Elijah the Prophet

Elijah is the pious, chummy and … alcoholic prophet whose yearly antics have graced Jewish households for ages every Passover.

Unfortunately for the childlike servant of God, not everyone understands drunk driving can be a divine right.

Creative team

Director: James Cooper
Producer: David Cormican
Writers: Zachary Herrmann, Jesse Herrmann

Filmmaker’s statement

“When I first read Elijah the Prophet, I knew nothing about Passover or about the character of Elijah, but Zach and Jesse crafted such a funny, enjoyable story that I knew I had to be a part of it.

Lucky for me, I wasn’t the only one who fell in love with the script and after it won the Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, we were able to compile an incredible cast and crew to bring the story to life – but not without the help of 134 incredible backers on Kickstarter!”

About James Cooper

James Cooper

Passionate about storytelling from a young age, James is a film director, comic writer and author.

In 2012, James directed the short film Elijah the Prophet, starring Art Hindle and Melanie Nicholls-King, after successfully crowdfunding $21,006 for the film’s budget on Kickstarter.

Later that year, he directed a promotional teaser for the Image Comics series Hoax Hunters and his first commercial for broadcast television which aired on MTV2 and MTV Hits.

In 2013, James returned to Kickstarter and successfully financed his newest short film, Interview With a Time Traveler, starring Eric Johnson (The Knick, Rookie Blue) and Elias Toufexis (Smallville, Bitten).

James also authored the ebook Kickstarter for Filmmakers, drawing on his experiences funding Elijah the Prophet. The book went on to become the #2 business book on iBooks Canada the week of its release and was featured on sites like Indiewire, Film Courage, and Ted Hope’s Hope for Film blog.

Leave a comment