If you’re a regular reader here you know we’re making a movie about finding the Ark of the Covenant. No, it won’t be anything like Indiana Jones. It’s more of a sci-fi noir film, if that makes any sense. See here to get a better idea of the feel of this movie.
So of course the question comes up: do we show the ARK? What does it even look like?
We’d like to share our inspiration for re-creating the ARK on set…without revealing what it will actually look like in the movie. This is a a pre-First Temple private altar – called “heter bamot:”
And here’s our executive producer, Harry Moskoff, of Moskoff Media, standing in front of it (just to give you an idea of size):
This is now on exhibit at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Altars like this were used in pre-Temple
times when private altars were still permitted to Jews.
We know what the actual ARK looked like, based on the description in the Torah:
But as filmmakers we like to use our creative license, and have something in mind that will work beautifully with the light. To be revealed…