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Graduation and Commencement Video
Godfather Films produces graduation, training, public relations, risk management and special event films for Perris Unified High School District, Corona Norco Unified School District, California Baptist University, La Sierra University and the University of Redlands. 800.495.5530

  1. 2018 La Sierra University Commencement
    Thousands descended on La Sierra University on Sunday, June 17, 2018 to see the annual turning of the tassels. Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

    About 500 degrees were awarded at the ceremony. Two honorary degrees were given to individuals with longtime connections to the university.

    Rose Mayes, executive director of the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, received the honor. She’s been a board member with the university’s foundation since 2002. Also honored was Robert Krone, president and co-founder of the Kepler Space Institute. Krone was a professor at the university between 1992 and 2007.

    A Message from the President of La Sierra University

    Congratulations! We rejoice with you as you achieve your degree goal. Now is the time to celebrate all of your hard work, and to look forward to the next chapter of your life. I share your sense of accomplishment.

    I assure you that your time studying here at La Sierra University was a wise investment in your future. You are now part of La Sierra’s legacy of leadership and service. Since our founding in 1922, our alumni have distinguished themselves as thinkers, teachers, researchers, lawyers, judges, healthcare professionals, public servants, entrepreneurs, ministers, and activists. Now is your time to make an impact on the world.

    I would like to extend a warm invitation to you and your family to participate in the 2018 La Sierra University Graduation Weekend. Graduation is a highlight for the University, and this year we are looking forward to another memorable occasion. Graduation weekend is June 15-17, with services in the La Sierra University Church on Friday and Saturday, and on our historic Founders’ Green on Sunday morning.

    La Sierra has prepared you well and now it is up to you to grasp new opportunities, define yourself and your place in the world, and make a difference to those who will look to you for leadership and support. I wish you God’s richest blessings for a fulfilling and rewarding future.

    Randal Wisbey

  2. Corona Norco Unified School District - LCFF
    Local Control Funding Formula

    On June 27, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown approved the biggest reform to school funding in the last 40 years. The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) gives school districts freedom on how they spend educational dollars. The LCFF doesn’t mean that there are more dollars. However, school districts will have more authority to decide how to distribute the funds they are given. We want to involve you in the decisions we make regarding the educational services we provide. Please help us to accomplish this goal by watching the informational video below and taking the attached survey.

  3. La Sierra University Graduates Largest Class in School’s History 2017 - Highlight Film
    06/20/2017 - Author: Darla Martin Tucker
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Early on the morning of June 18, before the heat of the day set in, long lines of black-robed graduates, many adorned with colorful leis and graduation caps, stood on the upper mall of La Sierra University’s campus waiting for the organ’s resounding strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” to begin at 8 a.m.

    “It doesn’t seem real,” said Kaitlyn Witherby, a management and marketing double major as she stood in line with her classmates. “I’m excited, nervous, but mostly excited,” said chemistry and Spanish major Caleb Flores of Fresno.

    A short time later, Kristen Soares, president of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities stood before La Sierra’s 2017 graduating class seated on Founders’ Green and advised them to create memory imprints of the day and of other special moments in their lives. She also told the graduates to value setbacks and mistakes as resilience-building moments along the path toward their goals.

    Soares gave an address titled “Be Present” for La Sierra’s commencement which saw 475 students, the university’s largest graduating class to date, receive 494 degrees.

    The AICCU represents the chief executives of California’s 79 private, nonprofit colleges and universities and those institutions’ 330,000 students on issues of public policy. Soares’ efforts include advocating for the Cal Grant, a state financial aid program for higher education. Before joining the AICCU, Soares served as a senior associate vice president for government relations and civic engagement at the University of Southern California for 23 years.

    La Sierra University is a Seventh-day Adventist non-profit co-educational university located in Riverside, California, United States. La Sierra offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level degrees and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Adventist Accrediting Association.

    To view photo albums of La Sierra University's 2017 commencement weekend, visit

  4. My CNUSD The Portal -~ Corona Norco Unified School District
    On Monday, April 20, 2015, the Corona-Norco Unified School District launched the District’s new online portal called, “MyCNUSD.” This animated film was conceptualized, storyboarded, scripted, narrated and custom designed and animated by the team at Godfather Films.
    The portal enables the greater Corona-Norco Unified School District community to view and access personalized information conducive to teaching, learning, working, and staying informed. With input from teachers, parents, students, principals and staff, MyCNUSD has developed into a dynamic online personalized platform for all users. This exciting new platform serves as a centralized location connecting teachers and students to 21st century tools for the classroom; connecting parents to bell schedules, grades and much more.
    The Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) is a school district in Riverside County, California, in the United States, serving the cities of Norco, Corona, and Eastvale. It has 48 schools in operation: 32 elementary schools, 8 intermediate schools and 8 high schools. Corona-Norco Unified School District served 53,782 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] This district was the ninth-largest by enrollment in the state of California.
    Parents, teachers, students and staff can access MyCNUSD by clicking on the “Parent,” “Student”, and “Staff” buttons from the District’s website at:

  5. University of Redlands Graduation Ceremony Marketing Video

    The job was to capture the essence of human emotion experienced by graduates, family and friends at a graduation ceremony. The University of Redlands was looking for a marketing piece to use as part of their advertising campaign for recruitment. Our video production company filmed six graduation and commencement ceremonies within a single week. It was a great assignment reminding us of what is really great about education and taking pride in yourself. Observing the sense of accomplishment in the voice, expressions, tears and body language in these young adults ready to face the world was inspiring. Sharing the experience with parents, family and friends, all bursting with pride was a great feeling. We have produced several projects for this client and know it is a great campus.

  6. Soka University Of America
    Preview of coming films