I share with you a few more photographs from the Upper Canada Village shoots for the Interpreter Foundation’s Witnesses film project, interspersed with some other items of very distantly related interest.
As I’ve said, I wish that I could be there in Ontario for the filming. I really believe in this project, and in the capacity of film to reach and affect audiences. But duty calls. (We’ve just started the new academic year here at Brigham Young University.) Still, the reports that I’ve been hearing from the people involved back east have been very positive: “Things are going quite well,” one of the crew wrote to me today. “Casting is spot on. The performances are excellent!” Two of the actors have even written to me, quite unsolicited and out of the blue, to tell me how much they’ve enjoyed working with our people and how much they look forward to seeing the finished product.
If you’re interested in viewing the result of a previous film venture — one that we undertook, among other things, as a bit of of an experiment — including the same three-man team of Russell Richins, Mark Goodman, and James Jordan that is at the core of Witnesses, take a look at this 25-minute video, which has been shown on BYU Television:
My long-time friend John Gee, a former Maxwell Institute colleague, and, now, happily a fellow member of BYU’s Department of Asian and Near Eastern languages, brought this gem to my attention from the superb and superbly accurate Babylon Bee:
And, speaking of John Gee, here’s a piece by Dr. Jeff Lindsay on a recent review that Dr. Gee wrote:
It’s been a long time coming — I myself have been to the construction site twice during rather widely separated visits to Germany — but the renovation of the Frankfurt Germany Temple is finally nearing an end: