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An award-winning short movie from 2014. Brothers Julio and Marvin become restless during the reading of the Passion, and begin playfully slapping one another with palms they received upon their visit to church. Unsurprisingly, their mother is not amused with their behavior. After a brief scolding, the two simmer down only for a moment before they agree to a wager with one another: who can shout "crucify him" the loudest. Once arranged, the younger of the brothers gets overwhelmed by the experience.

- Boys, stop it!
- Mum, this reading is unnecessarily long.
- Yeah, my legs are getting tired.
- Jesus Christ died on the cross for you, the least you can do is stand for a few minutes.

Now there was a notorious prisoner whose name was Barabbas. Pilate knew it was out of jealousy that they had handed Jesus over.
- Hey look, we got parts.
- What?
- We have lines. Oh, here's one.
Away with this man. Give us Barabbas.
- Dude, I'll give you a dollar if you scream this line louder than me.
- Deal.
- Pilate said to them. In that case, what am I to do with Jesus, who is called 'Christ'? And they all shouted:
- Crucify him!
- I totally said that louder than you.
- Are you kidding me? Ah, here it comes again.
But they shouted all the louder.
- Crucify him! Crucify him!

- You totally owe me a dollar, you didn't even say the last one.
- Dude, did you see that?
- What? Ok, here it comes again.
Let his blood be on us and on our children.

- What's g- what's going on?
- We're calling him blasphemer.
- Who?
- Jesus.
- Jesus Christ?
- He's not the Christ. What? Are you a follower of his?
- Hey, everyone! This man is a follower of Jesus.
- No, I'm not. No, I'm not.
- Hey!
- I'm not!
- He's one of his disciples!
- I don't know the man. I don't know the man.
- Yes, you are. You're lying.
- I don't know the man. I don't know the man. I don't know the man...

- Dude, you alright?
- No. It's like I'm there, and I'm here. And I've no idea what's g--

- Oh my God. Oh, my God! Hey, I- I didn't do that to you. That was- that was people from like two thousand years ago. Hey, it's not my fault that you are there.

- Jesus. Uhm, Jesus, I'm so sorry. I- I just never thought... I just never realized that... I did this to you. I did this to you, so... so why would you do this for me?

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. John 3:16"

- The body of Christ.
- You really are the Son of God. Amen.
- The body of Christ.

- Dude, what was all that about?
- Jesus Christ died on a cross for me.
- You sound like mum.
- Thank you... Jesus, thank you.





Crew Members
Executive Producer - Eric Groth
Director - Rob Kaczmark
Associate Producer - Bonnie Gruesen
Director of Photography - Danny Hidalgo
Production Design - Kristie Kaczmark
Sound Supervisor - Kyle Escamilla
Script - Bob Rice
Re-record Mixer - Manuel Lopez III
Talent Director - Bonnie Gruesen
Editor - Rob Kaczmark
Still Photography - Steve Krueger
Production Assistant - Greg Krajewski


Cast
Jesus - Adam Ziemkiewicz
Brother #1 - Julio Santos-De Soto
Brother #2 - Marvin Quijada
Mom - Rosario Herbst
Priest - Rev. Timothy Piasecki
Man #1 - David Sanchez
Man #2 - Julio Santos-De Soto Sr.
Reader #1 - Benjamin Zilla
Reader #2 - Julia Galvan
Girlfriend - Gabby Marzetta


Copyright 2011 Outside da Box, NFP & Spirit Juice Studios, Inc.

STOP IT= Stop what you are doing; stop talking; be quiet; quit.

THE LEAST= The minimum, the smallest thing/amount.

NOTORIOUS= Famous (because he did wrong things); infamous.

IT WAS OUT OF JEALOUSY= If you do something “out of jealousy/fear/love...”, you do it because you are jealous/afraid/you love.... JEALOUSY is when you feel bad because you want something other people possess.

HANDED JESUS OVER= If you hand a criminal over, you take it to the police or the corresponding authority (in this case, Pilate, the Roman Prefect of Judea, the person representing the authority of the Caesar).

WE GOT PARTS= (coll.) we have parts. A part is a line or a few lines that you must say in a theatre play or similar. In colloquial English (esp. AmE) the verb GOT is used instead of HAVE or HAVE GOT.

LINES= Parts (see above).

AWAY WITH= If you say “away with X” you mean “Take X away”.

DUDE= Man (AmE), Mate (BrE). This expression is used in the USA, very colloquial, when you address another man or boy.
- Hi dude, what’s up?
- Oh, hi man. Nothing much.


SCREAM= Shout, say something shouting loud.

DEAL= If they propose something to you and you agree, you say “deal”. That means you agree and you want to do it.

CHRIST= The Greek translation of the Hebrew word “Messiah”, which is the religious leader and saviour all the Jews were waiting for, the person sent by God to save and liberate them.

CRUCIFY= To torture and slowly kill a man by nailing him to a wooden cross. This horrible kind of death, crucifixion, was first invented by the Persians around 600 years before Christ, and then adopted by the Romans.

TOTALLY= (coll.) We put this word in front of the word (usually verb) we want to emphasize:
- You totally look like my father = you look like my father very much.
- I totally love this = I really love it.
- He totally has a Jaguar = he really has a Jaguar.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?= Are you serious? You must be joking. That’s not true.
To kid someone means to fool them, to make them believe something which is not true.

ALL THE LOUDER= Even louder.
We use the expression “all the” + comparative to emphasize the comparative:
- I wanted a chocolate ice-cream, but this is all the better.

OWE= If you owe something to somebody, you must give it to them.

LET HIS BLOOD BE ON US= We are responsible for his death and we accept the consequences. BLOOD /blʌd/ is the red liquid that you have inside your body and keeps you alive.

WHAT’S GOING ON?= What happens? What’s the matter?

BLASPHEMER= A person who insults God.

A FOLLOWER= One who subscribes to the teachings or methods of another; an adherent.

DISCIPLE= /dɪspəl/ A follower (see above), usually one who also tries to spread the ideas of the person he follows.

THE MAN= (old fashioned) That man.

LYING= (lie-lied-lied / lying) The –ing form of the verb “to lie”, which means to tell things which are not true.

IT’S LIKE I’M THERE= (esp. AmE) We can use LIKE before a word or sentence meaning “more or less, but not exactly” = It’s as if I was here.
- It’s like she knows everything = It seems she knows everything, though that’s hard to believe.
- That house is like big and round = It looks like big and round but not exactly.
- I need like too pounds of sugar= I need 2 pounds of sugar, more or less.
- People from like 2000 years ago= people from 2000 years ago, more or less.
This word, LIKE, is used so much in colloquial American English that very often people use it with no meaning at all:
- I like need to go out for a moment = I need to go out for a moment

WHAT’S G..= He was going to say: what’s going on (see above)

REALIZE= Be aware of something (get to know something) through a mental process of reasoning.

PERISH= (formal) Die.

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