. This gave me the opportunity to create stories about people who encounter Father Gabriel and because of his love for people and his strong Orthodox faith, people's lives begin to heal and change. I really hope and pray that people will enjoy Father Gabriel's adventures and through the teachings of the Bible and Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church, find blessings in their lives.

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Director Statement

My name is Nicholas Tamraz and I am a cartoonist and animator. My current projects are a web comic series and an animated series of my original character, Father Gabriel. My goal is for all to enjoy family-friendly entertainment with a positive spiritual message.