All Things Beautiful
2013, Canada. Languages: English
Directed by Vincent T Joachim
Father Peter, a young Catholic Priest, is battling his own personal demons when he receives a phone call from Jude, who has gun in her mouth and is about to pull the trigger.
Where do you find hope when all seems to be lost? Father Peter, a young Catholic Priest, is battling his own personal demons when he receives a phone call from Jude, who has gun in her mouth and is about to pull the trigger. Father Peter listens to a distraught Jude and tries to give her hope so she won’t carry out her actions. As the conversation progresses, Father Peter believes he has prevented a disaster from happening and asks Jude a question that sets her actions into motion. Father Peter, desperate to help Jude, alerts the authorities and makes an emotional decision to run to her house to stop her from pulling the trigger. We all are not perfect and Father Peter tries to correct the situation before tragedy strikes. Inspired by a true story.
“All Things Beautiful” is inspired by a true story about a young Franciscan Monk who received a phone call at 3am from a distraught women who was contemplating suicide. The story took place more than 30 years ago. I took 3 facts from the real story and added other elements. The three facts of the real story are as follows : The first line Jude says to Father Pater on the phone, the last line Father Peter says to Jude before she hangs up and the final outcome with Jude. The message I am trying to convey to the audience is that anybody can make a mistake no matter your social status in life and the most important thing is to pick yourself up and learn from your experience. Another important element to the story is hope and and where people get it from and how important it is to us in our lives. Additionally, the three characters are an allegory to the characters of Jesus, Peter and Judas.