Finding Revelation, Alabama

Is Revelation a place or a state of mind? In the short-film Finding Revelation, Alabama, you will find a Southern-fried recipe for inspiring positive change. It is a film with a powerful, inspirational message that reveals universal truths in how we can overcome personal adversity.

An air of mystery surrounds the town of Revelation when down-and-out banker turned biker Dex Burns stumbles into the incongruous diner. He meets Angeline Harper, the angelic waitress who takes him on a journey of self-discovery. Through their insightful, often contentious and humorous dialog, Dex leaves town with a renewed spirit determined to travel the road to a better life, yet questioning whether the town really exists, or if the events were played out in his own psyche. The film is filled with subtle subliminal messages, both visual and vocal, which add to the surrealism of the place. Can you find them all?

  • Glenn Payne
  • Dale Foster
    Revelation, Alabama
  • Glenn Payne
  • Dale Foster
    Revelation, Alabama
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  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 6, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    22,620 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Top Indie Film Awards, Spring 2021
    Japan Premiere
    Award Winner: Best Original Idea and Best Message
  • Golden Bridge İstanbul Short Film Festival, Spring 2021
    Turkey Premiere
    Award Winner: Best Drama Short Film
  • Accord Cine Fest
    India Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Glenn Payne

Glenn Payne is an award winning filmmaker who has made 27 films, as well as an improvisational and film actor. He crafted his improvisational acting skills with his troupe West of Shake Rag and trained at Second City in Chicago, IL. You can see his comedy series Stagrassle Paranormal on Amazon Prime as well as his sci-fi film Earthrise, which is also available through other VOD platforms and on DVD/Blu-ray through Wal-mart, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy and more. See his new feature film, Driven, on Amazon Prime.

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Director Statement

Stories of heartbreak and redemption never go out of style. By submitting to prominent film festivals we hope this story will reach anyone who is at a crossroads in their life. It is a tale of a soul in limbo, something we can all relate to at one point or another. We hope the story will connect with you as strongly as it has with us.

Finding Revelation, Alabama is the international release of the hugely successful Revelation, Alabama short-film released in the United States which was the official selection for 15 film festivals and winner of 3 awards, including Best Drama.