Best Short > 15 Minutes


Once We Were Slaves – Block 9 Saturday, April 25th, 6:10 – 9:25 PM

  • DIRECTOR: Dallas Jenkins
  • PRODUCER: Pete McDonough
  • LEAD PERFORMERS: Stelio Savante, Christopher Maleki, Jonathan Roumie
  • TEAM/STUDIO: Vertical Church Films
  • RT: 27 min
  • TYPE OF FILM: Short Narrative
  • SYNOPSIS: 2,000 years ago, two prisoners sit in a cell awaiting their fate. As the story progresses, the circumstances and behavior that brought them to this place come into view. One man, is a lifelong rabbinical student and peacemaker. The other, his rebellious and temperamental best friend. Both now face the same fate. Soon, an encounter with a radical will transform their lives in opposite but equally impactful ways. This moving film is perfect for illustrating the deep love of Christ for all people.

Films of Block 9