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  • Dear Negative Reader: Brad released a video responding to the Dove Foundation's critique of the movie. Considering he wrote the movie to lampoon movies that the Dove Foundation would approve of, he more than welcomed the feedback. He was even expecting that their criticism would be biased against him, citing that they gave Old Fashioned a 4 out of 5.
  • Doing It for the Art: Brad Jones himself commended the director of photography AJ Young for rigorously studying the cinematography of several Pure Flix movies in order to perfectly emulate the style of the religious films Jesus Bro satirizes.
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  • Dueling Works: During production on Jesus, Bro!, a real religious movie called Let There Be Light with the exact same plot of an atheist converting to Christianity after a near-death experience was announced. In his Midnight Screenings review Brad noted that it was surreal how similar the two films were and at times you couldn't tell which was real and which was a parody.
  • Hostility on the Set: Note that Allison Pregler never shares a scene with either Doug or Rob Walker. Due to the real-life fallout between them, this was likely done to avoid this trope. Allison has mentioned on her tumblr that while she had no love for the brothers, she was still able to work with them because they're adults. However, when a fan asked Allison on Twitter about working with Doug during filming, Allison replied that one time the only place to sit was next to her, so he stood.
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  • Real-Life Relative: Dave Gobble's wife Sarah plays God.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Christian singer Carmen Lichiardello was contacted for a potential role/cameo in the film, but couldn't do it due to scheduling conflicts.
    • According to a post on Brad's tumblr, his former fiancée Violet Rinorea was originally going to play Elizabeth, but Allison Pregler played the part instead after Brad and Violet broke up.
    • Ryan Mitchelle notes in the producer’s commentary notes that he had wanted Sarah, as God, to descend on a scissor-lift, the machine thus literalizing the Deus ex Machina trope. Production constraints meant they had to just use the stairs instead, when Ryan notes has sufficient metaphorical implications in and of itself.


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