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Seau de Sang

On their way to establishing a mission among the Kaskaskia natives, Jesuit explorer Jacques Marquette and his two companions are forced to spend the winter of 1675 in a wretched bark cabin along a river, thus becoming the first Europeans to winter in the city of Chicago.

  • Samuel Sorich
  • Samuel Sorich
  • Jason Knade
  • Samuel Sorich
  • Rob Kaczmark
  • Lawrence Daufenbach
  • Christopher Prentice
    Key Cast
    "Jacques Marquette"
  • Jules Savoyat
    Key Cast
  • David Sorich
    Key Cast
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    23 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 25, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    Digital, 35mm
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Director Biography - Samuel Sorich

Sam Sorich grew up in a small town south of Chicago, where his love for filmmaking blossomed with his childhood best friend. He started Glass Darkly Films in 2015 and his work focuses on themes of philosophy and spirituality. He is the Creator of 8beats Anthology, an ongoing collaborative short film series bringing together filmmakers from around the world.

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Director Statement

I grew up in this humble midwestern town with a French name, we have a nature preserve that calls out to those who are not made for this world. When you venture off the walking trail even in this slim patch of sticks you cross a threshold where the zeitgeist cannot follow. You enter the home of older spirits that are not bound by alarm clocks and school bells or traffic lights and crossing guards but that stretchy time measured only in the lengths of shadows swaying East and West since the world began.

When I first read the journal of Jacques Marquette to prepare for this film, I felt a deep connection, like I had met him before as a boy. Was it you in the green moss cushioning my bare feet? Had I met you in the dripping icicles of the caves? Were you listening to the secret dreams of best friends as we walked over logs and spent the day like we had a million left? Did you see the way we loved each other, and did it remind you of your own brothers?

Jacques writes in his journal in 1673 while mapping the course of the Mississippi River for the French and spreading the gospel to the first peoples of this nation, “if my journey saves but one soul, then all of my troubles would be worth it”. Let it be yours, dear viewer, let it be Jacques Marquette’s, and it let be mine, too.