ADVERSARY is a short documentary that follows A drian Maciel, the high priest of The Witches and Devils Coven. Having felt outcast by Christianity for his sexual preferences, Adrian seeks to unite and empower those oppressed by major religions through his blasphemous art and the teachings of Satanism.

  • Michael Osorio
  • Chris Luu
  • Michael Osorio
  • Isaiah Mendoza
  • Adrian Maciel
  • Jake Moore
  • Chris Luu
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - California State University, Long Beach
Director Biography - Michael Osorio

Michael Osorio is an Air Force veteran and California State University, Long Beach alumni with a degree in the Theory and Practice of Cinema. Serving in the military not only instilled in him a sense of discipline and determination but also provided him with exposure to a plethora of unique perspectives which he desires to understand on a deeper level.

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Director Statement

Adrian Maciel and I grew up devoutly Catholic. However, like many people in younger generations, they began to stray away from Christianity or felt pushed out of the religion as they began to learn more about the world and themselves. Life post-Christianity does not mean a life without morals, but a life with morals that you sincerly believe and are not confined to text to a book. Just as horrible deeds can be done in the name of one's God, can good be done in the name of evil and homoerotic art?