VIDEO: Official Trailer for ‘The Chosen’ — Seeing Jesus through the eyes of his disciples. [Apr 16, 2019]
At the top of the year, “The Chosen” became the No. 1 crowdfunded media project in “history,” raising over $10 million from more than 16,000 investors who want to see the series made. The idea to crowdfund the project was presented to filmmaker Dallas Jenkins after he produced a short film for his church called “The Shepherd” which is about the birth of Christ from the perspective of the shepherds.
“When the idea was offered to use [“The Shepherd”] to raise crowdfunding for this series, I laughed. And I thought, ‘That’s ridiculous. That’ll never work.’ But I was in that place in my life where I was thinking, it’s not my job to feed the 5,000,” Jenkins told The Christian Post during a set visit in Dallas while Episode 1– 4 were in production.
He continued the idea by creating a TV show about the life of Christ from the perspective of those around Him.
While on set, this reporter met investors of different backgrounds from all across the United States who were excited to see a multi-series based on Jesus’ life being made. One investor in particular, author of The Sun Still Shines, Jody Brown, said she found out about the project on Facebook because of “The Shepherd.”
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