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1531 Films - Film Production Studio


At 1531 Films, we are more than just a production company; we are a passionate group of storytellers driven by a singular mission: to bring faith-based narratives to life on the silver screen. Our journey began with a vision to create compelling films that touch hearts, inspire souls, and ignite conversations about faith, values, and the human experience.


Our mission is simple yet profound - to produce films that engage, entertain, and uplift while staying true to our unwavering commitment to faith and values. We believe that stories have the power to transcend barriers, ignite empathy, and foster connections, and we strive to create cinematic experiences that reflect the beauty and complexity of life through the lens of faith.  

Bishop Robert Barron's words hold profound significance and resonate deeply with our mission at 1531 Films. As the population of the religiously unaffiliated, known as the "nones," continues to grow, the urgency of evangelization becomes even more apparent. We are committed to taking Bishop Barron's powerful message to heart and using film as a transformative medium to reach these individuals.

WHY 1531?

Our name, 1531 Films, is inspired by the miraculous events of Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1531. Just as Mary's message brought hope and unity to a diverse community, we aspire to create films that bridge gaps, foster understanding, and inspire positive change. Our faith is at the core of our work, guiding us as we navigate the world of cinema with purpose and vision.


We recognize that the landscape of cinema is ever-evolving, and we embrace this change with enthusiasm. Our approach combines the timeless values of faith with the innovation of the modern film industry. From short films that evangelize to feature-length productions that challenge and inspire, we are committed to creating content that leaves a lasting impact on both the big screen and the hearts of our viewers.


Led by Patrick Rivera, an industry veteran with over 35 years of experience, our team brings a wealth of creativity, expertise, and passion to every project we undertake. We're a diverse group united by our shared dedication to crafting stories that matter. His journey is complemented by the remarkable talents of Daric Gates, a celebrated writer and director whose unique perspective lends a captivating edge to our narratives. And then there's Richard Siegelman, a visionary business partner of Patrick Rivera and Trick 6 Films, who passionately embraces the concept of faith-based cinema. Each member of our team is an essential thread in the tapestry of our mission, contributing their unique skills and perspectives to the final masterpiece.



We invite you to join us on this exciting journey where faith meets cinema. Whether you're a filmmaker, an investor, a viewer, or someone simply seeking inspiring content, you're an integral part of our story. Together, we can bring meaningful stories to life, spark conversations, and create a positive impact in the world of film.

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