Filmmaker’s mission to turn camera on religion
Standing outside a former Kingdom Hall in Old South, Alex Riker reflects for a minute on all he’s gone through since walking away from the Jehovah’s Witnesses 25 years ago.
“I’ve not seen a member of my family since,” he said. “As a 19 year old, and before the dawn of the Internet, I was completely alone. But I got out of it and I never had the urge to go back.”
Now, Riker has made it his mission to take one of the religion’s most controversial issues with a film project titled simply, Blood.
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With the prologue currently making the rounds on YouTube, the crew is geared up for auditions in March, while production is scheduled to begin in November with several scenes to be shot in London.