Hanukkah: The Story of the Maccabees
Hanukkah: The Story of the Maccabees
"Hanukkah: The Story of the Maccabees" will be an action movie based on the Biblical Books of 1 and 2 Maccabees.
"Hanukkah: The Story of the Maccabees" will be an action movie based on the Biblical Books of 1 and 2 Maccabees. Read more
About this project
In 167 B.C. the vile tyrant Antiochus Epiphanes, ruler of the Syrian Greeks attempted to destroy all Jews who practiced Judaism. Copies of the Bible were collected and burned. Thousands were massacred. Finally, in their hour of need a hero arose. This defender of the people was called Judah the Maccabee. (Maccabee is from the Aramaic word for hammer-due to the way he hammered back the Greeks.) Every year the Jewish people celebrate the exploits of Judas Maccabee during the Festival of Hanukkah.
This film will be based on the graphic novel that I wrote and illustrated on the Hanukkah story that is entitled "THE HAMMER OF GOD." This movie will tell the story of Hanukkah in a historically accurate manner.
I have acquired costumes and armor. I will be teaming up with "WalkerCable Productions of Conroe, Texas and we anticipate that we will be filming at Alamo Village at Brackettville, Texas.
This story is based on the First and Second Books of Maccabees in the Bible, the writings of the historian Josephus-and my comic book adaptation of the Hanukkah story that I had entitled "The Hammer of God."
New Movie to tell the story of the first Hanukkah:
Many people associate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah with the holiday season, but few people know of the popular festival’s historical basis. Now, the exciting story of the first Hanukkah will be told in an upcoming movie, based on a script written by Stephen Missick. “167 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, the Syrian Greek tyrant Antiochus Epiphanes tried to exterminate the Jewish faith. Thousands of people were put to death because of their belief in the Holy Bible,” Missick said, “When all seemed lost suddenly a hero appeared who rescued the Jewish people from destruction. This hero’s name was Judah Maccabee. “Maccabee” means “Hammerer” in Aramaic. He was probably called this because of the way he hammered back the Greeks in order to bring deliverance to the Jewish people. Therefore I named the comic book adaptation that I wrote and illustrated “The Hammer of God.” Stephen Missick is adapting his graphic novel “The Hammer of God” into a film entitled “Hanukkah: The Story of the Maccabees.” “Hanukkah is an incredible story. It is you have a group of Jews with no weapons or military training who were able to defeat one of the strongest military forces of the time. I also think that it is a very relevant story with the threats to religious freedom around the world, even in the United States, and also the rise of anti-Semitism that we see,” Missick said. Rev. Missick is partnering with WalkerCable Productions of Conroe, Texas to produce the movie. It is anticipated that the filming will be at Alamo Village at Brackettville, Texas. “There are several great sets in Brackettville that we can use for this movie and WalkerCable Productions have filmed there several times before. I have also acquired a wardrobe consisting of several screen used costumes that have been used in various “swords and sandals” movies. Stephen Missick’s “Hanukkah: Comic and Coloring Book” and “Judas Maccabeus: The Hammer of God” are available from Amazon and other booksellers.
Sample of the Comic Book:
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Risks and challenges
The main risk and challenge on this project is getting a battle elephant for a scene in the later part of the movie! There may also be challenges at our location and choreographing battle scenes.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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