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- 28 January 2014 /
- by zoetifex Studios /
I'm a little late in reporting the 3rd Session - time goes so fast! But much like the first two sessions, this one was extremely productive. To the point where, in just 3 short sessions, we were able to come up with the whole outline of the story. It's amazing what can be accomplished with God's help. We had a lot of discussion about the start of the film (where is the best place to start and what should that look like) but came back to the original idea.
One of the coolest things about this project is the parallels between old and new testament. We will be highlighting them in a way that will hopefully cause even those very familiar with these stories to go "Wow! Never thought of that before." I'm so very grateful to have Dr. Gage on our team. It's one thing to just make up something that's cool, but it's another to come up with a really cool idea (visually and conceptually) that is Biblically sound. Otherwise, how do you defend such things? Well, Hollywood does it all the time. They just take "creative license" to make something entertaining. Well guess what? There is a way to do that and stick to the truth as well.
Some of the narrative was changed in certain parts and now I'm much happier with how this flows. I know I'm being vague with a lot here, but don't want to give too much away. The ending is awesome and brings the film to a point that kind of mimics the beginning of the film, only on a more positive, higher note.
Just know that, even if you don't know much about Mary Magdalene, or the story of the Resurrection, you will hopefully be very entertained by this film. And you just might learn something too. Forget about the fantasies that Hollywood has sold you on who Mary was - this is the real deal!
Next up, Sam and I start digging into this film scene by scene to break it all down.