“There is a superhero in all of us, we just need the courage to put on the cape.” Clark Kent
I previously posted a Musing titled Like Being Clark Kent. It concerned a fundraising project of which I was particularly proud but was asked to keep it under wraps since it involved the filming of Bible stories for Muslim audiences.
Gutenberg II (GII) is a series of character-driven dramas featuring Old Testament patriarchs and prophets found in both the Bible and the Koran. Each drama is designed to address major barriers among Muslim peoples. When viewed as a whole, they weave together biblical themes that communicate God’s greater purpose of redemption in Jesus Christ. Episodes include Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Samuel, David and Elijah. These Old Testament videos are shown in Islamic countries as God’s Stories.
Along with raising funds to dub God’s Stories into languages spoken by Muslims worldwide, the primary goal was to secure financing to produce a feature-length film about Jesus starring Arab actors and filmed in the Middle East. The movie, titled The Savior, premiered in 2013 in Amman, Jordan, to a packed theater. Since then, the movie has been dubbed into dozens of languages and distributed around the world. Over a five-year period, I designed brochures, newsletters, screening invitations and more.
I’m now feel free to post some of the fundraising materials (not specifically prohibited) because The Savior is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video (dubbed in English) and GII is featured on IMB's website. It feels good to finally rip off my shirt and put on the cape. Click here to check out the work.