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Holy Mary

Mary-Kate is wildly passionate and passionately wild. She has been saving herself, praying for the perfect mate. When Jesus shows up to manage her expectations, things go sideways quickly and all hell breaks loose.

  • Marco Zappala
  • Marco Zappala
  • Anastasia Zavodnick
  • Rowen Kahn
    Executive Producer
  • Ethan J. Denning
    Director of Photography
  • Jenna Brewer
    Production Designer
  • Ya-ting "Itchy" Yang
  • Esther Kim
    Sound Designer
  • Meredith Lee McClure
    Key Cast
  • Rowen Kahn
    Key Cast
  • Mark Larwood
    Key Cast
  • Catalina Parra
    1st AD
  • Zehua Yang
    1st AC
  • Chase Okimura
  • Brenton Bender
  • Esther Kim
    Sound Recording
  • Luciana Suero
    Special Effects Makeup
  • Courtney Frank
    Production Assistant
  • Alycia Houston
    Production Assistant
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 3 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    BlackMagic 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Southern California
Director Biography - Marco Zappala

Marco Zappala is a current MFA candidate at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, majoring in Film & Television Production with an emphasis on comedy. He previously attended Interlochen Arts Academy and Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he studied theater performance. Marco is an outspoken advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing community and the LGBT+ community. He does not let his disabilities or hearing aids stop him from making movies. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his 100-pound pit bull named Chubby Boy and partner.

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Director Statement

I got into filmmaking because of "Harry Potter". I want to do what those films did for me: to make someone believe and feel things they know aren't real. Filmmaking allows us to transport to worlds where we can be our truest selves. The temple of the cinema, in its quiet serenity, gives us permission to be our most primal, human selves. Only through my films do I show the world who I truly am.