Jul 07, 2020 | São Paulo, Brazil |
Blending drama, music, and faith, a new video web series asks and answers the spiritual question of how Christian living applies to daily life.
Bequadro (“Natural”) is the latest addition to the Feliz7Play programming catalog, an original production from the Adventist Church’s video aggregating platform. Set in an Adventist boarding school, it tells the journey of a musical group and its conductor, both with little prestige. In the struggle to be recognized, they forget spirituality and Christ, the primary reason they sing. This is the first Brazilian web series to join music and Christian living in a dramatic context.
The production also portrays the lives of two completely different characters who have just arrived at the boarding school. One of them is Rodrigo, former singer of a rock band; and Vivi, daughter of a very traditional pastor. As part of the musical group, everyone grows together in the personal and spiritual life, joining forces in the face of the difficulties of student life.
The recordings took place at the Adventist University Center of São Paulo (Unasp), Engenheiro Coelho campus, and were attended by students and employees of the institution. One of them is the musician Dynan Melo, who, in addition to portraying “Edson,” a character in the series, was also its musical producer.
For Melo, it was an opportunity freighted with responsibility. “However, it was very pleasant for me. I had little time to reach the final result, but I felt God’s hand guiding [the project] all the time. I just [have] gratitude,” he highlights.