Friday, September 9, 2011

All That Remains

Powerful docu-drama will tell the remarkable story of Dr. Takashi Nagai

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a film producer? Become involved in telling one of history's greatest stories of faith and hope because "some stories should never be forgotten."

Ian and Dominic Higgins of Major Oak Entertainment, Ltd are directing a "hybrid" feature film and documentary on the life of Takashi Nagai, physician, Catholic convert and survivor of the bombing of Nagasaki. Nagai's spiritual quest led him from Shintoism to atheism to Catholicism. While battling leukemia and suffering the loss of his wife during the attack, he dedicated the rest of his life to caring for other survivors of the atomic bomb.

The book A Song for Nagasaki, written by Father Paul Glynn, is a powerful account of Nagai's life as a medical student, a physician, a husband and father and later as an atomic bomb survivor who had to care for a son, a daughter and a whole city in ruins. A preview of the book can be found on Google books. A film called Bells of Nagasaki was released in 1950 and was based on a book of the same title written by Takashi Nagai in 1949.

The team at Major Oak hopes to raise $24,000 "to cover the costs of filming the necessary dramatic reconstruction sequences and to enable us to be able to fly out to Japan to interview living relatives of Dr. Nagai and some of the few remaining survivors of that fateful day in August 1945."

Financial contributions to the film project (ranging from $15 to $1000) come with various perks. Ian and Dominic Higgins also directed the film The 13th Day about Our Lady of Fatima.

All That Remains - Feature film Trailer from Ian & Dominic Higgins on Vimeo.

"Your contribution will help us bring the story of a truly remarkable man, whose legacy is an incredible testament to the power of faith, to a worldwide audience, where it belongs." - Major Oak Entertainment, Ltd.

(Hat tip to YIM Catholic

1 comment:

  1. From the looks of it, this docu-drama seems to be a poignant and powerful story that could attract a lot of audiences.I hope I'll get a chance to watch it.


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