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Luke Barnett, Tanner Thomason, and Vincent Masciale on Faith Ba$ed [Exclusive Interview]

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Luke Barnett and Tanner Thomason stars in Faith Ba$ed

Religious movies can sometimes take themselves too seriously. However, they are proven to be successes.

In the past decade, religious films such as God’s Not Dead, Heaven is for Real, I Still Believe, or even Breakthrough, have similar religious-themed stories, but on a significant budget. In comparison to other films, they are often perceived as cheaply made, the basic story, and quasi-acting effort. Yet, these films generate significant profits, accolades, and attract modest reputable actors.

In Faith Ba$ed, the comedy mocks this film industry with two men making a low budget Christian-faith film starring 90s TV actors in order to make millions. They soon set out a mission to make a film “A Prayer in Space,” a story of the first prayer ever to be prayed… space.

The film stars Luke Barnett and Tanner Thomason. Also, it features a well known supporting cast with Lance Reddick (John Wick), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Margaret Cho (All American Girl), David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy), Christoph Sanders (Last Man Standing), Carly Craig (Role Models), and Richard Riehle (Casino). Vincent Masciale directed the movie from a script penned by Barnett.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with actors Luke Barnett and Tanner Thomason, along with director Vincent Masciale about the movie via Zoom. We discussed the origins of the film, the comedy, and faith-based films in general.

Luke Barnett is a writer, actor, and producer. He worked with Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die, in which the comedy videos generated millions of views and a Streamy nomination. His debut feature film Fear, Inc. with Abigail Breslin premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Other film credits included Loitering with Intent, Darkness Falls, and Painkillers.

Tanner Thomason hosted more than 500 episodes of Fox’s syndicated Hollywood Today Live with more than 20 million views across multiple platforms. Most recently, he was in Netflix’s series The Politician and Warner’s The Stand.

Vincent Masciale made his directorial debut with horror-comedy Fear, Inc. that starred Abigail Breslin and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Before this film, he worked with Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die.

Faith Ba$ed is available as digital and VOD today.

Watch the exclusive interview below and let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Faith Ba$ed

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