Production is Complete!

We're excited to announce that we've completed filming on The 5 Day Adoption!

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Just this week we filmed our final scene in a wonderful courtroom in NC, which was the last remaining scene to be filmed. Production is officially complete!

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We also recently finished animating the crossing of the Jordan scene. Through a mix of practical & digital effects, we're blown away by the final scene and can't wait for you to experience it! We really appreciate all of you who donated your time to complete this scene. We couldn't have done it without you!

WHAT'S NEXT?

We'll be getting to work editing in the final courtroom footage early next week. We have a few visual effects shots to finalize, followed by final mastering and closing credits. 

Now that filming is complete, DVD and Blu-Ray replication is right around the corner! From there, we'll have a few more rounds of internal feedback and then it's just the authoring of the disc masters. Then we wait for DVDs to arrive, followed by shipping them to you! We can't make any promises yet, but we're looking at an October or November release!

We will be sending out surveys very soon to confirm how you want to be credited in the final film, as well as to gather shipping addresses for those of you who selected physical rewards.

How Can I Pray for the Film? 

We're glad you asked!  Please pray that God would open the door to a low-cost local venue so that we can have a proper location to premiere the film to the cast, crew, backers, local pastors, and the public! Please pray that God would be elevated through this film, and that it would touch the lives of all those who need to see it.

Production Update: Crossing the Jordan


Hello Backers! On July 3rd we filmed all of the green screen elements that we will combine with our live background plates to create an amazing and supernatural crossing of the river. Don't listen to what Todd & Barbara may say, they are great actors!

On July 4th we traveled to Asheville, NC to capture the live shots and background plates at a beautiful section of the French Broad River. We now have all of the footage we need to begin working on rotoscoping, 3D modeling, and compositing.

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR

As I film this documentary, I remember one thing that excited me from the beginning of the project, and that is being able to someday watch Christina watch her documentary. I cannot imagine what that day will be like for her, as unlike most adopted children who only hear about their adoption story, she gets to relive it in such vivid detail - not to mention knowing that over a hundred people came together to help tell her story. And not only that, her story will be saturated with how the Lord was so intricately involved in providing her with a forever family. I can’t think of anything that should be called an ‘eye opening experience’ more than what that day will be for Christina.
— Kevin Peeples, Director

What's next? We're awaiting a reply from a location to continue our filming of the courtroom scenes. Simultaneously we are sending all of our river elements to our animator, who has already begun preliminary work on the 3D water modeling. He will animate the digital layers, and we will key out the green and composite all of our layers before we light, texture, and cover with particle layers.

How Can I Pray for the Film? We're glad you asked! Please pray that God would open the door for a courtroom and judge. Please pray for the safety and creativity of the crew as they use their skills to put together the best film for you and other audiences. Finally, please pray that audiences and critics would be receptive of the film and that marketing would reach the audiences that God desires to see this film.
 

Production Update: Storyboards, & More!


PRODUCTION UPDATE #2

We're so sorry for the silence! While you may have heard from one of us personally throughout the last few months, we wanted to send an official project update. We understand that we are already past our estimated shipping date, and we appreciate your patience!

EARLY MAY: After our travels, we've been able to edit in almost all of the footage that we captured in Arkansas, and everything fits in perfectly so far! From Braums, to Walgreens, to the Duggars to the open road, we captured some amazing footage that we can't wait to share.

LATE MAY: We decided before we launched the project on Kickstarter that any funds raised would not go to pay ourselves, but would cover the expenses needed to complete the film. What this means is that we can't work on this project full time. The film's director, Kevin Peeples, is currently working on two theatrically released feature films. This has created an incredibly busy time for our director. At the same time, one of our locations did fall through, and we have been waiting for a reply from additional locations.

EARLY JUNE: In early June we completed storyboards for the opening sequence of the film! The opening sequence will lay the biblical foundation for the heart of the documentary, and we will visualize the journey with a modern day version of the crossing of the Jordan river, featuring the adoptive family Todd and Barbara. View the storyboards below!

LATE JUNE: God started bringing all of the loose ends together and we began to "prepare for rain". Our 4th potential hospital location came through and secured a date. We hired actors to fill in our reenactment roles. As we filmed our hospital exteriors in Arkansas, we used our new location to film all of the interior shots. Next, we went location scouting and found what would become our modern-day Jordan river. With that locked in, we filmed all of the green screen elements that we will combine with our live background plates to create an amazing and supernatural crossing of the river. On July 4th we're traveling to Asheville, NC to capture the live shots and background plates.

What's next? We're awaiting a reply from a location to continue our filming of the courtroom scenes. Simultaneously we will be sending all of our river elements to our animator, who has already begun preliminary testing the 3D modeling. He will animate the digital layers, and we will key out the green and composite all of our layers before we light, texture, and cover with particle layers.

How Can I Pray for the Film? We're glad you asked! First, you can pray for cooperative weather on July 4th, an outside filming day. Next, you can pray that God would open the door for a courtroom and judge. Finally, please pray for the safety and creativity of the crew as they use their skills to put together the best film for you and other audiences. We're excited to share more production updates with you very soon! And yes, the Duggar's are staying in our film!