Jesus’ Final Breaths (2011)

For six minutes, this powerful video doesn’t move or cut away from Jesus’ head as we watch and hear him breathe his last. 

The Carpenter (2012)

This imagines the man who made Jesus’ cross. We follow him as he chops down the tree, carves and builds the terrible implement of torture upon which Jesus will die. 

The Ride (2012)

A picture of true hope is about to be revealed—to those who aren’t even looking for it. It’s Christmas Eve in the suburbs of Chicago and a bored, disengaged taxi driver reluctantly accepts one more pickup. He soon realizes his passenger is troubled and prolongs the ride in an uncharacteristic attempt to connect and help. As the night progresses, grace invades the hearts of both the comfortable and the desolate. 

The Works of Our Hands (2013)

Through the course of history, the hands of human beings have committed sins that required a Savior, from the picking of the forbidden fruit in Eden and the building of the Tower of Babel to receiving of money to betray Christ and washing our hands of responsibility for our sin. These short vignettes focus exclusively on hands, and ultimately leads to Christ’s pierced hands on the cross. 

The Two Thieves (2014)

Their fate was identical: death. Their view of themselves radically different. One, a lifelong criminal and a rebel against the Roman occupation, is resigned to his execution. The other, a lifelong rabbinical student and peacemaker, refuses to accept the judgment he faces. As their history is revealed, these two Jewish prisoners lead viewers to uncommon grace and a chance at redemption. The second short film from Vertical Church Films (The Ride), The Two Thieves, will grip your heart with an intriguing perspective never before captured on film. 

Good Friday: Calvary (2015) 

We produced four 3-minute vignettes for Good Friday taking Jesus from cross to grave. 

Good Friday: Nicodemus (2015)

Jesus’ impact on Nicodemus 

Good Friday: Blind Man (2015) 

Jesus’ healing of the blind man 

Good Friday: Mary (2015)

Mary reflects on Jesus’ birth as He is buried.

Easter Morning: Mary at the Tomb (2015)

Eden (2016) 

For Good Friday, we made a five-minute film representing the fall of mankind, which shattered perfection and ultimately led to Christ on the cross. 

“Who Do You Say That I Am” (2017) 

For Easter weekend, we produced three vignettes about the fallout of Jesus’ death. This is the first one: Peter, distraught by Jesus’ death, reflects on Jesus’ most important question and one of his jokes. 

“It is done.” (2017) 

John delivers the news to the disciples in finding that Jesus is officially buried. 

“I saw Him.” (2017)

Mary Magdalene has news for the disciples on Sunday morning.