"The filmmakers took great care with the film because Jerusalem is obviously a place that many people have strong, and differing, opinions about," said Michael Brook. "They were very careful to not load things emotionally or politically. The goal was to inform people and give some historic background about how this particular spot on earth came to be so important to many peopleimportant to the three major religions, which though they overlap in some ways, are usually regarded as particularly different or distinct." "There was a strong desire on the part of Daniel [Ferguson, director] and producers, for the score to be a balancing actto both invoke emotion through the score and at the same time, never take sides on anything. To do that was a unique challenge," described Brook. "While I did use traditional strings, percussion and instruments like harp and dulcimer, I did electronically manipulate them so they don't evoke one particular lineage - they sound like something in between. We wanted to evoke references but never nail them. We wanted to be more suggestive than prescriptive."
Jerusalem was released in theaters in September, 2013.