ABOUT 2017-07-28T15:08:03+00:00

ABOUT JESUS TO JESUS

Jesus to Jesus is a big budget Hollywood Production movie that tells the story of Jesus (Peace be upon him) as never before. This epic story was 20 centuries in the making.

We are surely aware of the current political, social and global situation around us where fundamentalism and extremism is on the rise. Extremist and fundamental factions like ISIS and Al-Qaida have damaged the beautiful and peaceful image of Islam. It is a fact that 99.9% of the Muslim population does not agree with this “Extremist Unislamic” ideology. We feel that someone needs to come forward and counter such elements because their actions are against the peaceful teachings of Islam.

Jesus to Jesus is being produced by Citrine Productions which is headed by S. Nadim Rizvi and Asad Bhatti, two Muslim visionaries brave enough to make a movie about Jesus (Peace be Upon Him). Jesus to Jesus is historically accurate from the Muslim perspective. Jack Snyder, a Christian by faith, and Manfred Sternberg, their legal counsel, who is Jewish by faith, complete the circle to bring the Abrahamic religions together for this great endeavor.

We need your help to make this message of peace a reality. The script is written and locations have been scouted for filming.

Jesus to Jesus unites all peace loving people, Muslims and Christians alike, around the birth of Jesus (Peace be upon him) and his return to fight against the Dajjal (anti-Christ).

Jesus is one of the most intriguing men to ever walk the Earth. Jesus came to this world as a Messiah to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike. Jesus to Jesus will bridge the gap between Islam and the West by telling the story of Jesus from the Quranic narrative. People will see a side of Islam as never before.
Support our team in this noble cause. Make history by making this movie happen.

Team Members

Syed Nadim Rizvi

Executive Producer and Screen Writer

Syed Nadim Rizvi comes from a very well educated and influential family. His father, Ali Abid Shevan Rizvi, was a highly successful producer, director and writer in the film industries of India and Pakistan. Nadim’s mother, Nabila Khanam, was a very successful business woman and was instrumental in creating one of the biggest textile export houses of Pakistan. This achievement by a Muslim woman in a conservative society is still unmatched in the country’s history.

Nadim received his Bachelors of Science from Adamjee Science College and his Master of Science from the University of Karachi. Afterwards, Nadim joined the family business where he played a pivotal role in expanding the company to new horizons and success.

Nadim has devoted his life towards promoting peace and harmony in the world. He is concerned with the current tensions and misunderstandings amongst the followers of the Abrahamic traditions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). It is for this reason he has studied the Holy Quran thoroughly with English and Urdu translation. He wanted to investigate for himself the true meaning of the Holy Scripture and not be influenced by others, particularly those who negatively distort the image of Islam. This study has resulted in a book titled, “The Unquranic Islam”, which he intends to publish in the near future.

The tragic events of 9/11 have led Nadim to develop a motion picture concept titled “Jesus to Jesus”. The idea is to present on-screen, for the first time ever, the life of Jesus Christ and his Second Coming from the Islamic perspective. Nadim wishes to tell the world that Jesus is not only important to Christians but is also a highly respected and loved messenger of Islam, which has nearly 2 billion followers.

With this film, Nadim hopes to bridge the gap between the Abrahamic Faiths. Although, the project is of gigantic magnitude in terms of finances, he still envisions the task to be completed in the very near future with the help of like-minded investors, philanthropists, businessmen and the prayers of well wishers.

Nadim is the president of Citrine Productions, LLC.

Jeff Most

Producer

Jeff Most has been a respected film and TV producer in Hollywood for over 25 Years. Jeff has a solid reputation for producing artistically successful and commercially profitable feature films and TV series with great casts and production values. To date, Jeff has produced more than 25 feature films and TV series.

Jeff grew up in New York City and graduated New York University, where he majored in screenwriting in the prestigious Dramatic Writing Program at The Tisch School of the Arts.

Jeff moved to Hollywood and got his start as a producer in TV at age 23 on the Columbia Pictures T.V. series “Top 40 Videos”, which Jeff wrote and produced for 5 seasons. During those years, Jeff also wrote and produced a number of other TV series including “Hitmakers”; “MyTV” and “Pre-Grammy Specials”.

Jeff formed Jeff Most Productions, and broke into the feature film business, as a producer, when he set up his first feature, THE SPECIALIST, at Warner Brothers, which starred Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, Rod Steiger and James Woods. The film, which opened number one at the box office, set a record for its opening weekend and was an international box office success.

