Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Second Coming of Jesus Hits British VOD

What if Jesus was reborn in 2012 as the son of a 15-year-old student at a British private school? And what if various U.S. government agencies were scrambling to get their hands on her Messianic progeny?

That's the basic twain of A Second Son, a VOD faux documentary released today in Britain. It's the debut film of Allistair Mitchell, a corporate and commercial vet whose clients have included BBC News, Microsoft and News International.

Mitchell is no stranger to hoaxes. As a sideline author, he launched his career back in the mid-2000s by engineering the discovery of a dragon artifact that he later admitted was fake.

The 87-minute film, priced at $4.99, is another good example of the joys of DIY. Mitchell has come up with a provocative storyline and figured out a way to tell it cheaply. And if Jesus chose to came back today, why not Merry Old England?

 [A Second Son]

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