Forgive Me Father
Director: James Biberi
United States, 2023, 90 min
WINNER: Audience Award
Cast:Cast: James Biberi, Hana Lauer, Santo Fazio, Joe Passaro, & Aida Turturro
Crew:Writer: James Biberi Director of Photography: Toru Nishikubo Editor: Luftar Von Rama Producers : Don Close, Fiore DeRosa, Anthony Alessandro Executive Producers: Noah Osnos, Ante Novakovic, Rob Simmons, Ingrid Rockefeller
Forgive Me Father tells the story of Daniel Graves. Having been released from prison after serving 25 years, his plan is to live a simple life. He meets a young girl who might be his last chance at redemption, but a chance encounter with a priest throws his life into chaos.
About the director
James Biberi is an Albanian American actor, director and writer based in New York City. As an actor he’s most known for Drive with Ryan Gosling, Dead Man Down with Colin Farrell, Ocean’s Eight with Sandra Bullock and most recently as Lt. Smith in Hightown on the Starz Network. Forgive Me Father is his directorial debut.
Forgive Me Father was inspired by true events while growing up as a kid in the Kingsbridge section of Bronx, New York. As a young adult, I became aware of rumors that had been hidden for years. Childhood trauma has long lasting effects that negatively impact a child’s road to adulthood. I’d like to dedicate this film to everyone touched by childhood trauma and abuse.