When Fr. Brian Barr of the Diocese of Rockville Centre decided to commission a video that would address the concerns of men considering the priesthood, he had a specific aesthetic in mind. He didn’t want something slick that would gloss over the difficult issues confronting priests. He wanted a journalistic approach that would pose tough questions and draw out honest answers. He chose Transmodern Media to produce the video because of our experience publishing the edgy online magazine Godspy.com.
The 20-minute “To Be A Priest” was created at relatively low cost, interweaving existing B-roll footage with in-depth interviews with Fr. Barr and six recently ordained priests. The result was raw but inspiring, garnering more than 64,000 views to date on Youtube.