The Guy who Sang “I Want to Be a Clone” Now Wants to Be a Filmmaker

Do these titles set your toes a-tappin’?

“I Want to Be a Clone.” “Meltdown.” “Hero.” “Baby Doe.” “On the Fritz.” “This Disco (Used to be a Cute Cathedral).” “I Blew Up the Clinic Real Good.” “Since I Gave Up Hope I Feel a Lot Better.” “The Finish Line.”

Does the name Chagall Guevara mean anything to you?

If so, then you are… or were at one time… a Steve Taylor fan.

What’s he been up to?

Moviemaking. In fact, his upcoming film “The Second Chance” has a big name star.

No, not a Hollywood star. A very different kind of big name star.

Fans of Taylor’s brand of counterculture, cocky, punk-flavored Christian rock music may want to put on a crash helmet before reading this.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • Josh

    I assume that films nominated in the “overlooked” category are also fair game for other awards? If so, then I nominate…

    MOST SIGNIFICANT EXPLORATION OF A SPIRITUAL ISSUE: The Merchant of Venice

    BEST NARRATIVE FILM: The Merchant of Venice

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons, both from The Merchant of Venice

    BEST DIRECTOR: Michael Radford, The Merchant of Venice

    And, a few non-Merchant selections…

    BEST ACTOR: Samuel L. Jackson, Coach Carter, and Dennis Quaid, In Good Company


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