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As a young Christian, I was led to believe that sex held a magical power that would transform me into a man and heal all of my insecurities—even more so if I remained pure before marriage. Imagine my surprise after my wedding night when I realized, “I feel like the same person.”
Jesus, Don't Let Me Die Before I've Had Sex is a documentary examining the idealism and silence embedded in the sexual teachings of evangelical churches. Through the stories of gay, straight, celibate & sexually active churchgoers we explore the hopes, fears, and prayers of real people as they learn to reconcile their faith and sexualities.
Matt Barber - Director/Producer
A Los Angeles-based director, editor, and photographer, Matt Barber has established himself as an intuitive storyteller who is also known for his ability to find the right song for the right scene (and the right scene for the right song).
Barber’s directing credits include the NBC series Chuck, on which he has also served as an editor for five years, the award-winning film Weathered, and multiple music videos (Macintosh Braun, Kyle Andrews). He has also edited several television series (Fox’s The O.C. and Human Target), web series (Exposed for wb.com, Celebutantes for McG’s Wonderland), and feature films (Not That Funny starring Tony Hale.)
Brittany Machado - Producer/Researcher
Brittany Machado is a sociologist turned producer based in Los Angeles. Machado received her Masters degree from the University of Chicago where she developed research on evangelical sexualities. Her academic background allows her to bring a multidisciplinary perspective, expert interviewing skills, and good old fashioned leg work to her role as producer. She is currently the Research Analyst at the Center for the Study of Los Angeles where she conducts public opinion studies and mentors undergraduate researchers.
Chris Pack - Producer
Chris’ award winning productions have spanned more than 35 states and 16 countries. He has survived multiple riots in India, filmed great white sharks in the Pacific and captured the inspiring songs of post-apartheid children in South Africa. Chris has also worked on documentaries about adoption, stem cells and diversity in higher education. He recently served as President of Carson Grier Productions, and prior to this, he served as the VP for Development, Production and Programming for GMT World Networks. Chris has an extensive background managing productions and budgets for Emmy award winning and nominated television series for networks such as Bravo, Lifetime, the Style Network, E!, and the History Channel. Chris holds a B.A. in Youth Culture & Intercultural Communication from Eastern University and a M.Div. in Cross-Cultural Studies from Fuller Seminary. Chris is drawn to producing stories that entertain, educate and empower viewers to make a difference in the world.