Host:Dr. Tim Clinton
When it comes to most dramatizations about Jesus, Christian filmmaker Dallas Jenkins believes that our Messiah seems overly formal and emotionally distant. On today’s edition of Family Talk, he explains that the key to the successful production of The Chosen series is that Jesus is warm, engaging, and unvarnished. He’s someone you would want to follow! The writers imagine culturally accurate backstories to characters which make the Biblical narratives come alive. No wonder The Chosen has been viewed by nearly 200 million people in 50 languages!
Dallas Jenkins is a filmmaker and the creator of the largest crowd-funded media project of all-time ($10 million raised), a television series about the life of Christ, entitled The Chosen. Dallas has served as a writer, director, and executive producer on this streaming series throughout its first two seasons. He is the son of celebrated Left Behind author Jerry B. Jenkins. Earlier in his career, Dallas produced the independent feature Hometown Legend. In the nearly 20 years since then, he has directed and produced over a dozen feature and short films for studios such as Universal, Lionsgate, Pureflix, Hallmark Channel, and Amazon. His most recent film, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, was released in theaters in 2017. He and his wife, Amanda, have four children and reside in Elgin, Illinois.