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Award Winner

Festival Season:

March 2024

In God We Trust

In God We Trust




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Peter Velazquez
Peter Velazquez

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In God We Trust" is a gripping documentary that chronicles the extraordinary journey of Angel Ilarraza, a professional boxer whose life was shattered by tragedy. After enduring the devastating loss of his daughter and a subsequent career-threatening injury, Angel's faith is put to the ultimate test. However, fueled by his unwavering belief in God and driven by a deep determination, Angel embarks on a remarkable comeback journey. The film follows Angel's emotional and physical struggles as he prepares for a pivotal fight, showcasing his resilience, courage, and unwavering spirit in the face of adversity. "In God We Trust" is a poignant tale of faith, redemption, and the indomitable human will to overcome the toughest of challenges.

Submitter Statement

Peter Velazquez is not just a director; he's a storyteller with a passion for making a difference. With a background serving in the military for 12 years, including a tour in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Peter brings a unique perspective and depth to his work. 

His journey into the world of film began humbly, starting his career at a movie theater. It was here that he discovered his love for storytelling and the power it holds to impact audiences deeply. Peter believes in telling stories that resonate and leave a lasting impression on viewers. 

As a devoted husband and father to three beautiful children, Peter's values of faith and family are at the core of his work. His love for God fuels his desire to create meaningful content, and his ultimate goal is to produce Christian films that spread the gospel to a wider audience. 

Through his dedication, creativity, and unwavering faith, Peter Velazquez is not just shaping narratives on screen but also touching hearts and inspiring souls with his storytelling prowess.

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