The Son of God, the Son of Man, or, a threat to Roman Rule? In Ancient Judea, Jesus of Nazereth was different to everyone. Told through three different perspectives, the Killing Jesus companion site allows users to view the story through the lens of Jesus and his followers, the Sanhedrin religious hierarchy, and the Romans and their appointees.
Building upon what’s seen in the film Killing Jesus, the second screen experience offers an extensive look from the time of Jesus’ birth through his rise in power, to his eventual demise. The website is broken into eight chapters reflecting pivotal moments in the story of Jesus: The Birth, Boy or Messiah?, The Prophet, The Tables Turn, A Challenger, The Last Supper, Jesus on Trial and Crucifixion. Each chapter contains three or four key scenes that can be explored through the three different viewpoints.
The digital experience contains over 70 interactive scenes that are brought to life through original 2-D photo-realistic illustrations created by French illustrator Bastien Lecouffe DeHarme that capture the faces, scenery, and costumes from the film accompanied by immersive soundscapes and cast voice-overs. The scrollable panoramas were created with 3,080 illustrated images and animated with 14,364 hand-placed keyframes. As users scroll through the chapters, they can explore expanded timelines that provide fascinating archaeological, historical, and sociological bonus content, allowing an even deeper dive into the story.
Check out this video trailer for the website and explore the full experience at killingjesus.nationalgeographic.com.
The World Premiere of Killing Jesus airs Sunday March 29 at 8/7c. To see cast bios, photos from the set, and behind-the-scenes videos, visit the Killing Jesus show site.