Created Equal (2017)


Created Equal (2017)

An up-and-coming attorney takes on a case to sue the Catholic Church for discrimination against a young woman who desperately wants to become a priest. In a world where gender equality is a critical issue, the Church remains steeped in tradition. As the trial unfolds and divine authority is challenged, their lives become in danger as extremists plot to stop the heresy at any cost.
IMDb   5.4 /10
TheMovieDb    6.2 /10
Director Bill Duke
Writer Ned Bowman
Writer Michael Ricigliano Jr.
Writer Joyce Renee Lewis
Release Date2018-01-15
Runtime1h 31min
GenreDrama, Thriller
Content RatingTV-PG (TV-PG)
AwardsAwards11 wins & 2 nominations
CompanyCreated Equal Productions, T-CAT Films
Monsignor Renzullias Monsignor Renzulli
Tommy Reillyas Tommy Reilly
Judge Watfordas Judge Watford
Alejandra Batistaas Alejandra Batista
Nickias Nicki
Samanthaas Samantha
Kent Dunbaras Kent Dunbar
Nurseas Nurse
David Joseph Martinez
David Joseph Martinez
Mario Batistaas Mario Batista
Willis Silk Thompkinsas Willis Silk Thompkins
Bettyas Betty
Apartment Manageras Apartment Manager
Louisa Reillyas Louisa Reilly
Jane Kennedyas Jane Kennedy
Aaron Mitchell
Aaron Mitchell
Juroras Juror
Spence Maughon
Spence Maughon
Vick Vargasas Vick Vargas
Chad Governale
Chad Governale
Detectiveas Detective

Created Equal (film)

Created Equal is a 2017 legal drama film directed by Bill Duke. It was shown at several festivals in 2017 before being released in the United States on January 16, 2018.


A woman attempting to become a priest solicits the help of a young attorney to sue the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination.


  • Lou Diamond Phillips as Monsignor Renzulli
  • Aaron Tveit as Tommy Reilly
  • Gregory Alan Williams as Judge Watford
  • Edy Ganem as Alejandra Batista


Production began in 2016.


The film premiered at the American Black Film Festival at 4:00 p.m. on June 15, 2017, before being released in the United States on January 16, 2018.