Godfather Films Voted Best Cinematographer in Orange County

We’re sporting some new GOLD! Happy to hear that Godfather Films is the recipient of the Borrowed & Blue Gold Award for Best Cinematographer in Orange County, California. Thank you to all of the wedding professionals who voted for us!
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We were so honored to learn that we were awarded top honors from Borrowed & Blue for Wedding Cinematography in both California and New York. We were awarded a Gold Award for Best Wedding Cinematographer in Orange County California and a Silver Award for the Hamptons and North Forks on Long Island in New York. A Best of B&B award is the equivalent of a Michelin Star in the wedding world identifying the most talented, well-respected vendors chosen by vendors themselves.

A complete list of winners can be found at
Photo of our drone at Westhampton Country Club

South Coast Winery Wedding Video ~ Marc & Jane

Marc impressed the guests by singing to his beautiful bride Jane inside the Gold Room at their beautiful South Coast Winery wedding and reception in Wine Country Temecula, California.

This wedding had it all from a great location, beautiful dress, rose petal aisle, great toasts, beautiful flowers and that fabulous wine country weather.

Thank you Marc and Jane for choosing Godfather Films to produce your wedding video.

Godfather Films has been producing wedding films at South Coast Winery for more than a decade and also produced their marketing film. https://vimeo.com/13763591


Indian Trail Club Wedding for Judi & Ben in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Gorgeous fall colors at a stylish country club on a scenic lake was the perfect setting for the wedding celebration for Judi and Ben at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

Their families really knew how to celebrate with beautiful décor, a fantastic band and of course the traditional classic speech by Judi’s father.

Godfather Films was honored to work this event with a great team of wedding professionals which included:

Ceremony and Wedding Venue:
Indian Trail Club, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Cantor Ilan Mamber

Joseph Delgado Photography

Entertainment/ Band:
Elan Artist / The Hudson Project Band

Tru Limousine

Wedding Coordinator/ Creative Director; Linens, Lighting, Rentals, Décor / Flowers:
À Votre Service Events®, LLC Marie Danielle Vil-Young

Wedding Video
Godfather Films
http://www.GodfatherFilms.com 800.495.5530

Alina and Christopher’s Grand Tradition Wedding

The beautiful Alina and handsome Christopher chose the spectacular wedding venue Grand Tradition in Fallbrook, California as the location for the fabulous wedding celebration.

Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens is Southern California’s most lush and expansive private ceremony and reception destination located in North County San Diego.

With acres of landscaped gardens, waterfalls, rolling green lawns, fountains and a heart-shaped lake guests are presented with a choice of two venues on the property; one exquisitely formal and the other vibrantly botanical.

Godfather Films has filmed both locations many times and love them both. Alina and Christopher chose the lush Arbor Terrace for their celebration.

CJ and Karlo’s Mission Inn & St. Catherine’s Wedding Celebration

This was one of those weddings where you just can’t stop smiling. You’ve got to love the formality of the guys preparing for a military wedding while the ladies are having nonstop fun.

St. Catherine’s of Alexandria Catholic Church is a beautiful location for a religious wedding and the Mission Inn Resort & Spa was the perfect background for spectacular photos with the Grand Parisian Room being the perfect spot for a reception.

We definitely smiled every time a Minion photo bombed a shot.

It is always great to work with really great wedding professionals including:

Mission Inn Hotel and Spa

Enchanted Portraiture

5 Star Mobile DJ

Wedding Video
Godfather Films

Thank you CJ and Karlo for choosing Godfather Films to produce your wedding video!

Office of The District Attorney County of Riverside – Crime Prevention Unit

The Office of The District Attorney County of Riverside operates a Crime Prevention Unit consisting of hard working prosecutors dedicated to reducing gang crimes and violence in our community.

District Attorney, Mike Hestrin, established a Crime Prevention Unit when he started his term as district attorney and asked prosecutors to perform at least six hours of community service per month.

Prosecutors dedicate their time to such organizations as the Boys and Girls Club as well as clubs they organize themselves. By inspiring young people to read, play games and interact socially with members of the DA’s office, Hestrin said he’s hoping to prevent them from getting involved with gangs or taking the wrong path.

Hunter Taylor, a prosecutor involved with the “Real Men Read” book club, estimates that some prosecutors are spending in a lot more than 6 hours with kids. “We’re probably putting in 30-40 hours a month just for that program,” Taylor said of himself and two other prosecutors.

Real Men Read has been meeting with at-risk kids, both in and out of juvenile hall, at locations across Riverside County. Its mission is to inspire young men to take interest in reading outside of school. Participants in the voluntary program are asked to pick out a book and read a chapter once a week.

“We bring them a bunch of different books and talk to them about what they’re reading,” Taylor said. “The kids read everything from James Patterson to some of the classics.”
Taylor said he’s seen a noticeable difference in the way many of the club’s hundreds of members look at reading. Young adults and adolescents, who might not have looked at a book outside of required school reading, he said, are suddenly reading for fun.
“We’ve had kids who have come in and said, ‘Man, I can’t believe you are making a reader out of me,’” he said.

