This film is
the first of three films that chronicle the fictional lives of unrelated
people that are unknowingly connected to each other by the events
surrounding the hypothetical rapture of the church, in the year
1973. This movie is a lighthearted retrospect of how a turbulent
time in history, spawned a revival of a centuries old religious
archetype. It follows the lives of fictional character's, Johnny
Santino (a young song writer) and Molly Stevens (a research doctor),
from the rapture in 1973, through the 1980's.
an unorthodox approach to the interpretation of scriptures relating
to the second coming of Christ. It is somewhat irreverent is it's
depiction of the rather unsavory characters, who are involved in
schemes that seek to profit from the church. There is some profanity
and violence, but the overwhelming theme is that of peace, tolerance
and love of fellow man. There is one instance of drug use, but only
as a reference to the liberal climate of the time. A.D.1973 the
movie has many references to the political and popular culture of
that period such as Vietnam, Watergate, women's rights, indigent
medical care, racism, school violence, integration of Schools and
forced busing. AD 1973 features muti-ethnic characters including
Italian, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Irish, Afro American and
Jewish parts with dialog in Spanish, Italian and Yiddish.
is a twenty year veteran of Film and Television production, as an
Art Director. He brings a unique view of production, that makes
this film a dream to shoot and edit. Simplicity is the key, as the
entire movie is written to facilitate the most economical types
of locations, equipment and Effects.
We are currently
seeking financing for our first film AD 1973, which is now in pre-production.
The script for the first of three films, is available for download.
It is registered with WGA and all rights are reserved. If you are
interested in contributing to this project or acquiring the rights
to the script, please
AD 1973 THE MOVIE script,
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