Credence is a crowdfunded science-fiction film that just happens to be about a family with two fathers and their struggle to do what is right for their daughter. Two years in the making, Credence breaks through any preconceived notions one might have of an LGBT film and shows just how moving the story of family and sacrifice truly is.
“Because we’re all just made of stars… shining with what we remember.”
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The earth is tearing itself to pieces as the remnants of the moon creeps ever closer. While the moon was in just the right position to save earth from being struck by an asteroid, it has been torn to pieces and is slowly moving into the path of earth’s orbit.
No one knows exactly what will happen when the earth and the moon finally meet, but it is a certainty that the survival of mankind lies not on our home world, but in a desperate attempt to relocate those young enough to survive the journey to a new planet… The children.
This is the choice placed before two fathers who must decide if they will let their daughter go, in the hopes that she finds a new life far from earth, or keep her close, knowing that they will die but that they will die together. Their daughter meets the requirements of the highly-desired “Goldilocks group,” who are old enough to work on-board the spaceship but are young enough that they will survive the lengthy journey to a new world.
These two fathers are just like any other family. They don’t always agree on the best way to do things and this leads to some conflict and heartache for the small family, as one father is willing to give everything he has to pay for their daughter’s safety and the other only wants for his family to be together, always and forever.
In conclusion: This is a unique take on the science-fiction genre and a heart-wrenching example of what it means to love unconditionally.
Disliked: How short the film was, but really, if you’re watching a short film that’s what you get.