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XL | The Temptation of Christ

An Independent feature film about Christ fasting for 40 days and nights in the Judaean Desert. During this time, satan temps him.

XL | The Temptation of Christ

An Independent feature film about Christ fasting for 40 days and nights in the Judaean Desert. During this time, satan temps him.

$3,475
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
26
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 7 2017 4:55 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 7, 2017

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 XL | The Temptation of Christ 

The Temptation of Christ is detailed in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. According to these texts, after being baptized by John the Baptist, Jesus fasted for forty days and forty nights in the Judaean Desert. During this time, Satan appeared to Jesus and tried to tempt him. After having refused each of Satan's temptations, Jesus returned to Galilee to begin his ministry.

Who's Making This Film?

Faithworks Pictures is an independent production company that makes movies that impact culture for Christ. It is our mission to serve alongside the church by creating stories that can be used for Outreach, Church Growth, Fellowship Opportunities, Small Group Ministry and Sermon Messages. LEARN MORE AT WWW.FAITHWORKSPICTURES.ORG 

Faithworks Pictures has a different approach to making film. Firstly, our stories are designed to please God. We are not influenced by money nor would we compromise these values to increase production value or earn attention. We use highly dynamic and lightweight cinema grade equipment and we cultivate team environments that aim to serve God.

Why This Film is Important Right Now

This film will serve as a powerful tool to help others come into the faith. The journey in the desert should represent something for all of us. We feel it’s vital for all Christians to understand the significance of Christ and his rejection of sin. Christ did this while fasting in the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights. Let that sink in. This is a BIG subject.

Directors Statement 

This film is timely. The world is a very complex and unsafe place. We see so much change in our culture, politics, and the global tension is not helping. Christ endured a tremendous burden of suffering and death and he did so lovingly and willingly. Christ lived through the grit and we hope that this film will help you through your life's journey. 

 I would love to see this film used for Outreach, Church Growth, Fellowship Opportunities, Small Group Ministry and Sermon Messages. Please help us. We are committed to an inspired work for Christ and His Church.

 So Why a Kickstarter? 

"I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it." Psalm 81:10

We finished the screenplay for "XL: The Temptation of Christ"  and we own much of the 4K video equipment needed to shoot this picture. We’ve story boarded our film and we are currently casting in the greater Los Angeles area. 

We are praying that we can connect with you and your community, to announce this very exciting project and to ask for your assistance with our mission in growing the outreach of faith through visual arts. 

We need to be able to:

  • Pay for Actors
  • Pay for  Film Permit Fees
  • Pay for Location Rentals
  • Pay for Post production Editing
  • Pay for Wardrobes
  • Pay for Post Production Sound and Special Effects
  • Hire Production Crew, Makeup, and Food Services
  • Setup Distribution Channels In North and South America.

We are committed to making this film. We are faithful that the kick starter community will rally behind this film to expand the potential and push the boundaries of what's possible. Below is a high level breakdown of the pledge-o-meter.

Ideally we would love to reach our initial goal of $40K. This will fund the minimal requirement of making this film. As we receive more budget the conditions and challenges of our production become less daunting. More people looking at the same obstacles will expedite the problem solving, which will keep us on schedule.

Please share this with your community. Prayers are welcomed and encouraged.

RELEASE DATE | 02.14.18 

(Ash Wednesday / St. Valentines Day)

 

 More About Our Actor

Joseph was born in Los Angeles, to a Catholic father from New Jersey and a Christian Mother from California. Raised in sports and faith, Joseph attended private Catholic middle school in the San Fernando Valley, where he received confirmation and first communion. After a minor bicycle accident that led to breaking his thumb on his throwing hand, Joseph got involved in theater and would go on to act throughout high school and junior college, eventually pursuing a professional career both in front of and behind camera. 

Along with Joseph’s passion for acting, he is also a passionate naturalist and environmentalist, using food disciplines to increase his connection to God and love for all creatures and beings that walk the earth. Portraying Jesus on screen is Joseph’s largest undertaking as an actor and undoubtedly will be the most rewarding work he has yet to accomplish in his career.

Risks and challenges

THE RISK

The risk is not making this film. Christ is needed and God is good all the time. We have a duty to serve him and I've been blessed with these unique talents that are meant for his purposes. Please support this cause.

THE CHALLENGE
The challenge is always endurance. We must endure the journey.

"He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."

--Luke 10:2

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