ABBIE REESE

DIRECTOR | EDITOR | PRODUCER

Abbie Reese is a research-based artist who utilizes a hybrid of oral history, documentary, and ethnographic methodologies to explore individual and cultural identity. She has been working with the Poor Clare Colettine nuns since 2005.

SISTER AMATA

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Sister Amata — the principal collaborator — is a former blogger and painter who began her journey with the Poor Clare Colettine nuns at the age of nineteen, when she visited their Corpus Christi Monastery in Rockford, Ill. She considered joining for the next six years, while finishing college, before entering in 2011.

THE NOVICE MISTRESS

ADDITIONAL CAMERA

The Novice Mistress, elected to the position by her peers, helps young women adjust to monastic life in the religious order that traces back to Saint Francis and Saint Clare. As a superior in the community, the Novice Mistress granted permission for Sister Amata to document her journey and assisted with filming.

 
 

CREDITS

DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | EDITOR
Abbie Reese

CINEMATOGRAPHER
"Sister Amata"

ADDITIONAL CAMERA OPERATORS
Abbie Reese
The Novice Mistress
The Junior Professed Nun

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Poor Clare nuns

CONSULTING EDITOR
Matt Lauterbach

ADVISORS
Jerry Blumenthal — Kartemquin
Jim Morrissette — Kartemquin
Luc Schaedler, PhD — University of Bern
Catherine Sullivan — University of Chicago

EDITOR OF THE 2.5-MINUTE TRAILER
Mimi Wilcox

 
 
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