Get ready for Jesus Christ right in your face.
Autumn Productions (“Elvis and Nixon”) and virtual-reality production firm VRWERX have teamed up for “Jesus VR – The Story of Christ,” a 90-minute feature set for release this Christmas and will be available on all major mobile and premium VR platforms including Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and the HTC Vive.
Shot last October in 360-degree 4K video on location in the ancient village of Matera in Italy, the film will cover the entirety of Jesus’s life and death, from his baptism to the Sermon on the Mount, and from the Last Supper to his crucifixion. The cast includes Tim Fellingham as Jesus, Mish Boyko as Peter, Christian Serritiello as Andrew, Rhys Howells as Judas and Matteo Carlomagno as John.
David Hansen (“Hellion,” “Lovesong”) directed the project from a script by Andre van Heerden, while Enzo Sisti (“The Passion of the Christ,” “The English Patient”) executive produced. Other producers include Johnny Mac, Russell Naftal and Alex Barder, while Father William Fulco served as religious adviser on the movie.