“A Blood Throne” is a short film [35-40m] that focuses on the dysfunctional relationship between father and son (Herod the Great and Antipas) at the height of Herod’s delusion: the massacre of the innocents and the murder of his two eldest boys.
By exposing the corruption that comes with the unyielding pursuit for control, fame and power; “A Blood Throne” illustrates the mental, physical and spiritual
deterioration of Herod as a husband, father and king.
Ultimately, we are left with a glimmer of hope – the miraculous birth and escape of the prophesied King of Kings: Jesus the anointed messiah. A child being raised up by a righteous father.
Screams of raging flames and its billowing smoke into the heavens introduce a small home in ancient Bethlehem, the year 4 B.C. The crackling of fire is joined by the wailings of a distraught mother, whose baby boy has been ripped from her arms and is being carried to his blazing, red-hot grave. The orders to massacre all the innocent in the vicinity is carried out by King Herod’s most loyal mercenary soldiers. The leader, Cerberus, is a vengeful centurion who has since been discharged from Roman military service for reasons unknown. Today, he is work-for-hire in the armpit of the Roman Empire – Israel.