Film

The Running Pastor

A story about Sverri Steinholm, a Faroese trail running pastor that explores the relationship of his spirituality both through his experiences in the outdoors and in a traditional “church” / community.
 
The Running Pastor

About

Director

Tim Kemple

Producer

Stevie Meier

Running time

8 minutes

Country / Nationality

Faroe Islands

Our Judges say:

Incredible landscape to run in!

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Sheep farming in the Faeroes! With a running-mad Lutheran pastor in incredible landscape. Highly engaging and entertaining and a real work of art.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Does what it says on the tin, if the tin also promised a stunning location, unusual soundtrack, and tales of chasing lambs up cliffs.

Anna Paxton

A story about Sverri Steinholm, a Faroese trail running pastor that explores the relationship of his spirituality both through his experiences in the outdoors and in a traditional “church” / community. Sverri is an avid runner — both on the roads and ‘in the fields’ as he says — who uses his time on the trails to work through not only his personal conflicts, but the conflicts of others he often is burdened to bear being the local Pastor who must keep everyone’s secrets.