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Quest for Light, Adventure of the Magi

Drawn by an unusual star, three warrior priests from Persia battle bandits, struggle with evil and nature, and are challenged in their faith, until they are transformed by God on their way to Bethlehem.

  • Project Type:
    Screenplay
  • Number of Pages:
    119
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Writer Biography

Byron is a lawyer and author of the novel, Quest for Light Adventure of the Magi. While attending seminary, he developed an interest in the First Century Middle East and the social and political influences of The Silk Road. This led to the story of the Biblical Magi journey across Persia.

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Writer Statement

Quest for Light – Adventure of the Magi, shares the journey of the Bible’s Magi in their harrowing journey across Persia in search of the one, true God. Appealing to the Magi through His star, God called upon these warrior priests to be among the first to learn of the Hebrew Messiah’s birth. Our journey takes us along The Silk Road, the first century’s information super-highway, where we meet the soldiers, merchants, and other travelers whose lives interest with the Magi and their companions.
Intrigued by the mystery and the theological significance of the Magi, I based his story on Scripture and historical accounts of the era. Quest for Light – Adventure of the Magi provides a fresh and unique perspective on the events and circumstances surrounding Christ’s birth. The significance of God’s star and the role of the Magi are highlighted in the Christmas miracle of God coming to live among men, as a baby born to a virgin.
I like to think of the script as Ben Hur meets Indiana Jones. By sharing in the Magi’s experience, we come to understand why they deserted their families and risked their lives in search of a foreign king. Just as we face obstacles in coming to know God, we can benefit from the example of the Magi’s faith and determination which enabled them to overcome great hardship. Faithful followers of Zoroaster, the Magi must have undergone intense soul searching and spiritual turmoil when the God of the Bible intervened into their lives.
Since 2012, the screenplay is performing well in competitions, including wins in the Illinois International Film Festival and the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival. It was a Top Finalist in the Richmond International Film Festival and Finalist in the Cinequest, Extreme Screenwriting, George Lindsey, Beaufort, and Beverly Hills Film Festival competitions. It was a Semi Finalist in the Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays, Writers Place, Eddie Bauer Jr., The Write Room, and Charleston International Film Festivals. It received a Bronze Award in the International Independent Film Festival, a Runner-Up in the Action on Film International Film Festival and an Official Selection from the International Family Film Festival, Yosemite Film Festival, and the World Series of Screenwriting.