Christian supporters of a pioneering feature length movie project that aims to portray the first three chapters of Genesis literally, using cutting-edge 3D visual effects and the latest scientific research, have pledged nearly $240 000 to date.
Within just over a week of launching their Indiegogo crowd funding campaign the US makers of Genesis 3D reached their minimum production target of $150 000 and a church in Texas pledged an additional $100 000 toward getting the completed movie into cinema theatres across America in order to bring the Biblical story of God’s creation of the universe to millions.
The filmmakers Creation Today and Seven Fold films extended the crowd funding campaign to November 31 and at the time of posting this article the amount pledged on http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/genesis-3d-movie was $237 897. Another donor has pledged to match crowd funding donations above $200 000 up to a maximum of $80 000.
Director and producer Ralph Strean said in an interview published in TheBlaze that the grassroots funding support made up of individual donations as little as $10, shows that Christians crave “quality productions that are Biblically accurate and stand for the truth of the Holy Scriptures.”
The film’s executive producer, Creation Today President Evic Hovind, told TheBlaze that he wants viewers to experience the creation story in a very personal way — so personal, in fact, that they actually feel like they were there when it happened (hence the 3D effects).
“Genesis 3D will bring to life the Genesis account as it has never been done before,” he said. “And not just with great visual effects, but also up to date scientific research from leading experts in biblical creation.”
He said:“The new Genesis 3D Movie is thrilled to be working with some of the leading scientists and theologians in the Creation movement. Renowned ministries like Answers in Genesis and the Institute for Creation Research have expressed their enthusiasm to lend their PhD power to Genesis 3D.”
He said he and his team have spent years looking at the creation issue and the film will be the perfect opportunity to add perspective to the ongoing debate.
“Those who dismiss the Bible will need to reconsider their position upon experiencing Genesis 3D,” he said, also stating that he believes the film will be a major barrier for evolutionary enthusiasts. “[The film] directly confronts the lie of evolution which has so permeated our culture.”
According to the official synopsis of the film viewers “will see and understand what happened when Adam and Eve sinned, and what the results really were. When they understand what happened with the first Adam, they will be able to understand the need for the Last Adam, Jesus Christ.”
According to the film makers the project is nearly at the halfway mark and is scheduled for completion in mid 2014.