Temptation of Saint Francis

Film Type: Short
Runtime: 06:02
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States


Two ill-matched garden statues fall in Love in this animated exploration of the battle between spiritual enlightenment and physical desires that we all go through. An imaginative take on what happens in your garden when you’re not looking.

Director’s Biography – Johnnie Semerad

John Semerad is known for his work on Temptation of St. Francis (2018), Hunter Prey (2010) and Later with Bob Costas (1988).
He directed many television commercials, live-action and animation movies. He also developed an extremely robust live animation system that was used on well over 100 projects.
Recently he produced an animated short that has gotten into over 70 film festivals, won 22 awards and become academy award eligible.