Recipient of the short film ‘Pap’s Manifesto’ of several awards from the Canadian Film Festival


David Triacca on the set of “Pap’s Manifesto”

MILLEDGEVILLE, GEORGIA, USA, December 30, 2021 / – A film steeped in thematic prowess accompanied by a gripping narrative has garnered praise and recognition around the world. ‘Pap’s Manifesto’ was recently shortlisted for the French RED Movie Awards, for Best International Film at the Indie Shorts Awards in Cannes (France), and was a finalist at the Vancouver Independent Film Festival. The short film received the award for Best Director and Best Photography in Independent Toronto Short Films.

“[This film] is surprisingly crude and powerful, which investigates the uproar of grief and its relationship to the helplessness of rage, ”notes Blythe Frank, executive director and CEO of the Provincetown Film Society. “A unique and gripping look at an act of extremism, Danuser and Clark masterfully deliver strong performances, haunting imagery and challenge the viewer to ask who – and with what – they sympathize. ”

The film was produced by Jeremiah Bennett (current president of the Producer’s Guild of America, Atlanta Chapter) and directed by Chris Danuser and Casey Clark. It stars American actress Stephanie Kurtzuba (‘The Irishman’ by Martin Scorsese ‘,’ The Wolf of Wall Street ‘), David Triacca (‘ The Equalizer ‘,’ Law and Order ‘) and Sofia Salas.

Pap Mayflower’s heartbreaking story explores a grieving father’s pledge to avenge his son’s death. After his son is killed in action by an explosion in Afghanistan, Pap abandons his young granddaughter, Ricki, with his ex-aunt and embarks on a secret mission to bomb a mosque from a truck as evening prayers are done. hear.

“The film is deep and timely,” says Danuser. “We are investigating the dark side of extreme grief, the side that can cause rage and revenge. Extreme grief wears many masks and Pap [finds himself] in an emotional state which gives her permission to avenge her son’s death in the most heinous of deeds. Knowing his state of mind, we challenge the viewer to consider whether this tormented man deserves damnation or sympathy. “

The film has screened at over a dozen festivals and has so far received several awards this year, including Best Short Film (Peachtree Village International Film Festival, Best Drama (Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival) and many others.The film won the awards for Best Dramatic Short Film and Best Male Acting Short for David Triacca’s superb performance in the film at the Jersey Shore Film Festival.

Currently, “Pap’s Manifesto” is a semi-finalist at the Oscars, BAFTAs and Rhode Island International Film Festival, which qualifies for the Canadian Screen Award Flickers.

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