Editor & Filmmaker

Chosen

 

Chosen: Custody of the Eyes (2017)

 

Documentary Feature

 
 

Set within the Corpus Christi Monastery in Rockford, Illinois, Chosen (Custody of the Eyes) forms an intimate portrait of Heather, a former blogger and painter confronting what she believes is her calling: becoming a cloistered contemplative nun in one of the strictest religious orders. Chosen is a coming-of-age story by first-time filmmaker Abbie Reese in collaboration with Heather, the film's primary subject and cinematographer. The Novice Mistress deemed this project a "once in a lifetime" occurrence, with a video camera allowed into the enclosure to capture monastic life from the inside.

Chosen has been featured at film festivals around the world and was awarded Best Documentary Feature Film by the Sydney World Film Festival.

TRT 107 Minutes

 
 

WINNER

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM: SYDNEY WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

OFFICIAL SELECTION

MEXICO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL ANGAELICA

Lanús International Film Festival

CREDITS

DIRECTOR
Abbie Reese

TRAILER EDITOR
Mimi Wilcox