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a prelude to POET IN A MODERN WORLD

Reviving cinema as art.

French filmmaker Robert Bresson warned in 1983, “Right now, cinema isn’t an art. If it continues as it is now, it never will be.” He declared that cinema must become, “[. . .] something extraordinary in itself [. . .]”

In lieu of the depravity and decadence of Hollywood, founder Will Jacobs saw potential for a subversive independent film industry in the Midwest. “There is the expression that a poet must not avert his eyes from the world, but facing the unprecedented ugliness of modernity is no easy task. It is my great objective to initiate a spiritual renascence in cinema—to bring forth films of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth.”

Mourning Dove Films seeks to revive cinema as a true art form and return to a perennial way of storytelling that edifies, consoles, and admonishes the soul.

FEATURED

A MOMENT IS ENOUGH

A 16 mm proof-of-concept short film written and directed by Will Jacobs currently in production.

POET IN A MODERN WORLD

A 16 mm feature film in pre-production seeking talent, locations, sponsorship, and funding throughout Central Illinois.

VARIOUS ACCOLADES

DENOUEMENT (2017)

short film

TREES ARE ANGELS (2017)

short film

TREES ARE ANGELS & WILL SPRING FORGIVE?

ANIMAL (2014)

short film

TREES ARE ANGELS (2017)

short film

WILL SPRING FORGIVE? (2018)

short film

CONTACT

*Mourning Dove Films does not accept unsolicited scripts or pitches.