Red Letter Words : The Good Samaritan

"Red Letter Words : The Good Samaritan" is the first animated short created by Heartfelt Animation Studio in Nashville, TN. Developed as an resource for children's ministry to help students research the Parables of Jesus, "The Red Letter Words" will be available online @ theredletterwords.com .​ "The Red Letter Words" [Parable of the Good Samaritan] was created and animated by Nashville Animator - Cody Taylor over the course of two years (August 2015 to November 2016) at his home studio (Heartfelt Animation). Music and Narration for "The Red Letter Words" [Parable of the Good Samaritan] was performed by Nashville Youth & Children's Minister - Candice Fisher Taylor.

  • Cody Taylor
    Director
  • Cody Taylor
    Producer
  • Cody Taylor
    Animators
  • Candice Fisher Taylor
    Song Writers
  • Candice Fisher Taylor
    Voice Actors
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Religion, Christian
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 14, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Heartfelt Animation, LLC.
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet
Director Biography - Cody Taylor

Nashville Animator nominated for Best Animated Film

My name is Cody Taylor. I am a Nashville Animator, and Computer Science Instructor at Christ Presbyterian Academy HS. I recently received a nomination for Best Animated Film at the International Christian Film Festival (Orlando, FL) for my animated film "Red Letter Words : The Good Samaritan". Developed as an resource for children's ministry to help students research the Parables of Jesus, "Red Letter Words : The Good Samaritan" depicts the Gospel of Luke (Chapter 10, Verses25-37) - The Parable of the Good Samaritan - as told by Jesus during his ministry in Galilee.

"Red Letter Words" is the first animated film I have made. The film's characters were drawn and animated by myself over the course of two years (August 2015 to November 2016) at my home studio in Nashville - Heartfelt Animation LLC. The Music and Narration for the film were performed by my wife Candice Fisher Taylor, who served 3-years as our church Youth Pastor and Church Choir Director. I used Adobe Photoshop to animate my scenes, and edited the film in iMovie. This animated short runs at 2 minutes and 33 seconds to allow parents and pastors time to engage their students in a discussion about the story.

I am so excited the "Red Letter Words" has been nominated by the International Christian Film Festival, and hope to continue developing new episodes for the series. The film is available to watch online @ theredletterwords.com. For other informational regarding my studio's upcoming projects or animation services, please e-mail me @ heartfeltanimation@gmail.com. I look forward to future opportunities to speak with Nashville Animators about careers with Heartfelt Animation Studio.

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At Heartfelt Animation Studio, we are envisioning a better world through Children's Ministry and Educational Films.