Leaving Jesus

Ellen Fiske

What happens when your entire world view is shattered? And how do you form a new one, having to question your closest friends and the truths you took for granted? In Leaving Jesus a group of former religious fundamentalists come together in a house in San Francisco to deal with what they’ve gone through, both as active fundamentalists but also as defectors of a congregation that gave them meaning in life.

Info & Credits

Directed by

Ellen Fiske

Produced by

David Herdies & Michael Krotkiewski


Helle Faber / Made In Copenhagen (DK)

Stina Gardell / Mantaray (SE)

Cinematography by

Pia Lehto


Rebekka Lonqvist




In Development


In coproduction with 

Made In Copenhagen, Mantaray

SVT, Film Stockholm

With support from 

Swedish Film Institute 

Danish Film Institute 

The Swedish Art Grants Committee 

In Association with 


Awards and nominations

Nominee, Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary, Göteborg IFF, 2024

Festivals in selection

Göteborg IFF, Dragon Award Nominee, 2024