Fr. Eddie Siebert, SJ - CIMA Chaplain
Fr. Eddie Siebert, a Jesuit priest and filmmaker, is the founder and president of Loyola Productions (LPI), an independent full-service production company.
LPI’s Educational Department develops, produces and distributes award-winning documentaries and promotional films, including the internationally distributed documentary A WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (Executive Producer), the award-winning educational series JESUITS ON (Creator/Executive Producer), the Restorative Justice Documentary RIGHTING THE WRONG (Executive Producer), and POSADA, which recently won the Human Rights Award at the Festival Cinematografica in Trent, Italy.
LPI’s Creative Department is charged with developing and producing mainstream narrative entertainment. Current projects include the fully-produced pilot for the historical adventure series HIDDEN TREASURES OF THE JESUITS, which was filmed on location in Rome and Dublin with an international cast (Executive Producer/Co-director), and the pilot for the dramatic series MERCY ADJACENT (Executive Producer).
Siebert wrote and directed the award-winning short films AT LAST GOODBYE (Detroit Metropolitan Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Berkeley Film and Video Festival) and OUT OF TRUST (Taos Talking Picture Film Festival).
Siebert served as production consultant and technical advisor on the critically acclaimed 20th Century Fox/ABC series NOTHING SACRED, which won the Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting.
Siebert was technical advisor for the MGM/Frank Mancuso, Jr. production STIGMATA, starring Gabriel Byrne and Patricia Arquette. He has consulted for THE WEST WING, THE SOPRANOS, and other major television and film productions.Siebert’s hands-on training included stints with WDIV Detroit (NBC) and WWL New Orleans (CBS), both of which resulted in broadcast specials (CRACK HOUSE, TOGETHER AND ALIVE). In addition, Siebert has worked on the staff of the Sundance Film Festival and the San Francisco Film Festival. He has taught high school, served as a retreat director, and is a regular instructor at Loyola Marymount University.
Siebert received an MFA in film production from Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television. He also holds a Masters Degree in Education Administration from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.
Siebert lives in Los Angeles at the Jesuit Novitiate where he serves as minister and party-thrower.