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The Papal Chase

The Papal Chase
The Papal Chase movie poster
Directed by Kenny Hotz
Produced by
Written by
  • Kenny Hotz
  • Paul Johnson
Starring
Music by Brendan Michie
Cinematography
  • Kenny Hotz
  • Sebastian Cluer
Edited by Marco Porsia
Production
company
Massey Films
Distributed by Films Transit International
Release dates
Running time 53 minutes
Country Canada
Language English
Budget $800

The Papal Chase is a 2004 Canadian micro-budget feature-length guerrilla-style mockumentary directed by Kenny Hotz of Kenny vs. Spenny fame, and written by Hotz and Paul Johnson. The film features cameo appearances by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood, as well as footage of Toronto mayoral candidate Kevin Clarke. It is also the only comedy feature that has an appearance by Pope John Paul II. Among its awards, the film won the Phillip Borsos Award for 'Best Canadian Feature Film' at the 2004 Whistler Film Festival,[1] and won 'Best Documentary' at the 2005 Canadian Filmmakers' Festival.[2]

Plot

When Pope John Paul II is visiting Canada in 2002, Kenny's Kenny Hotz friend Sebastian (Sebastian Cluer) bets him $1000 that Kenny (who is Jewish) can't meet him. Over the course of six days, Kenny wears various disguises and makes multiple efforts to meet the pope in order to win the bet. Kenny's attempts include becoming a "Pope-arazzi", fighting his way through millions of pilgrims and onlookers, thousands of cops, security guards, Vatican Special Forces, and precision snipers. Along the way, Kenny crosses paths with various members of The Rolling Stones.

Cast

Release

The film debuted on December 2, 2004, at the Whistler Film Festival and had its US premiere at the Brooklyn International Film Festival in June 2005.

Recognition

Reception

Awards and nominations

References

  1. ^ a b "WFF Winners: Borsos Award for Best Canadian Feature Film".  
  2. ^ a b c "Papal Chase, The (2004)". Top Ten Reviews. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c , Winner: Audience Award"The Papal Chase".  
  4. ^ a b c d "Kenny Hotz".  
  5. ^ "Brooklyn International Film Festival Announces 2005 Winners". creativeplanetnetwork.com. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 

External links

  • The Papal Chase on KennyHotz.com
  • The Papal Chase on itunes
  • Official website of film on producer's website
  • The Papal Chase at the Internet Movie Database
  • The Papal Chase at AllMovie
  • The Papal Chase Pilot on Kenny Hotz's Official channel
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