Ahh, “Frankenchrist”. I had fun making this piece. And yes, I did lift that phrase from an old Dead Kennedy’s punk album. The DK’s started many informative conversations with my upperclassmen buddies who shared a passion for punk rock in the ‘80’s. The analogy popped into my head at some point along the way. What was wrong with us? The church? If we’re supposed to be one body, why does it seem like 150 or 300 or 900 different bodies loosely cobbled together like…like…oh, that’s kinda funny. I tried to find the right tone - I could’ve been much more harsh on the church and been justified but I didn’t see the value of going there. I did like that this goofy little cartoon did push some people out of their comfort zone, which was why I placed it toward the beginning of the movie. If this cartoon agitated you a little then you better get ready for what’s coming later. I think that’s one of the secrets of a movie like Lord, Save Us - a movie can gently (or abruptly) prod you to react but the viewer is still safely in their seat. Much less confrontational than a person in your face, if you follow me. An audience member can engage and retreat, engage and retreat until they realize I’m ultimately trying to make a fair point. Most audience members seemed willing to consider the points in the film and that usually leads to a healthy conversation.