"As It Is in Heaven"
A cult leader struggles to cling to his faith and keep his community together after his end-of-days prophecy does not come to pass.
As It Is In Heaven is a micro-budget feature film about a cult leader who struggles to cling to his faith and keep his community together after his end-of-days prophecy does not come to pass.
What sets our film apart is not only the subject matter, but the portrayal of the cult and its leader. We want to go deeper into the leader's psyche as things begin to unravel, giving another perspective to a typically unsympathetic character. This story will follow someone who is not only deluded, but broken.
Director: Joshua Overbay
Producer: Michael Grout
Writer: Ginny Lee Overbay
Associate Producer: Nathaniel Glass
Cinematographer: Isaac Pletcher
About the Production:
"I think that all human beings want to believe in something. Whether a creator, or the lack thereof, we all experience the need to trust in an idea that will provide structure and meaning to our lives. But what happens when that belief is challenged or even proven wrong? Do we adapt? Do we move on? No. We cling.
"'As it is in Heaven' will explore this idea as it follows a cult-leader who, with absolute certainty, believes the world will end at a prophesied date. But it doesn't, and he doesn’t let go; he clings." -- Joshua Overbay
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