Thereafter, Jeff developed and produced THE CROW, which was based on the comic book series and was directed by Alex Proyas. The film, which starred Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott and, Ernie Hudson, set an opening weekend record and stayed atop the box office for three consecutive weeks. THE CROW was a worldwide hit and spawned three feature sequels, and a syndicated television series, which Jeff executive produced, THE CROW: STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN. Jeff also music supervised and executive music produced THE CROW soundtrack albums, which have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.

Jeff Produced THE CROW franchise’s three sequels: THE CROW: CITY OF ANGELS, which starred Vincent Perez and Mia Kirshner and opened number one at the box office and set a record for its opening weekend, THE CROW:SALVATION, which starred Kirsten Dunst, Eric Mabius and Fred Ward, and THE CROW: WICKED PRAYER, which Jeff also co-wrote, which starred Edward Furlong, Dennis Hopper, David Boreanaz, Emmanuel Chriqui and Danny Trejo.

Jeff executive produced and was Emmy nominated for the $10 million dollar CBS and Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie, THE COURAGEOUS HEART OF IRENA SENDLER, which starred Oscar winners Anna Pacquin and Marcia Gay Harden. The CBS film won an Emmy Award, Cammy Award and Christopher Award and received numerous nominations including Golden Globe, Directors Guild, Writer’s Guild and ASC noms.

In 2015 Jeff Executive Produced the feature LONDON FIELDS, directed by Matthew Cullen. The films stars Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Sturges, Theo James, and Cara Delevigne and premiered at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival

2014 saw the release of MALADIES starring James Franco, Catherine Keener, David Straithairn and Alan Cumming, which Jeff produced in New York City. The film premiered in competition at the 2013 Berlinale and SXSW fests and
was released theatrically by Tribeca Films. Jeff also had the romantic comedy SLIGHTLY SINGLE IN L.A. starring Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Lacey Chabert, and Chris Kattan, released.

Jeff had three features released in 2013 these include PAWN starring Oscar winner Forrest Whitaker, as well as Ray Liotta, Michael Chiklis, Nikki Reed and Common; and OFFICER DOWN starring Stephen Dorff, Walton Goggins, James Woods, David Boreanaz, Stephen Lang, and Annalynne McCord.

In 2012 MGM released, SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE, which Jeff produced in Ukraine, starring Sean Bean, Christian Slater, James Cromwell, Ving Rhames, Dominick Monaghan, Freddy Rodriguez, and Colm Meany.

Also, in 2012 Jeff executive produced THE BROKEN TOWER directed by and starring James Franco, which also starred Michael Shannon and was distributed theatrically by Focus Features.

Jeff is currently prepping several films including RAZOR, based on the best selling comic book series written to be directed by Rob Cohen; CODENAME: JOLANTA, the true story of the efforts to save 2500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII; the comedy THINK TWICE! Co-written by Jeff, a remake of THE 10th VICTIM and THE VATICAN CONNECTION, based on the non-fiction book of the year winner.

Jeff has multiple TV series in the works including, THE COFFEY FILES, and SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE based on the MGM feature film.

Rehan Siddiqi

Associate Producer/Chief Marketing Executive

Rehan Siddiqi is a successful business owner, concert producer and radio station personality and operator with more than 20 years experience in the music and radio industry.

Rehan Siddiqi has produced over 250 successful events with many of South Asia and Bollywood’s biggest stars such as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sonu Nigam, Jagjit Singh, Pankaj Udhas, Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Priti Zinta, Akshay Kumar, Adnan Sami, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghosal, Kailash Kher, Anu Malik, Umer Shareef, Shazad Roy, Hadiqa Kiyani, Jawed Ahmed, Sukwinder Singh, Shazia Manzoor, Fariha Perwaiz, Amanat Ali, Ali Zafar, Atif Aslam, Himesh Reshamiya and many more.

Besides being at the realm of the entertainment world, Rehan Siddiqui involves himself in charitable activities like sponsoring community events, seminars and workshops on topics like immigration, health and taxes. He has volunteered hundreds of radio hours as well as financial contributions to many non-profit and community organizations.

Jack Snyder

Screen Writer and Consultant

Jack Snyder is an internationally award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed, and produced both features and short films.

In 2006, he co-wrote and directed the supernatural thriller, GHOST IMAGE, starring Elisabeth Rohm (Law and Order, Abduction, American Hustle), and Stacey Dash (Clueless). The film sold to 20th Century Fox and NBC/Universal and has aired on the Showtime Network and The Movie Channel and is currently available on most digital platforms.

