"The Book of Esther," sharply written by the mighty Timothy Ratajczak and directed by David A.R. White, was recently released by PureFlix Entertainment.
I edited the film and I found it quite enjoyable. The film, based on the Biblical Book of Esther, is a battle of wits between the wise Jewish Mordecai and his anti-Semite nemesis Haman for influence over the young Persian king Xerxes. Haman will settle for nothing less than the annihilation of Jewish people, but Mordicai has an ace in the hold: His beautiful niece Esther who won the heart of the king.
The film is highlighted by wonderful performances. The beautiful Jen Lilley gives a heartfelt performance as Esther. Robert Miano gives a thoughtful performance as Mordecai, but Thaoo Penghlis steals the movie as the evil Haman. I would also like to compliment newcomer Joel Smallbone, from the band King & Country (and the brother of Rebecca St. James,) and Mark Irvingsen as the comic relief eunuch Gaspar. One thing I always enjoy about Tim's scripts is that he always finds a way to inject humor into even the darkest subjects.
Be sure to check it out.
Here's the trailer: