In the name of the father, the son and the serial killer.
Seal of the Confession
Title: Seal of the Confession
Runtime: 100 minutes
Logline: In the name of the father, the son and the serial killer.
Synopsis: When the girl next door turns serial killer, she confesses to a priest whose vows to the church are challenged after she confesses to the murder of his brother.
For a woman to be abducted is a living nightmare. For the girl next-door, Moe's nightmare has come to life. Raped, and like in the old wild, wild west, Moe is scalped and left for dead. Awakened from her coma, she remembers her attackers but tells the detective assigned to the case, Captain Leon Crosby, nothing.
After buying wigs and dressing herself up like a top-notch hooker on Wall Street, she goes after her attackers one by one, saving the privilege of killing Andrew, the one who scalped her, for last.
Moe develops a morbid appetite for doing away with men; she becomes a serial killer possessed by her past. After killing a man whom she later realizes did not deserve it, guilt drives her to confess her sins to a priest.
Father Harris, learning of the horrific murders wants to go to the police but is told by the Bishop he cannot disclose the secrets of his confessor. Why? The church under the rule called, “the Seal of The Confession” binds him.
Father Harris's anguishing commitment to the church worsens when he finds out that his confessor, Moe, has murdered his brother.
Father Harris decides to break the seal and confess what he knows to the police. But it could be to late because his sister-in-law reads his journal and decides she wants to avenge her husband's death by killing Moe.
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PLANNED USE OF FUNDS:
$160,000 in equity financing to produce the film
Funds raised will solely be used to develop and produce the feature length motion picture SEAL OF THE CONFESSION. Proposed Distribution “Seal of the Confession”
will be distributed in all media to include; domestic theatrical exhibition, domestic cable/pay television, network television, syndicated television (i.e., local television stations), foreign theatrical exhibition, foreign cable/pay, domestic and foreign DVD/home video markets and other sources, such as music rights, airline and other non-theatrical exhibition, as well as various merchandising rights.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on February 19, 2012.
Dec 21, 2011 - Feb 19, 2012 (60 days)
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