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David L. Guffey

National Director

Family Theater Productions

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Family Theater Productions

7201 Sunset Blvd

Los Angeles, California,90046

United States

Company Description

For over 67 years we have been creating family friendly programs. Family Theater reaches families around the world through RADIO, TELEVISION, FILM, BILLBOARDS and THE INTERNET with broadcast quality programs. Family Theater Productions continues Father Peyto... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Graduate Student

Loyola Marymount University


Affiliations

Catholics

Board Member


Ave Maria Press Inc

Board Member


Catholic Academy

Member


CSC

Board Member


Film Independent

Member


Education

B.A.

American Studies

University of Notre Dame


MFA

Film and Television Production

Loyola Marymount University


Master of Divinity degree

University of Notre Dame


Masters of Fine Arts Degree

Film

Loyola Marymount University's Graduate School of Film , Los Angeles


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About Board Member

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Home / About / Board of Directors / Fr. David Guffey, CSC
Board of Directors Fr. David Guffey, CSC Father David Guffey, CSC, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is the National Director of Family Theater Productions and is responsible for all activities of Family Theater Productions, including both the media production activities and the pastoral outreach activities: "Hollywood Prays," the outreach efforts to young Catholics and others in Hollywood includes monthly Prayer and Pasta gatherings, RCIA classes, Going Deeper (a new evangelization initiative), Faith and Film Bible Study, and Theology of the Body workshops as well as daily Rosary and Mass and the weekly Eucharistic Holy Hour. He was the Director of Film, Television, and Video for Family Theater Productions, Hollywood, since 2008, and was responsible for moving a project from development through post production. He produces television, film, and video programs, including planning the production budget and assembling and supervising the crew during filming and post-production. Father David Guffey has numerous credits for his award-winning work in television and film. They include "Carrying On," "You Will See," "Finding Mary" and "Assumptions" - all with Family Theater Productions. He was also writer and director for the short film "Last Deal at the Mt. Carroll Gun Club."


People of FTP / Our Staff

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Father David Guffey, C.S.C. - National Director, Family Theater Productions
Father David Guffey, C.S.C. National Director Family Theater Productions Father David Guffey, C.S.C., is the newly appointed national director at Family Theater Productions producing television, film, video and radio content. His credits for award-winning work in television and film include, "Carrying On," "You Will See," "Finding Mary," and "Assumptions" - all with Family Theater Productions. He also wrote and directed a short film, "Last Deal at the Mt. Carroll Gun Club."


Fr. Guffey named director of TV, film for Family Theater Productions

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Home>About>News> Fr. Guffey named director of TV, film for Family Theater Productions
Fr. Guffey named director of TV, film for Family Theater Productions When David Guffey was making home-made films as a boy in his basement in northwestern Illinois using his parents' 8 mm camera, it was only a precursor of what was to come. Though he took a different vocation path being ordained Holy Cross priest of the Indiana Province on April 4, 1991, that penchant for film never left him. On May 11 his parents watched Father Guffey, CSC, graduate with a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Film from Loyola Marymount University's Graduate School of Film, Los Angeles. On May 8 at the LMU film school awards' ceremony he received the Dean's Award for academic excellence, creativity and service. And on July 1, he became the new director of Family Theater Productions' Television and Film Department. "That's what's great about Family Theater Productions; those two things come together in a unique way," Father Guffey said. Among his upcoming projects for Family Theater Productions will be the development and eventual production of more Manifest Mysteries dramas that connect the Mysteries of the Rosary directly to the dramatic experiences of fictional teen protagonists. During his last year of film school, he found time to help with the production crew of the last two Manifest Mysteries dramas, /Assumptions/ and /Finding Mary/. Father Guffey spent six months as intern at Family Theater Productions starting in January 2005. During that period, he took some film classes at various venues in the Los Angeles area before starting his graduate film studies at LMU that fall. Prior to that internship, he had a brief sabbatical following his tenure as novice director for all Congregation of Holy Cross provinces in North America from 1998 to 2004. "When I finished my tenure as novice director, the Holy Cross community encouraged me to do further studies. I was looking at ways to be involved in Catholic media. I discerned the best way to do this and use my talents was to pursue a degree in film production. My religious superiors were real enthused about it," Father Guffey said. "I'm grateful to the province for the opportunity to have studied at LMU, which was great for me. I worked on a lot of film shoots, and wrote, produced and directed dramas, much like Family Theater Productions' dramas - narratives with themes leading to deeper reflections," he related. He produced, wrote and director his thesis film, a 20-minute drama, /Last Deal at the Mt. Carroll Gun Club/. It's the story of friendship among several old men and their efforts to save their card club house. It was a story idea that he got from his father who was a member of a card club for over 20 years. Father Guffey grew up in Mt. Carroll, Ill., where his parents Gary and Eileen Guffey, and his sister, Lisa, who is now married and has six children, still live. Media was already a familiar field for David Guffey when he went to Notre Dame. He was an avid still photographer in high school and became a stringer (free-lance reporter) for several community papers in the Mt. Carroll area. He was interested in studying journalism in college before discerning his vocation to the priesthood. He was able to build on that foundation as a priest when he ran the Indiana Province-sponsored Andre House, a soup kitchen in Phoenix, Ariz., from 1990 to 1996. "We needed to do publicity and there was no money, so I took classes - fundraising, how to work with the media, media relations - and I started to do more of that for Andre House and to talk to the media about homeless issues," he related. In 1996, during a vacation he attended a New Evangelization of the Americas media conference in Miami. He crossed paths there with Father Raymond, who would become Family Theater Productions leader in 2000. He knew Father Raymond but was a surprised to see him there. "At the conference, I saw how much interest there was (in the use of media in evangelization) and what was happening in media regarding the Church, and the great potential for even more use of media on behalf of the Church," Father Guffey said.


