The Three C's
Jericho Films is based on three key principles.
Celebrating Christ is our primary aim. We proclaim Jesus Christ as the one and only true God and the Creator of all things. It is in Him that we find our strength, our joy, our passion for filmmaking and indeed life, itself. We are reminded that it is He who has made us and not we ourselves (Psalm 100:3).
Challenging our indifference to God and to each other lies at the heart of each Jericho script. The great commandment tells us that we must love the Lord our God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our mind. The second is to love our neighbours as ourselves (Matthew 22: 37-39).
There are many walls in society that stop us from doing just that. We believe that film is one of the most effective ways of exposing and destroying those walls. Jericho Films aims to raise the profile of issues that we would often rather not think about, don't know enough about or perhaps are too lazy, too busy or too contented or discontented in our own lives to think enough about.
As the name suggests, we are in the business of breaking down walls: walls of poverty, greed, ignorance, silence, and the worst of them all, walls of indifference.
Our wall-breaking is not a gung-ho, aggressive attack on society. We are mindful of the gentle way our Lord rebukes us (Luke 1: 40-42). So we will speak out truth with boldness and power and understanding and love.
Cinematic excellence is our standard. Comunicating the first two principles through film is an exhilarating and, at times, slightly daunting venture. By exploring the possibilities of film and using a mix of new technology and classic film techniques, Jericho creates a cinematic expression which is exclusively its own.
Our work is an excellent example of innovative, inspiring, radical independent filmmaking. We are careful not to be radical for the sake of it. Jericho Films strives to give honest and challenging portraits of human interaction with each other and with God. For most of us, that truth is radical enough in itself.
You may not leave the screening room determined to change the world, but then again you just might!