"Hey Tez, wasn't Jesus Film working on a scary film?" "Oh, that," I say with a nervous chuckle--my eyes looking for the nearest exit. Yes, it’s true, but it’s a little behind. Just a recap on the project— we had some folks in the Middle East ask us to make them a scary short film, since audiences in their areas love them and because that genre is really good for spurring on conversations about things like … “What are you afraid of? What do you put your faith in? Is there an unseen world that we … well … can’t see?” And so on.
Our film is called Nightwatch and it’s about a kid who thinks his stuffed lion is stalking him. It’s in post production right now. We’ve been working with other departments within the Jesus Film to make sure every element is as good as it can be … and that takes time. Lots of time. Part of it, too, is that we’re doing something that JFP, or Cru as a whole for that matter, has almost no experience in … creating digital visual effects shots.
Please keep praying for this project. We’ve already had some responses to unfinished cuts of the films that I can’t wait to tell you about. But we’ve had one of our fellow Film Production guys who works on the digital effects have to slow down his involvement because of a bad accident his wife experienced recently—please keep them both in your prayers too. In spite of all this, we’re on track to finish the film up in the next few weeks.
Thank you so much for your prayers. I continue to see, more than ever, how these films are reaching people who would NOT be reached through an overt Christian film. Or a sermon. I think we’re on the right track, and I’m thankful that you’re with us.