The movie, ‘Mary at the Court of Law’, written and produced by author and playwright, Nora Osei-Bonsu of the Qodesh Family Church, has premiered.
The story illustrates the unusual character of the virgin Mary, as she takes God to court accusing the Supreme Being of sending her son Jesus to his grave. Mary drags God to court to explain the reason for Jesus’ untimely death at a very young age of 33, when He (God) had actually told her that her son will live forever.
The movie further narrates how the Almighty God, actually honoured the invitation to appear before a court where a mere mortal was the judge to put Him on trial?
Speaking to the scriptwriter and producer of the movie, Nora Osei-Bonsu, on what accounted for such an unusual movie, she said her love for the Bible and personal study of the Biblical character – Mary, inspired her to come out with such a movie.
“When I was meditation on her story, I asked myself that as Mary watched her son give up the ghost, she probably might have asked this question, ‘God, what about what Angel Gabriel told me: thou are blessed amongst women?’, and ‘what about your promise that my son will grow to become a mighty God? Is that what I just witnessed?’” she said.
“Mary’s lawsuit against God may be bizarre, but it is also sensational enough to attract massive media coverage; and the news went viral. The result is that the courtroom banter was replicated on the airwaves and on the streets and gave rise to the celebration of the risen Lord everywhere,” lady pastor Osei Bonsu narrates.
Regarding the challenges she encountered in putting up the movie, she said the switch from a stage play acting to an actual movie shoot was the first tough decision she had to take, and retaking of the shoot severally cost her a lot.
“I have been doing plays for years, but on the screen, I was new and I realised that stage and screen are totally different altogether. Even though I had directors, I got to the editing bench and I realised I needed to shoot again. I had to throw away about 80 percent of the first production and reshoot,” she said.
She advised scriptwriters and producers to take advantage of new talents and give themselves the opportunity to exhibit what they can do.
Most of the cast featured in the movie were experienced stage actors and actresses from the Qodesh Family Church, International Central Gospel Church, Makarios Church and Calvary Baptist, and it was set mainly in a courtroom and TV studio. The maiden Trading Talents Pictures Production was directed by Dickson Dzakpasu and Patrick Collins.
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