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A young Church elder struggles with his faith when the married woman he has been seeing breaks off their relationship. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Tom Feary-Campbell ... Malcolm (as Thom Campbell)

Susan Prior ... Carmel

Rhys Muldoon ... Tony
David Somerville ... Paul

Nicholas Hammond ... Pastor
Robin Goldsworthy ... Todd

Michael Booth ... Chuck
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Sarah Frost ... Mother with Baby

Adam J. Yeend ... Mormon Elder

Directed by
Peter Templeman 
 
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Peter Templeman 

Produced by
Stuart Parkyn .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jessica Wells 
 
Cinematography by
David Hawkins 
 
Film Editing by
Matthew Walker 
 
Production Design by
Zoë Finch 
 
Art Direction by
Mitchell Seeto 
 
Makeup Department
Dakota Matich .... key hair stylist
Dakota Matich .... key makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eamon Barling .... additional assistant director
Matt Enfield .... first assistant director
Josh Mawer .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Darren Hardie .... scenic artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicola Daley .... additional lighting camera
Nicola Daley .... additional photographer
Judd Overton .... camera operator
Juliet Young .... clapper loader
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Inka Sherman .... costume supervisor
 
Other crew
Peter Millynn .... production executive
Wayne Pleace .... safety report writer
 

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Australia:17 min
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Featured in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A well crafted short ., 21 July 2008
Author: st-shot from United States

Neatly dressed in white shirts and ties bible thumpers comb the neighborhood in search of converts, offering spiritual salvation. They are mostly met with veiled contempt as they go from door to door but one of them, Malcolm, has developed a carnal situation with a married woman. He naturally keeps it from his superiors who frown at one on one guidance sessions but becomes undone when she suddenly breaks it off.

Writer director Peter Templeman immediately imbalances the viewer with his opening scene that poses a series of questions and then moves this short along in a breezy comic pace with dark undertones. Templeman displays a real knack for economy of editing and framing as he moves the pieces of the film's puzzle into place in the film's brief running time revealing only clues as to the intention of the film's characters and ultimate destination. Ably assisting Templeman's deft construction is Thom Campell as the nebbish but disturbing Malcolm. Joyless with a constant expression of disapproval and now heavily conflicted he keeps you guessing on how this thing will end.

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