Angel Dust

Lucifer fights to save humanity’s eternal soul in an iconoclastic adaptation of Genesis.

  • Brandon Brumm
  • Brandon Brumm
  • Brandon Brumm
  • Natasha Fetkovich
  • Perrine Cummings
    Key Cast
  • Nirobi Coleman
    Key Cast
  • Brian Watko
    Key Cast
  • Avis Zane
    Key Cast
  • Nat Currey
    Key Cast
  • Piper de Palma
    Key Cast
    Spiral Farm
  • Immanuel Williams
    Key Cast
  • Gus Aronson
    Key Cast
  • David Weindorf
  • Sharon Greene
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Art
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Tagore International Film Festival
    Bolpur, West Bengal
    Asian Premier
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Brandon Brumm

Brandon Brumm is a filmmaker fresh out of Bard College's film & electronic arts dept. He is currently based in upstate New York.

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Director Statement

I chose to make this film because, at the time, the Summer of 2019, I felt like it was the beginning of the end of the world. With an interest in apocalyptic belief, I developed a short about what would be occurring in heaven during the end times. This concept evolved into a screenplay about original sin. I wanted to explore the questions, "How might sin still exist if God were a being of love? What did we do to deserve punishment?”
Inspired by Milton's Paradise Lost, the cinema of Bernardo Bertolluci (namely the beautiful cinematography of The Conformist) and the esoterica of the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, I wrote a screenplay that dramatized the expulsion of Lucifer, who in this film would express some of my own feelings of social alienation. In this version of the classic story, it would not be Lucifer’s hubris that would cause her fall, instead, it would be her compassion.
Making this film was very challenging and was a real crash-course in low-budget filmmaking. We shot on location in an abandoned cement mine in Upstate New York and I financed the movie with credit cards and funds I had funneled through my student loans. We had a big cast, and a small crew. Everyone worked very hard to make this film come into being, and I'll be forever grateful for their work.
I am an atheist, but I believe that stories concerning religion and myth are incredibly powerful, and they can be filled with beauty and mystery, qualities that I hope the viewer will experience while enjoying the film.