JOSEPH: Beloved Son, Rejected Slave, Exalted Ruler
Based on the powerful Old Testament story, the 90-minute animated feature film from the makers of Torchlighters and Jesus: He Lived Among Us recounts the story of Joseph, the favored son sold into slavery by his jealous brothers only to become second in command of Egypt.
Joseph is a young dreamer, spoiled by his father and so resented by his brothers that they secretly sell him to a slave trader. Eventually landing in the dungeons of Egypt, the young man who lacked nothing suddenly finds himself alone, forgotten, and overwhelmed with despair. Yet it is in this deep prison that Joseph begins to change, and in his humility he cries out to God.
As the years pass, his growing faith and gift for interpreting dreams bring him to the attention of the Pharoah, who exalts the young man to a prominent position. Having learned humble obedience to God, Joseph becomes instrumental not only in saving Egypt but the brothers who initially betrayed him. Joseph is a moving story that powerfully demonstrates God's hand in all things, big and small.
For ages 5 and up.
EMOTIONAL STORY BEHIND RELEASE
Gordon Severance always wanted to make an animated Joseph movie for kids. He began the project, serving as Executive Producer of the film before his death in 2013. Determined to see his dream through to completion, his widow, Diana Severance, finished the movie.
"I was reading in Matthew Henry's commentary and at one point he commented that widows can serve their husbands by completing work they had left behind," says Diana Severance.
Diana Severance is available for interviews. If you are interested, please let me know and I'll be glad to set it up.
I really enjoyed this story. I think children from 5 up will enjoy it as it tells the story of Joseph. We see how he goes from a favourite son to a slave to an important official to Pharaoh. We see how God works through Joseph. I like the way the film has been made and the animation is well done. A would recommend this for families who want to share Joseph's story.