My film takes a much more light-hearted yet insightful take on the idea of spiritual warfare. The concept revolves around the idea of demons running a “business” that sells lies. It’s as if C.S. Lewis’ book, ‘The Screwtape Letters’ collided with the T.V. show ‘The Office.’ The main plot of the film follows Quincy and Jez (the demons) on a journey to get back an old client, Todd, only to find that he has been wearing his spiritual armor and not to mention…reading the Bible (his sword of the Spirit). Quincy and Jez have to flee for their lives back to their slowly failing “business” of selling lies. The short story hits on some truths about keeping your house clean and full of the Holy Spirit, not letting the devil have a foothold with a bit of a comic twist.
I think too often we get caught up in the heaviness of spiritual battle and forget how much more powerful our Lord is. The demons literally tremble at his name! So I wanted to be unique and do something fun rather than something profoundly intense. Yes there are hard times and yes spiritual warfare can be intense, but I truly believe the Joy of the Lord is our strength and who doesn’t want to have a good laugh, it’s one of God’s greatest medicines!
My short film shows the importance of standing firm against the devil, quite literally. In my film, everything seems to go well for the demons until they come across a big influx of "clients" equipping themselves with God's spiritual armor. I mean, "try lying to a person with a helmet of Salvation," it's not easy. My film depicts spiritual warfare in a very practical sense even though it is light-heartedly portrayed. It is true that the devil can be persistent and it is very important not to give him any place in our lives. He is the father of lies and only comes to kill, steal, and destroy. He may come “friendly” or tempting, but in the end, he will ruin your life. Spiritual warfare may even look funny to the people around you, but at the end of the day, every living creature has to bow at the name of Jesus!
Director/Writer/Producer Jason Koch
Cinematographer Luke Swift
2nd Cinematographer Christian McKean
Sound Designer Noah Flanagan
Editor Jason Koch
Music By Sebastian Walter Watzinger
Quincy Jason Koch
Jez Kalli Christofferson
Todd George T. Reed
Manny Stumbles (The Boss) Mariah Hardy
Acting and Video Editing. You can contact me by email. Thanks.
Myself and my crew.
Being a demon...It's been rough. Numbers have been real low from last quarter.
INT. DAY - DEVILS Meeting Room
There's a T.V. PowerPoint of the manager explaining all the business numbers.
Lying, down. Cheating, down. Even lust, down. What's going on guys? These numbers are terrible. Can someone tell me what is happening here?
Reaction shots of seemingly confused demons.
int. day - Interview Room
Quincy is sitting on the interview chair. He holds up an armor of God costume set.
I mean look at what we are up against (brings out an armor of God costume). Doesn't make things easy. Try lying to a person who's wearing a helmet of salvation. It sucks. (Beat) That's not a lie.
INT. DAY - Devils manager's Office
Manny comes out to call Quincy and Jez to his office then goes to sit behind his desk.
Quincy! Jez! Could you meet me in my office? Thanks.
Man...pff... what a month, am I right?! I mean this is the biggest downtrend of lies since Peter preached after Pentecost.
Wow that's bad.
Yup, really bad. So... I need you guys to go out in the field and bring back a couple of our core guys.
Oh really? like who?
Oh you know, Todd.
INT. Evening - Devil's Office
Quincy sitting in the interview chair.
Todd Bekker. At fourteen I then convinced him to steal a candy bar from a seven-eleven. By the age of eighteen, we could call him at any point and tell him almost anything and he would believe us.
EXT. Day - Todd's House
Todd opens the door.
Are you Todd Becker?
Yeah that's me.
Perfect, because we were just in the neighborhood-
We're always in the neighborhood.
(Cont.) And wanted to check in with our favorite client.
Wait are you from Sunderson's?
Is that a bad thing?
You guys ruined my life.
We are really sorry about that.
We are so sorry in fact that we would like to sign you right back up with one of our best packages-
Stop right there I am not interested.
I'm not interested.
Are you sure?
(sarcastically) Well actually, yeah now that I’ve thought about it, I would love to renew my subscription to evil.
Jez tries to hand business papers to Todd.
Perfect, sign right here.
Give me a second.
Todd slams the door in front of them.
(To Jez) Well...that went well.
Yeah, I think we sold him.
Todd violently opens the door holding a sword, threatening Quincy and Jez.
Get out of my house!!!
Dear satan! He has a sword.
Would you still like to sign?
Wow, calm down!
Get off my property, you devils!!
Jez! Get in the car!
But he still hasn't signed!
Who cares!!? Get in!!!
That's right run you little leaches!!! And take your lies with you!
INT. Evening - Devil's Office
Jez and Qunicy rush back into the office distraught from their close call with Todd.
How'd the meeting with Todd go?
Fantastic, he's back on board.
Great! I knew I could trust you guys.
INT. EVENING - INTERVIEW ROOM
I just don’t know why we can’t say Jesus.
A demon in the background begins to manifest, another demon with coffee walking by begins to manifest. QUINCY runs into the interview room.
You can’t say Jesus!
Jez begins to convulse.
QUINCY begins to convulse, and then the camera man.
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