Medjugorje Man was filmed in Bosnia Herzegovina by director, Maeve McGrath. Medjugorje Man was produced with the collective experience of film makers, Keith Bogue and Philip Shanhan and original score by Patrick O'Brien and Steve Ryan.
Medjugorje Man is an observational documentary that follows John McGrath to this place of pilgrimage to observe the pilgrim in this place of prayer. This film does not seek to question or answer the apparitions but to explore the journey he has taken each year for twenty years to find peace, solitude and a shared belief. This was John’s last visit to Medjugorje, he now lives with dementia and is cared for by his family.
Since completion, Mejugorje Man has screened at film festivals across Ireland, Europe and the United States, taking home the Bronze Tree Award from Viva Film Festival in Sarajevo in September 2019 where the film screened across 22 cinemas and was selected to screen to a national audience on Bosnian network television.
Producer Keith Bogue notes,
"It was indeed a privilege to work on this very personal story that Maeve McGrath wanted to bring to the screen about her father. Philip Shanahan worked tirelessly on the edit and brought a sensitivity to the film that captures the story."
Produced by Maeve McGrath and Keith Bogue.
Narrated and Directed by Maeve McGrath.
Editing and Sound Mix - Philip Shanahan
'John's Theme' written and composed by Patrick O'Brien and Steve Ryan.