– Synopsis –
A salvaged chapter of nunsploitation from the wreckage of a lost film finds new life on it’s own as an outlandish exploration into faith, discipline and madness.
Deathblow Productions founder and award winning fiilmmaker, Ryan Oliver, is releasing an experimental nunsploitation short, Sacred Mass of the Nunja. Oliver’s musically driven film found its outset seven years ago as a sequence of a larger movie, She-Bang, the production of which was ultimately abandoned and left incomplete. Now after all this time, the lost tapes of She-Bang have been salvaged from the wreckage and given new life from a crack team of post-production artists.
To accompany his vision, Oliver sought out the expertise of musician Sanford Parker (Corrections House, Buried at Sea) and previous collaborator, Stavros Giannopoulos (The Atlas Moth, Twilight, Chrome Waves) to create a thunderous score that compliments the lush and bombastic visuals.
Oliver remarks, “When I was young all I wanted to do was take Karate, but instead I was strong-armed into being an altar boy. That said, this material speaks for itself.” He goes on, “The music Stavros and Sanford composed was integral to giving this old footage new life. They crushed it and made it look easy. I’m very pleased with how it turned out I must confess.”
Stavros Giannopoulos adds, “Ryan and Sanford are both close friends so when Ryan offered the opportunity to write some music for the Sacred Mass of the Nunja, I jumped at it. Sanford and I worked well together during the Twilight records so it was a natural fit to team up with him on this project. Always an honor to work with both of them.”
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