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The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd
Produced by Scott Swofford, Gary Cook
Directed by Kieth Merrill
Screenplay by Kieth Merrill
Production Company: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Premiere Date: March 24, 2000
Length: 67 min.
 

Genre:   Film
Production Type:
LDS Church Production
Content Types:
Narrative Film
Scripture-based Film
Significant Mormon Elements
Distribution Types:
Exhibition / Visitor's Center

Subjects: Book of Mormon; Jesus Christ;
Also Known As:
The Testaments

Summary:
Jacob, a Nephite youth, loses his faith, despite the efforts of his father Helam, and begins to associate with a secret combination group led by the evil Kohor. Portions of Christ's mortal ministry as recorded in the Bible are shown. Christ dies--with great destruction in the Americas--and is resurrected. A penitent Jacob takes his now blind father to where Christ appears to the Nephites, and Christ restores Helam's sight.

Annotations:
See Mormon Film: Key Films of the Fourth Wave

Essentially Kieth Merrill's sequel to Legacy, this is the second large-scale 70mm film he did for the theater of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building next to Temple Square (which was renamed the Legacy Theater with Testament's premiere). The scale of the production was immense, demonstrating not only the success of Legacy but the Church's on-going commitment to large-scale films. It was conceived as a result of Legacy and the 1997 Pioneer Sesquicentennial's emphasis on pioneers; Church leaders desired a production that focused on Jesus Christ rather than modern Church members.

Dates Spanned in work:
AD 1--33

Additional details at Internet Movie Database
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258247/

Additional details at ldsvideo.com
http://www.ldsvideo.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=700

See production design photographs at JOHNUIBEL.COM
http://johnuibel.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=1656&

View BYU Library catalog record
http://catalog.lib.byu.edu/uhtbin/ckey-search/3821688

HBLL Call No: DVDMM 324
Medium: 70mm color
Cast Members: Rick Macy - Helam; Jeremy Elliott - Jacob; Tomas Kofod - Jesus Christ (voice by Will Swenson); Arianna Marsden - Mara; Joy Gardner - Laneah; Theo Coumbis - Kohor; Mowava Pryor; Joseph Paur - Lamonah; Al Harrington - Amaron
Music Composed by: Merrill Jensen
Film Editor: Jerry Stayner
Cinematographer: T.C. Christensen
Country: USA
Language: English
Distributor: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Adapted From :
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ Translated by Joseph Smith Jr.
Palmyra, NY: E. B. Grandin, 1830 (588p.)
Scripture



Reviewed In:
[Review of] The Testaments of One Fold and One Sheperd by Christopher Bigelow
[Review of] The Testaments of One Fold and One Sheperd by Jerry Tyner
[Review of] The Testaments of One Fold and One Sheperd by Jacob Proffitt
[Review of] The Testaments of One Fold and One Sheperd by Richard Dutcher
[Review of] The Testaments of One Fold and One Sheperd by D. Michael Martindale
[Review of] The Testaments of One Fold and One Sheperd by R. W. Rasband
The Testaments: "Someone helped" by Maurine Proctor


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