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STORY

After the Crucifixion of Christ, there is an outcry for faith in distant lands.

Thaddeus and his companion Mari the Assyrian, a disciple of Jesus, travel to the region of Mesopotamia.  

Their goal is impossible.  Their mission inherits certain death, but they go to convert Abgar, the Assyrian King of Edessa.  Through divine influence, and powerful drama...

Thaddeus succeeds in his mission.  Forged by his triumph, he seeks to spread the Word of God even further.

His will to preach is still strong.  Thaddeus presses on.

Traveling to neighboring lands gaining popularity and favor, he is suddenly stopped.

He has reached the Land of Sanatrouk.

The Tyrant King of Armenia.

Thaddeus is seized for his devotion to Christianity.  He is tortured by Sanatrouk and his men.

"Break my bones, and I will bleed. Break my heart and I will cry. For I am only a man.

Say you will break my Spirit, and I will laugh.  Nothing can break the will of God!"

He suffers agony like none before by saw and axe. 

Thaddeus is left to rot in the dungeons of Sanatrouk.  

Not once does he forsake Jesus.  He never surrenders this fight.  Thaddeus inspires others to convert.  Through the strength of his endurance he brings Christianity to the people in the prisons, and even to some of his persecutors. 

As he struggles to survive, devine influence breaks through, and encourages his escape. Brought to the brink of death Thaddeus battles for freedom.

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SCREENPLAY

The screenplay is based upon the Biblical account as well as other ancient sources, such as the Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius, written circa 325 A.D., the writings of Armenian Historian Movses Khorenatsi (circa 410-490 A.D.), and ancient Syriac books such as “The Doctrine of Addai” and “The Acts of the Apostle Mari.” 

ADDITIONAL LORE IN THE STORY

THE SHROUD OF TURIN

According to the ancient sources, an image of Jesus Christ was brought to King Abgar at the time of Thaddeus. Experts on the “Shroud of Turin” believe that this image was actually the Shroud of Turin. The Shroud is featured in the Acts of Thaddeus. The Shroud is an approximately 3 foot by 14 foot linen cloth that shows the image of a crucified Jesus Christ.

OUR PRODUCTION TEAM

 

Risks and challenges

Some of the challenges we will be facing is our shooting location will be in the desert regions of Texas.

Safety and Protection from the harsh conditions will ensure constant vigilance. Hydration, Cool Aired Tents, and Sunscreen will be at the top of our list!
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Also, we will be striving to create a period accurate environment according to the time that we are re-creating. So no cell phones or airplanes in the shot :)

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    Believer - A limited edition "St. Jude Journal" matching the one used in the film by Thaddeus. This is a working Planner for the year 2015, with Daily Quotes of the Spiritual Guidance to tap into the good inside us all from The Acts of Thaddeus.

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