audio/video ~ 17:08
short documentary co-directed by Jared Callahan and Russell Sheaffer​​​​​​​

Here's the write-up from Russell's website:​​​​​​​
What do you do when your relationship conflicts with your religion?

“Saltwater Baptism,” explores that question with disarming, understated warmth. Directed by Jared Callahan and Russell Sheaffer, the short film follows two young, gay men through graduation week at an evangelical college in San Diego, as they navigate the tension among religion, family and sexual orientation.

stream it here with your public library card or university login (& then Artless Media, Russell's company, can make a buck):

Cucalorus Film Festival, 2017, Wilmington, NC 
Cleveland International Film Festival, 2018, Cleveland, OH 
Dallas International Film Festival, 2018, Dallas, TX 
Atlanta Film Festival, 2018, Atlanta, GA 
Palm Springs International Short Fest, 2018, Palm Springs, CA 
Hill Country Film Festival, 2018, Fredericksburg, TX 
The Webby Awards, 2018 Nominee: Best Editing
 Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, 2018, Austin, TX 
Winner, Best Documentary Short Bogotá Short Film Festival, 2018, Bogotá, Colombia 
FilmOut San Diego, 2018, San Diego, CA 
Athens International Film & Video Festival, April 2019, Athens, GA 
QFest St. Louis, April 2019, St. Louis, MO
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