The People of the Book
Cinematic portrayal of ancient Biblical Old Testament Stories
Episode 1: Gideon
Episode 2: Naomi, Ruth, Boaz
Episode 3: Miracle Children (Samson & Samuel 1)
Episode 4: Unique Teenagers (Samson & Samuel 2)
Episode 5: Samson kicks into Action (Samson & Samuel 3)
Episode 6: Samson & Delilah (Samson & Samuel 4)
Episode 7: Saul becomes King
Episode 8: Samuel confronts Saul
Episode 9: Saul loses his anointing
Episode 10: David kills Goliath
Episode 11: David rises to fame
Episode 12: David running for his life
Episode 13: David moves away
Episode 14: David becomes King
The Hebrews settle in the Promised Land.
David & Solomon, father & son; two very different kings...
Good & bad kings of the split Hebrew Kingdom.
More good & bad kings of the Hebrews.
Jeremiah, Daniel, Esther, Nehemiah
A closer walk with a few more amazing Hebrew prophets.
The Anointed, season one
The Anointed, season one, is a set of 3 Theater Shows, the Birthing, the Passion, the Spirit, depicting the story of the GOSPEL.
Stage ‘language’ includes symbolism, gesture, visual artistry, rhythm, sound & movement, songs, dreams, visions, chorus, all done on different stages etc.; all these elements lend themselves well for portraying ‘spirit life’.
I sense that the focus of this work is not so much a ‘teaching’ focus; nor do we try to be complete (i.e.present all of Jesus’s teaching, all of his parables).
The 3 shows are more about giving the audience an EXPERIENCE that some will describe as ‘a spiritual experience’. We want to see people’s hearts touched (through the music & songs etc.) while they’ve been captivated by a powerful theatrical show and a strong story. The story moves forward with good speed, through all 3 shows, the Nativity, the Passion, and the Revolution.
The first show, the Birthing, covers story-moments from the Old Testament, prophetic scriptures, and O.T. references to the Messiah’s Coming; the birth of Jesus, and much of His ministry years.
The second show, the Passion, covers the last part of Jesus’s ministry, the Passion, as well as the Resurrection, the Ascension and Pentecost.
The third show, the Spirit, covers the birth of the church and the spread of the gospel to other cities, including cities in other countries. It covers the stories of both Peter and Paul traveling to preach the word. Paul ends-up in Rome where he writes the letters that are now in the New Testament. The production covers stories that follow the burning-of-Rome, through to the empire eventually embracing the Christian Faith as the state-religion.
Through storytelling, theatrical tableaux and other means, broad lines of early church history, good and bad, are staged; plus story-links to connect first & second century events with the present day, ending with celebrating the expected return of the Savior, the second coming.
We prepare these productions to be performed in the theater in a schedule that allows for all three shows to be presented within the same year. Once a show-run is finished, the production turns to filming. The Theater Building becomes the Film Studio, and the show is filmed, using creative ways of acting & filming, and extending the script (x3) in certain places etc. After that, on to the next show!
These three plays are performed by (1) an actors ensemble (who are also singers), (2) a mime-dance group (who are also good with vocal sounds), (3) a small band, and (4) two story-tellers. Sometimes it works well to let the members of the actors-ensemble become TELLERS for a short period of time.
The lead Storyteller will be the HOST of the event; this teller represents God-in-heaven. There is a second storyteller who is younger than the lead-teller. Together these two tellers represent the Father and the Son. The younger teller will take on the (impossible) role of Jesus (grown-up); the role of Jesus features in all three shows.
The aim as this show (x3) is being written, is to present strong scripts and great music to the world; scripts of 3 brand new Mystery Plays (altogether called: The Mysteries), and a collection of great songs. The hope is that this triple THEATER show will be(come) a popular re-interpretation of the Good-News Story, engaging, moving, powerful. Some company/ ministry may set-up it’s own infra-structure around the world, and work together with other (national) organizations, to bring this work in multiple languages to the general public in 100 capital cities (of 100 countries).
The Anointed (x3) will be powerful theatre including music & songs that touch people’s hearts while, at the same time, the story of redemption through Jesus is clearly communicated.
Billy Angel aims to spend periods of time writing outlines for the 3 Mystery shows. After that, a lyricist and a musician will be brought into the project to begin song-writing. The process of finding those may involve some kind of extensive search.
A second script writer, to assist Billy Angel, should also be brought into the project. Provided sufficient funding at this early stage, there’ll be four writers in total, a lyricist, a musician, and two drama-writers (Billy Angel included).
Armed with at least a few songs, an outline for each show, and a few scenes written out, the process will begin of approaching producers and others to find financial backing. More funding will allow for more writing. Eventually it will be time to plan the production of the show (x3), including the filming.