Cast & Crew

HARVEY KEITEL (Professor Nichols)

is an Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-nominated actor and a producer. He has starred in such acclaimed films as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Thelma & Louise, Pulp Fiction, The Piano, Bad Lieutenant, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Irishman.

SÔNIA BRAGA (Sister Lucia)

is a Brazilian-American actress who has earned Golden Globe, Emmy® and BAFTA nominations. She is best known in the English-speaking world for her performances in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Moon Over Parador and Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, as well as the telefilm “The Burning Season."


got her start in the theater but has recently appeared in features Terminator: Dark Fate, The Best Summer of My Life and The (Silent) War. She is set to co-star in the forthcoming BBC series “The Salisbury Poisonings,” alongside Mark Addy.

JOAQUIM DE ALMEIDA (Father Ferreira)

is known to both film and TV audiences around the world. He was a series regular on USA’s “Queen of the South,” recently wrapped a recurring arc on the forthcoming Netflix series “Warrior Nun,” and has been seen in such films as Downsizing, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Our Brand Is Crisis, Fast Five and The Burning Plain.


makes his feature-film debut in Fatima. The young actor starred as Billy in the Spanish production of the stage musical “Billy Elliot” and spent seven years studying at the English International College in Southern Spain, as well as three years at the International College Spain.


makes her feature film debut in Fatima. Next up for the 9-year-old actress is the forthcoming drama La vampira de Barcelona, co-starring Nora Navas.


is an Orlando Award winner best known for his role as Dr. Luka Kovac in the beloved NBC series “ER,” but he’s also co-starred in major TV productions such as Amazon’s “The Boys” and Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet,” as well as features Asthma, The Counselor, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Beginners.

LÚCIA MONIZ (Maria Rosa)

is an award-winning actor whose breakthrough performance came in Richard Curtis’ Love Actually. Her many theater credits include playing Stella in Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” and roles in “Next to Normal,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that ran two seasons in Lisbon, and Yasmina Reza’s “Conversations After a Burial.”

MARCO PONTECORVO (Director, Writer)

is an award-winning Italian filmmaker and cinematographer with extensive experience directing for international television. His feature credits include Pasinetti Award winner Pa-ra-da, nominated for two David di Donatello Awards, and Partly Cloudy with Sunny Spells, a festival favorite.


is a screenwriter, script analyst, professor, public speaker and radio host who focuses on the intersection of faith and culture. In addition to writing screenplays for production companies both in Hollywood and beyond, she has served as a consultant on major film and TV projects such as The Passion of the Christ, “Joan of Arcadia” and “Saving Grace.”


has helped to launch the careers of a number of emerging filmmakers, including Antonio Campos, John Krokidas, J.C. Chandor and Amy Redford. Her many producing credits include features Afterschool, Kill Your Darlings, Margin Call, The Guitar, The Chaperone, The Words, New York, I Love You and Poms.


has produced several adaptations of the Fátima story: The 13th Day (2009), an award-winning digital feature available in eight languages; “The Fátima Story” (2010), a large-scale, multi-language photo-story experience staged in Portugal; and an instructional DVD on the meaning and message of the story.

JAMES T. VOLK (Producer)

is the chairman of Origin Entertainment and the producer of such films as Goreville, U.S.A., which won Best Documentary at the Slamdance Film Festival and the Hollywood Film Awards. Volk recently completed production on sci-fi feature The Code and is currently in development on A Severe Mercy, a film adaptation of the HarperCollins bestseller.

ANDREA BOCELLI (Performer, Original Song “Gratia Plena”)

is recognized around the world as an icon in the great Italian vocal tradition. His countless acknowledgments include a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, five Grammy Award® nominations and six Latin Grammy nominations. To date Bocelli has sold more than 90 million records.

MARIBEL LOPERA SIERRA (Producer, Benedita)

is the founder of Elysia Productions. She began her career as a professional dancer before becoming a physician. As chief medical officer for Advanced Accelerator Applications she introduced a revolutionary cancer treatment. After the biotech firm’s sale to Novartis, she co-founded Elysia Capital, which invests in innovation, social impact, art, culture, wellbeing and education.


is the founder of U.K. and Italy-based investment firm Elysia Capital. An accomplished physicist and alumnus of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), he was founder and CEO of Advanced Accelerator Applications, a radiopharmaceutical company acquired by Novartis. He is also chairman of Planet Holding and LIFTT and a director of Abeona Therapeutics.


RICHARD I. LYLES (Producer) is CEO of Origin Entertainment. A seasoned media executive, prolific author and former radio host, Lyles serves as executive producer of the upcoming sci-fi thriller I Am Mortal and a producer on Origin’s inspirational romantic drama A Severe Mercy. His past producing credits include the documentary Cosmic Origins and the award-winning short film In Memory.