Palomita Films + Paloma Pilgrimages

We love to capture and share stories that inspire.

In 2015, we experienced our first pilgrimage in Medjugorje, and it changed our lives. Since then, we've produced documentary films, recorded interviews with hundreds pilgrims from around the world, and created short videos that highlight our faith and current events in Medjugorje. We began leading groups of pilgrims to Mejdugorje in 2016 and are constantly inspired by the spiritual miracles and personal encounters of faith people experience in that holy place.

  • Cimela

    With a Greek father and a Mexican mother, Cimela began documenting her family’s travels at a young age, especially to her father’s homeland, the island of Crete. In 2009, she began capturing stories for Rice University, Exxonmobile, University of St. Thomas, and The Center for Houston’s Future. She is a co-founder of the company Stella Mar Films and produced documentaries Apparition Hill and Where There is Darkness among others. She is the founder of Palomita Films and Paloma Pilgrimages.

  • Jessi

    From a small town in Michigan, Jessi traveled across the world to Medjugorje to begin documenting the holy site in 2015. She wanted to be a pirate when she was little then she discovered the real buried treasure was searching for stories. She graduated from Loyola University in Chicago then began making documentaries with Stella Mar Films and continues capturing stories through Palomita Films and leading pilgrims through Paloma Pilgrimages.

  • Garret

    As an artist studying in an elite school in Pennsylvania, Garret lends his artistic eye and talents to the team. He first journeyed to Medjugorje in May 2021 and blew everyone away with his butter sculptures and life-like drawings. He began producing inspiring short films with us and mastered the art of filming with a drone. He is passionate about Medjugorje, the Blessed Mother, and Eucharistic miracles and uses his art to encourage people in their faith. Prints of his original artwork are available in our store.

  • Melissa

    A legend in her field. With her great devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and her proficiency with numbers, she makes the best business leader of this company. Melissa is a graduate of Rice University with a Masters from the University of St. Thomas and a CPA. Since childhood, she has gone on pilgrimages around the world, and, in fact, makes a point to always visit churches and sacred sites wherever she goes. In 2019, she lost part of her finger in Medjugorje. Read about that story here.

  • New Video: Corpus Christi Procession in Medjugorje

    New Video: Corpus Christi Procession in Medjugorje

    On the Feast of Corpus Christi this year, Palomita Films was able to be a part of the Eucharistic Procession.  Garret McCall has wanted to participate in this procession since...

    New Video: Corpus Christi Procession in Medjugorje

    On the Feast of Corpus Christi this year, Palomita Films was able to be a part of the Eucharistic Procession.  Garret McCall has wanted to participate in this procession since...

  • Love God's Will in Theaters

    Love God's Will in Theaters

    Love God's Will premiered on March 2nd, 2024 at the Regal theater in Tomball, Texas to Fr. Ryan's family, many friends that were in the film, the actor who portrayed...

    Love God's Will in Theaters

    Love God's Will premiered on March 2nd, 2024 at the Regal theater in Tomball, Texas to Fr. Ryan's family, many friends that were in the film, the actor who portrayed...

  • Enjoy Cross Mountain Movie now for Free

    Enjoy Cross Mountain Movie now for Free

    Post by Cimela Kidonakis   Merry Christmas friends! May this Christmas be filled with God's gifts! We hope all young people can journey to know their Mother, Our Lady Queen of Peace!...

    Enjoy Cross Mountain Movie now for Free

    Post by Cimela Kidonakis   Merry Christmas friends! May this Christmas be filled with God's gifts! We hope all young people can journey to know their Mother, Our Lady Queen of Peace!...

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