Edward (Eddie) Siebert, S.J. has several roles at LMU. He is the Rector of the Jesuit community, Senior-Lecturer in the School of Film and Television, and lives as a Resident Minister in Leavey 5 Residence Hall. He is the Chaplain for the Student Worker Program and primary caretaker for “Buster,” the LMU therapy dog (@busterlmu). LMU therapy dog (@busterlmu).
Additionally, Siebert is the founder and president of the Loyola Productions, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA (www.loyolaproductions.com) which has built a reputation over 18 years for telling stories around the globe that inform, inspire, and entertain. Siebert’s extensive experience both in secular and Catholic circles includes everything from newsroom stints at WDIV NBC Detroit, WWL CBS New Orleans, to exclusively chronicling Pope Francis in Rome, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.
Siebert started in Los Angeles working on the ABC/20 Century Fox television show, NOTHING SACRED. He wrote and directed the award-winning short films AT LAST GOODBYE and OUT OF TRUST. Known to New York Times readers as The Jesuit in Hollywood, Siebert recently completed the film, BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS which tells the story of the Jesuits and women killed in El Salvador at the UCA in 1989. He’s currently working with Sony, Screen Gems on the untitled Gabriel Amorth project.
Siebert received an MFA in film production from Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television. He also holds master’s degrees from the University of San Francisco and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. He is a member of the International Association of Documentary Filmmakers, and the Producers Guild of America (PGA).