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The Whiskey Priest

Near the border of Mexico in the 1930's, during a period when the Mexicans were persecuting Catholic priests, a demented man that follows the lead of the Mexican government is the mayor and barber of this small, southern Texas town. The last priest in town, who is a drunk, and is tired of running and hiding from the authorities, much to everybody's surprise, comes to the barber instead of the other way around.

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This project was started in the summer of 2009. That was when I decided to shoot my first non-comedic film. I also decided to break out from my rogue, do-it-myself ways... I still did a lot of this film myself (writing, directing, producing, editing), but I had a serious crew on the day of production. The crew was exceptionally skilled and it all started with the extraordinary cinematographer, Nathan Carrington. The film cost a lot more money than anticipated (as always), but I was surprised that I was able to raise a significant amount on - a site that organizes your fund-raising process.

The story itself stems from my great interest in Christianity, priests, and time periods. It's not a "Christian film" per se, but more a film that deals with persecution of a certain time period. It also shows that a mistaken, down-trodden man can be a good man.
period piece catholic barber barbershop 1930 persecution


Copyright © 2010 Milkman Max Productions

Previous screenings

8 Apr | Los Angeles, United States
Short Soup International Short Film Festival | 2011
23 Jan | Sydney, Australia

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