A Life’s Passion
Dir. Gary Thomas / Canada / 6:30 / Docu-Drama
A cinematic biography of James McCreath, a man who turned the intensity of his real-life story into an epic novel of faith, hope and love.
ABOUT THE FILM: A Life’s Passion is the biography of James McCreath, who turned his real-life story into the epic family saga, Renaldo. Director Gary Thomas interweaves McCreath’s on-camera testimony with dramatic animated sequences and an original score absolutely true to the novel’s historical fiction, and in just over six minutes of cinema, poignantly captures McCreath’s personal credo that without faith, hope and passion, life is a tragedy.
ABOUT THE BOOK: James McCreath’s thrilling novel Renaldo tells the saga of three generations of the De Seta family of Buenos Aires. From the sweeping plains of the Pampas in 1898 to the corridors of power in the modern day capital, the story ultimately focuses on young soccer prodigy Renaldo De Seta as he strives to make Argentina’s 1978 World Cup team. As a result of saving the life of a wealthy lawyer, Renaldo is brought into the web of intrigue spun by this Astor Gordero, the most influential man in Argentina. Through Gordero he meets the woman of his dreams, the nation’s reining pop diva, Simone Yvonne Montanna Carta Aqua, the seemingly unreachable Symca. At the same time, Renaldo’s older brother Lonfranco has also come under an erotic spell though one with less worthy intent, a Montonero terrorist posing as a university tutorial instructor. The entire De Seta clan suffers and triumphs in this meticulously researched work of historical fiction. It’s a novel that resonates with the real-world politics of the country and the real-life faith, hope and passion of its author’s fateful life. More about James at www.jamesmccreath.com
Based on the epic novel Renaldo
By James McCreath