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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.

The Team

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 upcoming tv show The 100 for the CW, the NBC series Chuck, on which he also served as an editor for five years, the award-winning film Weathered, and multiple music videos (Macintosh Braun, Kyle Andrews). He has 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/Writer 

Brittany Machado is a producer based in Los Angeles. Trained as a sociologist at the University of Chicago, Brittany got her start in film through research consulting. Her academic background contributes to her sense of story and eye for detail. She is currently the Research Analyst at the Center for the Study of Los Angeles where she manages large-scale public opinion studies and organizes events. Brittany is in development for other film projects. 

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.  

Jonathan Hensley - Assistant Editor

Born and raised in Southern Indiana, Jonathan moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in video editing. He currently works full-time as an editor for the LA branch of the global advertising chain Saatchi & Saatchi. Previous clients include Adidas, Edmunds.com, and Dean River Productions. His work spans everything from narrative films to music videos, as well as commercials, trailers, and behind-the-scenes videos. With a love for editing, Jonathan devotes his free time to interesting side-projects.

Gabrielle Costa - Social Media Team

Gabrielle Costa is a twenty-something from Southern California. She has contributed as a music writer for a handful of websites and even hosted her own online radio show in the past. In her spare time she enjoys reading, taking photographs, exploring new music, and traveling. She hopes to finish up her studies in literature and sociology next year in Portland, Oregon.

Matt Johnson - Social Media Team

Matt Johnson has written for various websites, spoken on podcasts and has been writing the wrong novel in his head for quite some time. He has a Masters degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary which helped him realize that he prefers Theology from the east, much like his Hip Hop. His other interests revolve around shoes, funnies and his wife.