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Two veteran producers of the global phenomenon "The Chosen" say they have seen God's hand at work multiple times on the set, including during moments when the cast and crew were tired and stressed, ready to give up and go home for the day.
Producers Chad Gundersen and Chris Juen say the moments—which they call miraculous—serve as a reminder of the series' subject: the power of Jesus.
1. Season 2, Lake Scene
Gundersen, who has worked on such faith-based projects as the "National Bible Bee Game Show" and "Owlegories," said he saw God's hand at work during a scene in Season 2 that was scheduled to be filmed on a lake. Heavy fog across the water, though, was preventing the scene from being shot.
"We sat around for hours and hours," Gundersen told Christian Headlines and other media members. "... And [finally] we're like, 'Okay, we just need to call it a day.' So everybody kind of starts packing up their stuff."
A handful of crew members even made it to their cars and began driving away.
But God had other plans, Gundersen said.
"And all of a sudden, I looked across the lake ... and you literally just see this fog [lift] – and it didn't just slowly dissipate. I mean, it just was gone," Gundersen said, motioning his hands for emphasis.
Even so, filmmakers weren't certain they could make the shot work in the three or four hours remaining before sunset. (A typical workday on the set spans about 12 hours.)
"It was like, 'There's no way we're gonna get this done,'" Gundersen said. "It was complicated. There's two actors in a boat, water, all these different kinds of things. [But] the two actors got in the boat and not only killed the scene, [but] they knocked it out in about three or four hours. So it was just one of those things where we were just like: You could not explain this. Logistically it didn't make any sense.
"I can't explain it," Gundersen added. "Maybe it's just one of those: How much are we relying on Him?"
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