The movie that every Pastor is afraid to see!
THE OTHER PASTOR
Screenplay written by David E. Ruiz
THE OTHER PASTOR IS NOW IN POST PRODUCTION. WATCH FOR THE TRAILER SOON.
After five years I will be reuniting with Uncle Reesie's Andrew Ian to produce my sixth film The Other Pastor. This is going to be FUN!
The Other Pastor was first performed on stage in 1997 at (then) Glad Tidings Church San Diego. It has been through a
long journey to its screenplay format. It has been through many rewrites with the final one specifically written for the screen. This is actually my first full fledge comedy film.
We wrapped principle photography of The Other Pastor film production on August 29, 2021. It was a long weekend of filming. It was like having a mini Uncle Reesie reunion with Alexis Duran as the main Director of Photography, Eddie Ocampo doing audio and sound along with familiar cast, Andrew Ian, Ryan Brewer and the ever-talented-always in my movies-Pia Thrasher.
The Other Pastor is my first full out comedy film. During my glory days in the Drama and Theatrical Arts ministry at Glad Tidings Church I wrote so many comedy sketches. And after five films; two thrillers, a comedy/drama, a sports comedy/drama and a family comedy/drama, I was itching to make a total comedy film. The Other Pastor is just that.
I had to rewrite the script specifically for the screen and after many drafts it was finally ready for production. After discussing the idea with Uncle Reesie's Andrew Ian, we had first talked about producing the film in 2018, but it just never materialized and I felt the script just wasn't ready yet. So I spent the next two plus years, polishing it up and when I felt the script was finally ready, Andrew Ian was also ready and available to do the film. After lots of deabate and discussion we agreed that I will be the Pastor and Andrew wold be the Church-Goer. We began shooting on August 27 and wrapped on August 29.
Enjoy the 1 minute trailer below.