For thousands of years, scholars, mystics and philosophers have marvelled over The Messiah, The Prophecised Saviour of Mankind…The Mahdi; who will bring back to the world the dying values of truth, peace and justice. The movie "313" Insha'Allah serves as an educational, Islamic tableegh project for the 21st Century. In May 2007, Reflective Pictures (whose aim is to promote the education and understanding of the Ahlul Bayt (Family of the Holy Prophet) and Qur’anic values through the informative, entertaining and well-recognized medium of film) teamed up with the Orison Charitable Trust to shoot a film that would Insha'Allah aim to educate, remind and awaken mankind in preparation for the advent of the Saviour of Humanity, Imam Mahdi (Peace Be Upon Him). The screenplay was completed in 2004 and went through an approval process whereby respected scholars and institutions approved the script for accuracy of facts presented within it (according to the Shia Twelver school of thought). Funded by The Orison Charitable Trust, well-wishers and kind lenders who have loaned large sums in good faith, the film was shot in and around Hertfordshire and London with a small crew and a tight budget.