Babylon was a city of wonder and renown, crowned by the Hanging Gardens and considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was also the capital and the seat of power of one of the most ruthless tyrants of all time – Nebuchadnezzar the Great. Nebuchadnezzar reigned from 605 BC to 562 BC and is the best known ruler of the Chaldean Dynasty, famous for his conquest of Judah and the ransacking of Jerusalem that resulted in the deportation of the Jews and the infamous Babylonian Exile. Babylon recounts the encounters of the tyrant who meets his match in a young exile of Hebrew royalty named Daniel, who eventually served as advisor to two great world empires. This is their story.
WINNER – Best TV Movie
Art Ayris penned the screen play version of Babylon which won Best TV Movie in Hollywood’s Next Success Contest and was requested by Warner Bros. and Intermedia. Though the biblical character Daniel is widely known, Babylon tells of the intricate relationship between the Babylonian despot Nebuchadnezzar and his Jewish advisor, as well as Daniel’s enduring influence as an advisor to two great world empires. Art also penned Sudan, The Last Convert of John Harper, Samson, and The Touch movie. Mario Ruiz has spent more than 18 years in the field of graphic arts and design. He is the creator and artist of the award-winning graphic novels, HOMELAND: The Illustrated History of the State of Israel, Samson: Judge of Israel, and Testament. He is the former Creative Director of Metron Press. Mario has done work in the past for Marvel Comics, 20th Century Fox and several advertising agencies through NYC.