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The Erwin BrothersBy The Erwin Brothers
First created
The Erwin BrothersBy The Erwin Brothers
First created
$74,645
pledged of $250,000pledged of $250,000 goal
336
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 5 2015

About

Dear Backers,

We have a really exciting opportunity coming up; one that we weren’t expecting when we launched the campaign. It’s an opportunity to spread the word of Jesus Revolution further than we could have hoped, but it’s an opportunity that means having to put this campaign on hold.

While Kickstarter requires that a campaign be cancelled instead of paused, we’ll have to cancel the campaign before we get too much further. We will send you another update as soon as we have more to share! Thank you again for your support, and please hold tight for further word. 

The Jesus Rev Team

WE HAVE A PROBLEM

Why is there so much cynicism and resistance in regards to Christianity in this country? Why do people walk away from the faith when they go off to college? Why do we have so many Christians who are stressed out, filled with anxiety, and longing to be filled with the peace that they are supposed to have already? When did things become so numb?

Morals have largely gone down the drain. Many churches pick and choose which parts of the Bible to preach and believe and which parts to conveniently omit- or flat out deny. Personal fulfillment is seen as the highest possible good, but no one seems to attain it.

Our problem, of course, can’t be with Christ, so it must be with something we’ve invented. A happy-meal, convenient Christianity that we’ve made up to meet our own needs.It’s not real and we know it.

What we don’t know is that 40 years ago there was a generation that felt just like we do. A generation that was just as empty, confused, and lost.

BUT THEN SOMETHING CRAZY HAPPENED.

WE HAVE AN ANSWER

Amidst all of the turmoil and chaos of the 1960’s, a move of God swept across the country in a way that no one could have possibly imagined, planned, or predicted. Drugged-out hippies, rebellious nomads, and cynical beatniks started looking to Jesus as the fulfillment of all that their hearts longed for.

On the breeding grounds of revolt, there was one more revolution to come. From humble origins, the craze spread like wildfire across the entire U.S. in a miraculous fashion - a man literally carrying a wooden cross from LA to DC, students at Asbury college refusing to end a chapel service for seven days, over 150,000 people cheering in the Cotton Bowl for Johnny Cash and Billy Graham. These were the earmarks of something greater than superstition.

Time magazine called it the Jesus Revolution. Some called it a miracle, others an aberration. We just call it what it is.

Hope.

If they could be saved then, we can be saved now. By exploring the movement that altered the course of our parents’ generation we can see what must be done again. There is a path for us too, and like it’s always been…

THE ANSWER IS JESUS

WE HAVE A PLAN

We’re making a documentary about real spiritual revolution. But this won’t be a boring infomercial. It will be a revolutionary adventure film, complete with big bonfires, live music, ocean baptisms, gospel choirs, and hopefully people coming to Christ on camera.

Part 1 of the journey will take our team across the country, interviewing ex-hippies, pastors, professors, musicians, baristas, and others about The Jesus Movement. 

But Part 2 will take us up the California coast in a 60s-era Tour Bus, with “The Jesus Revolution” emblazoned on each broadside. We aren’t in this to tell people about a historical Jesus, we’re here to show them that He’s very much alive. We’ll be doing real evangelism. We’ll be praying for real revival.

And the invitation is simple: Come along for the ride.

We believe that the gospel should be free.

That’s why we’re raising our budget for this film on Kickstarter. We want to give this film away. We still want it to be theaters, we want it to be on Blu-ray and DVD and other traditional platforms, but our end goal is to make this film free online forever. After all, we’re here to make something more than a movie.

If it happened before, It can happen again.

Join us.

"Oh! men and brethren, what would this heart feel if I could but believe that there were some among you who would go home and pray for a revival - men whose faith is large enough, and their love fiery enough to lead them from this moment to exercise unceasing intercessions that God would appear among us and do wondrous things here, as in the times of former generations." - C.H. Spurgeon

It's easy!

Log in with your Facebook account, then after you pick your pledge, you’ll be taken to another site to pay right away.

Need help? Message us anytime!

At this point, you're probably asking where the money is going. We've put this section together so that you can rest assured that your money will be stewarded, not simply used. 

Travel: First and foremost, The Jesus People Movement of the 60s and 70s was a nationwide event. In order to best capture the stories in their places of origin, we will be flying a small team to key locations such as Costa Mesa (Calvary Chapel), San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury), Texas (Explo 72'), New Jersey (Maranatha Coffeehouse), Chicago (Jesus Is Lord), Atlanta (House of Judah), and Kentucky (Asbury Revival of 1970). Your donation is helping us cover more of these magnificent stories and arrive at the most accurate portrayal of God's movement. 

Crew: The Jesus People Movement also had a very iconic aesthetic, as it pulled from the counterculture of the hippie culture, while still maintaining its evangelical roots. In order to properly capture the look, tone, and feel of this movement we will need a professional crew of filmmakers, ready to bring an unbridled, breathtaking, cinematic look to what could otherwise be a boring TV special. Given that the film also has a road trip element to it, where amazing musicians will be live-recorded in scenic locales, we also need to hire excellent audio engineers to provide album-quality recordings. Your donation is helping us hire the best photographers and recordists available.

Equipment: As we've seen in the past, quality counts, especially when it comes to a historical documentary. We don't want this to be a boring, low-quality infomercial. We want this to be a highly emotional experience. In order to accomplish that, we need to rent high-resolution cameras, pro lighting kits, and industry-standard audio gear. The common understanding is that documentary visuals don't matter. However, that is simply not true. Every week, Hollywood releases beautiful-looking lies into our culture, alluring people by visual merit. SO, by donating to make our film look beautiful, you are supporting more than a makeover. You are supporting a vision for faith-based films that declare JESUS to be the most beautiful person in the universe. This is not beauty for beauty's sake. This is beauty for Jesus' sake. 

