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IN THE LOCKED UPPER ROOM

After the Crucifixion of Christ, the surviving Apostles hide out in fear, abandonment and desperation. Then Jesus appears to them. A short, adult (non-comic) animation, Biblical story. “SELECTED” – Christian Film Festival (2021)

Jesus Christ has been crucified. But his body has vanished.

The surviving Apostles, terrified, hide in a locked upper room in a remote Jerusalem building. Meanwhile, two Roman Tomb Guards spread the lie that the body was stolen by Jesus’s followers. Angry crowds gather. More Chaos.

Then gradually, truth prevails. Mary Magdalene has seen the risen Christ. Two disciples from Emmaus rush in; they have also seen and spoken to him. Suddenly Jesus appears to the gathered Apostles in the locked upper room.

Jesus: “Peace be with you…. Receive the Holy Spirit…. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven and whose sins you retain are retained.” Jesus disappears.

The Apostles, now with a mission, regroup. Thomas, a missing Apostle, must be informed. John makes arrangements for the care of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. And unknown to the Apostles, the Pentecost is nearly upon them.

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Short Screenplay
Posted:
09/13/2021
Updated:
09/13/2021
Author Bio:
Jim Saunders is a New York City-based professional writer, playwright, optioned screenplay writer and multiple contest winner. He has many years’ experience writing stage presentations, corporate films and multimedia projects; also a director and occasional actor.

Screenplays

Jim specializes in screenplays based on historical true events (including musicals), bio/pics and/or disasters. In alphabetical order:

“BOJANGLES, EUBIE AND BERT!” Three Black musical legends of the past – Bert Williams, Eubie Blake and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson – relive their show business success in spite of racism and theatrical bigotry.

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