ASBURY PARK, N.J.
- Feb. 5, 2019
-- The film 'NOON' takes the viewer on a fictional journey, following two brothers who are hiding in the wilderness - seeking refuge from persecution for being Christians. The "mark of the beast" is a microchip implanted underneath the skin and meant to keep a census on the human population. Set in a time where only 13% of the world's population is Christian, the Christians are either imprisoned or in hiding. Christians are blamed for the astronomical phenomenon which led to the call to execute clergymen and Jesus-followers, as well as the burning of churches, books and religious imagery pertaining to the faith. When asked, "Why tell a story that's dark and scary, portraying the Christian people as a slaughtered race?" Paul Beniamin, the writer of 'NOON', states, "A story like this has never been told before in the medium of film. With everything going on in the world, like the Christian persecution in the Middle East and the removal of Christ from our freedom of speech, it led me to create a story from bits and parts of the Book of Revelation in the Bible. Though the theme of the story is sad and scary, the overall message is love. We see Love present within the two brothers. Their love for God, for each other and even love for those persecuting them." Directed by Paul Beniamin and Jessica Cardoza, NOON stars Paul Beniamin, Alphonse Boulos and Johnny Greenlaw. NOON is set to have its New Jersey Premiere on Saturday, March 30th at 8:15PM on the big screen at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park. Tickets can be purchased through GSFF.com or NOONmovie.com