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Our Triumphant Holy Day - Directed by Greg Di Roma

  • Greg Di Roma Cinematographer, Producer, Director Cuba's Crossroads: Hope, Rock and [R]Evolution

  • Matt Bona Cinematographer

  • Fabricio Lomanto Cinematographer

  • Amato Peace Music

  • Greg Di Roma Editor

  • Greg Di Roma Executive Producer

  • Fr. Jean-Pierre Seon, KCHS Executive Producer

OUR TRIUMPHANT HOLY DAY chronicles filmmaker Greg Di Roma’s journey on a pilgrimage into the Holy Land in Israel and Palestine with 28 other pilgrims in January 2020. The film explores major sites of the Holy Land and their impact on Salvation History. The pilgrims follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ and discover the human side of His story that highlight the true meanings of Love, Faith and Suffering. Along the way, the trip leads to a deep conversion in Greg’s Catholic Faith and Life that he never thought possible.

  • Project Type: Documentary

  • Genres: Travel, Religion, Mixed, Inspiring, International, Documentary

  • Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes 29 seconds

  • Completion Date: May 28, 2021

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, State of, Syrian Arab Republic, United States

  • Language: English

  • Shooting Format: Digital

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

Director Biography - Greg Di Roma Greg is a filmmaker, photographer and video editor from Peekskill, NY. Greg’s interest in film began in his third year in college when he took a screenwriting class at SUNY Purchase. After that he would intern that summer at the Digital Arts Experience where a lot of production was conducted. It was from that experience he realized he wanted to go into Film and Video. Greg would ultimately study Digital Cinema and Filmmaking at Pace University. It was at Pace where he took a course, Producing the Documentary in which he was part of a 15-person crew going into Cuba making a documentary about the U.S. and Cuba opening relations and how the times were changing in the island. Greg was a cinematographer and lead editor on the project titled, Cuba’s Crossroads: Hope, Rock and [R]Evolution (2016). The short documentary would screen in multiple film festivals and go on to win many awards including the Gold Award in the Spotlight Documentary Film Awards in 2016. Our Triumphant Holy Day is Greg’s feature film directorial debut. Greg frequently collaborates with Amato Peace making his content including music videos, promos and highlight videos. Greg has also worked with Double G Sports/In the on their web series, Overtime documenting sporting events hosted by many professional teams, athletes and celebrities in the Tri-State Area including, the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter, David Wells, Mariano Rivera, Kyle Palmieri and CC Sabathia. Greg’s other credits include, An Undocumented Immigrant Story: Immigrant Data and 1986 Amnesty -- (2018), The Null Hypothesis Prequel Episode 5: Cease and Desist (2019) and Super Team at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital - Super Bowl Ad (2017).

Screenings / Awards

  • Credo Young Adults Field Day Briarcliff Manor, NY United States July 10, 2021 First Public Premiere

  • St. Augustine's Parish Ossining, NY Premiere Ossining, NY United States December 15, 2021 St. Augustine's Parish Ossining, NY Premiere

  • Sweet Democracy Film Awards Rome Italy Best American Director

  • NewFilmmakers NY New York United States Semi-Finalist

  • 8 & Halfilm Awards Rome Italy Official Selection

  • White Vulture Film Festival West Orange, NJ United States May 3, 2022 Online Premiere Semi-Finalist

  • Hollywood International Golden Age Festival New York, NY United States Best Editing

  • Stanley Film Awards London United Kingdom Best Director

  • Florence Film Awards Florence Italy Honorable Mention Director Feature Film

  • London Film Awards London United Kingdom Official Selection

  • Hollywood Gold Awards Los Angeles, CA United States Honorable Mention Director Feature Film & Editing

  • New York Neorealism Film Awards Rome Italy Best Documentary Feature & Best Director

  • Austin International Art Festival Austin, Texas United States Best Cinematography

  • San Francisco Indie Short Festival San Francisco, CA United States Semi-Finalist

  • Faith in Film: International Film Festival and Screenwriting Competition Tucson, AZ United States Best Documentary Nominee

  • Masters of Cinema Rome Italy Official Selection

  • Paris International Short Festival Paris France Semi-Finalist

Director Statement As a kid I was always curious about the story of Jesus and how the Bible Story unfolded. I never thought for a second I’d actually walk in the exact spots Jesus walked and relive those events through Mass and prayer and retell the story from my perspective. There were many times I fell away from the faith and every time I came back and decided to get serious about it, things would turn around for the better. Everything came full circle once I stepped into this land. The Holy Land taught me what it truly means to be Catholic but also how to keep your heart and mind open to endless possibilities and see the good in every situation. This project reminded me of the many reasons why I love filmmaking, to capture big moments and to tell many inspiring stories while also opening my eyes to many different cultures. I’ve captured many different events throughout my career from President Obama’s motorcade driving through Havana and the Rolling Stones playing their first concert in Cuba to the tune of half a million people, to a red carpet event commemorating the 20th anniversary of David Wells’ Perfect Game to ultimately celebrating the biggest Mass of our lives in the Tomb of Christ.

The goal of this film is not only to see the experience of mine and my fellow pilgrims, but to show what faith can do for someone and how the story of Jesus can impact anyone regardless of their faith and walk of life. The world needs to know about these stories and to know that there is always hope, to never give up on anything. God can turn around any situation. Every Christian needs to come to the Holy Land to relive Salvation History and cultivate their faith.


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