Volunteers reenacting the "Flight to Pella" in the Judean desert.
Volunteer wardrombe supervisor Lara Sperandeo dressing the actors.
Ancient Jews trying to outrun a thunderstorm.
Our youngest acting volunteer was happy to be carried through the desert all morning.
(L-R) Wardrobe supervisor Lara Sperandeo, writer/producer Erin Zimmerman, grip Jonathan Hilsden and cameraman Yoel Shoshani.
Gordon Robertson taping a standup on the Mt. of Olives in Jerusalem.
Another standup on the Cardo in Jerusalem. In the Roman era, this was the city’s main street. Today, it’s underground.
In Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee, waiting for a noisy party boat to pass so we can record.
Completely lost, our driver in Jordan (on the right) stops to ask a local for directions to our shoot. It took a ten-minute conversation to figure out that he had no idea what he was talking about.
Roman and Byzantine ruins of Pella in Jordan.
Ruins of an early church in Pella.
Another shoot… another storm. Trying to get a few final shots in before it pours.
Our third storm of this shoot: this time is was a sandstorm in southern Jordan, near the Dead Sea. Officially the first time I’ve ever seen a yellow sky.
Lunch at a roadside café in Jordan. Yes, it looks good now… not so good that night when the whole crew has various degrees of food poisoning..
Ruins of the Flavian Palace in Rome. This is where Roman emperor Domitian summoned the grand-nephews of Jesus for questioning almost 2000 years ago. Chances are the yellow crime scene tape is more recent.
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