Tom Hoopes is Vice President of College Relations and writer in residence at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He has written for the Register for more than 20 years and was its executive editor for 10. His writing has appeared in First Things’ First Thoughts, National Review Online, Crisis, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside Catholic and Columbia. He has served as press secretary for the Chairman of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee. He and his wife, April, were editorial co-directors of Faith & Family magazine for 5 years. They have nine children.
Yesterday, I shared The Hunt for Gollum. Today: Dale Ahlquist’s Manalive ... with Mark Shea and Kevin O’Brien being funny and disturbing. Mostly disturbing.
Here’s the website for that movie. And here’s the cool trivia from that website:
1- The budget for Manalive is $100,000
2- G.K. Chesterton’s classic book “Manalive” was published in 1912 and took place mostly in England. But the movie is set in modern times in an ambiguous “anywhere and nowhere” location.
3- The Manalive poster was designed by John Herreid, the same man who designed the poster for the two-part CBS movie, “John Paul II.”
4- Moonhunt Productions, the production company behind Manalive, was formed by Dale Ahlquist and Joey Odendahl in August of 2008. Manalive is to be their first feature.
5- Not only will the cast and crew be shooting most of Manalive at The Galloway House in Savannah, but they’ll also be lodging there.