Jonathon Dornbush
May 22, 2015 AT 02:44 PM EDT

Mark Kirkland has directed nearly 80 episodes of The Simpsons, but he decided to go back to the roots of cinema with The Moving Picture Co. 1914, a silent film about an actress trying to make it big. 

Unfortunately for the actress, just about everything goes wrong at the movie studio depicted in the short film, which, according to its official website, used a mixture of modern and antique camera equipment to capture the look and feel of a classic silent film.

And among the many actors featured in the short film is Weird Al Yankovic, who appears as an actor playing Jesus Christ in a tableaux of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.”

The film played the festival circuit but is now available on Kirkland’s Vimeo page to watch, as it is unfortunately not embeddable yet. 

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