Amateur actors from the Canadian Badlands Passion Play, volunteer technicians, a Christian science fiction story line, and a mere $30,000 budget—put them all together and make a movie!
Mayflower II, by the Lammiman family (Greg Lammiman, screenplay, and Dallas Lammiman, director), would have cost Hollywood $100 million to make and wouldn’t have been any better. But here, for just a few thousand dollars, we get an engaging and watchable science fiction movie: and even better, a dystopian story that takes an unexpected turn towards … hope.
You won’t be able to see it in the theaters, but for $15 you can order the DVD at https://www.mayflowerii.com/.“Mayflower II” a Movie Review by Lee Duigon
Well, according to the review, the technical level, music, and basic story-line are good: the acting is OK… but the dialogue is rather heavy-handed.
(I would say “polemical”, but “preachy” would do.)
Not a bad start, but I suspect we’ll still waiting for good writing and scripting to show up. Technical sophistication on a shoestring budget is necessary, but not sufficient.
(And the Christian goal isn’t escape… it’s victory.)