Actor Matthew Modine's screenplay paints a world as plain and simple as a parable from his film's title character. "Jesus Was a Commie" is an avant-garde conversation about the world and some of the prominent issues of modern society.
It won the Founders Prize for Best Short Film at the Traverse City Film Festival, the award for Best Short Film at the Spokane International Film Festival, and the Oldenburg Star recognizing bravura and compassion in visionary filmmaking at the Oldenburg International Film Festival in Germany.
For a list of upcoming festivals and screenings, please visit, jesuswasacommiefilm.com.
Directed by: Terence Ziegler and Matthew Modine
Written by: Matthew Modine
Based on his article "Oh Commie All Ye Faithful" first published in Finch's Quarterly Review
Produced by: Adam Rackoff
Cast: Matthew Modine as "John Doe"
Cinematography: Terence Ziegler and Michael Grantland
Edited by: Terence Ziegler
Visual Effects: Terence Ziegler
Original Music by: Lucas Van Lenten and Niabi Caldwell
Producing company: Cinco Dedos Peliculas
Trailer edited by: Boman Modine