“These times call for a conscious revolution in the way we act towards one another, driven by our capacity to better see and experience the common humanity that lives deep within our bones.”
Our innermost yearning is to be seen. And to know that we each belong without condition. But when this is not our experience, we are compelled to act dysfunctionally and it drives us further from one another’s sight. I become blind to you. And you to me.
It is my work to show you a physical window into this humanity through its experience ON FILM. And a living, breathing and unconditional experience of it when we are in the SAME ROOM. Because doing so would offer you the opportunity to recognize it in others, and to know it in yourself. So that you might be informed by it. So that you might act on it. So that we might come to truly know one another. So that together, we might live connected and significant lives.
This is the challenging work of divided times, and it demands the full conscious attention that exists beyond the distraction of drama. It demands that you surrender your need to be right. It demands an uncompromising vulnerability. But above all, it demands that you act upon what it is that you have seen.
This is the requirement of humanity in this age. This is the work of a profound revolution in our capacity to see and experience one another.
Nic is a Former (Geographical) Explorer and (Business) Managing Director. Now an Educator and Film Maker. He is the creator of Soul Biographies (®), which includes the search for ‘The Soul of America‘. And the profound INNER VIEW Method. His work is in the arena of the Transformation of the Human Experience.
SOMEWHERE IN THOSE DEPTHS ~ the causes of much of what happens in our lives lie far deeper than we imagine. Yet we seldom look far enough beneath the surface. The films, words, images, observations and unprotected conversations of Nic Askew consider the many elements of our lives, work and society at an unusual depth. And in doing so, opens our eyes wide to what we might become.
THE CONGO, BOARDROOM & THE CAMERA ~ From expeditions in the Congo, Amazon and Sahara to a Managing Directorship in Business, Nic’s eclectic earlier life took an unexpected turn in 2005. He now makes Human Portraits in Black & White Film. Extremely close up. And extremely revealing of our common human experience.
THE INNER VIEW METHOD ~ He travels the world helping foundations articulate their courageous pathfinding notions, organizations find and reveal their soul, and most importantly, human beings express the emotion of their pain, their joy, and much in between. He also teaches his profound INNER VIEW Method as a way to access authenticity, truth and intuitive intelligence in service to transformational work.
THE SOUL OF THIS HUMAN RACE ~ Nic has set out to capture ‘The Soul of This Human Race‘ on film, in all its shades and from all four corners. So that we might see ourselves reflected in each other. And come to remember that we each belong without condition.
His Soul Biographies Film Portrait Series is followed faithfully by many around the world through his long running FILM OF THE WEEK. His insight on what it is that happens between the lens, the subject, and the viewer has profound implications for all.
Nic has recently set off on a major interior exploration for the SOUL OF AMERICA.
GUITAR ~ Nic, self taught as he is with film-making, plays the guitar in most of his films. After being encouraged to do so by a GUITAR LEGEND. Imitation, an example, sits below. Others congregate on SOUNDCLOUD, and on the back of most films.
MONDAYS ~ Nic has been sharing his films & words most Mondays since 2005. You can join his Film List, add email and click GO.
PERSONALLY ~ at 54, he’s an Englishman living in the USA. With one wife, Caroline, who often reviews the films, and five children under 15. If you count the dog and the cat, which he does. See BELOW for photographs. He travels the world with his camera, imagination and sometimes his family. And edits from an attic studio finding peace amongst the chaos.
3 VERY HUMAN MINUTES PLAY FULL SCREEN
A 3 MINUTE INTRO TO THE FILM SERIES
7 of us live under the same roof. ‘I met Caroline in the Bahamas. A moment of certainty. Far beyond the more usual experience of wanting or believing. We married soon after. Caroline has been with me every step of the way along this fantastical untrodden journey in film, word and mystery. She ensures that I see what is obscured by my own immersion. From a missed split infinitive to the elusive clarity on major issues of the human experience.’ ~ NIC
And then there’s the rest of them, the family that is. See the photographs; Atlee, Ella, Gracie, the Dog and the Cat. Two whom have featured in films. So far.