The Priest

Synopsis

Early one morning, a stranger wanders into a small town church. William Ross confesses his murderous sins to an aging local priest, Father Byrne. When Byrne learns that William is truly a killer, he battles with the choice of telling the police of the confession, which would ultimately lead to excommunication, or saying nothing and allowing more innocent people to die.

Review

4/5
A drama that explores a sinful religious confession.
Written and directed by Riley Daniel Gaboury, ‘The Priest’ is a short drama film that explores a case of a missing girl. Harsh Hundal leads the cast as Father Byrne, a local priest who takes confession from the perpetrator. The film delves into the priests’ inner conflict with his religious duty and acting honorably for the sake of the victim’s mother. The short is filmed entirely in black and white.

The 21-minute film opens outside the church, where Father Byrne greets William Ross (Oliver Posada). During confession, William admits to the murder of Grace, a local girl who has been missing for a month. In disbelief, Father Byrne rejects his confession and asks him to leave. Whilst providing spiritual comfort to Grace’s mother, the priest battles with his conscious to find out the truth and bring about closure, despite going against his religious duty.

The Priest Short Film
Riley Daniel Gaboury has delivered a captivating drama that explores morality and ethics. Harsh Hundal portrays a fine performance as Father Byrne. Oliver Posada’s portrayal as William is chilling from the offset, but equally commendable. Cinematography, sound and post-production is of an exceptional standard from start-to-finish. Production and costume design are highly praiseworthy. Viewers will be enthralled by the intriguing narrative. A gripping watch. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Riley Daniel Gaboury
Writer(s): Riley Daniel Gaboury
Cast: Don Ferguson, Harsh Hundal, Nika Louw, Oliver Posada, Tanya Keller
Producer(s): Ethan Arthur Daoust, Riley Daniel Gaboury
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Specifications

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Subjects: Crime, Death, Guilt, Murder, Religion
Country: Canada
Language: English
Year: 2022
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Riley Daniel Gaboury
Writer(s): Riley Daniel Gaboury
Cast: Don Ferguson, Harsh Hundal, Nika Louw, Oliver Posada, Tanya Keller
Producer(s): Ethan Arthur Daoust, Riley Daniel Gaboury
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Subjects: Crime, Death, Guilt, Murder, Religion
Country: Canada
Language: English
Year: 2022

Recommended

The Priest

Synopsis

Early one morning, a stranger wanders into a small town church. William Ross confesses his murderous sins to an aging local priest, Father Byrne. When Byrne learns that William is truly a killer, he battles with the choice of telling the police of the confession, which would ultimately lead to excommunication, or saying nothing and allowing more innocent people to die.

Review

A drama that explores a sinful religious confession.

4/5
Written and directed by Riley Daniel Gaboury, ‘The Priest’ is a short drama film that explores a case of a missing girl. Harsh Hundal leads the cast as Father Byrne, a local priest who takes confession from the perpetrator. The film delves into the priests’ inner conflict with his religious duty and acting honorably for the sake of the victim’s mother. The short is filmed entirely in black and white.

The 21-minute film opens outside the church, where Father Byrne greets William Ross (Oliver Posada). During confession, William admits to the murder of Grace, a local girl who has been missing for a month. In disbelief, Father Byrne rejects his confession and asks him to leave. Whilst providing spiritual comfort to Grace’s mother, the priest battles with his conscious to find out the truth and bring about closure, despite going against his religious duty.

The Priest Short Film
Riley Daniel Gaboury has delivered a captivating drama that explores morality and ethics. Harsh Hundal portrays a fine performance as Father Byrne. Oliver Posada’s portrayal as William is chilling from the offset, but equally commendable. Cinematography, sound and post-production is of an exceptional standard from start-to-finish. Production and costume design are highly praiseworthy. Viewers will be enthralled by the intriguing narrative. A gripping watch. Highly recommended.

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