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The Passion of Scrooge

Produced by Christopher Kendall
Film adaptation of operatic version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" composed by Jon Deak

Overview

Genre
Music, Docu-Fiction, and Supernatural
Synopsis

Is this a film about Scrooge? About a composer’s life? An opera within an opera? "The Passion of Scrooge" blurs these lines between performance, documentary, and fiction, into a cinematic concert experience that’s seasoned with magical reality. Composer Jon Deak has adapted Charles Dickens’ timeless tale into a contemporary opera that melts the heart, but doesn’t avoid the darkness in Scrooge that’s still resonant with the material concerns of our time. Using neither period costumes, nor set pieces to reconstruct old England, the film invites you to experience "A Christmas Carol" with the imaginative possibilities of a radio play. And then, to meet those visions in your head, filmmaker H. Paul Moon‘s floating camera intimately captures musicians performing the score as characters themselves, led by baritone William Sharp, in this ageless haunted redemption story about “us, every one.”

Stage
finished
Running time
63 minutes

Credits

  • H. Paul Moon ... Director, DOP, Editor
  • Jon Deak ... Composer
  • William Sharp ... Baritone
  • Christopher Kendall ... Producer
  • 21st Century Consort ... Musicians

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Zen Violence Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
2017-2018
Locations
Washington, D.C. and New York City
Prod. Partners
21st Century Consort

Distribution Details

Release year
2018
Language
English
Subtitles
English

Photos

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