Revelation

In this surrealist parable of good and evil set in the wild West, a murdered cowboy resurrects to confront the gang of bandits that stole his sacred manuscript .

  • John Willment-Knowels
    Director
  • John Willment-Knowels
    Writer
  • Carrie Finklea
    Producer
    Quarries, ShapeShifter, Clarity, El Vato
  • Damian Delgado
    Key Cast
    The Other Conquest
  • Kyle Verdeur
    Key Cast
  • Jack Kaljan
    Key Cast
  • Nick Schlutz
    Key Cast
  • Abdul H. Akmal
    Key Cast
  • Cody Davis
    Key Cast
  • Ralph Riddle
    Key Cast
  • Jason C. Miller
    Key Cast
  • Josef Sanchez
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fy, Fantasy, Western, Action
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 29, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - John Willment-Knowels

Born in Guilford England 1994.

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Director Statement

When I first moved to California, only two years ago, one of my first projects was a music video. It began with all the regular rituals we have seen before: Man meets woman, woman gets captured, man rescues woman from evil villain. However, as time went by, this universal story and its relevance began to consume me.

I decided to play with the concept of life’s journey and duality. The possibilities of a multidimensional world having always fascinated me, I fermented my ideas here through a film set in the fantasy/sci-fi/western genre where reality is juxtaposed with an unknown hidden Universe.

The story is set in the Western Frontier of 1849, a time of global transition. Man’s greed for gold and technology is changing the world. However, what drives the characters in this story is where the fantasy element comes in. John and his nemesis Richard are both desperately seeking control of a sacred manuscript and two Universes collide.

During the production process, it was frustrating to see the market flooded with many films in the Western genre that fail to live up to the standard of their predecessors. My Western concept is grounded deeply in the hidden past of humanity, bringing the Fantasy genre full bore into a realistic Western Setting.

Although this film only gives hints to the complexities that exist within the alternate universe, it at least shows that the Western genre can be expanded and is not limited to its current boundaries. On a personal level, this film was a self-exploration, an expansion of my own consciousness and understanding of the universe.

I hope that what you are about to see is only the beginning of this labyrinth of worlds and genres.