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Can These Bones Live? - Documentary

Christian documentary with 10 episodes and a full length film. Featuring a trip to Israel with world renowned speakers and evangelists.

Can These Bones Live? - Documentary

Christian documentary with 10 episodes and a full length film. Featuring a trip to Israel with world renowned speakers and evangelists.

NZ$ 1,281
pledged of NZ$ 30,000pledged of NZ$ 30,000 goal
13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 23 2017 7:54 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 23, 2017

About

Click to watch Vision Trailer! - Can these bones live?

 Where did the idea for this documentary come from?

   

The idea for this documentary was birthed when my wife had a word from God for me and said I should read Ezekiel 37, a scripture about the valley of the dry bones. I immediately felt a call to create a video to re-ignite the fire & life of God in peoples lives. At first it was just supposed to be an idea that would speak to my friends and family and inspire my home church, Awaken City Church in Upper Hutt. But the dream got bigger and bigger and I thought, why not try make a New Zealand based documentary.

Getting ready to travel the North Island - On an Interview Tour
Getting ready to travel the North Island - On an Interview Tour

 

Before I had much experience in film making, the day before I tried to get my first interview with a pastor in Upper Hutt, I had a dream about the final shot of the film. The shot needed a drone which I didn't have at the time, and resembled a desert like area which could be interpreted in hind sight as Israel. With a few interviews under my belt, I had to place the project on hold to start a media company with my brother-in-laws called "The Way Studios".

The Way Studios Office, Upper Hutt, NZ
The Way Studios Office, Upper Hutt, NZ

Unknown to us in the process of starting a media company, God was able to refine our skills, give us the gear needed to complete such a big project and placed in us everything we need to bring the original vision back to life! Now as The Way Studios the project is back in full swing, and partnering with Awaken City Church, we are venturing to create a documentary that will breathe life back into the Body of Christ.

Interview with Neil St George in Paraparaumu, NZ
Interview with Neil St George in Paraparaumu, NZ

 

Interview with JP & Dina in Taupo, NZ after a big discipleship weekend!
Interview with JP & Dina in Taupo, NZ after a big discipleship weekend!

To get the project back on the road, we planned each episode, made a trip around the North Island of New Zealand and had interviews with Pastors, Missionaries, Evangelists, Teachers and interviewed a range of people with different levels of experience and different backgrounds. Here we asked them thought provoking questions on 10 different topics that we felt were the foundations to the normal Christian life.

What topics will each episode cover?

10 Episodes. 10 Topics. Teaching with Real Life Application
10 Episodes. 10 Topics. Teaching with Real Life Application

There will be 10 episodes covering 10 different topics. There will also be a feature length film based on these 10 episodes. Every interview has been centered around these topics and the content for each episode will be coming from what we have learned from these interviews and living out the word ourselves, so people can have a glimpse of the realities in Christ available for everyone.

What is the purpose behind these videos?

These videos will be more than just something you watch, enjoy yourself and forget about the next day. These videos are a discipleship tool. The interviews and lessons attached are people sharing revelation that has powerfully transformed their walk with God which in turn will give you hidden keys and gems you may use to transform your own life with God. The content being filmed is all about practical application. It gives you something you can see, follow and learn from. We don't just want to make videos that leave you wondering "Well that was great, but how do I integrate this into my own life?" These videos are going to be inspiring, informative and easy to understand and follow!

Interview with Michael Greaney from Awaken City Church, Upper Hutt, NZ
Interview with Michael Greaney from Awaken City Church, Upper Hutt, NZ

So where exactly are we in the process of these videos, right now?

We have filmed the majority of Interviews that will be coming from New Zealand and we will be starting to film the content for each episode in New Zealand from the day the kickstarter is released, in early March. We were going to keep it New Zealand based until we heard about Christ For All Nations (CFaN's) "Experience Israel Tour". We felt a call from God on our hearts that we should join this tour for the sake of this documentary. On this tour will be many world renowned names that a lot of us know. They all carry wisdom and truth beneficial to the entire body of Christ. Asking them the questions we all want answers to will not only be beneficial for the documentary, but will have life changing answers for everyone watching the final products.

Every person included on the "Experience Israel Tour"
Every person included on the "Experience Israel Tour"

Another benefit to going on this trip would be walking where Jesus walked, as Jesus walked. We want to show that after 2000 years, Jesus is still moving in Israel today. What he can do in New Zealand he can do there. What God can do there he is also doing throughout the world. We are excited to capture the events that unfold among all who attend the tour as we encounter people everywhere we go. God is going to do amazing wonders.

What are you backing?

The majority of your support will be funding the trip to Israel. You will be supporting a team of 6 to travel over and film the Israel Experience. If the Kickstarter goes really well, we will have more freedom to increase the quality of the filming/editing process. You will also be funding all the rewards and receive a first look at everything produced by The Way Studios.

