Film crews occupied a Birmingham street on Thursday to produce a full-length movie that retells the story of Job in a science fiction dystopia.
The movie, called "The Shift," is directed by Brock Heasley and produced by Angel Studios, a Christian media company based in Utah.
Its cast includes Rose Reid, Paras Patel, Jordan Alexandra, Jordan Walker Ross, Emily Rose, Gregory C. Tharpe and even Jorge Garcia from the hit ABC television series "LOST."
According to Angel Studio's website, the production team's goal is to release "The Shift" in theaters around the world and make the film available on streaming platforms. Though faith-based, the production studio hopes the film can reach nonbelievers and encourage people to hold onto hope in the face of hardship.
Angel Studios used crowdfunding to finance original productions, allowing investors to purchase shares in the company and its titles. The studio's content can be viewed for free on its website, but some titles are available elsewhere.
Its 2021 film, "The Chosen," is the largest crowdfunded entertainment project in history. It is a television show that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Angel Studios also produces clean stand-up comedy special series "Dry Bar Comedy" and "The Tuttle Twins," a cartoon based on the conservative children's books that caught the attention of liberal media outlets in 2022.
According to reports, the crew will film all day on Thursday on 23rd Street, which will reopen on Friday.
Watch the trailer for "The Shift" on YouTube here:
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