Rough Cut, early scene, (Work still to be done: Tighten edit. a lot; Completely replace sound. i.e. soldiers shouting, girl crying, gunfire, tank engine, explosion, Peter McMullen's breathing, dialogue replacement, atmos, foley, footsteps etc. Touch up a few frames i.e. marks on lens, add smoke, remove unwanted buildings, add return gunfire flashes & Grade all footage.)
"Sometimes... Yes, sometimes the good Lord... I say sometimes the good Lord excepts his own imperfections and closes his eyes and goes ahead and takes his own good time, and he makes himself a man. Yes, and sometimes that man gets a hold of the idea of what it is possible for him to do, and that man lets that idea guide him as he grows and struggles and stumbles and sorrows, until finally he comes into his own God given shape and achieves his own individual and lonely place in this world.
It doesn’t happen very often, Oh no, but when it does, then even the stones will cry out in witness to his vision and the hills and towers will echo his words and deeds and his examples will live in the hearts of men for ever.
The Master doesn’t make many like that, because that kind of man is dangerous to the sloppy ways of the world. That kind of man loves truth even more than he loves his life, or his wife or his children, because his been designated and set aside to do the hard tasks that have to be done.
That kind of man will do what he sees as justice even if the earth yawns and swallows him down, and even then his deed will persist in the land for ever.
So you look at him, you look at him a while, and be thankful that the Lord let such a man touch our lives, even if it were for only a little while."
WHITE LIGHT is an uncompromisingly personal and visually bold second feature by the writer/director Charles Teton. Influence considerably by the Four Gospels, this ambitious production follows Peter McMullen, a Freelance TV Cameraman, as he is pushed over the edge by his experiences of genocide and suffering in the Balkans. Heavily dependent on alcohol, he is sent on assignment where he witnesses the final days of a contemporary black Jesus in conflict with both the Church and Government. The film is a sincere and imaginative work which attempts to illuminate the very soul, in a world of so full of darkness and hate.
Four Gospels, One Jesus - Richard A Burridge; Jesus - A.N. Wilson ; The Unauthorized Version, Truth and Fiction in the Bible - Robin Lane Fox; Six New Gospels, New Testament Women Tell Their Stories - Margaret Hebblethwaite; The Lost Testament of Judas Iscariot - Michael Dickinson; Mary Magdalen : Myth and Metaphor - Susan Haskins; The Cost of Discipleship - Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Letters and Papers from Prison - Dietrich Bonhoeffer (thanks Tim Miller for introducing me to Bonhoeffer); Seasons of the Spririt - Every, Harries & Ware; The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell - Aldous Huxley; Between Marx and Christ - James Bentley; The Call to Heresy - Robert Van de Weyer; Your God? - Cardinal Suenens; The Two Ways of Life, Christian and Materialist - F Sherwood Taylor; Phophecy and the Biblical Prophets - John F.A. Sawyer; Ten Commandments of God and the Lord's Prayer - Abd-Ru-Shin; Malcolm X, Socialsm and Black Nationalism - Kevin Ovenden; Holy Blood, Holy Grail - Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh & Henry Lincoln; Unveiling Islam - Roger Du Pasquier; The Koran - Revised Translation by N.J. Dawood; A Testament of Hope : The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. - James Melvin Washington (Editor) and of coarse The Bible, especially the New Testament and the Gospel’s of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. (Online Bible Software by Cross Country Software, free to download in Macintosh & Windows versions and in lots of different languages.)