But Humble Sinners

But Humble Sinners is dark comedy about two foul-mouthed nuns who scam a cowboy for a coffin. This is a story of female friendship and the great lengths people go to avoid their feelings.

With fast, witty dialogue, this is a Lucy and Ethel style heist in habits. It's more than humor and irreverence—it's an ode to sisterhood and ambition.

  • Sam Centrella
  • Stephanie Halovanic
  • Anne-Marie Halovanic
  • Luke Lashley
  • Dan Leyendecker
  • Daniel Sahad
  • Quentin Arispe
    Key Cast
  • Lori Kovacevich
    Key Cast
  • David Michael Otis
    Key Cast
    "Don Wayne "
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  • Genres:
    Dark comedy, comedy, women, narrative, fiction
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    13,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Austin Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    October 22, 2021
    World Premiere
    Audience Award
Director Biography - Sam Centrella

Stephanie is a writer and director based in NYC. But Humble Sinners is her first film. She's worked as a writer and art director for advertising agencies in NYC and runs a small photo and film studio with her sister called Halo House. She currently works as an in-house at Pinterest, where she tells stories of beauty and change.
In 2020, Stephanie started the organization Low Budget Women in Film, a space for female and non-binary identifying artists to feel a sense of community and power as filmmakers.

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Director Statement

Some people have religion. Some people have science. I have the magic of female friendship.

I seek to portray female friendship the way I know it to be: tough, shameless and spit-my-water-out funny. This bond is born from the depths of vulnerability and thrives on humor and trust.

But Humble Sinners is my first film. I opened my computer to practice writing dialogue, and this wacky story fell out of me. I don't know where it came from, but I do know that there are so many more stories I want to tell.

When women come together through tough, intelligent friendships, we make each other brave. I made this film with the most brilliant women by my side. It could not have happened any other way.

I hope you will consider us and all of the hard work that went into this film.