Private Project

Pray, Love, Eat

It's Thanksgiving day, and a young, pregnant, newly-wed girl is at home with her butler, awaiting her husband's and step-sons' arrival for dinner. With anxious phone calls putting her at unease, her butler now becomes the male presence to fill the void in her situation. When he rejects her request for something more, outside his role, she comes to understand the mental and emotional trap of her life style, with her child solidifying the separation between reality and illusion.

  • Maja Giannoccaro
  • Maja Giannoccaro
  • Natassja Yorke
    Key Cast
  • Gilles Arnaud Nduwimana
    Key Cast
  • Maja Giannoccaro
  • Nicolas Gregoire
    sound editor
  • Lois Neu
    Production designer
  • Jeremy Luce
    set decoration
  • Liam A. Covarrubias
    1st AD
  • Lara Walters
    2nd AD
  • Fernando Bauer
    Camera Operator
  • Coulter Johnson
  • Indiana Camilleri
  • Raul Salgado
  • Ryan Yang
  • Matthew Wallace
    production manager
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 13, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
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Director Biography - Maja Giannoccaro

Originally from Italy, cinematographer cum director Maja Giannoccaro has chosen the city of Vancouver as her hub to continue telling stories on screen to audiences. Having devoted the last 10 years of her life to shooting various film projects between Italy and Denmark, this Vancouver Film School graduate is continuing to leave her mark in the independent scene on European and North American shores.

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Director Statement

Delving into the social constructs we define ourselves by on a daily basis, "Pray, Love, Eat" brings to light the behaviours and roles we adopt in relation to the environment around us. It's black and white setting conveys just that; the separation between our emotions, and the expected social responsibilities that are required of us to play our part in society.