Bloodline: Burgess’ Controversial Docu about Jesus

What was Jesus relationship with Mary Magdalene, that of prophet and disciple, or that of husband and wife “Bloodline” follows documentary filmmaker Bruce Burgess into the so-called bloodline conspiracy that claims Jesus Christ married Mary Magdalene, who escaped to South France after his crucifixion, with their child.

Three years in the making, “Bloodline” is the first investigation to uncover new evidence: a buried wooden chest with artifacts that date to first century Jerusalem and a tomb with a mummified corpse draped in a shroud bearing a red cross.

Burgess and his crew begin their investigation following the trail of the Knights Templar who were believed to have buried secret treasure in southwest France. In Paris, he arranges to meet with two men who claim to represent the Priory of Sion, the secret society said to have evolved from the Templars in order to guard a secret treasure down through the ages.

In some exclusive interviews for “Bloodline,” the Priory claims that the organization possesses evidence of the marriage between Jesus and Mary Magdalene and their progeny, which can be found in the area around Rennes-le-Chateau in southwest France.

The film team partners with English adventurer Ben Hammott, who had been searching the mountainous region around the famed church at Rennes-le-Chateau for a decade, uncovering a tomb. The crew enters the underground site with the help of a remote-controlled camera to discover a mummified corpse balanced on a plinth and draped in a shroud with the distinctive red cross. The corpse was surrounded by artifacts that appeared to be gold chalices and ancient parchments.

Utilizing symbols believed to have been left behind by the priest Brenger Saunire in the church, the team uncovers more hidden clues and papers that lead them to a buried wooden casket. The chest contains an alabastra vial, a clay cup, an unguentarium (or anointing jar), and a cache of coins that were positively identified by the British Museum and biblical archeologists as hailing from first century Jerusalem.

As Burgess and the team make the connections between the regions early Templar history, the legend of Mary Magdalene, buried clues at Rennes-le-Chateau, and the stunning discoveries in the tomb, they begin to believe that they have found the evidence of the Bloodline.

Running time is 113 minutes, and thefilm is not rated.

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1244 Films, LLC

In 2001, Bruce Burgess and Rene Barnett launched Bluebook Films, a Los Angeles-based production company specializing in TV documentaries. They formed 1244 Films, LLC, in 2005 to produce “Bloodline,” their first independent feature. 1244 Films was named in commemoration of the 200 Cathars (a Gnostic Christian group from the Languedoc region in France) who were massacred during the Holy Roman Catholic Churchs Inquisition on March 16, 1244.