A BEACON IN HAVANA
DirectorFay Efrosini Lellios & Winton Cruz
LanguageGreek/English/Spanish with English subtitles
The first church built in Cuba under Fidel Castro’s rule, and the only church in over 50 years.
This Kickstarter-funded short documentary brings to light the inspirational story of the St Nicholas of Myra Greek Orthodox Church in Cuba on the 10th anniversary of its consecration.
Given St Nicholas was built seemingly against the odds under Cuban dictatorship, it is considered the ‘Miracle Church’ – a beacon to the Orthodox faith – in a country steeped in Catholicism, yet also bursting with music and culture.
Written by Fay Efrosini Lellios & Wilton Cruz
Produced by Wilton Cruz, Fay Efrosini Lellios, George H Lellios, Costa Mavraganis, H Michael Heuser, George Pelecanos
About the Director(s):
Fay Efrosini Lellios is a graduate of Boston University. She worked as part of Merchant Ivory Productions on the acclaimed productions of Howards End (1992), The Remains Of The Day (1993), and In Custody (1994). Her other documentary projects include Jason Baldwin: I No Longer Face The Storm Alone (2007), Granite State (2007), The Long Haul Of A.I. Bezzerides (2005) and Pascha (2008).
Wilton Cruz is a graduate of University of Southern California with an extensive background in film and TV editing, including programs like Million Dollar Listing and Top Chef. He worked with Fay Efrosini Lellios on The Long Haul Of A.I. Bezzerides. A Beacon in Havana is his directorial debut.