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14 June 2021


by Syd Briscoe

Brother Leo: “People” - 3 mins 28s

Many artists have offered up modern interpretations of the Bible over the years, though none with quite such a glossy Hollywood sheen as this promo from Brother Leo. 'People' sees Jesus Christ cast as a fallen icon, a former celebrity trying to come to terms with the corruption of his image in a fame-obsessed world.

Unlike the grungy aesthetics of say, Lady Gaga's 'Judas', Director Chris Kirtley goes for a cleaner look here, with the film's rich colours and use of sunlight standing in stark contrast to the protagonist's depressed state. An unexpected romance brings a sweet element to proceedings, while the final betrayal reminds viewers why couple's tattoos are always a horrible idea... even if you are the Messiah.

Film Production: Dirty Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Chris Kirtley
Producer: Conor Duffy
Production Ass'nt: Thomas Davies
Executive Producer: Angelica Riccardi
1st AD: Charlotte Miller
2nd AD: André Pereira
Cinematographer: Jordan Clarke
1st AC / Focus Puller: Aidan Bryan
2nd AC: Mike Simpson
Art Department: Amada Piedra
Colourist: Katie Dymmock

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