The box office hasn’t been kind to The Young Messiah. The film had a much smaller opening than expected last week, and it looks like the second week will be much worse. Nevertheless, the job of promoting the film continues, and so the film’s official YouTube channel has posted a new “TV documentary” about the movie.
Instead of looking at the making of the film, this video examines the meaning of the film, and how its fictitious depiction of Jesus ties in to the Jesus of the gospels.
In addition to the filmmakers — writer-director Cyrus Nowrasteh, co-writer Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh and producers Chris Columbus, William V. Andrew and Tracy K. Price — the documentary includes soundbites from various Christians who have endorsed the film, including Christine Caine, Kenneth Ulmer, Galen Carey, Johnny Hunt, Ted Baehr, Sam Rodriguez, Devita Parnell, Sr Rose Pacatte, Fr Leon Hutton, Paul Mulligan, Gabriel Salguero, Karen Covell and Christian & Amy Piatt.
You can watch the 22-minute documentary below:
Check out earlier trailers and other videos here:
- The ‘Extended Look’ featurette (September 15, 2015)
- The first trailer (September 18, 2015)
- The Cyrus Nowrasteh interview with Raymond Arroyo (December 18, 2015)
- The ‘Nativity’ clip and the ‘How to Make Your Own Christmas Ornament!’ and ‘Make a Birthday Cake for Jesus!’ videos (December 23, 2015)
- The ‘The Young Messiah Celebrates Ash Wednesday’ featurette (February 10, 2016)
The ‘The Fight’, ‘Joining the Family’, ‘The Question of a Child’, ‘The Decision’ and ‘The Story’ clips (February 13, 2016)
- The John Debney soundtrack preview (February 22, 2016)
- The ‘Faith Leaders’ TV spot (February 27, 2016)
- The ‘Parenting’ featurette (February 29, 2016)
- Nine TV spots (March 4, 2016)
- The Chris Columbus interviews (March 8, 2016)
The ‘Kids and Parents React to The Young Messiah’ featurette and the ‘Kids Answer “What Miracle Would You Perform?”’, ‘Kids Answer “What Was Jesus Like as a Child?”’ and ‘Mary Did You Know?’ videos (March 9, 2016)
- The ‘Returning Home’ and ‘Child’s Questions’ clips, and the B-roll footage (March 10, 2016)
- The Cyrus Nowrasteh interviews (March 10, 2016)
- The ‘Behind the Scenes’ featurette and the ‘I Loved It!’, ‘High School Student Reacts to The Young Messiah’ and ‘Parents React to The Young Messiah’ videos (March 17, 2016)
- The scene guide, collecting all clips from the film (March 18, 2016)