Directed: Adrián Cardona, David Muñoz
Screenplay: David Muñoz
Starring: Marc Velasco, Noé Blancafort
Yeah…I’m definitely going to Hell for having the brilliant idea of posting this on Good Friday.
So here’s a lovely short called “Fist of Jesus” where we witness the famous scene where Jesus resurrects Lazarus. Sadly things don’t go as planned when Lazarus comes back as a zombie and devours his loved ones. That creates more zombies and now we’re faced with a small zombie army! So it’s up to Jesus and his trusty sidekick Judas Iscariot to clean up the mess and battle an army of zombies.
This was a glorious piece of hilarity. This whole thing was filmed in 2012 and in Spanish(don’t worry there are subtitles) which I think added to the comedy of the short film. It started out as this super serious/spiritual movie that we’ve seen a million times and then in a split second it changed into the gory goodness of a zombie movie which we’ve also seen a million times. If “Shaun of the Dead” and the Bible had a baby it would be “Fist of Jesus”. It has won it’s fair share of awards.
Those include :
10/11/13“Best Short Film” 8th Abertoir Horror Film Festival of Wales
08/11/13“Audience Award to the Best Action Shortfilm” Germany After Dark 2013
30/10/13“Best International Film” Heavy Hitting HorrorFest (Whistler, Canada)
20/10/13“Best Short Film” Fear Fete Horror Film Festival (Louisiana, USA)
This short film has been such a funtastic thing to behold that they are trying to get the funds to turn it into a feature film titled “Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem”. Honestly, I would love to see this film so I’m going to put the links below so you can see for yourself. Please donate, buy “Fist of Jesus” merchandise, and give your support to make “Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem” a reality. I also have the short film at the bottom so you can see what I mean about this zombie goodness.