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The Messiah

Vela Manusaute (Niue)
Aotearoa New Zealand | 2017 | 15 min | English | Short Drama | International Premiere

Thu Oct 18 3:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2

Part of Tectonic Shift

After running away from an abusive home, a young teenage boy falls in with a group ruled by a Christ-like figure. At first willing to blindly follow this charismatic leader, he slowly begins to realize this new reality - or saviour - may not be all that he had hoped.


Vela Manusaute has been writing and directing for the stage for over 20 years. The Messiah is Vela’s directorial debut and inspired by his own experiences growing up.