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Film & TV

The Backwater Gospel (2011) – The Coming of Death

The Backwater Gospel

12The Backwater Gospel is a short film, published on YouTube, that is a bachelor film project 2011 from The Animation Workshop. It is about a small town called Backwater that is in a bit of a predicament. Namely, whenever the local Undertaker bicycles into town, someone dies the same day. And The Backwater Gospelnot before he comes into town, either.  As long as anyone can remember, the coming of The Undertaker has meant the coming of death. Until one day the grim promise fails and tension builds as the God fearing townsfolk of Backwater wait for someone to die.

One day, however, the Undertaker comes to town… and no-one dies. Not one person. The Undertaker simply sits on a bench and watches the townsfolk. The fear and uncertainty as to who will finally die sweeps across the town, and it’s only a matter of time before someone snaps…

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