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The Carrying of the Cross and Crucifixion

Due to the release of the live action teaser trailer we were able to receive funds to allow us to continue to film. We do not have enough funds to finish production so please continue to share our trailers, posts, and website to help us obtains funds to complete this movie. Hundreds of people joined us on set as we filmed the crucifixion and carrying of the cross.

The crucifixion is the greatest act of love and capturing this with Eucharistic miracles in mind was outstanding.

There are so many people to thank for this day. First of all, to our amazing actors who had prepared for this day. Our main actor who played Jesus, Robert Renzi, did an incredible job! It is not easy to hand on the cross for many hours but no matter what challenge came his way, he offered it up for the salvation of souls! Robert said that even “the tips of my fingers were numb even a week after filming”. He is a virtuous man! He also had two of his brothers play roman soldiers and it was a priceless moment for them.

There were many people who made the day possible. We were greatly supported by the help of Thomas, who plays Peter in our film. While he was not acting that day, he truly filled the role of Peter as he was definitely the “rock” for us as an incredible leader and wore so many hats during our filming. What a blessing it is that our team is so dedicated that when they are not on one side of the camera they are on the other.

Our actor playing Simon, Dom Raso, flew in and brought several of his children to witness him carrying the cross. They had a beautiful family scene together! Dom is a well-known veteran Navy SEAL who has traveled the world and fought for freedom said that his time on set was, “the coolest thing I have ever done in my life is as to be a part of this amazing story.”

Our Lady, the good and bad thief’s, John the Beloved, Mary Magdalene, and others had moving performances. A special thanks goes to Jackie Rangel who played an incredible touching scene as the third Mary at the foot of the cross while also taking care of 5 of her kids as well. We cannot wait for this footage to bring the gospel to life in a new way!

Over the past year we have been blessed so many times by filming at the Santiago Retreat Center. They have been flexible and generous in countless ways! Their property is breath taking as you can see from the photos below.

We had over 100 extras who drove in from several areas of California. We are so grateful for all of the great extras that came out to support this filming! It was two hot days and their dedication showed their great love of Christ!