Sunday, February 16, 2014
The past six months have been super crazy. Lot’s of work, traveling for work, traveling to speak and still trying to figure out how I’m going to get the funds to do Leap 3. It’s almost starting to feel like there’s just not enough time to do it all, and that sucks.
Looking at the news as of late, I’m more convinced than ever that I need to make Leap 3. But how? The message of this film is too important to take lightly. I’ve been saying that all along, but today it really hit me for the first time. When I think back to 2009, the first Leap was all fun and games. We had a blast doing it, and the story was just parkour and some Bible studies. With Leap: Rise of the Beast, things began to get a bit more serious. We showed a possible outcome for how the Sunday laws might come about, and some of the dangers of speaking out against them.
Now, on Leap: Revelation, the seriousness of the topics is almost overwhelming to me. The story picks up in the middle of Rise of the Beast and continues through the Second Coming. We now see why the Sabbath is important as the seven last plagues are poured out onto the earth. We explore the issues of family in the final days. But most importantly, we blatantly ask the questions, “Are you ready for Jesus to return?” “Have you had a heart conversion?” “Are you worthy to enter into the Holy City?”
I think that if we are honest with ourselves, and stop to think about this, we would have to admit that the most truthful answer is no, we’re not ready. Fortunately, there is still time, but not much. And that is why I want to make this film. To make people think and ask these questions of themselves.
This project is a lot for one person to take on and my help is limited. Twinkle has a child now and is busy with motherhood. Kim has moved to the Midwest and is busy with school. God, in His grace, has since brought me some help in the form of Laura. She is a vocal artist and may be traveling soon, but she is willing to help as she can. Our first endeavor was to go over the script with a fine-tooth comb and look for problem areas that don’t match up with scripture or the inspired writings. She has brought up some really good points so now I have the task of figuring out how to incorporate them.
The world needs a film like this, that remains truthful to the source and what will happen, without pulling any punches. The Left Behind remake is coming out soon, as is the Noah movie. Both are bastardizations of the Bible and fuels my desire to make Leap 3 even more. What is sad though is that in order to compete, money is needed, and money is something I don’t have a lot of. My initial budget was sitting around $100k, but that was for what would still amount to a backyard film. The more I think about it, the more I think we really need $500k to attract the talent needed to pull the film off.
If anyone reading this has any ideas how to raise this kind of funding, please let me know. This burden to share the truth is growing heavier with each day and we know that time is short.
Thank you for reading, and God bless,