The Greatest STory ever told
The Gospel is a story that has captured and changed more hearts than any other. A tale that changes the way people think, love and live. A narrative that upholds our civilization. Why?
C.S. Lewis contended that in Jesus Christ “Myth became Fact.”
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J. R. R. Tolkien makes the same point when he says "The Christian story is supreme; and it is true. Art has been verified. Legend and History have met and fused.”
True Legend Films tries to tell stories that reflect The Story. We aim to tell the truth about virtue, society, and our spiritual condition.
We do this by using the Gospel's grand patterns to inspire awe, change hearts and build up the foundations of society. We believe not in undermining from below but inspiring from above. We uphold family, civilization, and honor. We want to bring hope where there is despair, justice where there is abuse, and truth where there are lies.
This is also part of a larger movement known as Superversive Fiction.
What are some of the GOSPEl's grand patterns?
We cannot best the Author of the Universe in storytelling prowess, but we can imitate Him.
- Ironic Incarnation. The Word became flesh. The King was crucified. Death was overcome by death. Every story, brand, or idea should be embodied in a central image and throughline that is extraordinary, unexpected, and moving. This is the heart of the story.
- Heroic heroes. In an attempt at 'realism', the characters showcased by our media today are anything but role models. The pendulum has swung too far. The subjects of our stories, while imperfect, uphold courage, honor, and justice. They are the perspective of the story.
- Surprise! Good Wins. A "eucatastrophe", as coined by Tolkien, is "the sudden happy turn in a story which pierces you with a joy that brings tears". We want to leave the audience in awe of the transcendent. This is the objective of the story.