A polish filmmaker and audio producer is currently working on a “super production” of the Bible, using hundreds of professional voice actors, music, and ambiance to help the Scriptures come alive.
Forty-one-year-old Krzysztof Czeczot has hired hundreds of voice actors — from professionals to ordinary people — to help provide listeners with an extravagant recording of God’s word.
The production will include original symphonic arrangements and background noises to enhance the experience.
“As a filmmaker, audio producer, and director, I want the Audio Bible to feel like a cinematic audio experience,” Krzysztof Czeczot told Aleteia. “When you close your eyes, you should be in the middle of the story, because the word has power, but also, the word has a space.”
While most biblical audio dramas use stereo sound, The Audio Bible will use binaural recording. This new audio technique is meant to provide a “spectacular 3D sound space that you can capture with an ordinary set of headphones.”
“It is not only an audio play — it’s an epic experience for your soul — a journey that everyone should take,” The Audio Bible’s website reads.
Czeczot also told Aleteia he wants The Audio Bible to “feel like a cinematic audio experience.” He described the project as a “beautiful tool for everyday reflection.”
“When you close your eyes, you should be in the middle of the story, because the word has power, but also, the word has a space,” Czeczot said, adding that his team had visited Israel to record “the sounds of the spirit of the place.”
Czeczot had previously produced a Polish edition of the Audio Bible, which sold approximately 145,000 copies. The project, which took roughly three years to complete, has over 5.4 million views on its YouTube channel.
It features 113 hours of recordings, 500 voice actors, and 10,000 extras. Considered “the biggest radio event in Europe,” the recordings of both the Old and New Testaments were produced in the form of a modern play.
For the English version, the New American Revised Edition of the Bible will be used and women will perform half of the New Testament readings. The project will also employ readers from each of the 50 states so that listeners hear “voices from every region.”
“The Holy Book belongs to everyone,” the website reads. “Thus, The Audio Bible was created for all and by many: the Archbishop and the Chief Rabbi, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, agnostics, people of countless professions and social groups, old and young, men and women – they all took part in the recordings, hand in hand.”