Drivers are doing their part to spread the Christmas message this holiday season. Be on the lookout for trailers wrapped with banners featuring the show The Chosen.
BREAKING: They must be doing a good job because the third season just reached its full crowdfunding goals yesterday!
Check out the initial installment below:
The messages on the Federal Carrier trucks invite Americans to join in this holiday season to watch the story of Jesus re-told in a fresh and beautiful way. They are helping to move the nativity story into the best funded film initiative of all time.
The series is an artistic take at telling about the life of Jesus and expanding on the nativity story using information that was mined from historical accounts. It’s also the first ever multi-season show about the life of Christ.
The film made history on its own account as the largest crowd funded film project of all time. More than eleven million dollars was raised in a grassroots movement of support for the film, shattering the previous record. The first two seasons have already reached more than 160 million viewers.
But the film had a quiet beginning: Creator Dallas Jenkins started the project as something to make his church’s Christmas Eve service extra special. It was extremely well received, and the project grew from there.
The film makers describe the series as: “A charismatic fisherman drowning in debt. A troubled woman wrestling with real demons. A gifted publican ostracized by his family and his people. A religious leader struggling with his beliefs. See Jesus through the eyes of those that met him.”
Ultimately, the film’s producers hope to reach over a billion people with seven seasons. And its enjoyed positive critical acclaim, “There’s little doubt that THE CHOSEN will soon become one of the most well-known and celebrated pieces of Christian media in history,” according to MovieGuide.com
Viewers can check out the show on the mobile app for Google Android and Apple iOS devices, as well as via BYUtv and The Chosen’s YouTube page.