THE GOOD CATHOLIC was inspired by the true story of Writer/Director Paul Shoulberg’s parents and serves as a tribute to Shoulberg’s recently deceased father, Donald Shoulberg, who was a small town priest who fell in love with Paul’s mother who at the time was a practicing nun.
THE GOOD CATHOLIC had its world premiere at the 2017 Santa Barbara Film Festival where it won the Panavision Spirit Award for Best Feature Film. In addition, the film took home the Leonardo Da Vinci’s Horse Award for Best Screenplay at the Milan International Film Festival and was named Best Film at New Jersey’s Grove Film Festival.
Written and Directed by Paul Shoulberg, THE GOOD CATHOLIC is Produced by Zachary Spicer, John Robert Armstrong and Graham Sheldon and Executive Produced by David Anspaugh and Jordan Gershowitz.
Daniel (Zachary Spicer) is a young, idealistic priest who loves his work more than anything. While he struggles to find balance between the dueling philosophies of his mentors, Father Victor (Danny Glover), an old school, no nonsense traditionalist, and Father Ollie (John C. McGinley), a chainsmoking, carb addicted Franciscan, Daniel’s passion for his calling never waivers. And then he meets Jane. After a chance encounter during a late night confession, the complicated and mysterious Jane (Wrenn Schmidt), starts to open up Daniel’s world to an entirely different set of possibilities. And problems. As new bonds form and old ones are tested, Daniel must decide what his true calling really is — and whether or not he has the courage to answer it.
Pigasus Pictures – an independent, Indiana based production company – was founded in 2014 by Indiana University alumni Zachary Spicer and John Robert Armstrong. With the vision of revitalizing the film industry in their Hoosier state, they have a diverse slate of 5 films to be produced locally over the next 4 years.