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Prayers to the Gods of Guerrilla Filmmaking (2019)

A crew of filmmakers shoot undercover on the streets of Hong Kong with hidden microphones and no permits. The city becomes a giant set as mounting tension and ego clashes push tempers to breaking point.


Johanna Taylor


Johanna Taylor




Credited cast:
Mathieu Bourassa
Sarah Branch Sarah Branch
Marco Brunelli Marco Brunelli
Francisco Fuentes Francisco Fuentes
Furio Mazzarelli Furio Mazzarelli
Andrew Mazzolin Andrew Mazzolin
Alejandro Cabrera Zuniga Alejandro Cabrera Zuniga


Six strangers meet in Hong Kong for a three week no-budget film shoot, full of enthusiasm for the project. But as time wears on cracks begin to show as tight schedules, cramped conditions, location problems, personality clashes and the stress of shooting on the fly combine to put strain on the entire cast and crew. And it doesn't help that nobody's getting paid. As time passes they struggle to remember why they signed up in the first place, leading to reflections on the value of being a 'starving artist' and the limits of artistic integrity - and explosive confrontations that jeopardize the whole project. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

12 June 2019 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kowloon, Hong Kong, China See more »

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Hermit Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Funny, charming doc - must-see for filmmakers, enjoyable for everyone else
12 June 2019 | by davomeSee all my reviews

The editor/director, Johanna Taylor, has woven a tale of high tension with a lot of humour for her subjects. The director of the film within the film, Marco Brunelli, leads the charge into the unknown with the exact level of megalomania needed to take on a task this difficult.

Watch this movie.

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