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Length: 40 min.

Ages: preteen - adult

Released: 2023


Phantastes is a classic tale by Scottish author and minister George MacDonald, who pioneered both Christian fiction and the fantasy genre, influencing Christian writers like C.S. Lewis and Oswald Chambers but also redefining the now-standard tropes of fantasy storytelling.

YC Web brings you the FIRST film adaptation of Phantastes, a steampunk fantasy rock musical about young Anodos and his crossing over the border to a supernatural world. You Connection presents a surreal, grungy allegory of the unseen battle between angels and demons, as well as a self-referential defense of the (sometimes controversial) use of fantasy and fairy tale elements to present the Gospel message. This is the first entry in a series of George MacDonald films coming exclusively to YC Web! Downloading only available on laptops and computers, not phones.

George MacDonald's Phantastes

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George MacDonald was a Scottish author, minister, and theologian in the 1800s, who pioneered both Christian fiction and the fantasy genre in general, inspiring later authors such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Oswald Chambers. He was responsible for getting Lewis Carroll (a.k.a. Charles Dodgson) to publish Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and is the inspiration for countless fantasy writers.


MacDonald was one of the first to fuse theology and creativity together in a way that could help people understand the reality of God.

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