Risen! The Musical featuring the London Touring Cast in HD quality with sub titles in Romanian
So yesterday Mustard Seed Songs published on YouTube Risen! The Musical with sub titles in Romanian. We will soon have subtitles in Spanish and Mandarin with other translations to follow- so how did this all come about?
Mustard Seed Songs’ Trustee and my dear friend Dr Graham Giles MBE arranged for Risen! The Musical to be broadcast on two Christian TV channels in Romania- Alfa- Omega TV and Credo TV. The person who translated the English to Romanian and created the sub titles for Credo TV was Alex- Emanuel Serban. Alex enjoyed Risen! so much that he contacted, via Facebook, some of the actors from the London Touring Cast who feature in the film. He also sent them a short video that he had made to promote the Risen! broadcast on Credo. One of the actors, Max Panks who played the part of Jesus, posted the promo video on the Risen! Facebook page and of course I saw it. When I did I sent Alex a message via Facebook and we have been in touch ever since.
Kathryn Oliva Hobbs kindly translated Risen! The Musical into Mandarin and Jacqueline and Rafi Lamb translated it into Spanish. Alex is, at present working on using those translations to produce Spanish and Mandarin sub- titles for Risen! The Musical.
The version of Risen! The Musical that was first published on YouTube was, for technical reasons, not of the highest quality but the video that is featured in today’s blog is in HD quality. This is because Alex has now been able to use the version produced by Global Fire Creative who filmed Risen! at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.
You may ask how many people outside of Romania would wish to watch this version. Well there are Romanians living all over the world (diaspora) including: Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine, Hungary, Bulgaria, Albania, Portugal, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand, the USA and UK.
So our hope is that Risen! The Musical will be shared and enjoyed by people all over the world – at present in English and Romanian, but soon also in Spanish and Mandarin and later in many other languages.
Quote for the week
“Life not centred on God is purposeless and meaningless. Without Him nothing else can satisfy. With Him all of life and His other good gifts are to be gratefully received and used and enjoyed to the full”.
NIV commentary on Ecclesiastes.