Creative film pieces for the Easter season increasingly abound! Some are ideal for church meetings and services, others are ripe for sharing online. Here’s a list of 17 that might take your fancy.

1. Did Jesus Really Rise From The Dead? – Impact 360

Engaging piece looking at whether it’s all really true.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwXx_EQuQdQ&w=560&h=315]

2. The Tomb Is Still Empty – Joel Mullen

In a word: cute.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q922E4yNdH8&w=560&h=315]

3. If You Had Been Here – Glen Scrivener

Glen’s latest, poetically exploring the significance of Jesus’ resurrection from the perspective of the grieving brother of Lazarus: “Through you death is a gardener, we are the seed. And this is the path; resurrection decreed.”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Z9uZdAAXc&w=560&h=315]

4. He’s Still Risen – Igniter Media

Simple and powerful film to bring home the impact of resurrection.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjT7OvQMlQg&w=560&h=315]

5. The Easter Story in 1 Minute – Carl Laferton

Carl summarising his book in one minute.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TdRx5BEW3Q?list=PLesD4-c_7CaV46WGoM3H_innLWcWYAJfa&w=560&h=315]

6. Good Friday: Live! – Christians in Sport

Clever retelling of the events of Good Friday through imagined live scrolling web-based news reporting.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1lOG-PwAns&w=560&h=315]

7. Arms Wide Open – Miriam Swaffield

Spoken-word piece underlining how the cross of Jesus reveals the rescue plan of God and calls us to respond.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5yJMUfxzSU&w=560&h=315]

8. Cannonball – Speak Life feat. Guvna B

A visual/lyrical/musical feast, from the team at Speak Life, including Guvna B on vocals. Writer Glen Scrivener has also put together a short explanation.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI-ZtaSOGkA&w=560&h=315]

9. I’m Full Cos It Was Empty – Spoken Truth

Dai Woolridge doing what he does really well.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBaAN26_E4M&w=560&h=315]

10. Egg – Dave Crofts

Clever spoken-word piece riffing off something familiar and casting our eyes to bigger things.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg3uPAJJfYo&w=560&h=315]

11. Dead Come Alive – Full of Eyes

Powerful visual story-telling.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FHYI3kdK_g&w=560&h=315]

12. Bread of Heaven – Glen Scrivener

Taking up the theme of Passover and Jesus’ body being broken for us, using a child’s voice and drawings, painting the Bible’ grand-narrative and re-setting Jesus’ death and resurrection within its bigger story.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muygjHVdtUY&w=560&h=315]

13. What do you think Easter is all about? – UCCF

A simple two-minute video, using pictures to accompany someone probing the question as to what Easter is about, before putting forward some of the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCl7Ae3A8ZQ&w=560&h=315]

14. That’s Easter: Death to Life – St Helen’s

Short presentation featuring biblical scholars speaking on the reliability of the gospel accounts.

[vimeo 4008816 w=500 h=288]

15 & 16. Lego Easter Story – Richard Case/BW Animations

Two takes on the same idea, one apparently a ten-year old’s school art homework project, and the other a more in-depth take.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pfksAkZMcE&w=560&h=315]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M8Yesnt1V8&w=560&h=315]

17. How Deep The Father’s Love – Page CXVI

Page CXVI reworking a modern hymn that captures the heart of the Easter message.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxavtdQdi5w&w=560&h=315]

 

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