Film Announcement
Dear Heart of Camden Supporter:

 While there is much uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we take the safety and health of our guests, staff, and community very seriously and have decided to postpone our film premiere events scheduled for this weekend.

 We will continue to monitor the situation and heed the advice of health officials in Camden County. We will notify all ticket holders in the coming weeks as new plans develop. Anyone who cannot attend future events may request a full refund.

 Thank you all for your support of the Heart of Camden and Monsignor Michael Doyle. We look forward to sharing this beautiful film honoring him in the near future.

For more information on COVID-19 please go to

 https://www.camdencounty.com/service/health-human-services/covid-19-updates/

 Sincerely,

 Sandi Kelly (on behalf of Heart of Camden)

Heart of Camden, Board Member

 














Get a glimpse into the inspiring story of Fr. Michael J. Doyle, and see some incredible moments about a man who made it his lifelong purpose to inspire & help a city and the people within it.
Michael J. Doyle Documentary 
Get a glimpse into the inspiring story of Fr. Michael J. Doyle, and see some incredible moments about a man who made it his lifelong purpose to inspire & help a city and the people within it.
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About The Film
As a young priest, Father Michael J. Doyle came to the U.S. from rural Ireland in 1959, bringing with him a joyful disposition, a fervent Catholic faith and an unwavering determination to help his congregation and community. These traits were put to the test in Camden, where he found himself confronted with urban decay and despair. Industries were closing and people were leaving. Crime, drug use, the breakdown of families, the proliferation of hopelessness—this was Camden’s reality. 
 
Heart of Camden, a thirty-minute documentary produced and directed by Douglas Clayton in association with ArtC and sponsored by the Heart of Camden, explores Father Doyle’s attempts to reverse the city’s fall. From the start of his placement at Sacred Heart Church, the strong-willed priest applied himself with tireless effort. He breathed new life into Sacred Heart School and he founded organizations for the poor like the Heart of Camden. Believing the arts will save us, he supported the birth of the South Camden Theatre Company, Camden Fireworks for visual artists, and the Nick Virgilio Writers House in his parish’s neighborhood.
 
He also became widely known for his brave opposition to the Vietnam War, resulting in his 1973 trial as a member of the “Camden 28” for attempting to destroy draft records. All defendants were acquitted.
 
Included in the inspiring documentary is commentary from family, friends and parishioners. Excerpts are presented from his fine poetry, brilliant essays, and powerful weekly letters he has written to his congregation since 1984. What shines through Heart of Camden is Father (now Monsignor) Doyle’s devotion to God and his fellow man. And to the city of Camden, where he truly has given his heart. 

Narrated by Golden Globe and Emmy award winner Martin Sheen

“Absolutely beautiful! It’s an honor to be part of this film” - Martin Sheen

The Team
The Team

Doug Clayton - FilmDoc, Director & Executive Producer 

Dr. Clayton is passionate about film and the impact that it has on inspiring people and enhancing learning. Doug produced and directed the multi award winning documentary “Dovere for Camden” in addition to producing several highly impactful parodies of popular mainstream films (The Godfather, Star Trek, Mission Impossible). In addition to creating FilmDoc Productions, he is the Senior Vice President of Human Capital for SES, a global satellite services firm that connects the world. Doug works primarily in Princeton, NJ and spends several months per year working in Europe.

A native of New Jersey, Doug earned his doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is an alumnus of the Wharton Business School. His doctoral dissertation topic, Total Recall: Using Film to Enhance Learning, involved a global experiment that resulted in empirical evidence that using film in a company learning setting can enhance learning. 

Bill Horin - ArtC, Founder & Creative Director

ArtC has been shining a light on the arts of South Jersey for 8 years with documentaries, magazine features, curated exhibits, artist collaborations, a radio show and TV show and now Strobe, an artists' collective. Bill has also been a professional photographer for over 35 years and filmmaker and video producer for the last 10 years. Bill has also published 2 magazines about the arts and is the host of the Emmy nominated 'ArtC with Bill Horin' TV show.

ArtC is based in Linwood, NJ and collaborates with some of southern New Jersey's best photographers, videographers, writers, graphic designers and artists.

Bill Horin - ArtC, Founder & Creative Director

ArtC has been shining a light on the arts of South Jersey for 8 years with documentaries, magazine features, curated exhibits, artist collaborations, a radio show and TV show and now Strobe, an artists collective. Bill has also been a professional photographer for over 35 years and his love of photography has led to many successful exhibits including last year’s Clique at the Perkins Center for the Arts and the Riverfront Renaissance Center in Millville and Photo SJ 2012, 2013 and 2017. Bill has also published 2 magazines about the arts and is the host of ArtC with Bill Horin.

Frank Weiss - ArtC, Director of Video Production

Frank Weiss began his career as a photographer in 2005 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, while serving in the United States Air Force. Distraught by the arguably misleading views of the Middle East popularized by news media, Frank felt obligated to capture photographs highlighting the innate humanity behind the headlines. He continues to pursue these ideals with his documentary filmmaking in countries such as Haiti, Jordan and Belise. As the Director of Video Production for ArtC he is an important reason for their award winning videos. He is a skilled videographer who is also well versed in editing, audio and effects.

Doug Clayton -  Director & Executive Producer

Dr. Clayton is passionate about film and the impact that it has on inspiring people and enhancing learning. Doug produced and directed the multi award winning documentary “Dovere for Camden” in addition to producing several highly impactful parodies of popular mainstream films (The Godfather, Star Trek, Mission Impossible). In addition to creating FilmDoc Productions, he is the Senior Vice President of Human Capital for SES, a global satellite services firm that connects the world. Doug works primarily in Princeton, NJ and spends several months per year working in Europe.

A native of New Jersey, Doug earned his doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is an alumnus of the Wharton Business School. His doctoral dissertation topic, Total Recall: Using Film to Enhance Learning, involved a global experiment that resulted in empirical evidence that using film in a company learning setting can enhance learning. Doug also earned an M.S. in Human Resources Development from Villanova University. Doug continues to speak throughout North America on the topic of film and learning, including a session as an adjunct teacher at Penn’s CLO doctoral program, has been published, and blogs on the topic at www.thefilmdoc.com.

Bill Horin - ArtC, Founder & Creative Director

ArtC has been shining a light on the arts of South Jersey for 8 years with documentaries, magazine features, curated exhibits, artist collaborations, a radio show and TV show and now Strobe, an artists collective. Bill has also been a professional photographer for over 35 years and his love of photography has led to many successful exhibits including last year’s Clique at the Perkins Center for the Arts and the Riverfront Renaissance Center in Millville and Photo SJ 2012, 2013 and 2017. Bill has also published 2 magazines about the arts and is the host of ArtC with Bill Horin.

Frank Weiss - ArtC Video Production

Frank Weiss began his career as a photographer in 2005 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, while serving in the United States Air Force. Distraught by the arguably misleading views of the Middle East popularized by news media, Frank felt obligated to capture photographs highlighting the innate humanity behind the headlines. He continues to pursue these ideals with his documentary filmmaking in countries such as Haiti, Jordan and Belise. As the Director of Video Production for ArtC he is an important reason for their award winning videos. He is a skilled videographer who is also well versed in editing, audio and effects.