NRB Member Announces Animated Film with Cutting-Edge Technology

NRB | December 7, 2023 | Member News

On November 30, in Washington, D.C., The Jesus Film Project, a ministry of NRB member Cru, announced an upcoming film project that will beautifully and artistically animate the life of Christ for young audiences.

Image Courtesy of The Jesus Film Project

Scheduled to debut worldwide in December 2025, this animated film will offer a state-of-the-art visual treatment of the life of Jesus as depicted in the New Testament.

Image Courtesy of The Jesus Film Project

The film is a remake of the original 1979 “JESUS” film, which is the most translated film of all time according to Guinness World Records, available in more than 2,000 languages with viewership in 225 countries. The 2025 “JESUS” film project will include multiple media interfaces like virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and the Metaverse.

Dominic Carola, the director of “JESUS,” has assembled a production team with portfolios that include well-known animated classics. Carola commented, “I feel honored to collaborate with this exceptional team of feature animation veterans and accomplished studio artisans.”

“Our mission is to present the compelling story of Jesus in a visually captivating manner, making it more accessible to the world,” said Carola. “Combining classic artistic techniques with groundbreaking digital innovations, we aim to deliver a visually stunning and emotionally resonant portrayal of Jesus’ life like never before.”

Josh Newell, executive director of The Jesus Film Project, sees the film as a continuation of a timeless tradition.

Newell remarked, “Much like its predecessor, this immersive animated film will ultimately touch lives in over 2,000 languages, spreading the message of hope embodied by Jesus to people across the globe.”

“It is awe-inspiring to be part of the ongoing dissemination of the story of Jesus. Even in 2023, we continue to share the gospel in new languages and through innovative mediums,” said Newell. “The storytelling of Jesus has evolved over the ages, from the Roman Road to the Gutenberg Press, and now, into the present day, it takes the form of an animated masterpiece.”

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