Exclusive: Electric Jesus Trailer & Poster Starring Brian Baumgartner

ComingSoon is excited to debut the trailer and poster for 1091 Pictures’ Electric Jesus. The film is written and directed by Chris White and features Brian Baumgartner as a promoter working with a Christian rock band in the 80s and the misadventure they go on. It’s out on digital on November 2, 2021.

“​​When a flashy promoter (played by Brian Baumgartner, The Office) sells sound man Erik (Andrew Eakle) and his favorite local Christian hair metal band, 316, on the promise of a bus tour in the summer of 1986, their desire to ‘make Jesus famous’ meets the complexities and confusion of personal ambition, religious conviction, youthful zeal, lifelong friendships, and first love,” says the official synopsis of the film.

Check out the Electric Jesus trailer below:

Electric Jesus was born out of years of looking back, reconstructing, re-discovering moments and memories I’d long since left behind that suddenly fascinated me. I missed being a Christian youth group kid. I missed the certainty, the comfort…I missed Jesus,” explained White.  But then, as I wrote and eventually as we shot the film, a bigger, revelation came to me.

“You see, I’d been operating under the illusion that my churchy teen years were all about me—that I’d been the sole protagonist in an origin story about me…that coming of age was something that happened to me, while everyone else was just kinda along for the ride. My co-stars. So that’s what Electric Jesus is actually about: believing in something so much it all gets too big to fail…all the while, completely missing the existentially huge story that’s happening right under your nose. And only being able to realize that several decades later when it’s too late to do it over.”

Alongside Baumgartner, the film also stars Judd Nelson, Andrew Eakle, Shannon Hutchinson, Wyatt Lenhart, Rhoda Griffis, Claire Bronson, Shawn Parsons, Caleb Hoffmann, Gunner Willis, and Will Oliver.

Electric Jesus Trailer


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