See Mormon Film: Key Films of the Fourth Wave
Essentially Kieth Merrill's sequel to Legacy
, this is the second large-scale 70mm film he did for the theater of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building next to Temple Square (which was renamed the Legacy Theater with Testament
's premiere). The scale of the production was immense, demonstrating not only the success of Legacy
but the Church's on-going commitment to large-scale films. It was conceived as a result of Legacy
and the 1997 Pioneer Sesquicentennial's emphasis on pioneers; Church leaders desired a production that focused on Jesus Christ rather than modern Church members.