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The following is a brief synopsis of the short animated film I wish to produce.  I have already gotten quotes regarding cost and time from skilled animators to create the film.  I am also taking into consideration additional costs of sound and editing.  I would be happy to answer any questions you have regarding this project.  Thank you for your support.

Samurai Mary vs. Ninja Jews: The Birthing of Christ

It is a chilly December night in the little town of Bethlehem. Hints of frankincense and myrrh in the air. At the outskirts of town, in a tiny manager, Joseph stands over Mary as the joys of labor begin. Joseph is smiling down upon Mary, whispering of his love for her and their child soon to be. All is peaceful and right in the world. 

 Without warning, a sword blasts from Joseph’s chest, a single drop of blood falling from the tip, mirrored by a tear shed by Joseph for the child he shall never see and the wife he shall never again hold. The sword disappears from whence it came and Joseph’s lifeless body falls to the ground.

Mary recovers from the shock just in time to dodge two throwing stars that barely miss her head, burying into the pillow. She grabs them both with one hand and tosses them back at her assailants – two Jews falling to the floor, blood gushing from their foreheads. She leaps from the bed, pulling a sword from beneath her pillow, thrusting it through the throat of the ninja that had just killed Joseph.

More Jews appear from the shadows brandishing various weapons. Mary fights them off with her sword in glorious battle – occasionally disarming a foe to use his own weapon against him or others, but her sword is most familiar to her hand. She plunges it deep into heart of one Jew just as another slashes down at her with his own. It barely misses her but falls down upon the back of her sword instead, breaking it into two. She fights on for a moment using only her hands and feet, but there are too many Jews and she is being overwhelmed.

Just when all appears lost, Mary let’s out a guttural scream, momentarily stunning all of the Jews around her. Baby Jesus falls from her vagina to the floor. Seizing upon their confusion, Mary lifts Jesus by the umbilical cord and begins to swing him about as a weapon of god – slamming his body into their foes, breaking bones, crushing skulls. Deflecting the thrust of a sword with the cord, she decapitates one Jew by wrapping the cord around his neck and pulling tight.

Mary seems to be winning the battle, but as she kills the last Jew in the manger, a hundred more are seen in the distance, coming at her from every direction. With anger in her eyes, Mary lifts the umbilical cord to the heavens as if in prayer, then bites down hard upon it freeing baby Jesus from his tether. Baby Jesus rises into the air above Mary. He begins to spin as the light of god shines brighter and brighter from within, until just as the Jew mass is about to descend upon he and his mother, the light explodes, sending a circular wave of energy expanding outward, killing the entire Jew ninja army. The light fades and Jesus descends into his mother’s waiting arms.

The three wise men stand upon a hill overlooking the scene of carnage. One says to his companions, “Well, so much for peace on earth.”

(Ending credit…) …don’t miss the exciting sequel… Samurai Mary vs. Joseph and the Zombie Horde

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk will be with the animator I finally choose to work on this project. I've received quotes from several good animators, but finding the perfect person will be a challenge. I want to make sure it is someone who can share in my passion to see it to fruition.

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