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Hail Satan?

Producers Gabriel Sedgwick


A look at the intersection of religion and activism, tracing the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history. The Temple is calling for a Satanic revolution to save the nation’s soul. But are they for real?

About The Team

Penny Lane (Director) has been making innovative nonfiction films for over a decade, including three features (The Pain of Others, NUTS! and Our Nixon) and about a dozen short films. She has recently been honored with a Vanguard Award by the San Francisco Documentary Festival, a Breakthrough Award by Chicken & Egg, and a Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival. She was admitted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2017. Her short films, such as The Voyagers (2010), have won accolades at film festivals and popularity online. And yes, Penny Lane is her real name.

Gabriel Sedgwick (Producer) hails from Sweden but lives in New York City, where he has produced both fiction and documentary films that have screened at festivals such as SXSW, New Directors/New Films, BAMcinemaFest, Rotterdam Int’l Film Festival, Urbanworld, Sheffield Doc/Fest, BAM’s New Voices in Black Cinema, and Karlovy Vary, including Penny Lane’s The Pain of Others and Lanre Olabisi’s fiction features August the First and Somewhere in the Middle. He also co-produced Jeremiah Zagar’s Captivated – The Trials of Pamela Smart for HBO and Sky Atlantic, which premiered at Sundance 2014, and line produced Sara Jordenö’s KIKI, which premiered at Sundance 2016. When not making movies, he occasionally makes assorted noises in the band Odd Rumblings.

Hail Satan? is a Cinereach grantee.