Evangelism: Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that "Life is journey, not a destination." This is especially true when it comes to documentary filmmaking. Oftentimes, it's easy to get caught up in making a product, but we'll be taking this journey very seriously too. We love people, whether we meet them on planes, around coffeehouses, in restaurants, or on street corners. So we're asking you to equip us with JESUS REVOLUTION materials wherever we go.

Along with our general interview trips, our ultimate plan is to drive a JESUS BUS (A retro 1970s Tour Bus with "Jesus Saves" painted boldly on the broadsides) up the coast of California to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, where the movement began back in 1967. Along the way, our team will be passing out pamphlets, stickers, church-search cards and sharing God's love with anyone that we meet. Your money is helping us make a greater impact. 

Because in the end, this isn't about a movie, it's about a movement. And wherever we roam, God has asked us to be ready to share the hope that we have.

 

Risks and challenges

Given the unwieldy nature of the subject matter and of documentary filmmaking in general, sometimes factors beyond our control come into play that may cause unforeseen delays. While it is our sincere desire and goal to have this film finished and ready for official distribution by August 2015, we unfortunately cannot guarantee this date. That being said, as an essential part of THE JESUS REVOLUTION TEAM, you'll be the first to know, and you will receive constant updates on schedule, distribution plans, and relevant progress.

Thankfully, since we aren't "waiting for a story to unfold before our eyes" like many other non-historical documentaries, we are able to lock ourselves into a tighter and more focused production schedule, and are dedicated to both responsible stewardship practices and strategic shooting schedules.

Thank you ahead of time for your patience, understanding, and partnership. We love you guys.

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    BRING THE REVOLUTION // Every dollar advances the gospel! After you donate, we'll send you a bunch of awesome PRINTABLE POSTERS! Hang them in your office, around the house, or around your city. The revolution is coming, friends. Be equipped. Be ready.

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    JOIN THE UNDERGROUND // Like the church in China or other persecuted parts of the world, you are now part of the "Underground Movement." During production, we will send you cryptic messages, videos, and clues to where our "Jesus Bus" is headed, so you can come hang out with the crew and all the other crazy people we pick up along the way.

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    JOIN THE MOVIE // Everything above + We'll put your name in the end credits as one of the few but proud REVOLUTIONARIES. This will be a special and highlighted section of the end credit scrawl. Show the world that you stand with Christ. Be public. Be unashamed.

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    WEAR THE REVOLUTION // Everything above + an awesome revolution wristband that reads "The Revolution Begins With Me." Wear it proudly but remember that this isn't just a fashion statement. It's a bold pledge in a broken world.

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    DOWNLOAD IT // Everything above + You'll get a digital download of the film months before the official release to keep and share!

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    OWN IT // Everything above + you'll receive a Limited Edition DVD of "THE JESUS REVOLUTION" months before the official release.

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    WEAR THE REVOLUTION T-SHIRT // Everything above + You'll get a special t-shirt with "The Jesus Revolution" spray-paint stencil on the front just to make it official. Wear it proudly and boldly. You represent The King of Kings.

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    FRAMABLE ART PRINT // Everything above + Hand-sprayed stencil print, ready for framing. Hang it somewhere where people will see what you stand for. This is the official symbol of THE JESUS REVOLUTION.

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    JESUS EQUIP KIT // Everything above + You'll get a bulk order of DVDs (5 total) + nice, sleek, professional JESUS REVOLUTION screening invites to help you host your OWN PREMIERE EVENT! Hand them out to friends, family, and strangers that need Jesus.

    We'll give you the tools. You provide the boldness.

    Film is arguably the greatest tool of communication in the known world. Use it for the kingdom.

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    JESUS REVOLUTION MOVIE POSTER // Everything above + A lithograph print of the theatrical poster signed for you by The Erwin Brothers, Director Brian Ivie, and the featured bands.

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    REVOLUTION PREMIERE // Everything above + 2 tickets to the big (I'm talking BIG) world premiere of THE JESUS REVOLUTION movie in a major and historic venue (airfare & lodging not included).

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    WOODLAWN PREMIERE // You'll join us at the amazing World Premiere of The Erwin Brothers next major narrative film, WOODLAWN, starring Sean Astin and Jon Voight! Who doesn't want to hang out with Rudy? (airfare and lodging not included).

    PLUS A lithograph print of the theatrical poster signed for you by The Erwin Brothers, Director Brian Ivie, and the featured bands. AND a Limited Edition DVD of "THE JESUS REVOLUTION" months before the official release. AND A digital download of the Jesus Revolution Documentary. AND your name in the end credits as a Revolutionary.

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    BACKSTAGE PASS // Everything above + You'll join us at THE JESUS REVOLUTION after party where you'll be introduced to everyone you saw on screen!

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER // Everything above + we'll make you an official associate producer in the end credit crawl. Join the revolution in a tangible and permanent way. We know you don't care about credit, but your bold and generous gift is going to move the gospel forward around the world. Join our producing team now!

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    PRIVATE SCREENING PARTY // Everything above + We'll come show you our revolution-era feature film, WOODLAWN, starring Sean Astin and Jon Voight at your church, home group, or house prior to the national release. This is your chance to invite people who don't know Jesus and provide an environment where they feel loved and comfortable asking questions. Hold an event of your own and live the revolution in your neighborhood!

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