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July 04, 2010


The Making of Judas and Jesus Part 2:
Interview with Director and Producer Olaf Encke

What would you say is the message behind this series?
Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll.

What were you and Claudia trying to convey or portray when creating it?
That misogyny is a monotheistic invention and therefore a modern problem. And that Christianity is a kind of masochism that only works when you got some sadistic Romans around to treat you cruelly.

What was your favourite part in making this series? Why?
Can’t say. The book was fun, because we pushed the boundaries of taboo. The storyboarding was the most artistic and difficult part and designing the characters was fun.
We did it by the rule: form follows function. And doing the animation is always some kind of magic because your characters come alive and take control.

What can fans expect to see from you guys in the near future? Any more projects in the works?
We’re trying to promote Judas & Jesus and sell as many DVDs as possible. We also have a little baby right now. Right now we are into writing a book for a feature length animation film. Animation for grownups; intelligent, sarcastic, sexy, thrilling and funny, but this time without religion. We worked three years on a religious topic-quite a lot much for an atheist.
We’ll stick to drawing animation with content.

Anything you want to add?
I like to thank the many animators, cleanup artists, our producers and all others who helped for very little or no money to complete this film. "Judas & Jesus" will change the world. Everybody who has seen it once will never forget it. A brain bug that lasts forever….Har har!