Film director and writer Skip Shea brings his first feature film TRINITY to Coolidge After Midnite Saturday, June 1, 11:59 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, at 290 Harvard Street.
Shea, a clergy abuse survivor of the Worcester Diocese, is an international award-winning filmmaker, writer, artist, and actor from Massachusetts. Winning awards internationally for his short horror films “Ave Maria” and “Microcinema,” he has acquired a cult following in Italy. Skip shows his range in other media including as co-writer on the Daytime Emmy- nominated “Beacon Hill The Series” for Outstanding New Approach Drama Series.
Based on actual events in Shea’s life, TRINITY, an arthouse horror film, is about a moment in time when a man at a local coffee shop accidentally bumps into the Catholic priest who abused him when he was a child, sending him on a twisted journey through his past.
TRINITY stars Sean Carmichael, David Graziano, Beatrice Di Giovanni, Aurora Grabill and horror film icon Lynn Lowry.
“As my first feature film it was important for me to get this out to the world,” said Shea. “It was relevant then, and it remains relevant now, probably even more so with recent clergy abuse news coming out of Rome, Philadelphia and New York.”
He said, “The moment when, as an adult, the main character Michael, in his hometown coffee shop, randomly bumps into the priest who abused him, sending him on a wild, surreal PTSD dissociative moment that takes him through his past and his fears until he is once again face to face with his abuser. It’s based on an actual moment in my life when I bumped into my abuser in a bookstore.”
“Trinity” has enjoyed a solid run on the film festival circuit, winning 14 awards, including an Award for Best Actress for Lynn Lowry’s performance at the HorrorHound Weekend Film Festival. It has screened at nearly 40 film festivals across the globe, including in the USA, Ireland, Argentina, Brazil and two festivals in Italy.
Tickets are available here: http://www.coolidge.org/films/trinity