The Prophet Job

A ‘word-for-word-Bible’ Feature film for a world
crying out for Biblically accurate digital content

“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand
on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my
flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I,
and not another! How my heart yearns within me!”
Job 19:25

Why Job?

Job Answers: “Why do bad things happen to good people?”
and in the longest “God speaks” narrative in the Bible
answers many of our greatest questions.


An average person watches 2 hours of media per day, a total of almost 7 years of our total life span is now being influenced by what is consumed on digital devices.

The Prophet Job is considered a prophet by 2.3 Billion Christians, 1.8 Billion muslims and 15 million Jews. Movies with a Christian worldview (on average) make up to
4 times more than those with an Atheist, mixed, or anti-Christian worldview (11)
The project has completed a word-for-word movie-book mashup of all 66 books of the Bible including a full version of Job
The App has had more than 100,000 downloads and over 5 million views online,
Phoenix Blue Productions proposes the production of Job as a feature film for digital release in English, Arabic and Spanish, Job is to be shot in the style of inpired by the film 12 Angry Men and,

Phoenix Blue has partnered with Producer Simon Hunter and Simon is the C.E.O. of and has written under contract for Columbia Tristar, Fred Silverman Productions, Nine Network Australia, NBC, and Fox Family Channel, Phoenix Blue is seeking funding for the production of a full-length low-budget feature film. This is a ‘super niche’ category product, cross cultural and interdominational, a low Budget feature using Innovative production methods to produce multillanguage translations for direct digital distribution to an established fan-base

Faith in Media

“He who controls the media controls the culture” – Ted Baehr.
“(media) is undeniably the most powerful influence in our society today. we can communicate anything we choose almost anywhere in the world, instantaneously, in a puff of electrons". (2) “media is the most powerful force that has ever influenced the human mind and heart" reports that movies with strong Christian, redemptive content increased 194% since 1996 (16 films) and 38% in 2012 (47 films) to 2015 (65 films). Averaging $75.7 million per movie. Very strong Non-Christian worldviews averaged $26.9 million box office totals have increased from $208 million (1996) to $3.7 billion (2012) (+2,463%), $5.35 billion (2015) (+44.78%), PureFlix films have a combined budget of only $6m and so far have grossed over $150m in US cinemas alone

Bible Film History

65% of the population watch Netflix 1+ hours per day. 2.5 Billion ‘gamers’  averaging 7 hours per week usage and 160 Billion dollars per year. The average teenager watches 4 hours of porn per week. 50 billion annual visits to porn websites (81 million per day), 4 million videos or 68 years worth of porn content uploaded annually. 50,000 U.S. church leaders (1 in 5 youth pastors and 1 in 7 senior pastors) use porn weekly and struggle with pornography. 64% of Christian men watch porn monthly.  Bible readership has decreased to 5% (reading at least once a month) with 86% of the population never opening a Bible. But it hasn't always been like this. From the origin of film Bible movies have held the box office record 4 times (most recently the Passion of the Christ).

The Market

In recent decades the Christian film industry has developed a 'reputation' for making poor quality films. This is reflected in the Metascore for the top 20 grossing faith-based films which is just 37 out of 100. For comparison, the average Metascore of the 2,000 highest grossing films of the past twenty years was 55. Despite the poor reviews, Faith-Based films make far more on average. The Christian audience is large and crosses all people groups, age, language and race barriers. The Christian viewer tends to ignore reviews and will faithfully support word-for-word Bible (or "accurate") productions whether released on T.V. subscription streaming, free-to-air or cinema. The "Jesus" movie holds the world record for the most watched film of all time and The Passion of the Christ is the highest grossing R rated film on record.

Q: Why do we suffer?

Job experiences the loss of family, friends, wealth and health. His life reduced to nightmares with physical and mental suffering Job’s friends debate the possibilities of why this has happened. They attempt to convince Job of the possible reasons for his suffering and advise on what Job must do to be restored. Job does not budge. He stands on his integrith dismissing all arguments that he has done something wrong. The friends getting progressively angrier at Jobs
stubborness until they accuse him outright.

Job answes the questions: Is God omnipotent? Would we be happy to be
mere robots — mechanically programmed to do only the divine will?
Why doesn’t God intervene?  We cannot be endowed with freedom, and non-freedom, at the same time. Freedom of choice necessitates the ability to make wrong choices. Why do the righteous suffer? sin, both directly and indirectly, produces human hardship. Who is man to question God? “final exam” was designed to reveal to the Job how very little he knows. 

Online Distribution Strategy 

There has been an explosion of direct-to-market options in recent years with over 3,000 digital distribution options. This reflects the global shift in viewing habits. Streaming and subscription services have rapidly overtaken free-to-air platforms in a trend that does not look like slowing down. A simple direct-to-market strategy includes: Transactional VOD (TVOD); Audience pays for individual videos on demand (iTunes, Vimeo, YouTube, VUDU on Demand). Subscription VOD (SVOD): Audience pays a subscription fee for access to content. Advertisements are limited or nonexistent. (Netflix, Amazon, Prime, iTunes, Hulu commercial free). Ad-Supported VOD (AVOD): content is free to audience with advertising (Hulu, YouTube, SnagFilms) and working with platforms such as Distribber, Cinedigm,
The potential to self-distribute for this product is viable. With over 4.5 million views and 100,000 app downloads with direct access to over 100,000 members through push notifications and targeted online marketing campaign is well positioned to achieve an online digital release using a mix of distribution aggregators and a direct sales strategy. Funnels, banners, push notifications and the development of the “Christian pixel” to achieve top

rankings in “Christian Film” search categories. The “Christian” genre is one that the majors require to be filled as a category so there is a demand for feature length productions iTunes (through as ‘aggregator’ such as Distribber for a $1500 fee) would take 30% of the profit. Netflix (also through Distribber (for $1500 fee) only provide an initial offer of $12,000 for unlimited usage 2 years. However BitTorrent offer “Bundles” with diversity in offering strategies and with the correct online marketing campaign even pay per view could be viable. Likewise with Amazon. There are also multiple direct to market options and this list keeps growing. Direct to market distribution has never been easier DVD POD 50%/50%,,,,,,,,, As well as these more traditional VOD such as CanalPlus (France) and BSkyB, (UK, Germany, Italy, New Zealand). Cineplex in Canada, Pathé and mainstream Christian Channels such as TBN and God TV would distribute this product on license if the quality was delivered.