Jacob Bamford-Elsdon is a Writer, Director & Editor who works in the South West of England, where he also graduated an BA Film (Hons) degree. His imagination always helped formulate stories, but as he gained more experience and learned more of the craft of storytelling, it helped bring them to life in bigger and better ways. The versatility of his work shines through when looking at the stories he tells, especially in the mediums he chooses to explore them through: Film, Audiobooks, and now he’s starting to venture into Video Games. With all of his work, he strives to give his audience more than something that passes the time, he gives something meaningful that will stay with them.
can you hear the choir?
THE GENTLEMAN is a man who has been sentenced to silence, he enters a church after being lured in by the sound of a choir. Upon entry the choir ceases showing a cold. empty church with wind whistling through the bricks; until he sees a repenting PRIEST kneeling alone at the altar. In hopes of finding answers, THE GENTLEMAN listens to THE PRIEST’s ramblings but little does he know that THE PRIEST worships someone, something much worse. This film explores themes of how religion can be hijacked to prey on the vulnerable as well as how you can look in the wrong places for the answers that you seek.
This film explores themes of how religion can be hijacked with corrupt intentions and you can look in the wrong places for the answers that you seek with THE GENTLEMAN being sentenced to silence and pursuing answers from an enigmatic PRIEST who hides a secret from the pit of hell. This two-hander short film was shot over the course of a week at multiple churches in the South West of England. It was always designed to be a showcase of gripping performances and a thick atmosphere; a true culmination of the Director’s three years studying film at University. This Grad Film showcases an experimental, ambitious project being shot safely under COVID restrictions.