“BEYOND THE SUN” has a Cameo Appearance by Pope Francis

“BEYOND THE SUN” with a cameo appearance by His Holiness Pope Francis

A unique occurrence in filmmaking happens this May, as His Holiness Pope Francis stars in two movies, beginning with BEYOND THE SUN.

Written and directed by Graciela Rodriguez Gilio, BEYOND THE SUN, is the first time a Pope has ever participated and appeared in a movie. Filmmakers were asked to create cinema that would appeal to children and families, and bring a message of hope, joy, and God’s love to all audiences. The film is a heartwarming family adventure story of a group of young children that embark on a journey to discover God.

The film will donate all profits to Los Hogares de Cristo and El Almendro. These charities, close to Pope Francis’ heart, are located in his home-country of Argentina and provide aid to at-risk children and young adults.


Written and directed by Graciela Rodriguez Gilio, BEYOND THE SUN, is a modern-day tale of hope, faith and courage based on stories from the Bible. Featuring an awe-inspiring appearance by His Holiness Pope Francis, the film chronicles the adventures of four young friends in search of God. This uplifting story is intended to spiritually engage and encourage audiences of all ages to live their best life, make good choices and help others. Distributed by AMBI Distribution, BEYOND THE SUN, will be available for purchase across multiple platforms including iTunes, Amazon, and TUGG on May 15th.