Faith is a story of hope. A story of rising beyond one's fears in the face of unsurmountable adversity. A gut wrenching rollercoaster of terror. A life affirming experience. A kick up the soul.
FAITH, at its heart, tells the story of a family torn apart by vascular dementia and each family member's inability to deal with the raw and complex emotions that stem from it.
It's heartbreaking, it's real, and DB Morgan draws from his personal experience of witnessing his own father's decline into dementia.
DB Morgan has developed a story full of relevance that mirrors the hopelessness so many of us feel towards the modern world and the destruction of family values and morality. Much in the same way that Jordan Peele's "Get Out" or Jeremy Saulnier's "Green Room" holds a mirror up to the dark, unspoken truths of the modern world.
FAITH essentially becomes, at core level, a social commentary on the breakdown of family and the disillusionment we often feel with understanding the point of our existence in the modern world. Specifically, FAITH asks us to contemplate our coping methods, our 'chosen poison', and reminds us that faith in a higher power - be that religion or spirituality - is what's truly needed to get by.
The toxic forces of drugs, alcoholism and hopelessness are at the core of human destruction.
FAITH asks us to hang in there and have a little hope.
FAITH was shot over the course of 12 days, using the Sony
A7s and FUJIFILM XT-3 mirrorless camera systems.
It was filmed entirely in 4K using a blend of handheld and static shots.
The film begins with a wide open space, slowly contracting into an extremely tight and claustrophobic space. The colours become washed out, the focal plane narrows and the viewer experiences the claustrophobic conditions alongside Jenny and Martin Rose.
Leading Lady Leona Clarke got laryngitis after week 1 from all the constant screaming. She spent a day in an aromatherapy steam room in an attempt to regain her voice for week 2 - which was entirely dialogue based.