 

This is the bare minimum we need to make the project successful. If the kickstarter were to be unsuccessful, we would still continue to produce the documentary. However it will only be New Zealand based, we would look in New Zealand for the X-Factor content and we unfortunately won't be including the interviews from world renowned speakers. That's not to say the interviews from New Zealand won't be of world renowned quality, just less well-known. With the products being released on YouTube for free, you are backing us to go on and document the Tour to Israel with CFaN and you will get to be an integral part of the journey and process of making this vision come to life.

What are some of the content we are planning to film and document?

  • We plan to go out onto the streets of New Zealand to preach the gospel and heal the sick and watch lives touched by the love of God.
  • We have two discipleship weekends planned to get a whole bunch of believers walking in the power and character of God which we will document.
  • Use different footage from people around the world doing what Jesus said to do.
  • Film acts of God motivated by love every where we go.
  • We plan on traveling into towns we have never been to before to heal the sick, preach the gospel and document this process.
  • We plan on getting in the minds of new believers as they learn and grow and see what they are thinking as they grow in the Lord.
  • We also have a 10 day trip to Israel planned with a huge God adventure waiting for us.

Why you should be excited about this project!

This project was born in a country literally the furthermost distance away from Jerusalem, Israel, where God said he was taking the gospel to the ends of the earth. And now the ends of the earth are bringing it back to the place the Gospel started. If you have always had questions about these topics that you would like answers to, now is your chance to ask some of the most influential people in Christ today! If you want to not just hear words, but see the gospel confirmed with signs and wonders and if you don't just want to be a hearer of the word but a doer, then you will be getting excited about the "Can these bones live?" Documentary.

Can these bones live? Documentary Trailer 2017 (Click to watch)
Can these bones live? Documentary Trailer 2017 (Click to watch)

 

And now for the nitty gritty details... How will we complete this project?

Beginning in early March, we will film and edit 1 Episode a month. After 10 Months we will have 10 Episodes completely drafted. We will then work on all of them and refine them with selected backers to get them to a final product!

We will then work at re-cutting those episodes into a feature length film. It will be the best of the best of the 10 episodes and potentially include some never before seen content. We will use the best moments and most effective lessons, putting them together in one place that can be used to summarise the purpose of the entire documentary.

Once everything is edited and complete, we will start working to get these videos to our backers, you guys, first! DVD's will be sent out first, with each person's reward, and the world will get to see what The Way Studios has managed to accomplish.

We will then begin a Tour around New Zealand, delivering the documentary over 10 week periods to those churches or people who backed us at $3000 or more. 

Then a few months later, the online streams will come out for all our backers, giving everyone an exclusive pre-release view. 

Once all of our backers have received their rewards. Much later down the track we plan on releasing the videos for free on YouTube. We want to make sure that our backers feel they have inputted, earned something and learned something from backing this project. We also have a heart not to receive any profit from what we are doing and just want this truth to get out there. 

We hope this gives you a full picture of the vision and how your input will help us create "Can these bones live!"

 

Risks and challenges

A lot of people describe faith as "risk". One of the major risks with any faith based documentary is that we never know exactly what we are going to film. We have a mission before us, but the situations we find ourselves in can vary a lot. We are expectant that things are going to happen, and that God is with us. The risk being that the things we film don't have the X-Factor we were looking for. The Israel Tour is awesome for the fact that there are going to be so many different world renowned evangelist, teachers, authors etc. the chances of not getting something X-Factor are extremely low.

Another risk, again, common to any media production company, is that it takes a lot more time than we originally thought to film and edit all parts of the documentary. This will be the biggest undertaking we have ever set out to do. So hope you have the patience to work with us in case things do take longer than expected. We are a media company that is supported by the work we do in real estate, so even if it takes longer than expected, It will get done eventually.

Another risk is that we didn't account for any potential hidden costs, and the cost of the project could be way more than expected. We are mitigating this with thorough research and forecasting the costs to anything and everything we may need to cover and include in this kickstarter project. We feel we have done this and has become our kickstarter bare minimum goal. We aren't looking to receive any profit from this project. We are investing in tools of discipleship. Any extra cost will be covered by the income we get from our work at The Way Studios and so therefore won't hinder the completion of the project.

The original intent for the Israel Tour is "A Tour of Israel" but our purpose is to film and evangelize in Israel every where we go. A potential risk is the people we want to interview during this tour find themselves too bust. We are doing our best to work with every person coming on the tour, making sure time-frames are free and clear to make sure we don't miss out. This is a hard one to predict exactly what will happen but preparation is the key and we will do that with all of our ability. On the other hand, we may also get to film people who thought they wouldn't have enough time, or bump into people along the way that have life giving revelation. So with the potential risk to not shoot what we planned for, there is also the potential opportunity to shoot what we never planned for and can be more than we could of ever asked for or imagined. So we are excited for your support and faith journey that you will be going on with us.

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