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$3,110
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13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, January 31 2018 12:24 AM UTC +00:00

About

What's the story?

Once world-renowned and an inspirational figure (not to mention a top trending topic), Jesus finds himself quickly spiral from fame to a D-list celebrity. Now making local appearances to "heal" people, Jesus finds himself questioning his own purpose and place in the world, especially as the people's requests become more selfish and asinine. He ultimately decides to leave it all behind.

This is a story that could easily be a comedy skit on YouTube, or a cheesy show with someone portraying Jesus in a Spirit Halloween costume, but this film is meant to dive further than that. It has heart, and more importantly, it humanizes Jesus.

What do we need funding for?

We would need funds for the large amount of extras throughout, as well as multiple locations, equipment, crew, travel, and finally, post production. While it would be a short production, it is a story that covers a grand scale of events.

Who am I?

Chris Davies.

As the old cliché goes, I've been passionate about film my whole life. Ever since making movies with my friends using a VHS camcorder - you know, the big one you'd have to lug over your shoulder - I have never wanted to do anything else.

A graduate of Full Sail University, my previous directing experience was a short World War II film, Ave Maria.

Since then, I work professionally as a freelance video editor in New York. This film has truly become my greatest goal yet and the biggest leap I've ever taken in my field. I would love to have my dream realized and to make this happen!

Who's Playing Jesus?

Jayce Bartok.

After appearing in films and television shows as an actor, most notably Richard Linklater’s Suburbia, Sam Raimi’s Spiderman, and Tom McCarthy’s The Station Agent, Jayce was inspired to write and star in The Cake Eaters. Jayce’s critically acclaimed feature screenplay debut, was directed by Mary Stuart Masterson, stars Kristen Stewart and Bruce Dern, and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. He also wrote and directed the award-winning feature, Fall to Rise.

Several other notable appearances are: The Following, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, White Collar, Cop Out, Oz, Swing Kids, Andersonville, and Blindspot.

Short version: Jayce makes me look like a bum.

Risks and challenges

It's safe to say that all filmmaking comes with it's share of risks and challenges. Specifically for this script, those issues could range from loss of location, to loss of extras, and even simply a loss of budget.

With a carefully crafted plan and schedule, we are fully prepared to deal with any issue that may arise, along with each cent accounted for to make this film go as smoothly and organized as possible.

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    Digital Download - The Matrix RECHARGED!

    All of the above, plus a digital download of the super cool original film that Chris made when he was only 12 years old! Bad acting, bad fighting and there is even a shirtless fighting scene! You'll be the coolest kid on the block! (You might even go viral - there are some excellent gifs you could make out of this masterpiece)

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    Plus Satan will leave an outgoing voicemail message so all your friends and family will know what a stone cold bad a** you really are!

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    Plus come join us on set and be in the film. You never know, if we like you and you have some talent, you may even get a line!

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    Plus come hang out with the cast and crew! Not only do you get to see everything start to finish but we will let you call ACTION! Serious bragging rights aside, your snapchat story will look super dope that day.

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    Plus you and a friend can join us at an NY Film Festival Premiere (TBD) and spend the night in the limelight, you know you want to walk a carpet (we can't guarantee it's red, but hey).

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Funding period

- (60 days)