Filmmaker

Evangeline Griego is a veteran independent filmmaker, director, and media activist making her

feature length Documentary directorial debut with the film, God Willing. Griego is currently in post production with the independent feature narrative, Sweet Old World, she produced this past summer, Dir. David Zeiger and is in development with the feature documentary Revolution & Kung Fu to be co-directed with Renee Tajima Pena.

Previously, Griego produced Sir! No Sir! with David Zeiger which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary. It went on to win the Hamptons International Film Festival, Jury Award for Best Documentary, the Vermont International Film Festival, Jury Award Best Film on War and Peace and was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award. She is the Producer, for the award-winning documentary Calavera Highway, directed by Renee Tajima-Peña, (Best Doc San Diego Film Festival and Best TV Documentary San Francisco International Film Festival) (PBS- P.O.V. 2008). Griego’s company About Time Productions, in association with Red Envelope Entertainment (Netflix) and 212Berlin Films produced the documentary Chevolution about the iconic image of Che Guevara it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. As Director she completed the Breathless in LA segment of the seven part environmental series, Sierra Club Chronicles (Sundance Channel) with Executive Producer Robert Greenwald.

With Griego in the Director’s chair, her company, About Time Productions, Previously completed works include the award winning Paño Arte: Images from Inside and the bilingual documentary, Border Visions/Visiones Fronterizos funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Both Paño Arte: Images from Inside and Border Visons/Visiones Fronterizos were broadcast on PBS.

 

Griego’s other documentary credits include. Segment Co-Producer for the acclaimed PBS series The New Americans (Kartemquin Films) (Winner of the 2004 IDA Limited Series Award, a HUGO Award, and Christopher Award) Line Producer, My Journey Home (WETA-PBS), Winner of the 2004 Cine Golden Eagle Award) and Supervising Producer, Art Works, ( J. Paul Getty Trust).

 

Ms. Griego is a founder of the Silver Lake Film Festival in Los Angeles and is a member of the board of directors of NALIP, National Association of Latino Independent Producers

 

PANELIST:

 

“Stories from the Reel World: A Conversation with Industry Professionals”

FirstVision, Albuquerque, NM

April 27, 2007

 

PANELIST & MODERATOR:

“From Filmmaker to Content Provider: Creating Stories for New Digital Platforms”

 

Los Angeles Independent Latino Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA

October 8, 2007

 

MENTOR:

 

“Doing Your Doc: Diverse Visions, Regional Voices”

 

National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Albuquerque, NM

November 2007

 

Funders

Directors Statement

Making God Willing was my educational journey to understand why my nephew and young people like him, abandoned their former lives and families to be in the Jim Roberts Group. I wanted to give voice to the parents’ loss and pain as well as convey the cult members’ deep conviction and genuine desire to live according to God’s wishes. My film provides no clear-cut answers, but does, I hope, give us space and cause to think about cults with fewer preconceived ideas drawn from sensationalized accounts. The Jim Roberts Group is one of many cults based in the US. At its peak it had over a hundred members and now has between 40-60 members. In the last 15 years a parents group has helped about 75 members leave the sect.

 

                                                                                                              – EVANGELINE GRIEGO

 

Credits

Produced, Directed and Written by

 

EVANGELINE GRIEGO

 

 

 

Edited by

 

NATALIA ALMADA

 

MONIQUE ZAVISTOVSKI

 

 

 

Cinematography by

 

JONATHAN SCHELL

 

 

 

Music Composed by

 

MIRIAM CUTLER

 

 

 

Additional Music by

 

BRONWEN JONES

 

 

 

Titles and Graphic Design by

 

CHRIS KIRK/MINDBOMB FILMS, INC.

 

 

 

Editorial Consultants

 

KATE AMEND

 

SAM POLLARD

 

 

 

Co-Produced by

 

RENEE TAJIMA-PENA

 

 

 

Co-Produced by

 

LOUISE ROSEN

 

 

 

Sound Recording

 

CORD CALDERWOOD • TONY ALLEN

 

 

 

Additional Editing by

 

LISA LEEMAN • ONDINE RAREY • FIL RUTTING

 

 

 

Additional Cinematography by

 

EVANGELINE GRIEGO • JIM FETTERLEY • NEAL BROWN

 

JERRY HENRY • CYRIL KUHN • DAVID AUERBACH

 

 

 

Production Assistance

 

VANESSA MARIN • PAULA GRIEGO • ANGEL HERRERA

 

PARIS MARRON • SUYI BOOTH • SARAH HILDEBRANDT

 

 

 

Scholarly Consultants

 

RONALD N. LOOMIS • JOSEPH P. SZIMHART

 

 

 

Music Consultant

 

JOHANNA DEMETRAKAS

 

 

 

On Line Editing Color and Design by

 

BILL BRYN RUSSELL

 

 

 

Sound Designer and Re-Recording Mixer

 

JOE MILNER

 

 

 

Post Production Sound

 

PUGET SOUND

 

 

 

Foley Recorded at

 

POST CREATIONS: NICK NEUTRA, Foley Supervisor

 

KYLE BILLINGSLEY, Foley Mixer • JAMES BAILEY, Foley Artist

 

 

 

Editorial Assistance

 

ILIANA GUEVARA • ENNE MICHAEL • KASEY GLICKMAN • DUC NGUYEN

 

 

 

Post-Production Assistance

 

ADAM SCOTT • MOBALAJI OLAMBIU • DANIELLE ELLIOTT

 

 

 

Archival Material

 

JIM ROBERTS PARENTS GROUP NETWORK

 

