Three Hail Marys

Father Eamon lives an average life in a tiny Irish village. His relationship with God is strained after years of clerical duties and endlessly tiresome confessions. Until newcomer, Marla appears, claiming to have spoken directly to God. Intrigued by her sudden appearance, Father Eamon confides in her about his struggle to communicate with the divine, but her attempts to connect Eamon with the God become complicated once she reveals her methods. Incompetence, blasphemy and temptation; Three Hail Marys is the story of a priest desperate for connection and purpose whilst trapped in a sinful little village.

  • Dora V. Deak
    Producer
    Carnation (2018), A Terribly Great Day (2016)
  • Brock Elwick
    Director
  • Elliott MacGabhann
    Writer
  • Alan Mooney
    Key Cast
    “Father Eamon”
  • Lilli Mathod
    Key Cast
    “Marla”
  • Joe Boylan
    Key Cast
    “Michael”
  • Louis Luckwell
    Director of Photography
  • Erin Smith
    Production Designer
  • Mark Hodgkin
    Composer
    Brand New (2016), Brothers of War (2015)
  • Emma Friedl
    Editor
  • Charlotte Hudson
    Production Manager
  • Connor McErlean
    First Assistant Director
  • Quynh Nguyen Dieu
    First Assistant Camera
  • Quynh Nguyen Dieu
    Script Supervisor
  • Christoph Pelczar
    Sound Recordist
  • Filip Sowa
    Boom Operator
  • Kate Dodds
    Costume Designer
  • Giulia Gallon
    Costume Designer
  • Daniela Ibarra
    Costume Designer
  • Kathleen Reid
    Costume Designer
  • Ellie Jackson
    Make-Up and Hair
  • Connor McErlean
    Assistant Editor
  • Alessandro Felici
    Colourist
  • Jack Densley
    Sound Designer
  • James Blowers
    VFX Artist
  • Julie Bianca Mucchiut
    Title and Graphic Designer
  • Jakob Hassan
    Casting Assistant
  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 12, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    3,700 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival
    York
    United Kingdom
    November 9, 2018
    Yorkshire Premiere
    Showcase Screening: The A-Z of Making Stand Out Short
  • London Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    N/A
    Honorable Mention
  • Richard Harris International Film Festival
    Limerick
    Ireland
    October 26, 2018
    Irish Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Women's Comedy Film Festival Atlanta
    Atlanta
    United States
    August 16, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection and Best Editing Nominee
Director Biography - Brock Elwick

Brock is a British film and theatre director. At a young age, Brock entered the entertainment industry as an actor and his experiences on set heavily influenced his focus upon character-driven storytelling. As a student of narrative fiction across all formats, mediums and genres, Brock understands its power to communicate universal human truths to the audience, and works to further this dialogue between storyteller and audience, through empathy with motivations and actions of the characters onscreen.

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Director Statement

Three Hail Marys is a dark comedy, focused on a lonely man who was promised more than he receives; desperate for connection and love in a way that he has not experienced. In making Three Hail Marys, the cast and crew worked to present complex characters and their relationships in a niche genre to ensure that audiences could reflect upon their own successes, desires and struggles whilst enjoying an engaging and entertaining story.