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‘Full of Grace’ set to begin principal photography
Biblical-era film to depict the hidden years of Mary of Nazareth
By: Outside da Box
Written and directed by Andrew Hyatt, the film is an exploration of the years after Christ's resurrection and follows the life of his mother, Mary of Nazareth, in her final earthly hours. The followers of Jesus, his disciples, have spent a decade traveling the world telling everyone about what happened to their lives after meeting Christ. Challenged by life and circumstances, they have returned to say their final goodbyes to a woman who would be revered as The Mother of God. Mary challenges and encourages these men to see reality in a dramatic new way.
While other biblical-era films choose to shoot in foreign countries, the producers decided to use local crews and talent to depict the first century world. “We are re-capturing the spirit of old Hollywood and the birth of cinema,” says writer/director Andrew Hyatt, “using the diverse landscape that Los Angeles has to offer to create the first century world of Mary and the Apostles.” The film will be shot in iconic locations such as the Bronson Caves (of Batman fame) and Malibu Creek State Park, which served as the backdrop for M*A*S*H amongst others.
Casting is also taking an ethnically authentic approach, says Hyatt, “When so many bible-era productions employ British accents and often white-wash their cast, we have tried to use a diverse cast that is more reflective of the people and the time.”
Starring Bahia Gold as Mary, Kelsey Chow as Zara and Noam Jenkins as Peter.
T.J. Berden, Producer