The Christ

Who the?
JC is working up the ranks of amateur wrestling with hopes to become a big star as he and his eclectic group of friends dream of life beyond the trailer park, one small miracle at a time.

What the!
The Christ is an 80's influenced sitcom that plays out with over-the-top humor and characters in the vein of Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Modern Family, but with its own fun and unique outlook in this upside-down world.

Why?
It’s wrestling! Anything goes! It’s not real and everyone loves to cheer the good guy even if they don’t believe in any of it. And let’s face it, everyone wants to be a champ, son of god or not, we want to wake up and kick ass.

  • Matthew Cooper
    Director
  • Matthew Cooper
    Writer
  • Jason Godi
    Producer
  • Michael Marco
    Producer
  • David Fry
    Producer
  • Don Cooper
    Producer
  • Michael Marco
    Key Cast
    "Frank"
  • Adam Baker
    Key Cast
    "Jesse Christ"
  • Paula Marcenaro
    Key Cast
    "Mary"
  • Elizabeth Ward
    Key Cast
    "Karen"
  • Project Type:
    Television, Other
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Dragon
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Matthew Cooper

Raised by a preacher in Texas I grew up believing all things are possible. The Good Book was real to me. So why not Tolkien, Frank Herbert and later in life Cormac McCarthy and John Irving. Rilke and Bukowski as tandem prophets. While my beliefs in scripture have dissipated, the power of the written word still resounds.

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Director Statement

Even the youngest son of God can feel out of place down here. The Christ is a comedy that explores the struggle with our place in this world. The story is not secular or sacred but a tongue and cheek exploration of how we give our love, gifts and talents to each other. Be it turning water to Natty Light or hotwiring a garbage truck. Lessons learned in the strangest of circumstances, much like my faith-based childhood. Having been a fish out of both waters, I spent years as youth minister and played in a Christian rock band before I became a pagan, I mean artist. My father still runs a ministry and we have supported each other in both our passions over the years. Laughter and prayer, two of the very best remedies.