Family Theater to film Father Moreau Beatification Sept. 15 in France

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The crew will consist of Father David Guffey, CSC, a former Family Theater intern and a Father Moreau scholar; Father Steve Gibson, CSC, media consultant for Holy Cross Family Ministries; Father Daniel Parrish, CSC; Father Willy Raymond, CSC, National Director of Family Theater Productions, and Tony Sands, Family Theater's administrator who directed two Family Theater dramas that are currently in post production.


Producer-priest sees film work as integral part of his ministry

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Father Guffey started off the production in an unusual way for this Hollywood crew … with a prayer … and they all joined in.
He did something that is often unusual in Hollywood. He brought the scheduled 10-day production in a day early. In this Year for Priests that concludes June 19, Father Guffey sees this work not as an extension of his priestly ministry but an integral part of it. "As the Holy Father has recently been saying, we need to use all the tools available to let people know the Gospel. For me using video and Internet is part of the work of serving people pastorally, listening to what is in people's hearts and offering stories and images to support the best of what it is to be human and Catholic in the world today." In opening the year on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 19, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI said, "I think of all those priests who quietly present Christ's words and actions each day to the faithful and to the whole world, striving to be one with the Lord in their thoughts and their will, their sentiments and their style of life." Father Guffey through his film work at Family Theater Productions is able to present Christ's words and actions to the masses, while he fully functions as a priest. At Family Theater Productions, he often celebrates the daily Mass, and he celebrates Mass regularly and participates in the ministry of St. Monica's parish, Santa Monica, where he is in residence. Father Guffey's production roots can be traced to when he was a boy in northwestern Illinois, using his parents' 8 mm camera to make home-made films in his family's basement. Though he took a different vocation path, being ordained a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross on April 4, 1991, that penchant for film never left him. And through "a long and winding road," on May 11, 2010, he found himself on a film production set in Hollywood managing the schedule and the film crew he assembled as the producer for a half-hour, faith-and-values, TV drama. Exactly two years earlier, his parents watched him graduate with a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Film from Loyola Marymount University's Graduate School of Film, Los Angeles. Three days earlier, May 8, 2008, at the LMU film school awards' ceremony, he received the Dean's Award for academic excellence, creativity and service. And on July 1, 2008, he became the director of Family Theater Productions' Film and Television Department. "That's what's great about Family Theater Productions; those two things come together in a unique way," Father Guffey said. Father Guffey spent six months as an intern at Family Theater Productions starting in January 2005. During that period, he took some film classes at various venues in the Los Angeles area before starting his graduate film studies at LMU that fall. During his last year of film school, he found time to help with the production crew of the previous two Manifest Mysteries dramas, /Assumptions/ and /Finding Mary/.


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