There have been bad Christian films. There have been some good Christian films. There have even been one or two great Christian films. But has there ever been a faith-based cinematic experience that is so exquisite in its art, universal in its themes, and timeless in its message that it transcends to the level of masterpiece? There is now. A British filmmaker who passes Joseph the Dreamer has put together a TikTok of such breathtaking artistry, narrative depth and creative vision that we just have no choice but to award it a thousand Oscars and watch the film 500 times. Observe.
Unbelievable. Just amazing. How many times have you watched it? Not enough. Go back and watch it again, and let the pure waves of creative genius flow over your soul. The biblical wisdom of Charles Spurgeon married to the cinema sense of Martin Scorsese, with a little Intensify 2 the streets, Carman and the youth group are energizing themselves for good measure.
For the uninitiated, the video is a riff on a Viral TikTok by Casey Frey and became a meme late last year. But this is the rare Christian parody that not only holds up, but effortlessly overcomes the source material. The hairdryer ! Headstand ! This coat.
Aside from being a TikTok genius, Joseph’s YouTube page has all kinds of great Christian content, including this one. “Stuff Christians Say: Pandemic Edition” and some spiritual inspiration. Definitely a guy to watch.