‘Chapel Perilous’ Takes Home YouTube’s Short-Film Audience Award at Sundance
By Sahil Patel
“Chapel Perilous,” a US short film from Matthew Lessner, won the Short-Film Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The award, which was presented by YouTube, went to whichever film generated the most views on YouTube from January 16–24. During that timespan, YouTube had made 15 Sundance-selected short films available for viewing via the festival’s Youtube channel.
Written and directed by Lessner, “Chapel Perilous” tells the story of Levi Gold, an individual who receives an unexpected visit from a door-to-door salesman “with nothing to sell.” The metaphysical comedy has generated more than 198,000 views since being published to YouTube.
Other winners in the short-film category were announced last week, with YouTube-based comedy network Jash winning the Short-Film Jury Award for US Fiction.
You can see all of the winners of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival via this link. Or, if you want to check out the winning film, we’ve embedded it below.