It’s hard to believe that the film has been in post production for almost a whole month! Who Would Jesus Date? has been through several revisions and is almost ready for a private pre-screening for the cast and crew. We still have a lot left to do: original soundtrack composition & recording, foley sound recording, sound engineering, title sequence design, color grading, special effects, and more.
Another thing we have been hard at work at is a large PR campaign in order to spread the Good Word of this film! Stay tuned for a fun competition with the chance to win lots of unique prizes coming soon, including word of public events and screenings. We are hoping to premiere the film this winter. Getting that bit of news in the Rochester CITY Paper was wonderful, but we won’t stop there!
As part of our dedication to updating you, our readers, fans, friends, family, and supporters, on our progress, we are going to implement a weekly Audience Q&A where you get to ask us questions — any question at all! — about the film. Each Tuesday, we will pick the most interesting question(s) and answer them. Your questions can be as normal or insane as you’d like! Ever wanted to know what the cast had for breakfast on the second day of shooting? Wonder what Jesus’ extracurricular activities are? What specific visual or audio equipment we used for production? What software we’re using for post? etc. Then ask away!
Please feel free to ask us questions starting now! You may email us, ask us on Facebook, or on Twitter. Can’t wait to hear from you!
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!