Discover the Essence of Greed... "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also..." - Matthew 6:21
ABOUT THE FILM:
Evangelist is a dark, powerful drama focused on a downward-bound television preacher. Desperate to raise money, we first meet Reverend Doctor Wilbur Kammell during a doomed all-night telethon meant to rescue his ministry. Once a powerful force, confident in his gifts, Kammell's intense charisma is wrapped around a scripture promising material wealth. He finds himself reduced in status and in means…yet his belief in his own uniqueness remains as undimmed as the spotlight he still commands.
A story designed to give an extraordinary actor the opportunity to live and breathe a tour de force performance, Evangelist will rivet the audience’s attention on a character they despise, yet cannot look away from. It will anger them, surprise them, even shock them. They will recognize moral hypocrisy at work, and struggle with the twisting of faith and scripture for fun and profit by one who actually understands those emotions. And they will realize the truth of St. Mathew’s admonition in the Gospels: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also..."
BE A PART OF EVANGELIST
Evangelist is written as a short feature that will be shot in HD video and produced to the highest standards by a cast and crew of dedicated, movie-loving professionals in Madison, WI. Upon completion, Evangelist will be submitted to major international film festivals as well as television and theatrical distributors who specialize in this medium.
Evangelist Co-Producer / Director Ren Patterson is a New York native with an extensive background in the film industry and dozens of films to his credit. Going back to the 1970s heyday of independent film, Patterson has experience in entertainment feature and educational/short/documentary film production, marketing and distribution. Co-Producer/production manager Ken Miyamoto has worked in the film industry for a number of years, most notably as a studio liaison and script reader/story analyst for Sony Pictures. He is a working and represented screenwriter. Evangelist was written and will be co-produced by Tom Dunn, an international screenwriting competition finalist and winner.
Evangelist’s producers ask you to join them on this journey. “I wanted to write a story about the type of man that I was both repulsed and mesmerized by,” says Dunn. “One story featuring this type of character and one I greatly admire is The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde. In some ways, I think Evangelist reflects the story of Dorian Gray - with a Bible.”
To give this story the acting talent, complex look, production and post-production excellence it needs to make the strongest impact, we ask for your help to cover our costs and production expenses.
We THANK YOU from all our hearts for helping us bring this great story to the screen!
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