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A Consecrated Life - Short Film


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Hey all,

Right after I got out of film school, I used some of my award money to fund this short film about a young woman announcing to her family that she's going to become a nun. It's not a perfect film by any means, but it was personal and it was a way to communicate some conversations about faith to people around me who seemed completely oblivious to the idea of spiritual struggle. Sadly, it didn't gain much traction at film festivals, as it was both too skeptical for faith-based festivals, and too religious for mainstream festivals. Strangely, it seems that after First Reformed came out, festival folks finally became receptive to it and it gained a bit of traction.

It's been selected as part of the NSI Online Short Film Festival and Anders mentioned that I should share it here as it might speak to you all more than most online viewers: https://www.nsi-canada.ca/2019/02/a-consecrated-life/?fbclid=IwAR2ck7ZDrWITV8ZrtoI0AhGjkotid3zUDHT114izCEY5Cazkbfi9czYLMmo

Let me know if you have any thoughts or questions about it. You can critique it as well, but seeing as it's completed, it's not like I can accommodate any suggested edits. haha Thanks.

"Someone like Jean-Luc Godard is for me intellectual counterfeit money when compared to a good kung fu film." - Werner Herzog

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Congratulations on the NSI selection! 

I appreciated the last scene quite a lot. The earnest conversation with the older Sister resonated quite personally for me.

I would of course love to see more in that vein! Even if keep finding yourself landing in that very small target niche, I believe that it's well-worth pursuing and I get really excited everytime I see valiant attempts at that tightrope.

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Thanks, Jeremy! Really appreciate you watching and your comments about it resonating with you.

On 7/3/2020 at 2:05 PM, Jeremy Ratzlaff said:

Even if keep finding yourself landing in that very small target niche, I believe that it's well-worth pursuing and I get really excited everytime I see valiant attempts at that tightrope.

Yeah, that is definitely something that has kept in my mind, because although it's such a small niche, I think that if it actually does find the audience, it's hopefully extra resonant for those people. We'll see what the future brings!

"Someone like Jean-Luc Godard is for me intellectual counterfeit money when compared to a good kung fu film." - Werner Herzog

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