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The Deacon of Doom

In the Middle Ages, the sole survivor of an attack on her village is granted sanctuary at a church led by "The Deacon of Doom."

  • Louis Timm
    Dr. Ling's Torture Greenhouse
  • Richard Biddell
    Dr. Ling's Torture Greenhouse
  • Wilbert Mishkin
    Dr. Ling's Torture Greenhouse
  • Sheri Fairchild
    Key Cast
    "Sister Hagrid/Gundrea"
  • Svetlana Vinogradskaya
    Key Cast
    "Dead Girl In Closet"
  • Duncan Jameson
    Key Cast
    "Cardinal Miles"
  • Frank Nicosia
    Key Cast
    "Worthless drunken lout"
  • Carly Bruno
    Key Cast
  • John Varescak
    Key Cast
    "Earl of Wayhill / Giles / The Cobbler"
  • Landon Bishop
    Key Cast
    "Brother Theodore"
  • Bill Wright
    Key Cast
    "Supreme Father"
  • Tim Flanigan
    Key Cast
    "Holy Father Flanzinee"
  • Nicole Elizabeth Jones
    Key Cast
    "Phoebe Sweetwater"
  • Rick Manasa
    Key Cast
    "Deacon Guru"
  • Charles Salsgiver
    Key Cast
    "Brother Calvin the Hunchback"
  • Brandon Gigante-Alexander
    Key Cast
    "Alehouse drunk"
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    horror, drama, comedy, thriller, historical
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 26 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Louis Timm

Louis Timm is an independent filmmaker based in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Director Statement

As a hobbyist filmmaker, I've been inspired by the Jerry Lewis book, "The Total Filmmaker."

I've been learning as many aspects of digital filmmaking as possible, including writing, casting, location scouting, shooting, editing, scoring, and distributing.

My first effort, "Dr. Ling's Torture Greenhouse" failed but I learned a lot and tried again.

I think this one turned out a lot better.

I chose the subject because I thought it combined in a fun way "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

I decided to shoot it on an ancient Panasonic Lumix GH2 because that was all I had.

I think it turned out looking ok. I realize now that the GH2 sensor requires massive amounts of light to get a decent image out of it, and I regret not knowing that prior to the shoot.

I learned so much making this movie that if and when I make another one, I expect it to turn out much better in every way.

One reason this film is in my opinion quite watchable is due to the fact that I spent so much time and effort on casting.

I was lucky to find some really good actors and their talent helps overcome my technical shortcomings, I think, in making the thing watchable.

I was also very fortunate to have the use of the two key locations (a church and a large, old, unused commercial building) donated to the production.

If this thing ends up making any money I plan to reinvest it all in my next picture.