CHRISTIANITY: The 2nd Generation
We already know the end of the story - Christianity became the largest religion in the world. But after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD, things didn't look so good for this obscure religious sect. Christ was gone, the Apostles were all dead and Jerusalem was no longer the life-giving center for the remaining followers of the faith. So how did the church survive after Christianity was outlawed? Who were the 2nd Generation Christians who fought for survival against all odds?
Title: CHRISTIANITY: The 2nd Generation
With the help of archaeologists and other experts, our journey will discover how the church survived after the death of the Apostles. Starting in Israel where Christianity began, we will grasp the significane of the fall of Jerusalem and the dispersion of Christians. With the guidance of historian, Dr. Mark Wilson, we will explore some of the early church sites in Asia Minor such as Smyrna and Antioch. Archaeological sites will help to illustrate the time in history when Christianity struggled to survive. Along the way we will introduce significant 2nd generation Christians who braved persecution and became martyrs for their faith.
Proposed Production Dates: TBA
Jerusalem, Israel 2 days
Antioch, Turkey 2 days
Ephesus, Turkey 1 day
Smyrna, Turkey 2 days
Morocco 4 days (Dramatized segments)
These Walls Can Talk
An awareness campaign about domestic violence called These Walls Can Talk and a feature film set in the 1950's are now in development. The movie highlights the longstanding problem in the number one state where domestic violence is a problem. We stongly believe the campaign will finally give a voice to the woman of South Carolina and across the USA. The campaign will be used to:
Title: Cotton Butterflies (Based on a true story)
Type: Theatrical Motion Picture
Length: 115 min
Possible Locations: TBA
Script Log Line
When a preacher's wife mysterioulsy dies, he quickly marries his lover. But his abused daughter's unwanted baby threatens his phony reputation.
Young Darlene lives in fear wondering when her preacher father, Earle will beat her again. Her only comfort is in the love and little protection her mother can give her. When her mom mysteriously falls and breaks her neck, suspicion surrounds Earle. But the small southern 1950s mill community has learned to turn a blind eye to the “Preacher Man’s” moods. He quickly remarries his mistress and Darlene’s life becomes almost unbearable. Her stepmother destroys every vestige of her mother’s possessions and memory from their home. And when her father and stepmother have a baby together, Darlene becomes a real-life Cinderella.
At age 16, Darlene finds her escape through Sam, a young “James Dean” type who dreams of making it big. Her prince charming sweeps her off her feet and they board a bus to New York City. But she grows fearful again as shady characters come and go from their apartment. When Darlene is ordered to work in a brothel, it becomes clear that Sam has been drafted into the Mafia. With no other options, she makes the tough decision to flee back home.
Disgraced for eloping, Darlene is forced to live in a basement under her father’s house. But, when her father discovers she is carrying Sam’s baby, he puts the baby up for adoption. In a final crushing blow, Darlene witnesses her father demanding money before he’ll hand over the baby to its new parents.
Darlene’s only consolation now is found through the unconditional love of her doctor and his wife. Through their example, she learns the difference between true faith and her father’s phony religion. Finally, Darlene gains courage to confront her father and breaks free from her past. Even though she’s never allowed to see her baby or know it’s name, Darlene believes one day they will be re-united. What she doesn’t realize is that it will be twenty-eight years before she sees her daughter again.