The Great Surgeon is a 10-12 minute animated short film which explores the spiritual deadness of mankind and its total reliance on God to bring the dead to life.
We believe this story's message comes at a vital time, when there are many conflicting ideas being proclaimed about the mission of Christ's redemptive work. Our hope in creating The Great Surgeon is to share the beauty of God's sovereignty in our salvation through a modern day parable. Our goal is to produce excellent art that glorifies God.
"This film is a highly creative production, such as we rarely see in films with a religious message. It is not obvious or intrusive, but induces thoughtful responses and conversations. I look forward to seeing the final film, and I pray that it will attract many viewers.” - Dr. John Frame, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando
"Sometimes there is art so profound and true that it haunts you the rest of your life. “The Great Surgeon” is that kind of work. Redemption in a grave yard… a graveyard where the finite live. Light that shines in the dark… and the dark doesn’t overcome it. This is a film that will make a difference.” - Dr. Steve Brown, Professor (emeritus) at RTS, broadcaster & author
"I can't wait to see the final version of The Great Surgeon! Spencer and his team are creating a vivid parable of the joy that comes from knowing God's sovereignty in our salvation. This is moving art that gets at the most important things in the universe: death, life, love, peace, joy, and God." - Matthew C. Mitchell, D.Min. Pastor of Lanse Evangelical Free Church and author of "Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue”
How You Can Help
To complete this project we need funding to actually create this movie; this includes animation costs, music composition and/or music licensing, and distribution fees.
Your backing this project, at any financial level, will be the fuel it needs to get The Great Surgeon into the hands, homes, churches, and lives of those who need it most.
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Thank you so much for your support!
Risks and challenges
To complete this project we need funding to actually create this movie, i.e. animation costs, music composition and/or music licensing, and distribution costs. This is a tricky and difficult process - to create a 12 minute animated film with a very low budget. But we are hopeful and expecting. Thank you for your support! We could never do this without you.
There were a number of things that inspired me when writing this screenplay. I think that I was struck by a very long graveyard that seemed to have no end when I first became a Christian in New Zealand at Capernwray Bible School. The tombstones were innumerable. I imagined what it was like if the whole world were just covered in death and graves, but then I realized... it is.
John Piper had a sermon on effectual calling and he retold the story of Lazarus rising from the grave. He said that this story of Jesus' miraculous healing is not unlike our own salvation. Jesus Christ does not plead with us to choose Him, and we could not answer even if we wanted to... for we are dead - spiritually dead... and what can a dead man do to save himself?