Saintmaking

Documentary Short

The Guardian

Fireheart Films

23 mins

1991. The height of the AIDS crisis and a grim time for gay rights in the UK. A group of gay male nuns, the London House of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, decide to canonise Derek Jarman, a prominent queer filmmaker and the most public figure living openly with HIV at the time. They proclaim him Britain’s first living gay saint. 

Saintmaking brings the Sisters together again for the first time in over twenty years, to collectively piece together their memories and the joy, fury and pain they still feel about their years of frontline activism
 

Director:  

Producer: 

Execs: 

Director of Photography: 

2nd Unit Cam: 

1st AC: 

2nd AC: 

Costume (Nuns): 

Costume Design (Jarman's robe): 

Costume Maker (Jarman's robe): 

Sound Recordist: 

Music and Sound Design: 

HMUA: 

Runner/Unit Stills

Editor: 

Colourist: 

Assistant Colourist: 

Creative Consultant: 

Marco Alessi

Lily Slydel

Lindsay Poulton

Ekaterina Ochagavia

Stephen James Dunn
Bill Merner

Davide Scalenghe
Marco Caleca
Rachel Schofield Owen
Sandy Powell
Timothy Gibbons

Nick Olorenshaw
Tom Foskett-Barnes

Shamirah Sairally

Rosanna French 

Paweł Achtelik
Francis Qureshi
Sharon Chung

Sheryl Crown 

Featuring 

Sister Belladonna: 

Sister Fridge: 

Sister Gloria: 

Mother Mandragora: 

Sister Jack Off: 

 

Cast 

Bella: 

Fridge: 

Gloria: 

Mandragora: 

Jack Off: 

Derek Jarman: 

 

Mark Spencer

Ian Lucas

Adam Jeanes

Kell Farshéa

Simon Kennett

Willy Hudson

Henry Felix

Jack Sears

Jack Mosedale

Pete Machale

Paul Hilton

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