New Roma Downey produced show Resurrection on Discovery Plus
Roma Downey is bringing her new feature-length film Resurrection to Discovery plus.
Resurrection tells the story of Jesus’ followers, in the aftermath of his crucifixion. Without their leader and searching for meaning, the disciples find solace in his resurrection from the dead.
Roma is currently President of LightWorkers Media, a joint venture with her producer husband Mark Burnett, which is owned by MGM. Downey and Burnett have produced many faith-based pieces of work such as The Bible series, which was nominated for three Emmys. The mini-series garnered more than 100 million viewers during its run on the History channel. the pair also produced the feature Son of God.
In a recent interview with FOX news, Roma said: “I think watching the Bible on the screen allows people to make a real emotional connection.
“And this story focuses on the disciples. We look back and see just how heroic and courageous they were. I’m sure they were scared to death and yet they persevered. And I think audiences can relate to that. We see ourselves in them and it makes us feel even more connected to the story.’’
In 2016, Downey received the Irish Diaspora Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Screen from the Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) as well as a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
For more details on Roma’s film visit www.discoveryplus.com/resurrection