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Life & Faith: Risen

Filmmakers Paul and Patrick Aiello take on the Easter story from a new perspective in Risen.

Filmmakers Paul and Patrick Aiello take on the Easter story from a new perspective in Risen.

The Easter story, as it is typically told, starts with the death of Jesus on the cross and ends with the Resurrection. But what happened after? This was the question that screenwriter Paul Aiello and producer Patrick Aiello that sparked the idea for their latest movie, Risen. The story that unfolds is told through the eyes of Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a Roman tribune who is investigating the disappearance of Jesus’ body.

“The Christian will know this story, chapter and verse,” Paul Aiello says, “but Clavius stands in for the modern man.”

Paul and Patrick talk about the writing process, casting Jesus, and why the Resurrection is still an important story to tell.