Meet the Holy Rascals

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This is the cast for original short films produced by Peace Films Inc. and Holy Rascals. 

Other films on this site have a different ever-expanding cast of characters. 


Seyedeh Nahid Angha is the founder of the Sufi Women Organization, co-director of the International Association of Sufism, executive editor of the journal “Sufism: An Inquiry,” and author of numerous books on Sufism, philosophy, and spiritual traveling.



Joan Borysenko, founder of the Claritas, the Institute for Interspiritual Inquiry, is a psychologist, yoga and meditation instructor specializing in behavioral medicine, stress and well-being, women's health and spirituality, creativity, and the great spiritual traditions of the world, and author of the New York Times bestseller “Minding the Body, Mending the Mind.”

John Cleese John Cleese** is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning English comedian actor producer, and director, best known for being one of the founding members of the renowned comedy group Monty Python. He has won British Academy of Film and Television Arts award, and was nominated for an Academy Award for screenwriting A Fish Called Wanda.


Rev. Matthew Fox, a liberation theologian and progressive visionary who was silenced by the Vatican and later dismissed from the Dominican order, is an Episcopal priest, founder of the University of Creation Spirituality, and author of 24 books, including “Original Blessing” and “One River, Many Wells.”

Matthew Fox
Andrew Harvey, is a poet, author, scholar, and teacher who wrote and edited over 30 books including “The Direct Path,” “The Way of Passion, “Son of Man, and the “The Essential Mystics.” He was the subject of the 1993 BBC documentary "The Making of a Mystic."


Sister Jose Hobday, Seneca elder and a Sister of Franciscan Order, has written and lectured nationally and internationally for over thirty years on Native American Spirituality, prayer, ecumenical studies, simplicity of life, Creation Spirituality, women’s issues, peace and justice. Her books include “Simple Living, Stories of Awe and Abundance” and “Seeking a Moist Heart: Native American Ways for Healing the Spirit.”


Prasanna Prasanna calls himself a rascal beyond traditions. He is an artist who since childhood in India has been fascinated by the mysterious “sense of being present here-now.” Lifelong probing into this mystery has resulted in many paintings glowing with the radiance of the divine presence. Now he shares these paintings and conversations with small groups in his living room in Sonoma, California.



Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi is a national leader of the worldwide Jewish Renewal Movement grounded in Judaism’s mystical traditions which seek to bring creativity, relevance, joy and an all embracing awareness to spiritual practice as a path to wholeness and healing. He is the founder of the Spiritual Eldering Institute and author of “Jewish with Feeling,” “Credo of a Modern Kabbalist,” “Wrapped in a Holy Flame,” and “From Age-ing to Sage-ing.”

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
Pravrajika Vrajaprana, a member of Sarada Convent in Santa Barbara since 1977, is an ordained nun or sannyasini of the Vedanta Society of Southern California. A frequent participant in interfaith gatherings and active member of the American Academy of Religions, she is the author of Vedanta: A Simple Introduction and editor of Living Wisdom: Vedanta in the West and Seeing God Everywhere. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions.


Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award-winning poet, author and essayist, and has served for over 25 years as a congregational rabbi, spiritual director and professor of world religion. Considered one of the most creative voices in contemporary Jewish spirituality, he is the author of over a dozen books including “Minyan,” “Hasidic Tales,” “The Wisdom of Solomon,” and “Open Secrets.” He writes a regular column called “Roadside Assistance on the Spiritual Journey” for Spirituality and Health Magazine available on line at Find Rami’s blog and other projects at


Rabbi Rami Shapiro

**So far, every time we set a date to film with John Cleese, we've been pre-empted by his work in feature films.  so while its been bad luck for us, we think of ourselves as good luck for him. 

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