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 has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

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    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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