Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem

An outrageously bloody comedy feature about a Jesus who kicks butt in a steampunk world full of Zombies, Mutants and Sinners.
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Fist of Jesus
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Film
Barcelona
Spain
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Crowdfunding has endend, but you can still help us and get your Fist of Jesus T-shirt and some other perks at: www.fistofjesus.com


“Once Upon A Time in Jerusalem” tells the adventures of Jesus and Judas in a world full of Zombies, Demons, post-apocalyptic Punks, Mutants, Cowboys, the Roman Army, Monsters, Mythological Creatures and Steampunk technology in the 80's style that we love.

“Once Upon A Time in Jerusalem” began with the short film, “Fist of Jesus” which received 70 awards at fantasy film festivals. We released it online as soon as we finished, so everybody could see it for free. It received over a million and a half views and we were continuously getting emails asking us to do the film, so we've decided to launch a IndieGoGo campaign because the only way this film will be possible is with your help.

After wiping out an entire village whilst trying to raise Lazarus, Jesus decides to go to the Oracle of Delphos for advice. The witches reveal to him that he must go on a perilous journey. He recruits twelve ruthless mercenaries, and sets off, ready to burn his name into the pages of history.

 We want to make our 90 minute Feature Film in the style of the 80's B movies, avoiding computer FX at all costs - we do not want digital effects. We want our monsters to be entirely physical, and when a corpse bursts open it looks real and spatters the actors! This means that most of our budget will go towards the creation of physical FX - makeup, characterization, animatronics... The IngieGoGo Video has been specifically recorded for the campaign, the images do not form part of the film which will be MUCH more spectacular! 

Our dream is to make a comedy that is a cross between the New Testament and “Mad Max”, with the humor of “The Life of Brian” and the style of Peter Jackson's early works like “Bad Taste” or “Braindead”. Above all it is an epic movie - Jesus’ journey compared to that of Odysseus or Atreyu in “The Never Ending Story” or any of the “Conan” films, but crazier, in the style of Ash in “Army of Darkness”.

 When we started this project we wanted to create a crazy and funny epic film that we would have liked to have seen in the eighties, but we had very limited resources. We decided to shoot a short film first, using all the friends we could rope in and even passing tourists as extras. The result was “Fist of Jesus”.

Once Upon A Time in Jerusalem is much more complicated than the short film. Along with all the actors and extras we also need a team of people who will work for months on the FX, costume design and creation of sets and props. All of the money we raise, except for that used in the creation of the rewards, will go towards the film.

If the project exceeds our expectations, we will invest the extra money to give you a better and more complete product. Stretch Goals will be in place and will include surprises for our backers, as in a Jesus & Judas miniseries, new bloody shorts, alternative endings and even things you want to suggest to us. We're doing this movie for you!

The FX in “Fist of Jesus” were made ​​with recycled materials (bottles, plastic, tape, glue) in a process that resembled more arts and crafts than special effects. For the film we want to use the best FX materials available while maintaining the essence of the film. We believe that this will improve their impact on the comedy and greatly influence the quality of the film.

David Munoz and Adrián Cardona have been making short films since the late 90s. Adrian also has an extensive background in FX, personally creating and killing all the creatures that populate his films. They previously worked together on the short film “Brutal Relax”.


The Script and the short films sold separately are the only Add Ons that is not on the pledges. At IndieGoGo you could have more than one pledge with no problems, but you can also get pledges that are not limited just paying once and adding his cost to the total price. Later we'll contact you:

Add 5$ to get Fist of Jesus short film in Full HD 1080p.

Add 5$ to get Brutal Relax short film in Full HD 1080p.

Add 5$ to get a digital copy of the Script.

Add 20$ to get Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem in Full HD 1080p.

Add 25$ to get Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem and all the extras in Full HD 1080p.

Add 35$ to get a copy of the DVD.

Add 40$ to get a copy of the Blu Ray.

Add 40$ to get the official T-shirt.

Add 100$ to get a limited edition copy of the finished product in VHS.

“Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem” is a highly ambitious film that very few people would try to make without a large budget. 
The good news is that we managed to make "Fist of Jesus" on a shoestring and without any equipment. It was very difficult but we never gave up because this is our dream. 
So email to all your friends who could love and be funders of this project, because with your help nothing will stop us!

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$19,802USD
raised by 545 people in 2 months
57% funded
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This campaign ended on June 27, 2014
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  • $1USD
    ALMS TO JESUS (€0,7)

    Why not support the creation of "Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem"? Become one of our funders and help Jesus to send lots of souls to the Kingdom of Heaven. You'll have our eternal gratitude and will receive exclusive backers updates.

