Controversial cult film The Record Keeper launches its world premiere at Raindance Film Festival
Jason Satterlund’s steampunk sci-fi The Record Keeper has caused quite a stir around the world. It started life as a web series commissioned by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, based on Ellen G. White’s book The Great Controversy. When the teaser trailer was released last year it went viral, beating Stan Lee to win “Best One Shot” at the Geekie Awards in Hollywood. However, after a change of heart by leadership, the church decided not to release the series due to claims of “problematic and theologically inaccurate matters raised.” This was a huge blow to Satterlund, who had dedicated two and a half years of his life to making the series. Fans from all over the world were so distraught that they set up a Save The Record Keeper facebook page. After signing with producer and manager Louise Hart from Steady On Productions, Satterlund adapted the series into a feature film, which will now have its world premiere at London’s prestigious Raindance Film Festival.
The Record Keeper is a sci-fi drama about the history of mankind, told from the perspective of angels. The film centres around Raina and her life as a record keeper in Heaven’s administrative offices. She interviews angels and demons about the events unfolding on earth, and is pulled into the waging war of good versus evil. Raina becomes particularly involved in the lives of two angels from each side of the conflict; Larus, a fighter for the rebellious General (Lucifer), and Cadan, a soldier loyal to the Prince (Jesus).
This thrilling film stars Lindsay Frame (Days of Our Lives), Dennis Hill (The Wire), and JuneSoo Ham (Good Boy), Satterlund has been writing and working on films for over 25 years, with experience in all areas of production, including directing, writing, producing, cinematography, and editing. He has done extensive work for clients as diverse as Warner Brothers, Bon Jovi, Adventist Health, CNN, Rotary Club, O’Charley’s, Shoney’s Restaurants, YMCA, The Oak Ridge Boys, Word Records, Hallmark Entertainment, and the country of Jordan. Satterlund and Hart have also just revealed the title of their eagerly anticipated new feature film, The Planet Tender; a “film that will go beyond a particular faith-based genre and tell a truly universal story, featuring the many iterations of how cultures around the world have described angels, and the battles they wage to protect us, even if we don’t believe in them.”