In 2011, Jack wrote, directed, and co-produced an action-thriller titled FATAL CALL, which stars Jason London (Dazed and Confused, Carrie 2), Danielle Harris (multiple Halloween movies, The Last Boy Scout), and Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda). The film screened at Cannes in 2012 and was released in Redbox and on VOD through Warner Brothers. It is currently available on most digital platforms.

And he recently co-wrote an adaptation of a horror novel by the late writer of BEETLEJUICE and THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. That film, titled COLD MOON, which he co-produced, is currently in post-production.

Jack co-wrote JESUS TO JESUS with Nadim Rizvi and Asad Bhatti. Together, they will produce this film which has an expected 2017 theatrical release.

When Jack is not writing screenplays or making movies, he teaches several online media courses at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Jack and his family currently reside in Los Angeles.

Asad Bhatti

Screen Writer and Consultant

Writer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Social-worker and above all a Humanist.

Asad Bhatti is an energetic and vibrant entrepreneur who is well known within the Pakistani-American community for social welfare work, with a particular emphasis on youth.

Asad’s family came to the United States in 1999 under political asylum after the murder of his uncle, Justice Arif Iqbal Bhatti, who, along with his father, was an advocate of Christian rights in Pakistan.

After finishing high school in Atlanta, Georgia, Asad attended Georgia State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and business. Asad also studied comparative religions and is very interested in interfaith dialogues to promote unity within faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

In 2007, Asad, along with two peers, created a non-profit organization called Marjaan, which addresses social and academic issues with young adults. He was elected President of Marjaan where he built a very prestigious and inspiring reputation within the Muslim community of Atlanta. Asad has plans to create a non-profit organization that advocates for education and women’s rights in underdeveloped countries.

Asad has an avid interest in poetry, philosophy and politics. He writes inspirational quotes in his free time and hopes to publish a book one day.

He is one of the writers of a faith-based motion picture titled “Jesus to Jesus”, which is currently in development.

Asad is currently working for a technology based company.

Shahid Naseem

An expert with an experience of sixteen years in negotiation, public relations, public speaking, and media writing. Strong planner and problem solver who readily adapts to change and works best in a competitive environment.

EXPERIENCE

Second Angle of Sight 2001-2017

Principal Consultant in an Islamabad based Think Tank which provides Media, PR, negotiation services to different clients from corporate, government, semi government and non-governmental sector.

Suno Pakistan FM 89.4, Pakistan’s largest Radio Network.

Appeared in more than two hundred radio talk shows as a political/religious scientist and analyst on different topics mainly focused on de radicalization, extremism, counter terrorism, and behavioral science.

Recording of all shows are available on request.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Media Writing
Ability to write radio shows, TV dramas, documentaries and talk shows to create an impact on the society and solve the long unsolved problems of the society through the power of words.

Negotiator
Skilled at problem solving by looking at all possible angles of a given situation and finding the best solution, resulting in a win-win situation for all the parties.

Manfred Sternberg, JD

Attorney and Legal Adviser

Attorney and author Manfred Sternberg has a long history as a successful lawyer and business entrepreneur. Manfred has practiced law in Houston, Texas for over 30 years maintaining an active civil law practice focusing on commercial litigation and corporate counsel for energy and high technology companies. Manfred has been Board Certified in Consumer and Commercial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1993.

He is the author of the recent book, How to Crowdfund, outlining the process of engaging in the most exciting fundraising opportunity in 100 years. Over the years, hundreds of business owners and entrepreneurs have sought Manfred’s advice and business insight. He currently acts as the “go to” legal adviser for numerous established businesses in their day-to-day business operations.

Saadia Nadim

Co-author & Researcher

Saadia Nadim was born in the year 1972 in Gujranwala, an industrial town in the Punjab Province of Pakistan.

Coming from a military family she was very well educated and did her bachelors in science and is a registered homeopath.

Ever since her childhood days she has been very much interested in promoting inter faith harmony and has done a lot of research on how Islam addresses the same.

She immigrated to the United States in 1998 and has continued her research with the same child hood enthusiasm. So when the opportunity for being part of a team to work on the movie project ‘Jesus to Jesus’ came along she jumped on board without any hesitation and has worked very hard for the last two years to finish the final draft of the script and the screen play which is now scheduled to be produced in August, 2017.

She hopes that this movie will not only bridge the gap between Islam and the West but will also help in stopping young Muslims worldwide to be recruited into terror organizations.