Here’s the last of our principal cast introductions, and we’ve saved a goodie for you. It’s poet-at-large Andrew Conley in the role of Matthew, Jesus’s best friend. I mean, seriously, how many people have a legitimate claim to that title?
How close is Matthew’s personality to your own?
Matthew’s personality is the flesh and blood of my inner buffoon, who only rises to the surface in reality only if vaguely prompted.
How does the relationship between Matthew and Jesus compare to the relationship between you and your BFF?
Same, but with less pinky swearing.
What excites you most about being a part of Who Would Jesus Date?
Working with such talented people. Learning about writing humor through my participation. Acting naturally.
We’ll have even more updates on the progress of the film soon, so keep those eyes and ears ready! And thanks for checking in with us.
The idea behind making the film Who Would Jesus Date? is simple: create a light-hearted fictional story that shows an iconic and hallowed figure in human history dealing with meeting a significant other’s parents. What if they don’t approve of Jesus, of all people?!
This satirical short film is first and foremost an artistic project and is not meant to be a theologically rigorous examination or an opinionated commentary on various religious passages or beliefs. That being said, Who Would Jesus Date? is meant to point us toward what really matters in our own belief systems and spiritual walks -- the core message of love, peace, and acceptance.
Members from the creative team, cast, and crew of Who Would Jesus Date? come from varying faith backgrounds and experiences, including but not limited to Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, agnosticism and atheism. The film’s script reflects that with humorous takes and innocent jokes about various religions.
We respect religious devotion and expression, and as a result are not seeking to offend, approve, or disapprove of anyone’s beliefs or any messages in any religious text. We are, however, seeking to challenge ourselves and all those might see the film to take stock of what’s really pertinent to our spiritual walks and what is not. After all, isn’t this what Jesus’s ministry was all about?
Thanks for your continued support, and we look forward to sharing this film with you!