THE ANNUNCIATION: Angels Who Spoke to Mary
Two thousand years later than heaven's original plan, Gabriel brings a troubling message to a young student Mary that she is chosen to be the mother of the long-awaited savior. But both Gabriel and Mary have to think about this...
The Annunciation is a story about the angel Gabriel's visit to a modern day Mary and her boyfriend Joseph, and their struggle to accept such message that will turn their lives upside down.
The film will be a 21st century take on what happened behind the scene of Christmas.
HOW THIS PROJECT STARTED...
How can we retell this ancient classic story to resonate with today's generation?
How can we provide a film that can easily be used at a Sunday worship service?
The Annunciation started from these kinds of questions, and now we have come up with something here.
PURPOSE OF THE FILM
■ For people today to "feel" the biblical story,
how it was like for two young people to face such an unimaginable message and make such a daunting decision. And why it would be so difficult for the angel to deliver it - all told in today's context.
■ For churches to share with their congregations as well as their neighbors.
Whether new to the story or already too familiar with it, this film will be a fresh way to connect the thoughts, emotions, and faith with everyone, especially during the advent season of Christmas.
■ For us to revisit what it all meant.
A glimpse of what it really meant for the Son to come for us, and be with us.
HOW IT WILL BE RELEASED
■ The film will be released for free by December 2018.
■ Each week leading up to Christmas in series of four short segments (each 10 minutes or less) the film will first screen in participating churches and groups.
■ The full movie will be available for everyone around the world to watch soon after the final segment is released before Christmas Eve.
WHERE FUNDING IS NEEDED
Cast and Crew $20,000
Equipment Rental $12,000
Production Design $3,000
Food & Transportation $2000
Insurance & Fees $3,000
Total cost = $53,000
(These are estimates and may differ in production.)
This is a significant funding goal and will be a challenge to reach, but the numbers are relatively minimal for a short film production. If we raise more than the target amount we will be able to cover additional costs for post-production work and improve the quality of the film.
With your generous support, and God willing, we will raise more than enough for this story to get made!
PRAY AND SHARE
Nothing is really in our own hands. Let your prayers be heard, and may this project receive grace and be able to give full glory to Christ.
Please share this campaign with your friends, family, and church so we can all join together in building up this film!
If you have questions or would like to make a partner commitment for prayer please email:
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
WonChan Sohn (friends often call him "Chan") is a visual story teller in Los Angeles, California. He creates stories in various media - film, video, animation, and comics.
His past short films have been officially selected and screened in film festivals such as Pan Pacific, Manhattan, and Atlanta Film Festival.
While he is a lover of storytelling through film and animation, he is also a lover of Christ and he is passionate about creating stories that remind us of our families, neighbors, and foremost, our Creator and Savior.
After finishing his degree in film, he has been a student at Fuller Theological Seminary to search for a deeper understanding of God and the world as well as to find his calling in serving people.
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