Introducing… The McPassion!

My friend Rik Swartzwelder, director of the award-winning short film “The Least of These,” wrote and co-produced this marketing parody of the commercialization of The Passion of the Christ.

And… yikes, it stings like a cat o’nine tails!

Watch… The McPassion!!*
(Caution: Some may find it irreverent. But I’d argue that the film isn’t making fun of Christ. It’s making fun of just how tactless and clueless many modern marketing endeavors can be.)

And prepare for The Second Helping!!

Before you send off an angry letter to the filmmakers, read Mark Moring’s interview with Swartzwelder at Christianity Today Movies.

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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.

  • Matt Page

    The link is wrong – although you can work out what it should be. Quite funny, although nothing really went as far as that Passion nail on a chain that was for real.

    Matt

  • CM

    I have to admit, it was a bizarre little short. I liked it, but it could have been paced a little quicker on a few of the jokes.


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