Lourdes / Written and Directed by Peter Hoffmann, Produced by John Tenorio
An exploration of the medical facts and clerics position on the Miracles of Lourdes
Peter Hoffmann received his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York Medical College, and trained as a resident in pathology at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. He continued his training here first as a fellow in surgical pathology and then as a junior attending pathologist specializing in breast disease. While practicing surgical pathology, he pursued original research into precancerous conditions of this organ. It was here at Columbia that he also honed his skills in optics and medical photography. Dr. Hoffmann currently practices pathology at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York, and lives in Westchester County with his wife and son. Lourdes is his first picture.
Lourdes producer, John Tenorio, is very familiar to video and film. He is owner of the Southern California marketing/advertising agency J. Arthur & Associates. Mr. Tenorio made his mark in the film industry with his directorial debut of the comedy feature "Grad Night." Since then, he has directed and produced a number of TV commercials, corporate videos and interactive DVDs and CDs. "Lourdes is a phenomenon and its people and fascinating historical events should be an inspiration to all of us," says Tenorio.
Jack is a longtime Los Angeles based radio personality, currently heard daily in syndication on many stations throughout the United States, and around the world. He has won several awards over the years for his radio work and for his community involvement. "I'm very enthusiastic about 'Lourdes' because of it's wonderful story, and extraordinary visuals," says Boxer. "I hope it will be both entertaining and uplifting for those who see it."
David has orchestrated for George Benson, Doc Severinsen and Miriam Makeba's performance with The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He composed the music for the Disney Channels "Cycling through China, and "And Thou Shalt Honor" on PBS, and has also written for Dolly Parton on Columbia Records. David is the principal pianist with The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and has accompanied artists including Garth Brooks, Peabo Bryson, Bonnie Raitt, Nell Carter, Barry Manilow, Jennifer Holiday, Curtis Mayfield, Jewell, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Freddie Hubbard, and Anita O' Day. David conducted The Philadelphia Orchestra with jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater for the Marian Anderson Award Gala honoring Danny Glover. Mr. Loeb has performed also for the Emmy award-winning 2002 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, Comic Relief on HBO, and The Emmy Awards. In his spare time David is the assistant professor of music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Scott Wilkinson has over 15 years experience as a camera operator and director of photography. Holding a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Oregon, 1982, Scott began his craft while serving three years as a Public Affairs Officer in the US Navy aboard the USS Enterprise documenting the day-to-day life of his squadron mates while attached to Attack Squadron Twenty-Two. Scotts career credits include broadcast and cable work with Lifetime Television, CBS, TNN, E Style, and Fox Sports, to name a few, while his corporate client work includes projects for Chevron, Taco Bell, American Express, IDS, Nissan, Tommy Hilfiger, Proctor & Gamble, Quicksilver, and Pediatric Aids Foundation among others. In 2002 Scott began his directing career with partner, Pattie Donham, as they created Craft TV, a national video magazine sold to the consumer by subscription. Craft TV will finish their first season of production in June 2003.
Twelve year old soprano Lisa Tenorio sings the documentary's lead song, Bernadette's Theme. This original David Loeb composition appears in the middle and ending of the film. She is also the voice for Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes. Miss Tenorio continues to sing before live audiences throughout the year. To learn more, visit her website, LisaTenorio.com.