Founder and President of Inner Citadel Productions
Few players in the 150-year history of Major League Baseball have exemplified greatness both on and off the playing field more than Gil Hodges. The Dodger legend won championships in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles, and later managed the 1969 “Miracle Mets” to a shocking World Series win. But it his sterling character and leadership-- forged on the deadly battlefield of Okinawa, where Hodges served as a Marine during World War II, and on the Dodger infield where he played a critical role defending Jackie Robinson during the breaking of the color barrier--that define Hodges in this new documentary film produced to coincide with a critical 2020 vote to finally elect Hodges into the Hall of Fame.
Twenty-five years have passed since the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, sparking a renewed interest in this spiritual giant of the 20th century. Filmed on 5 continents and featuring unprecedented access to both institutional archives and the apostolates of the Missionaries of Charity, this film reveals not just who Mother Teresa was, but how her singular vision to serve Christ in the poor continues to be realized through the Missionaries of Charity today. This is far more than a documentary film. It is at once a soaring tribute to a spiritual icon, a powerful witness of authentic Christian charity, and a guidepost for all who seek hope in our turbulent times.
Mother Teresa: No Greater Love (2022)
Soul of a Champion: The Gil Hodges Story (2021)
St. Joseph: Our Spiritual Father (2021)
David, producing under the banner of his production company Inner Citadel Productions, takes on a limited number of new film projects and television commercials each year. He also offers consultation services on film distribution, story development, and digital media strategy.
David Naglieri interviews Lord David Alton in London for his film on the Northern Ireland Peace Process.
David Naglieri is a multiple Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker whose films have been distributed in more than 90 countries, and critically acclaimed for their combination of extensive and original historical research; cutting edge visual effects; and emotive storytelling. Naglieri is best known for his 2016 feature length documentary Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism, which earned 5 Emmy nominations and was hailed as a "documentary masterpiece" by First Things magazine; and for Mother Teresa: No Greater Love a box office smash hit that became the #2 documentary released theatrically in North America in 2022. His subjects explored range from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti to baseball great Gil Hodges; from Pope Francis to Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem. His films have been distributed by PBS, Netflix and ABC, and narrated by the likes of Jim Caviezel, Andy Garcia, and Placido Domingo.
The grandson of Italian immigrants, David collaborated with the Knights of Columbus, Chazz Palminteri and an array of Italian-American civic leaders, in producing the 2020 film Courage and Conviction, which defended the legacy of Christopher Columbus. A 2002 recipient of a PEW fellowship to study the influence of religion on contemporary global affairs, Naglieri holds a Master's Degree in International Relations from Boston University and a Bachelor's Degree in History from Marist College.