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Every donor will receive name & photo as a thank you in the film credits, a pre-release to stream the film 5 days before it is released and a kindle version of the companion book.
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The 501c3 Nonprofit - The Nexus Institute is organizing this fundraiser to raise $250,000 to create a feature-length documentary on The Shroud of Turin  to be shown in theaters, streamed online, and for instruction in museums and classrooms to seek the meaning of Jesus and ask the age old question... Is the Shroud of Turin real or fake? This film will be shown in theaters during Easter 2023. As a donor your name and photo can be featured in the films credits, and you will be granted a license to able to host your own local film premiere at your church, school or group event.

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you can mail to:
The Nexus Institute
c/o The Shroud Film

46 Ben Rush Lane

Princeton, NJ 08540
EIN 80-0712414 501(c3)


This documentary utilizes a storyteller and new testament scholar's eye to search the world's most studied artifact to find a match with the historical Jesus. With new digital recreations, expert interviews, and new digital technology, the creators have reconstructed the actual crime scene surrounding Jesus's crucifixion to erase the lines between Faith and Science for the first time. 

Writer-Filmmaker Robert Orlando claims that when we look through the lens of the Roman crucifixion, filled with turmoil and insurrections, to find the "criminal Jesus," we are coming face to face with the most transformative story of western history."


Ashamed King of The Jews, Jesus in the exposed Shroud —in the bloodstains and whippings -- we see the symbol of how one man's suffering transformed the world. But does the Shroud of Turin prove the story of Christ? The linen burial shroud covered a man who suffered crucifixion wounds, similar to Jesus of Nazareth. We know that scientific studies have shown that the image on the Shroud was not made of paint, dye, powder, or other artistic chemical and had no brush strokes. Instead, there are traces of hemoglobin, AB+ blood type, and a partial genetic profile. 


The Shroud of Turin's blood stains evidence points to its authenticity as a burial shroud, but the question remains, is it the Shroud of Jesus? 


The Shroud's unnatural image formed revealing a real face and man. Reflecting the wounds of crucifixion, but were they the wounds of Jesus? Details of HIs crucifixion were not common to Roman criminals. His crown of thorns, wounded side, nails on his wrists and feet, and presence of ferritin in the blood, which proves extreme torment, all point to the story familiar in the gospels. With the help of scholars, scientists, and experts, Author Filmmaker Orlando will reconstruct the narrative using forensic evidence to uncover if this could be the actual Jesus.


The church has yet to claim the Shroud's authenticity, but many popes have venerated it in its home at the Cathedral of Turin. Many skeptics continue to challenge its authenticity, but as John Paul II said, "The Shroud requires every person to grasp its profound message humbly to his reason and life." In that, the Shroud might "mirror the Gospel." Orlando agrees that "in our expanding digital age connecting the gospel story with the scientific evidence will spark a renaissance of interest in the origins of the Christian story and its profound impact on World History."

We need your help! The Shroud Film's goal is to show the film to 18 million people over 18 months in 195 countries. Your donation will help us achieve that goal!
When will the movie be released?
The film will be released in theaters Easter 2023 through a partnership with Fathom Movie Events to be shown in 300-500 theaters nationally. It will also be available to be shown locally with available licenses for churches, schools and groups. (You can receive a license to show the film for a donation of $150 and host your own fundraiser event) The film will also be do an online screening to your group this coming April 2023.
Who is the filmmaker?
Robert Orlando's films have been shown worldwide and have included screenings at the White House and the Vatican. He founded Nexus Media, a cutting-edge agency offering Fortune 100 companies innovative messaging. As an author, he provides insight into ancient and modern history in books and films. His latest documentaries include Silence Patton and The Divine Plan: Reagan, John Paul II, and the Cold War's Dramatic End, which was #1 at the box office. His books include Amazon Bestseller, The Tragedy of Patton, and The Divine Plan. He's written screenplays and articles on a wide range of topics for HuffPostPatheosNewsmax, and Daily Caller and has been a guest on TV shows with Eric Metaxas and Mike Huckabee and CBN, and makes special appearances at colleges and universities
Why now?
The term "Shroud of Turin" was searched 11 million times on Google last year, showing just how much this is a zeitgeist topic of our times. This film shows how some of the latest science has brought to light some surprising new details. The shroud is the most studied artifact in over the last 500 years, yet there has not been a recent documentary on it in the last 10 years. Today the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. is hosting a breakthrough exhibit that showcases some of the spectacular visual elements of the shroud raising a whole new awareness of its history.
What if the Shroud turns out to be a fake?
It is exactly that question that leads us to do a documentary on The Shroud - and speak with experts on both sides of the issue to undercover the latest evidence in a unique approach that has never been told before. The Vatican has stopped short of calling it  a holy relic, yet Pope Francis called it an"icon of a man scourged and crucified" and in 1940 based on the formal request by Sister Maria Pierina De Micheli to the curia in Milan to obtain authorization to produce a medal with the image. The authorization was granted and the first medal with the image was offered to Pope Pius XII who approved the medal. The image was then used on what became known as the Holy Face Medal worn by many Catholics, initially as a means of protection during World War II. In 1958 Pope Pius XII approved of the image in association with the devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus, and declared its feast to be celebrated every year the day before Ash Wednesday.Following the approval by Pope Pius XII, Catholic devotions to the Holy Face of Jesus have been almost exclusively associated with the image on the shroud. In 1936, Pope Pius XII called the Shroud a "holy thing perhaps like nothing else",and went on to approve of the devotion accorded to it as the Holy Face of Jesus.


The Nexus Institute 501(c3) focuses on TV, motion pictures, books and screenplays, along with award-winning documentaries and shorts. Our team has years of experience in media storytelling and developing well crafted engaging content. We invite you to view some of our past projects, and participate in our new initiatives.

The Nexus Institute
c/o The Shroud Film

46 Ben Rush Lane

Princeton, NJ 08540
EIN 80-0712414 501(c3)

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Everyone who donates will be featured in the films credits and website with the option to include their name and photo.

Donate $25,000 to be a corporate  sponsor of the Shroud Film (include your branding and url - and professional voiceover at the beginning of the film announcing your partnership)
(2 available)

Donate $10,000 to host a premiere of the film in your city (can be used as a fundraiser) with the option to have Director Robert Orlando or a Shroud expert present.
(3 available)

Donate $2500 and you will receive a framed numbered drawing cell from the film signed by the animator and director. (10 available)

Donate $1000 and you will receive a signed copy of the hardcover book - The Shroud: Face to Face signed by author & director Robert Orlando -
and an original signed and numbered 
drawing from the book by artist, Jason Pearson.
(50 available)

Donate $150 and you will receive a license to premiere the film to your school, group or church the same day it is available in theaters. You may use the film to host your own fundraiser.

Donate $100 and you will receive a 3ftx5ft fabric wall hanging of the official shroud film artwork, signed by the artist.  (65 available)

Donate $30 and you will receive a DVD of the documentary 5 days before it is released in theaters, to view privately in your home.

Donate $20 to included in the "Fellowship of the Shroud" and receive a Shroud lapel pin and receive a digital copy of the film 5 days before it is available in theaters, , to view privately in your home.