Normally I protest pop culture rip off series like, “Fear Factor”, “Survivor” and “Lost”. Not to say these are bad, but I believe we can be a bit more creative then this. So in planning meetings when someone brings up the idea of doing a TV show as our main thrust for a series, I usually drop to the floor kicking and screaming in a tantrum! Well maybe not that extreme but I try to lead our creativity in a different direction. So in planning a series about 1 Corinthians 15 the idea was brought to use ABC’s Flash Forward. At first was turned off, but as we creatively went through planning my mind was changed. So this past Sunday we launched Flash Forward.
So how do you talk about the end of the world in a fun way? Well you hit someone with a car of course! We wanted to have message intro videos that set up this idea “After seeing the future how will it shape your present?”. So each week our main character Brad will blackout and see his future. But his future isn’t always as it may seem.
Check it out:
We have done many over the top ideas but I was a bit worried that people wouldn’t find the humor in this. Luckily they got the joke and we got a lot of laughs. I spent 2 days working on this and I think it turned out nicely.
Do you think showing someone getting hit by a car in Church is to much?
Have you ever done something way over the top and had it fail?