Over the last few weeks, the Who Would Jesus Date? team has been focusing our efforts in order to organize our update schedule and get you, the audience, more content to tide you over until the first public screening. As this very post is being written, the FINAL EDIT of the film is being completed by Neeti!!! This will be sent to other members of the team for music scoring, foley sounds, other sound engineering, color correction, and so on. It’s really happening guys, the film is steadily approaching completion!
In other news, this past Thursday, Neeti gave a presentation at the Rochester Movie Makers meeting. She provided insight into what she has learned throughout the production of this film in a talk entitled How NOT to Make an Indie Film. As part of her presentation, she included a few EXCLUSIVE clips and stills from the film, in what was the very first limited public reveal of Who Would Jesus Date? The presentation and film content both received an extremely warm reception from the members of RMM, and is making us even more excited to share the final product with all of you!
In the coming weeks, we will continue to update you with production stills, audience Q+A, behind the scenes information on the production process, video teasers, and more. Stay tuned here for further updates. Until then, enjoy this new production photo by Lisa Cook, and peace be with you!
Neeti, Reilly, John, and the rest of the WWJDate team
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!