"It's both an ancient and a very modern tale -- a
wandering evangelist comes to town and challenges local people with his
words and his being. As with Robert Duvall's The Apostle, The
Jesus Guy artfully takes us below the surface to explore what makes
this charismatic preacher tick and why people react to him the way they
do. Even non-religious viewers will be intrigued by these dramatic and
- Fred Mogul
NY Public Radio Page
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-- New York Public Radio Reporter and former TIME magazine reporter who
wrote a feature article on The Jesus Guy
"This is an
enthralling subject and story. The intimacy and authenticity of The
Jesus Guy's cinematography is bewitching and refreshing. You feel
like you're right there with this unusual man as his life is unfolding."
- Bill Butler, ASC
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Academy Award and Emmy Winning Cinematographer of Jaws, Grease,
Rocky I, II, & IV, One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, and Biloxi Blues
"Once you've seen The Jesus Guy in this
film, he'll stay in your mind forever. Unforgettable. Absolutely
- Albert Maysles
Awarded by the National Society of Film
Critics, International Documentary Asociation and Sundance Film
Festival for his documentaries.
"It's gotta be rough making a documentary on someone who
refuses to give any personal details about himself... but when it is
all said and done...you understand that he's not a dangerous wacko."
- Eric Campos
Editor for Film Threat
"Make no mistake, the title subject of this film does
not think he's Jesus. We see him praised, and we see him criticized.
But most importantly, we see that he's human."
- Jay Cheel
Critic for The Documentary Blog Threat
"As a new filmmaker, I believe Sean Tracey
has a promising career. I believe he successfully captured the man
named 'What's Your Name?' who the film refers to as 'The Jesus Guy.'
For each situation that you acknowledge that 'What's Your Name?' is
only spreading the word of God, you also notice his serious character
flaws. The director's inclusion of the lady named Mary opens the film
up for discussion that only 'What's Your Name?' and Mary know the
- Craig Prater
President of Camelot Event Management and
Former Director of the Palm Springs International Film Festival and
Thailand Film Festival
"...I couldn't find the little man
behind the curtain no matter how hard Toto kept barking. The beautiful
thing about this doc is that you want this guy 'What's Your Name?' to
turn water into wine, even though, by his own constant clarification,
he's not the Messiah. Darn."
- Alan Hunter
Co-Founder/President of the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival,
President of Hunter Films and Host of the '80's Channel on Sirius
"The Jesus Guy is a small
masterpiece. There's a great flow...this preacher captivates many,
young and old and turns off others, much as Jesus did. The documentary
is balanced and open-minded; the viewer can decide what to take and
what to leave."
- Cate McMahon
Editor of NH Episcopal Life, a Diocesan Edition of episcopal life.
"...it holds more humanity in its brief time onscreen than all the
"big" films running at the
Megaplex...It is a delicate balancing act performed to perfection."
"What at first glance looks like little more than a novelty piece
turns out to be a
challenging profile of a confounding individual...which is why it
sticks so well."
– Warren Curry
"...The Jesus Guy is a very good example of what a filmmaker can do
with an interesting
subject and a commitment to objectivity, making the film well worth any
"The Jesus Guy is an amazing little film that explores the meaning
of faith and
commitment ...The film is shot wonderfully. Sean Tracey in his
first feature has proven
that he is one to watch out for in the future ... It is a fascinating
63 minutes, that truly
captures a unique individual."
– Shane Morton
The Jesus Guy, Tracey maintains an objective eye to follow What's Your
he encounters believers and non-believers alike. The film has garnered
praise from film
festivals around the country..."
– Melissa Rose Kimbler
Movie Maker Magazine