Evil or Goodness Within Us? THE PRIEST – A Short About The Controversial Relationship Between Religion/Science by Pedro Pimentel

PEDRO PIMENTEL – FILMMAKER – ‘The Priest’

 

 

 

“I wrote the film where I currently live, in Concord NH. What inspired me to write it was after reading an article on the internet about a young boy who was put through an exorcism, because his family believed he was under the influence of evil forces, while he had a medical condition the family subconsciously refused to explore. I’ve seen a lot of exorcism movies, since I’ve always been very interested in the subject, and one thing that always caught my attention was the fact that they were mostly about the same thing. The reason why I wrote “The Priest” and I want to make, it simply because I want to explore the other side of this issue. The cases we rarely hear people talk about, the ones where the “victim” isn’t truly possessed after all. It took me about a month to write, a weeks and more weeks to do the final changes to it.

This is a line from the movie, which in my opinion truly explains what the entire story is about. It’s a line said by The Priest, and it’s portrayed quite ironically in the whole context. It’s about how we all have a tendency to look at the negative side of things, and always expect the worst. It’s about how it’s so much more difficult to do the right thing, instead of the easiest.
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I started a film group called HFPI Films in 2011, for which I made short films that can be found on www.youtube.com/myhfpi. It was mostly made for me to explore certain aspects of filmmaking I wasn’t familiar with. In 2014, I decided to end HFPI Films and start Manguetown Pictures.
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For that group, I’ve made two shorts, Clamor (the opening short) and Sunday Reunion, a micro budget production. Every summer, I get together with the crew that have always been helping me in our past projects, and we make what we call our “summer film”, which is short with a higher budget than the ones we usually do, that we’ll send to film festivals, etc. The Priest is going to be our first summer short for Manguetown Pictures. We’ve received lots of support from local organizations, such as the NH Film and Television Office, Concord TV, NH Council on the Arts (from which I received the Governor’s Arts Awards in Youth Arts Leadership Award while in High School), and the SNOB Film Festival, my very first “connection” with a film festival.”  Pedro Pimentel, Filmmaker of THE PRIEST
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BIO:

Pedro Pimentel is an independent filmmaker, creator of HFPI Films and now Manguetown Pictures. Born in Brazil, Pedro started making films in 2009, and since then, his work has been recognized by groups and organizations from around the world. His films mainly focus on subjects that trigger untouched feelings and ideas in the audience’s mind. Some of his works include Accursed, The Beauty of the World, Clamor, Jada – Queen of the Chains, Sunday Reunion, and The Priest.

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