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Shots Best Of… November 2019: My Break Up With God

Shots Best Of… November 2019: My Break Up With God


Zoe Mcintosh’s ‘My Break Up With God’ has been featured in shots’ Best Of…November 2019, a round up of the month’s best commercials, short films and promos, hand-picked by the shots editorial team.

Here’s Jamie Madge’s review of the film.

Zoe McIntosh’s beautifully-made documentary tells the story of a devoted Christian who slammed the door on the Church – against her parents’ hopes – to pursues a path of sexual freedom and love.

A good documentary tends to combine a compelling story with impressive filmmaking, and, with this fascinating short, Sweetshop director Zoe McIntosh proves she has an eye and ear for both.

Following devoted Christian, Caitlyn Cook, who turned her back on the church to pursue a path of sexual enlightenment and love through Tantra, My Breakup With God paints a personal and intimate portrait of someone whose desires outweigh her former conditioning.

Delightfully, the film also gives us moments with Cook’s parents, both of whom clearly still hold a deep love for their daughter, despite her path not being the one they would have chosen for her.

Perfectly paced and balanced between artistic imagery and candid confessions, the film makes for an engaging and interesting watch.

This article was first published by shots on 28 November 2019.

See all of shots’ Best Of… November 2019 here.