in words we trust, and fail

A disillusioned priest hears a series of confessions that tragically converge through the inadvertent projection of his own unresolved pain, resulting in an irreversible decision.



Father Goodwin is wrestling with a deep sense of disconnect. His deep-seated issues remain buried in his subconscious until he takes the confessions of two anxious young people.

Vangelis is struggling to process the imminent death of his father. He confides in Father Goodwin that the only thing getting him through this turbulent time is the fact he will soon be a father himself. The conversation resurfaces a powerful memory from Goodwin’s own childhood, that causes him to see many others play out before him.
Beth is struggling in the early weeks of her pregnancy and is seeking spiritual guidance. She confesses her fear of having a child to Father Goodwin, intensifying his visits to his past and causing his impartiality to slip.

By inadvertently projecting his unresolved troubles on to Beth and Vangelis, he unintentionally steers a path of pain for both of them.

C A S T 


Beth - Kelly Juvilee

Kelly is known for her work on short film Struggle (2018), for which she received nominations for best supporting actress. She also has leading roles in feature films Hymns of Abarise (2019) and Cupid (2020). Kelly has run her own successful London based theatre company Out of the Blue.

Father Goodwin - Jordan Bernarde 

Jordan Bernarde is known for his work in Da Vinci's Demons (2013), The Gospel of Us (2012) and The Stand (2018). Nominated for 'Best Male Performer' at Wales Theatre Awards for Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco and 'OFFIE' Best Male Award for his performance in As Is at The Finborough. 

Vangelis - Victor Rios

Victor was born in Bolivia and came to the UK at the age of 16. Victor has appeared in short films Stay (2011), The Longest Night (2013), He Smiled (2018) and won an award for his performance in The Wedding Pact (2012). He is also the creator of Three Blokes Productions.  



Producer, Dom Lenoir 

Dom has produced projects across the UK and Europe, creating work boasting high production values with a focus on cinematic, thoughtful drama. His latest feature Winter Ridge (2018) has won awards at festivals across the world, had a 25+ screen theatrical release in the UK and is currently being distributed globally. He has produced four features to date, with two more confirmed for this year and several more in development. 

Writer, Ally Sedgwick 

With a screenwriting MA from the Met Film School, Ally has been working as a reader for Studio Canal as well as developing her own projects. Her latest feature, The Ideals, was selected for the quarterfinals of ScreenCraft’s sci-fi and thriller competition 2019, and she co-wrote short film Go On which premiered in Oslo in 2018. Ally and Abigail have also co-written feature script Another 7 Actresses and are looking to take it into pre-production in 2020.   

Writer/Director, Abigail Parmenter

In addition to studying film at Bournemouth and Poole College, Abigail trained as an actor at RWCMD and now has over 10 years’ experience in front of the camera. She has featured in productions such as The Crown, BAFTA-nominated short Samuel 613.

Abigail brought together her passion for all aspects of visual storytelling in 2019 by writing, directing and producing her debut short film What we say, What we mean which starred Scottish BAFTA-winning actor Chris Reilly and Charly Burridge Jones. The film received Best Directorial Debut at the SFAAF and Runner up Best Female Director at Out of The Can Festival, alongside other festival nominations and selections.

Co Producer, Mark Brennan

Mark is a writer, producer, and director working in independent film, commercials and branded content for more than a decade. His short film work includes the award-winning Tea For Two, and most recently the short film Squall, which was also funded right here on Greenlit and is about to begin its festival run. Alongside his film work he works in concept creation and development for video and television advertising, screenwriting original ideas or to briefs for creative and corporate video, producing projects of various sizes, and directing creative videos and voice-overs. He is also the Festival Director of the Exit 6 Film Festival, showcasing short films and their makers from around the world – a festival now in its 5th year which FilmFreeway lists on its Top 100 Best Reviewed Film Festivals out of the 8000 they facilitate on the platform.