The Pulpit Teaser

This short trailer is the proof-of-concept teaser for a feature-length suspense drama called "The Pulpit", which will be shooting this summer.
LOGLINE: When a progressive, midwestern pastor's life is threatened by extremists, she must fight to reclaim her
pulpit, as a skeptical FBI Agent races to uncover the terrorists before an attack.

  • Tosin Morohunfola
    Director
    On Sight, Endowed
  • Tosin Morohunfola
    Writer
    On Sight, Endowed
  • Sam Findlay
    Producer
    Ride, The Bedroom, Middle School Maddox
  • Lydia Anderson
    Producer
    Trust Fund, Matchbreaker, The Heirloom,
  • Emily Vere Niccoll
    Key Cast
    "Pastor Sarah"
    Stumptown, Black Mirror
  • Tosin Morohunfola
    Key Cast
    "Agent Thomas"
    Run The World, Black Box, The Chi, Love Is
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Tosin Morohunfola

Tosin is an actor and Kansas-transplant now based in LA who you may know from “The Chi” (Showtime), “Black Lightning” (CW), “Chicago Med” (NBC), “Love Is” (OWN), or his series regular work in “Run The World” (STARZ). He’ll also be recurring on the upcoming series’ “Julia” (HBO) and ABC’s “Everything’s Trash” (Freeform).
He also stars in Amazon’s Blackbox, BET’s romantic comedy Always A Bridesmaid, the erotic thriller, Friend Request and Oscar-winner Kevin Willmott’s “The 24th”, which was nominated for a NAACP Image award. Up next, he’ll costar in 1992 with Ray Liotta and Tyrese Gibson.
Tosin is also a filmmaker whose festival-selected films include: "Endowed", a parable about fatherhood, and "On Sight", a social justice police thriller. His writing and filmmaking centers on stories of empathy, awareness, belonging and seeing the human as hero in the face of institutional opposition.

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Director Statement

The Pulpit is my love letter to pastors who preach radical love. I admire them and all the “good trouble” they cause.
Along the way, the film honors the importance of progressive voices in rural areas… and warns about the danger that comes along with that vital activism.
The film also champions ADVOCACY within institutions that otherwise wouldn’t fight for you.
Because to me, those advocates… are heroes.