Jesus's Brother James- A Short Film

Welcome to our Go Fund Me Page!

STAT Productions was initiated by two friends, writer Timothy Reinhardt and actor/director Steven Roten. An avid film buff, actor and director, Steven was impressed with Reinhardt's first short film, Crackers, starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Dan Hedaya, BethAnn Bonner and Brenda Vaccaro that was a qualifier for the Academy Awards in 2013. When Tim approached him with another idea for a film, based on his book, Jesus's Brother James, STAT productions was born!
Currently, STAT productions is in full pre-production mode to bring Jesus's Brother James from page to screen.
One scene has already been filmed and our goal is to raise enough funds to complete filming with local actors and crew by March of 2018. Steven Roten will be at the helm, directing the short and starring as Father Coady.

We hope to reach our goal of $25,000 which will cover:
•all previous and future production costs
•location fees
•short film festival travel and submission fees
•miscellaneous expenses

The support you give this artistic endeavor will not only allow this film to make it to the screen, it will also provide work to the local NC arts community and help promote Reinhardt's novel to a wider audience.
We are so grateful for any support you can provide. Please don't think any amount is too small (or too big!) We appreciate ANY help you can offer to help this film get made.
Most importantly, please share with friends, family, creatives, film lovers and supporters of NC Film!

Gratefully yours,

The STAT Productions Team
Steven Roten
Timothy Reinhardt
April Smith
Tamara Farias

Please follow our journey on our Facebook Page at
  • Richard Bulwicz 
    • $25 
    • 34 mos
  • William Bontrager 
    • $7 
    • 49 mos
  • Zak Mayo 
    • $250 
    • 49 mos
  • Andrew Rovito 
    • $100 
    • 49 mos
  • Scott Fowler 
    • $25 
    • 49 mos
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April Smith 
Apex, NC