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The Noah Interview was produced as an attraction for The Ark Encounter, a theme park developed by the creators of the Creation Museum and centered around a full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark. The short film features Noah and his family as a pre-historic tabloid news team interrupts the final stages of building to interview – and mock – Noah about the project. Full of colorful characters and slapstick comedy for all ages, the exchange between Noah and the reporters also highlights intriguing details about the ancient world and gives a taste of some of the fascinating material presented at the Ark Encounter.
One of the exciting promises of a film like The Noah Interview is that there will be a new audience for it day after day, year after year. Millions of people every year visit the Ark Encounter theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky – and they all get a chance to sit down on the second deck of the ark to watch this film. The objective of the project was to entertain and the visitors interest level in the story of Noah’s Ark, as well as to give them some needed backstory and interesting information.
Since the world we were depicting was ultimately and utterly destroyed, the usual references for landscape, wardrobe, hair-styles etc. were understandably obscure. Fortunately, the research and art team at Ark Encounter had lots of models and illustrations we could draw from, and ultimately we decided on a look and style reminiscent of the “300” series films. The green screens of Midwest Studios in Cincinnati became the rolling mountains and forested lands of pre-historic Pangea.