    11 claimed
  • $5USD
    JESUS AT YOUR SIDE (€3,60)

    Get a Facebook banner that credits you as a "Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem" supporter + the digital "Fist of Jesus" poster and a collection of pictures and drawings + a digital frame signed by Jesus (Marc Velasco)

    44 claimed
  • $5USD
    PRODUCTION DIARY (€3,60)

    Private access to the production diary that also includes FX tutorials, gallery of images, making of, and a digital copy of the “Fist of Jesus” music theme.

    18 claimed
  • $10USD
    THE SHORT FILMS (€7,20)

    Full HD 1080p download of the short films “Fist of Jesus” and "Brutal Relax". (Total Runtime: 30 minutes) Includes Production Diary pledge.

    28 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $15USD
    ASK JESUS (€10,80)

    Make a question to Jesus and he will show his wisdom answering personally to you on his Twitter and Facebook. You will also receive the Production Diary pledge.

    5 claimed
  • $15USD
    Stickers (Price in Euros: 10)

    Get an exclusive collection of awesome Jesus stickers. Includes Production Diary and Jesus at your side pledges. Free shipping.

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $15USD
    Cards (Price in Euros: 10)

    Get an exclusive collection of Jesus cards, including the Fist of Jesus's Garbage Pail Kids's homage cards. Includes The Short Films pledge. Free shipping.

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $20USD
    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD (€14,40)

    Digital download of the Film in Full HD 1080p.

    15 claimed
  • $25USD
    DIGITAL PACK (€18)

    Digital download of the Film in Full HD 1080p + Making of + Audio Commentary + Lots of Video Extras exclusive for our Backers. Includes the Production Diary pledge.

    12 claimed
  • $30USD
    Early Bird DVD (€21,50)

    Get the DVD of the film including audio commentary + Making of + Lots of Video Extras exclusive for our Backers + the Digital Pack pledge. (Add 5$ to ship outside Spain)

    74 out of 80 claimed
  • $35USD
    DVD (approx. €25)

    Get the DVD of the film including audio commentary + Making of + Lots of Video Extras exclusive for our Backers + the Digital Pack pledge. (Add $5 to ship outside Spain)

    6 claimed
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    $35USD
    EARLY BIRD BLU-RAY (€25)

    Region free Blu-Ray of the film including audio commentary + Making of + Lots of Video Extras exclusive for our Backers + the Digital Pack pledge. (Add $5to ship outside Spain)

    70 out of 70 claimed
  • $40USD
    BLU-RAY (approx €29)

    Region free Blu-Ray of the film including audio commentary + Making of + Lots of Video Extras exclusive for our Backers + the Digital Pack pledge. (Add $5 to ship outside Spain)

    37 claimed
  • $40USD
    EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT (€29)

    Exclusive T-shirt for backers + the Digital Pack pledge. (Add $5 to ship outside Spain)

    65 claimed
  • $70USD
    Holy Fish (€50,50)

    A fish used in "Fist of Jesus". Includes the Digital Pack pledge. (Add 5$ to ship outside Spain)

    11 out of 43 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    $85USD
    EARLY BIRD! SIGNED COPY

    DVD or Blu Ray copy signed by Jesus only for Backers + the Digital Pack (€61,40)

    12 out of 12 claimed
  • $100USD
    DVD or BLU-RAY SIGNED (€72)

    DVD or Blu Ray copy signed by Jesus only for Backers + the Digital Pack

    10 claimed
  • $100USD
    VHS (€72,20)

    Why an HD copy? Feel the power of the 80s! You will get the VHS special edition of Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem only for backers (signed or not by Jesus, as you wish) + the Digital Pack.

    4 claimed
  • $300USD
    PRIVATE SCREENING IN IBIZA

    Come to the Private Screening in Ibiza. Be one of the first to see the film and come to the after show Q & A and buffet with the directors and crew on the island where we shoot "Fist of Jesus" + Digital Pack pledge. Travel and accommodation not included. (€217)

    1 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2015
  • $400USD
    COME TO JERUSALEM!

    Imagine being able to watch Jesus perform his miracles, or fight against him with the Roman army, or be a mutant or post-apocalyptic punk + Digital Pack pledge. Does not include travel and accommodation.

    1 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $600USD
    COME AND DIE! (€434)

    Come and die in the film. Would you like to be dismembered by Jesus? Or ripped apart by a mutant? Or squashed by a giant robot? Then this is the pledge for you! Includes the Digital Pack Pledge. Travel and accommodation not included.

    1 out of 12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $1,000USD
    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (€720)

    You will be official credited as an Associate Producer of “Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem".

    2 claimed
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