Realm of Satan

Realm of Satan

26th TIDF: Greek Premiere

A singular portrait depicting Satanists in both the everyday and the extraordinary, Realm of Satan is a ritualistic documentary that casts a spell on viewers, luring them into a mystical world of magic, mystery, and misanthropy. After exploring the edges of nonfiction-adjacent storytelling with his acclaimed short film Buffalo Juggalo, director Scott Cummings (editor of indie gems such as Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Monsters and Men, Menashe, and Wendy) decides to challenge the boundaries of observation and the notion of community; he, therefore, works in collaboration with members of the Church of Satan, to stage discrete moments capturing the labors and pleasures of modern Satanists. His technique foregrounds the esoteric as much as the ordinary, presenting an illuminating, wryly comic, and at times deadly serious portrait of a religion that is often veiled in secrecy or distorted by misunderstanding.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIDF26.

Direction: Scott Cummings
Script: Scott Cummings
Cinematography: Gerald Kerkletz
Editing: Scott Cummings
Sound: Greg Mailloux, Manuel Meichsner, Manuel Grandpierre
Music: Steve Everitt
Production: Asterlight
Producers: Caitlin Mae Burke, Pacho Velez, Molly Gandour
Co-producers: Eliza Hittman, Gerald Kerkletz, Asher Levinthal, Jack A. Liechtung, Gabriel Merkin
Executive producer: Joe Poletto, Sam Roseme, Cathy Tankosic
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2024
Duration: 79'
Contact: Visit Films

Scott Cummings


2006 The Hesher (short)
2012 Spacemonkeys (short)
2014 Buffalo Juggalos (short)
2017 Adversary (short)
2024 Realm of Satan