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Story About Life of Jesus Becomes Largest Crowdfunded Entertainment Project in History

by | Jan. 10, 2019

Mormon Life

A new streaming series about the life of Jesus just became the No. 1 crowdfunded series in entertainment history.

The Chosen, the first multi-season series of its kind about the life of Jesus—directed by Dallas Jenkins—has raised nearly $10.3 million in equity crowdfunding from 15,000 investors, unseating “Mystery Science Theater 3000”, which raised $5.7 million, as the No. 1 crowdfunded film or TV project in history. It's set to be released this Easter.

"When we started this whole thing I'd be impressed if we brought in $800," Jenkins told Fox News. "The notion that we could start from scratch and shatter the all-time crowdfunding record was ludicrous, but this whole year has gone to show that there's a passion for something different."

Lead image from The Chosen retrieved from Fox News
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