THRONE OF SECRETS
The time is 400 B.C. The Persian Empire, led by King Ahasuerus, covers half the known world. The Jews of this time period survive on a tenuous bubble of peace, living as peasants and former slaves.
“Throne of Secrets” is the story of two worlds. The first is King Ahasuerus’ opulent royal palace; the second is the ram-shackle slums where Esther, a Jewish peasant girl, lives. The worlds become inextricably intertwined when Esther is chosen to be Persia’s next Queen. Mordechai, Esther’s uncle who raised her as a daughter, must lead a resistance force when a jihad is waged against the Jews of Persia by Haman, the king’s counselor. “Throne of Secrets” takes the traditional biblical tale and amps up the adventure of this historic epic.
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Written & Illustrated by Yehudi Mercado
Three Page Sampler of Throne of Secrets Click to enlarge
We are also developing Throne of Secrets as a feature film.
Seth Caplan – Producer
Seth Caplan is an award winning filmmaker who had produced an acclaimed collection of feature films, animated movies, and documentary programs. He was awarded the John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award for his film “In Search of a Midnight Kiss” which was released theatrically across North America and in over 20 countries world-wide. Seth co-wrote and produced “FLATLAND: The Movie”, an animated film starring the voices of Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, and Michael York. Seen by over 1 million students around the world, “Flatland” has been licensed by the U.S. State Department and Ministries of Education in numerous countries including The Netherlands, South Korea, and Argentina.