Ms. Catherine Corona
Writer, Director, Producer
Todd E. Appleman
The Appleman Group
The Great Mystery Documentary Won “Best Documentary”
The Great Mystery Addresses The Question: Hype or Reality – Are The
World’s Religions In Mortal Conflict? Filmmaker Catherine Corona Set Out
To Explore The Answers To Universal Questions Common To All Faiths
Boulder, CO – (September 22, 2010) – Just released this summer on DVD, The Great Mystery, made its debut on the big screen last weekend in competition with 34 other films at the fifth annual Estes Park Film Festival. The Great Mystery won coveted awards, including “Best Documentary”
The next public screening of The Great Mystery will be at The Kress Theater in Greeley, CO, in mid-October. The date and details on how to obtain tickets will be announced soon.
An ambitious film, The Great Mystery is an inspiring, uplifting, and entertaining feature documentary that bridges the divisions among the six major religions in the world. “The joy of watching The Great Mystery, is to see how film touches each individual in the audience in a special way,” said Catherine Corona, writer, director, and producer. “The Q&A after the filming revealed that the film consistently drives deep into many of the most complex and personal questions of our time.
Written, directed, and produced by Catherine Corona, The Great Mystery is the product of Catherine's fascinating, comedic, and heroic 2,700-mile trip through western America seeking answers to universal questions: “Why are we here?” “Who is God?” “Will there ever be peace?” “Are the world's major religions really in a mortal conflict?”
Catherine captured inspiring perspectives on these questions, and found a common thread of hope, tolerance, and the possibility for a more peaceful world after interviewing more than Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and followers of Native faiths in America. She focused on ordinary people to reveal the core beliefs of the faiths and if they are directing their congregations toward the same spiritual end.
“I was blown away by the candid insights that we captured on film by some of the most beautiful people with whom I have ever met, says Catherine. “These were everyday people of different faiths looking at the same issues, not on a grand scale, but in their everyday lives,” she adds, “Seeing the positive reaction to the film at the Estes Park Film Festival validated what my crew and team set out to accomplish in filming The Great Mystery.
Catherine, who earned her masters in theology and a doctorate in Spiritual Science, possesses more than 25 years in the film industry. With a sense of adventure that Catherine says turned out to be the “ultimate spiritual road-trip,” Catherine kept the tone of the movie heartfelt and uplifting.
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"I wanted The Great Mystery to reveal the possibilities if we embrace our similarities and understand that really we are all going in the same direction," adds Catherine. “We can change the world," says Catherine. “We can truly make a significant difference through small acts of reaching out to get to know each other, participating, and finding common ground.” She adds, “One day, the divisions between the religions will transform to a powerful force for helping humanity in all areas of need.”
About The Great Mystery
The Great Mystery is available by visiting http://www.thegreatmysterymovie.com. Purchases of 50 or more are available at a reduced cost. For television, radio, and online media, video and sound clips as MP3 files or DVDs are available. To interview Catherine Corona, or obtain a screener, contact Todd Appleman at 323.850.7664 or tappleman@tag-
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Corona Films produces pro-social movies for an international audience. It is located in Boulder, CO. Its principle member is Writer/Director/