By Jeremy Reynalds
Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service
ATLANTA, GEORGIA (ANS) -- A team of veteran motion picture and television production professionals wants to bring new awareness to the growing problem of the persecution and killing of Christians worldwide.
According to a news release made available to the ASSIST News Service, they're doing that by launching a film project titled Abducted To Kill. They hope it will also support people of conscience, all religious faiths and beliefs.
Religious persecution is a growing trend around the world.
The United Nations, United States Congress, the British Parliament, the Vatican and other credible sources have extensively studied and reported this problem.
The news release said the Holy See estimates that an average of 100,000 Christians are brutally murdered each year worldwide for their faith.
WorldWatch and other organizations say that Iran viciously persecutes Christians.
Using fictional characters, the news releas e said Abducted To Kill dramatizes the beginnings of this massive persecution after the revolution of the early 1980s using fictional characters.
However, while fictional, the story of love and faith in the midst of the trials of a war torn nation was created out of extensive research from real events in Iran, and the people who endured it all.
The news release says, "Abducted To Kill is the story of a young man's abduction to fight and kill in the Hezbollah army during its formation in Iran, his determination to maintain his Christian faith at all costs, and his miraculous escape to save the ones he loves."
An Indiegogo campaign has been launched to fund further development, casting and other pre‐production tasks in preparation for filming, and will continue through March and April.
More information is available at www.indiegogo.com/projects/abducted-to-kill-the-movie