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2020

Directed by Jack Salvadori

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SED LIBERA NOS A MALO

The Church has adapted to the new security norms in the Covid-era, without renouncing to its rituals.

What happens when our everyday life meets an unexpected, irregular element? This is, perhaps, the key question lying at the core of surrealism, but also what happened to us since the advent of the pandemic. The way we look at life has changed, but our nature pushed us to adapt, in order not to be defeated. When I saw the viral picture of a priest baptizing a baby with a water gun, I was not just hilariously entertained, but mostly charmed. Of course, if I struggled to adapt my lifestyle to the “new normal”, how could a millenary institution like the Church adjust its ancient rituals to social distancing? As a Catholic Christian myself, this is what I wanted to explore, laughing at ourselves first while also capturing and casting an ironical shade over a very dramatic moment in our time.

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CREW                                      &                               CAST
  • Director: Jack Salvadori

  • Writer: Jack Salvadori

  • Producers: Vinay Chambore

                          Simon Torres​

                          Joe Bidmead

                          Jack Salvadori

  • Cinematographer: Jake Lucas

  • Make-Up: Louise Jane Mead

  • Costumes: Radvile Kisieliute

  • Composer: Omar Chamsi-Pasha

  • Sound Designer: Benoit Carry

  • Graphic Designer: Christian Senior

  • 1st AD: Nacho Martin Sierra

  • 1st AC: Jacob Crowe

  • Casting: Amina Chafai

  • Runner: Roger Bowden

  • Editor: Jack Salvadori

  • Michael Lipman: "Priest #5"

  • Chris Bearne: "Sinner/Priest #2"

  • Peter Shackleton: "Priest #4"

  • Jose Palma: "Driving Christian"

  • Angela White: "Nun"

  • Mike Sweenet-Collier: "Priest #1"

  • Jonathan Brooks: "Priest #3"

  • Andrea Colonna: "Father"

  • Maria Busz: "Mother"

  • Louise Lintott: "Bride"

  • Edward Kaye: "Groom"

  • Brian Stewart: "Jesus"

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SPECIFICATIONS
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  • Project Type: Short

  • Genres: Comedy

  • Runtime: 6 minutes 30 seconds

  • Completion Date:

    December 9, 2020

  • Production Budget: 7,000 GBP

  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom

  • Country of Filming: United Kingdom

  • Language: Latin

  • Shooting Format: 16mm, Digital

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

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