I received the “Iesodo” movies from Elliott at Edify Media, Inc. and was asked to view them and then give my opinion. I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
At first I didn’t know how to even pronounce the name, but now after watching the movies and hearing that song…as well as my son who likes to sing it in the shower now, I’m having no problem remembering!! The movies had wonderful stories and were what seemed like Saturday morning cartoons. Were the perfect length for younger kids and even great for older ones, as well. The short time allowed us to talk about what happened and how we felt about it. I love that even if you weren’t a believer, the stories had some life meaning just in themselves. Of course, the biblical background of the meaning was great for us, but any family would be happy to let their kids watch something about friendship and love and having faith in what they are going to do! I loved the little bird names “Tom” – he cracked me up and always brought some fun to the story.
Both of the videos we watched were great – I would definitely recommend these to any parent, school group or Sunday School for sure!
BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING BOOK OF ALL TIME
Meet Iesodo (pronounced Yay-Sa-Doe), a wise dove whose name means “The Way of Jesus”! He and his lovable feathered friends live in the Holy Land in a beautiful Cypress Tree on the shores of a vast Lake (or as we know it, the Sea of Galilee). The birds are an unlikely group of friends, and though they have their differences, they have one thing in common: since they met Iesodo, their lives have never been the same!
An brand new animated series based on the Teachings of Jesus. Iesodo and his feathered friends demonstrate universal principles such as sharing, loving, forgiveness and being kind. A music-filled adventure with fun the whole family can enjoy!
Where Fun and Faith take Flight!
Head over to http://www.iesodo.com/fun-games/ for some fun things to do as a family.
About The Team:
Jared Hankins; Executive Producer: Hankins is the inspiration behind the project. Passionate about entertainment that connects with a wide audience, Hankins is excited about the opportunity to offer a faith-based video series that presents the story of Jesus in a compelling way for the whole family. Hankins directs and produces high quality commercials, productions and promotions, is the founder of Rizon Media in Little Rock, AR & COO of Kombine Media in Burbank. You can learn more about Kombine Media at www.kombinemedia.com and Rizon Media at www.rizonmedia.com.
Eric S. Rollman; Producer: Rollman brings much experience in kids’ and family based entertainment to the Iesodo team. The former President of both Saban/Fox Family Productions and Marvel Animation is accredited on over 8,000 hours of television and movies, including Power Rangers, The All-New Captain Kangaroo, Iron Man, Spider-Man and The Avengers. In 2010, he founded Rollman Entertainment, Inc. which continues to focus on his areas of core strength and experience for major corporate brands including Seaworld, National Football League and Lionsgate. Find out more about Rollman Entertainment, Inc. at www.rollmanentertainment.com.
Rob Loos; Writer/Producer: With a long and illustrious career, Loos has extensive experience in both the faith-based and children’s entertainment market. He has been responsible for bringing high quality content to the market with great success including McGee and Me, Kids Ten Commandments and The All-New Captain Kangaroo, He’s worked on multiple projects alongside Eric Rollman and is thrilled to have the opportunity to team up with him again on this groundbreaking series. He is an award-winning television writer, director and producer with Rollman Entertainment, Inc., serving as both writer and producer of “Iesodo.” In addition to his work on “Iesodo,” Loos is also story editor and co-producer of the Emmy-nominated “NFL Rush Zone.” Loos served as writer/producer for “Touched by an Angel,” “The Christmas Lamb” and “Kids 10 Commandments.” The mini-movie kids’ series, “McGee and Me,” also produced by Loos, sold over 5 million copies and earned 12 Gold and 12 Platinum Awards.
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