Saturday Church

US Narrative Competition

World Premiere

USA | 81 MINUTES

SATURDAY CHURCH

Drama, Music, New York, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, LGBT
Working single mother Amara leaves her two boys at home with domineering Aunt Rose, and Rose has her eyes on the older son, Ulysses. Stealing nylons, wearing his mother’s shoes: Ulysses is just beginning to explore his identity and sexuality. When Rose demands an end to it, the boy escapes to the Village and discovers both supportive friends and the inspiration to become exactly what he is feeling inside. The problem: Rose is waiting back home. Luka Kain delivers a magnetic performance as Ulysses—who in his best moments hears music all around, and yet faces some of the worst circumstances imaginable—in this drama about finding a literal sanctum, so that you can find yourself. It’s a complicated life Ulysses leads, and Damon Cardasis’s musical coming-of-age story is all the better for tackling multiple sides of the young LGBTQ experience, with compassion and heart combined.

—Cara Cusumano

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Damon Cardasis

Damon Cardasis is a two-time Writer’s Guild Award nominee, and writer/director Rebecca Miller’s producing partner. Cardasis recently produced the film Maggie’s Plan, and is currently in post-production on a documentary with HBO. Round Films is in development on a variety of projects, for film and television.
Director
Damon Cardasis
Screenwriter
Damon Cardasis
Cinematographer
Hillary Fyfe Spera
Editor
Abbi Jutkowitz
Composer
Nathan Larson
Executive Producer
Sharon Chang, Luigi Caiola, Isabel Henderson, Lia Mayer-Sommer
Producer
Mandy Tagger Brockey, Adi Ezroni, Damon Cardasis, Rebecca Miller
Co-Producer
Kirk Michael Fellows
Cast
Luka Kain, Margot Bingham, Regina Taylor, Marquis Rodriguez, MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Alexia Garcia, Kate Bornstein

CONTACTS

Press Contact
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US Sales Contact
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Creative Artists Agency
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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Print Source
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Roberto Sammy Productions
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International Sales Contact
Maya Amsellem
WestEnd Films
London , W14 0EE
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