ABC NEWS, PRIME TIME LIVE • WALLY

 

 

 

Legal

 

MICHAEL C. DONALDSON, DONALDSON & CALIFF

 

LISA CALIF, DONALDSON & CALIFF

 

 

 

Accounting

 

MATEO NAGASSI • MARISOL SERRANO

 

DOMINIC OTTERSBACH • ROBERT BEHAR

 

 

 

Transcription by

 

HYUNJIN JO – Jo Jo ROAD PRODUCTIONS

 

 

 

Additional Transcription by

 

VILMA CHAVEZ • SARAH HILDEBRANDT • JAIME MEYERS

 

 

 

Music Orchestrated and Produced By

 

BRONWEN JONES

 

 

 

Score Mixing Engineer

 

LES BROCKMANN

 

 

 

Chart Preparation

 

RIMA SNYDER

 

 

 

Strings

 

EUREKA ENSEMBLE

 

 

 

String Quartet

 

STEPHANIE BENNETT

 

 

 

Clarinet

 

MICKY SUMMERS

 

 

 

Piano

 

LOUIS DURRA

 

 

 

Flute

 

FLAUTA SEA

 

 

 

Bassoon

 

CHARLES LINTHICUM

 

 

 

Sincere Appreciation to . . .

 

MY FAMILY • KATHY & NARCISO GARCIA • DANIEL GARCIA

 

ANDRES GARCIA • SAMUEL GARCIA

 

JIM ROBERTS PARENT GROUP NETWORK

 

SANDI MUTENGA • TOM AND MARCIA MCDERMOTT

 

DIANNE FLOWERS • DAVE & TERI MEJIA • JOEL MEJIA

 

MELODY ANTONSON • MARCY LEE FREDERICKS • ANNA FLOWERS

 

 

 

PHIL & FRANCESCA HANEY • JIM & LUCHY GUERRA

 

KATHERINE CLEMONS • SEAN HERIGODT • ASHLEIGH COCHRAN

 

ROB GRAY • BECCA FEEHAN • DALE HAWKINS • TONJA N.LEWIS

 

CARRIE KARGEL • DON SHEPARD • JULIUS SHEPPARD

 

NICOLE ‘ADA IYAH SHEPPARD • NATHANIEL SHEPPARD

 

DAVID GERSTMANN

 

 

 

HAYNES & HENRIETTA JOHNSON • WILLIAM & DOLORES CARROLL

 

DAWN & HOWARD TODD • MARNIE THOMPSON • KYLE & MISTIE DOMEN

 

 

 

LARRY & JUDY WILCOX • CHERI BAKER • ROBERT & JUDITH GRAY

 

MICKEY & DOROTHY ROONEY • ROBERT & ALICE HEPNER

 

CAROL & BOB LENEWAY • ELI & EILEEN MAESTAS • JIM & PAT FOSTER

 

 

 

PAT BECK • LEA BECK • BERT & TERI SOBERS • CHRISTINE SOBERS

 

MILTON DICUS • KARAN TOWNSEND • LARRY TELLONE

 

BEN & LINDA OFSTEAD • WILLIAM & TONI MANSFIELD

 

JOE & ANN DIVERDI • TIM & CATHERINE FEEHAN • KATHLEEN FLYNN

 

JOSHUA WOOLLEY • CHARLYN SEEKELL • PAMELA SEEKELL

 

STU & KATHY HERIGODT • RUTH HERIGODT • MINDY GLOVER.

 

PHIL & UNDA LEWIS • JIM & CECILE SHEPPARD • CHRISTY MARLEY

 

TAMARA VINCENT

 

 

 

Special thanks to . . .

 

DENNIS BARTOK • TANIA BLANICH • PETER BRODERICK

 

RICK CARPENITO (VER) • MARIA AUGI-CARTER • CHAD DAVIS

 

DELTA PRODUCTIONS • MARLENE DERMER • DISPLACED FILMS

 

ARTHUR DONG • THE FORNEY FAMILY • CAROLE GIAMBALVO

 

CHRISTOPHER GRAY • XAN HOBBS • JUSTIN HOBBS

 

CHRISTINA IBARRA • INTERNATIONAL CULTIC STUDIES ASSOCIATION

 

SHANNON KELLY • ADAM PARRISH KING • KARINLABBY & JOHN KING

 

JANJA LALICH • MICHAEL D. LANGONE, PH.D. • JESSE LERNER

 

BENI MATIAS • PAM MELANCON • JIMMY MENDIOLA • SAMUEL MEYERS

 

LINDSAY MOFFORD • SPENCER NAKASAKO • NALIP

 

PANGEA PRODUCTIONS, INC • DANA PETERSON

 

ANAYANSI PRADO • LOURDES PORTILLO • FAITH RADLE

 

MAY RIGLER • ALEX RIVERA • MARK ROGGEMAN • FERNANDA ROSSI

 

RICHARD SAIZ • STEAKHAUS PRODUCTIONS • OLIVE TALLEY • KIWI TART

 

KUNIKO OKUBO & THEODORE THOMAS • TRANG TRAN • JESUS TREVINO

 

TUCKER • ROSALINDA VALENCIA • LAURA VARELA • DAVID ZEIGER

 

 

 

GOD WILLING is A CO-PRODUCTION OF ABOUT TIME PRODUCTIONS

 

& THE INDEPENDENT TELEVISION SERVICE (ITVS),

 

IN ASSOCIATION WITH LATINO PUBLIC BROADCASTING (LPB)

 

& KNME/NEW MEXICO PBS WITH FUNDING PROVIDED BY

 

THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING (CPB)