The nativity story retold for grown-ups. Nativity Uncut is a dark comedy, a contemporary fable set in south-east London. Introducing Jack 'n' Diane, a good bloke called Christian, and his much-misunderstood friend Jude Scarryharte.
Nativity Uncut pivots around the birth, life, and death of a fella called Christian Bunkukechwu. The subplot follows his friend Jude Scarryharte on the last day of his life, in the homes, hills, and hospitals of south-east London.
Christian is a social worker who gets killed because he helps people. Jude is an untreated anxious depressive who kills himself because he is ill.
We have achieved a lot already. We have live footage with professional actors, animations, and all-original music. We have a rough-cut two-hour film.
We need additional injections of enthusiasm and expertise - ideas, encouragement and money - to finish the job. If you'd like to help, we would be much obliged.
The producers are reserving 10% of net proceeds - anciently known as a 'tithe' - for donation to charities or not-for-profit community groups active in south-east London. The beneficiaries answer questions around knife-crime, addiction, neuro-wellbeing, and urban wildlife habitats.
Enthusiasm and expertise, please
Nativity Uncut is an irreverently ambitious film. It is unusual. The strength of the storytelling will appeal to an open-minded and thoughtful audience. It also exists. It has professional actors, an original soundtrack, artwork, and two hours of rough-cut footage.
Plot and subplot
Nativity Uncut pivots around the birth, life, and death of a fella called Christian Bunkukechwu. The subplot follows his friend Jude Scarryharte on the last day of his life, walking from Blackheath, via Greenwich, Deptford, and Brockley, to One Tree Hill in Honor Oak.