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31 January 2020

Silver linings prayer book.

by Andrew MacGregor

Short Films: “The Priest” - 5 mins 49s

Siblings Andrew and Rebecca are given some unorthodox advice in director Jim Owen’s pitch-black comedy set in a church. Seeking answers after their brother’s suicide (or even just something to eat), the pair are ‘comforted’ by a priest (Rachel Stubbings) who is not all she seems. First and foremost, how does she know so much about comically botched suicides?

The straight-talking cleric’s description of faces blown off by shotgun, overdose-related organ failure, and extensive brain damage (“He thinks he’s a satsuma”) is highly disturbing, leavened by the deadpan reactions of co-leads Jack Berry and Liz Kingsman. If it doesn’t touch a nerve, it will make you laugh.

Director: Jim Owen Ⓦ (Fat Lemon Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Producer: Jim Owen
Cinematographer: Pete Bateson
Editor: Owen Oppenheimer Ⓦ @ The Quarry Ⓟ Ⓦ
Post Production: Tor Adams @ The Quarry Ⓟ Ⓦ
Audio Mix: Ollie Usher @ No.8 Ⓟ Ⓦ
Music Supervisor: Sam Evenden

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