The Letters of Paul
The Epistles of Paul or Letters of Paul, are the thirteen books of the New Testament, composed of letters which are attributed to Paul the Apostle. Among these letters are some of the earliest Christian documents on record. They provide an insight into the beliefs and controversies of early Christianity.
These letters are the foundation of Christian doctrine clearly explaining who Jesus Christ is to the Jew and Gentile, the work of Christ with a focus on his death and resurrection, sin and judgment, the nature of salvation, divine election and human responsibility, justification, the Law, apocalyptic eschatology, the Spirit’s work in the Christian life, sin and assurance, motivation for ethical living, the church as the family of Christ, Christian hope, Paul’s mission and ministry, and finally—and quite helpfully—suffering in the Christian life. This is a complete Bible college in a series of letters and potentially one of the greatest assets to the Church as a series of films.
As films these letters will be “experienced” in their entirety, allowing them to be understood as complete instructions rather than used as individual verses used (as is sometimes the case) to build theories that were never intended.
The Letters of Paul are countercultural presenting the invitation to, and requirements of, the Kingdom of Heaven. This makes them eternally relevant as they are perpetually confronting.
Paul unapologetically confronts and challenges the ‘cultural norms’ with a universal call to holiness and doctrine that can only be found in an absolute commitment to Christ.
The irony of these letters is that when the culture of the world clashes and contradicts the content of these letters their eternal and kingdom relevance only increases!
Production Style (Treatment)
Artfully shot in simple prison cell and isolated caves and dwellings these are a handful of locations that draw on the emotion, passion and literal meditative dictation or writing of the letters with a subtle array of lighting and cutaway embellishments to draw out the theatrical depth of the monologues.
The Apostle Paul [lead] – James Belfrage
Once proud and arrogant, now humble, intense, Spirit fileld.
|Letters of Paul||Chapters||Verses||Words||Est. Shoot (days)||Budget|
|46||1 Corinthians||16||437||9462||2||$ 10,000|
|47||2 Corinthians||13||257||6046||2||$ 10,000|
|52||1 Thessalonians||5||89||1837||1||$ 5,000|
|53||2 Thessalonians||3||47||1022||1||$ 5,000|
|54||1 Timothy||6||113||2244||1||$ 5,000|
|55||2 Timothy||4||83||1666||1||$ 5,000|
|Apostles Letters||Chapters||Verses||Words||Est. Shoot (days)||Budget|
|60||1 Peter||5||105||2,476||1||$ 5,000|
|61||2 Peter||3||61||1,553||1||$ 5,000|
|62||1 John||5||105||2,517||1||$ 5,000|
|63||2 John||1||13||298||0.5||$ 3,000|
|64||3 John||1||14||294||0.5||$ 3,000|
The budget for a standard “day” shoot Titus
|SHOOT DURATION (days):||1|
|1. PRE-PRODUCTION||Time hrs||$ per hr||Est. Budget|
|2. PRODUCTION – FILMING||No of Days||Rate/Day||Budget|
|Camera Equipment Purchases||0||$250.00||$2,500|
|Digital Wrangling (1)||1||$178.00||$178.00|
|Equipment hire / Misc (3)||0||$2,000.00||$0.00|
|Transport -(Petrol / R&M)||0||$80.00||$0.00|
|3. TALENT||No of Days||Rate/Day||Budget|
|ITEM||days||$ per day||Budget|
|4. POST PRODUCTION|
|Voice Over Record||0||$150.00||$0.00|
|Music Copyright Royalties||0||$1,000.00||$0.00|
|Soundtrack – Write/Record||0||$700.00||$0.00|
|After effects and layering||0||$80.00||$0.00|
|Stock footage purchase ($30/sec)||15||$30.00||$450.00|
|Editor Fees (4)||50||$40.00||$2,000.00|
|3) MASTER & AUTHOR||Qty||Rate||Budget|
|Mpeg Video encode ($/minute)||0||$15.00||$0.00|
|Web/email encoding ($/hour)||0||$20.00||$0.00|
|TOTAL OF ALL COLUMNS||$5,600|
|TOTAL WITH CONTINGENCY||$5,817.00|
The Letters of Paul will have a foundational position as a Bible college training and teaching tool around the globe. The simple effectiveness of the film format will have the same impact that the films of Shakespearian plays have had on schools, colleges and universities for the past decades. From a teaching training base of thousands of Bible colleges and seminaries the ‘episodes’ (letters) will have broad distribution through Christian and secular online channels.
The goal with Titus is to complete the production of the word-for-word product quickly and efficiently. This will then act as the pilot to raise funding for the balance of the productions. Promotion of this project will be through the 2,500 Australian Christian radio stations and the promotional segments aggregated for use on international networks.
Paul, Apostle of Christ is a 2018 American biblical drama film written and directed by Andrew Hyatt. It stars James Faulkner as Saint Paul and Jim Caviezel (who portrayed Jesus in the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ) as Saint Luke.
Budget $5 million
Box office $23 million
From the Emmy award-winning director Roger Young (Joseph and Jesus) comes the spectacular story of Paul the Apostle. This augmented adaptation, largely based on the biblical account, profiles Christ’s most prolific messenger. Paul, originally known as Saul of Tarsus, was at the forefront of efforts to stamp out the early church until Jesus stopped him on the road to Damascus, forever changing his life and mission. He joyfully faced persecution, imprisonment, and peril in order to share the love and redemption offered by Christ. Beautifully shot in the Moroccan desert, Paul the Apostle is a sweeping saga of the man who brought the Gospel to the Western world.
The Bible is a television miniseries based on the Bible. It was produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett and was broadcast weekly between March 3 and 31, 2013 on History channel. It has since been adapted for release to theaters as a feature film (138 minutes), the 2014 American epic biblical drama Son of God.
Burnett, best known for producing prime-time hit reality shows, considers the scripted 10-hour series to be the “most important” project he has undertaken. The project was conceived by Burnett and Downey, who are married, after watching Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 film The Ten Commandments for the first time since childhood.
The series is Mark Burnett’s first scripted project. In addition to Burnett and Downey, executive producers include Richard Bedser and History’s Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs. The first episode of the mini-series was seen by 13.1 million viewers, the largest cable television audience of 2013 to date. The second instalment continued “to deliver blockbuster ratings” for the network, attracting 10.8 million viewers. The third instalment on March 17, 2013 was once again the No. 1 show on all of Sunday night television with 10.9 million total viewers. In addition, the series garnered 4.2 million adults 25–54 and 3.5 million adults 18–49. In total, with subsequent airings, The Bible has received more than 100 million cumulative views.