Club meetings also provide youngsters the opportunity to learn other fundamental skills, such as how to knot a tie, how to fill out a job application and build a resume, Taylor said.

Prosecutor Luigi Monteleone is involved with “Board Kids.” The club, which has meetings in Riverside and Perris, gets children playing board games against law enforcement and prosecutors.

This unique program utilizes local prosecutors who reach out in local communities providing nationally recognized training and outreach programming in the areas of education, mentorship, truancy, Youth Accountability, gang awareness, life skills and parenting skills education.

Jen and Ryan Kasner – Canyon Crest Country Club Wedding

We are so honored when we film the weddings for the children of couples whose wedding we filmed decades ago. Being chosen as the Family Videographer is so rewarding. Not only is this family our clients, they are our friends and wonderful people on top of that.

Jen and Ryan had an absolutely beautiful ceremony overlooking the lake at the Canyon Crest Country Club in Riverside, California. Ryan’s parent’s home was the reception location providing a comfortable and stylish location overlooking the city of Riverside. Jen and Ryan are a great couple and you can tell from the film that they thoroughly enjoyed their wedding day and celebrated non-stop with their family and friends.

You can witness just how fun this group was by checking out the pictures from their Photo booth at:
They also chose fabulously talented wedding professionals to create this event.

Wedding Ceremony Venue
Canyon Crest Country Club

DeAnna Gallardo Photography

Woodranch Catering

Disc Jockey
Local Boy DJ

Weathered Feather

Photo Booth
Photo Video Fun Booths

Wedding Video
Godfather Films

Wedding MBA 2016 HIghlight Film

Wedding MBA 2016 was the biggest and best educational networking experience for wedding professionals. 160 seminar presentations by the leaders in the wedding industry with more than 3500 attendees from around the world enjoyed a great trade show, parties and of course a wonderful learning experience. Sign up now for Wedding MBA 2017 at WeddingMBA.com

Since 2003 Wedding MBA has been bringing International Wedding Industry Powerhouses like:
The Knot
Wedding Wire
Brides.com and Brides Local Magazines
Martha Stewart Weddings
Perfect Wedding Guide
Premier Bride
The Wedding Vendor
WedLock Magazine
Kathy Ireland
Association for Wedding Professionals International
Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants
The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada
American Disc Jockey Association
Great Bridal Expo
Wedding Marketing Network
Bridal Association of America
Wedding Industry Leaders Conference

Corona Norco Unified School District Promotional Film ~ The Portal MY CNUSD

On Monday, April 20, 2015, the Corona-Norco Unified School District launched the District’s new online portal called, “MyCNUSD.” This animated promotional film was conceptualized, storyboarded, scripted, narrated, 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. The district is 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: www.cnusd.k12.ca.us

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa Winter Wedding Video Highlight Film

The beautiful Laura and handsome Derek along with their very talented families created an outdoor mountain winter wedding celebration overlooking Lake Arrowhead that looks like it belongs on the home page of Pinterest.

All the décor, special elements, clothing, special signs, entertainment, first look with Dad, aerial drone footage and even the trucked in snow made this event definitely one of a kind. Congratulations Laura and Derek.
Godfather Films is honored to be the preferred videographer at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa.

Aerial Drone Cinema Video and Photography Sizzle Reel USAS Experts Part 107 Remote Pilot

Godfather Films have been pioneers in using drones for aerial photography and video and have produced aerial cinema around the world.

The FAA has developed regulations to allow the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (small UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) for purposes other than hobby and recreation. The rules are specified in 14 CFR part 107 and address UAS classification, certification, and operating rules.

Godfather Films is among the first in the nation to obtain a part 107 remote pilot certificate with a small unmanned aircraft system (small UAS) rating, commonly referred to as a drone pilot. We are the drone experts.

Clients and locations featured in the Aerial Drone Cinema Video and Photography Sizzle Reel include: Mission Inn – Riverside, CA, Sandals Whitehouse – Jamaica, Island Hotel – Newport Beach, MAB Motors – Yermo, CA, The Breakers – Palm Beach, FL, Paloma Valley High School – Menifee, CA, Wales, Iacacos Island – Puerto Rico, SOKA University – Aliso Viejo, CA, Nixon Library – Yorba Linda, CA, BMW Car Dealer – Beverly Hills, Riverside Convention Center – Riverside, CA, Seven Magic Mountains – Jean, Nevada, Second Harvest Food Bank and Stater Bros. Charaties – Irvine, CA, Hawaii Nautical Whale Watching – Oahu, CA, AOO Events – Los Angeles, The Shade Hotel – Manhattan Beach, CA, Lake Arrowhead Resort, Gran Melia Golf Resort – Puerto Rico, St. Mina Church – Colton, CA, Milan – Italy, Riverside Municipal Auditorium, Raincross Hospitality, Alex Trebek – Classic Coatings Systems, Tommy Chong – Angel’s Garage, Western Science Center – Hemet, CA, San Jacinto, CA, City of Aliso Viejo – Orange County, Wakiki.

Contact us today for more info: 800.495.5530