In the sixth episode of the Thimblerig’s Ark Film Review Podcast, we look at 2017’s The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, directed by Dallas Jenkins (What If?), written by Andrea Gyertson Nasfell, and starring Brett Dalton (Agents of SHIELD), Anjelah Johnson-Reyes (Bon Qui Qui), Neil Flynn (Scrubs), D.B. Sweeney (Taken 2), and former WWF celebrity Shawn Michaels.
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is a comedy about a washed-up former child star who is forced to do community service at a local megachurch, and pretends to be a Christian to land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play, only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood.
In this episode, we review the film (how many golden groundhogs did it get?) as well as look at the state of comedy in faith based filmmaking. Also, we uncover a brilliant metaphor for the state of faith based filmmaking hidden in the scenes of Gavin Stone.
You can listen to this episode as well as other great podcasts by visiting the More Than One Lesson website.
And oh! You can also read an interview I conducted with screenwriter Andrea Gyertson Nasfall after her last big comedy, Mom’s Night Out by clicking here.
2 thoughts on “Thimblerig’s Ark Podcast Episode 6 • The Resurrection of Gavin Stone”
Thanks for your podcast. Appreciate the reviews and your insights as to what Christian films can be and what they can do….Dylan was right – times they are a’changin’…you stated a wish, reaffirming a thought I’ve had for awhile, about an epic Christian film….some day, bro…it’s comin’….thanks again for what you do.
And keep givin’ ’em Heaven, eh?
But it’s got to be the right kind of epic told the right way, or else we’ll end up with Christianity’s version of “Battlefield Earth”, and that wouldn’t be good for anybody.
Not too many good Scientology movies being made these days. At least not officially any more.
Thanks for the encouragement, Dennis!