Seeking One Courageous Business Owner

One place has come free for a courageous Business Owner on the Dynamic Truth Process Program in Hertfordshire, UK on 17-19 July. Film + Truth + Purpose …

109 Seconds Concerning the Point of the Films

Posted by on May 20, 2017 in Behind the Film, Films, Interviews
109 Seconds Concerning the Point of the Films

‘… the idea of doing this (Soul Biographies) just turned up one day. There was no thinking it through. It was one of those intuitive ideas that exists in the realm of knowing. I knew I have to do this. But I have no idea why, how or in service of what.’ 2 Minute Film …

People Say It’s Ok But It Isn’t

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Images, Soul of America
People Say It’s Ok But It Isn’t

‘… I see a lot of loneliness, desperation and anxiety out there. People say their lives are OK
but their faces tell a different story.’

An image from the ‘Square Portrait’ Soul of America Series …

Fade into Time

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Poetry

For those who believe that their own two feet are planted firmly on the earth’s surface.

‘Fade into Time’

When all is said.
And done.

And my ashes
return
to dust.

The footsteps I
leave behind me
will fade into time.

They just will …

[+ there is a film]

How The Camera Can Capture Consciousness

How The Camera Can Capture Consciousness

3 very recent minutes on the camera’s capacity to capture consciousness …

You Have No Reason to Hate Me

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Images, News, Soul of America
You Have No Reason to Hate Me

In this journey that lies before me to find and witness the #SoulOfAmerica, I imagine there will be challenging times. Included in this will be the cameras exposure to the subject of racism and hate. Because it exists. Sometimes visible, often hidden.

As we travel the country, I imagine the camera will end up catching its visceral experience from both sides. The giver of hate, and its unwilling recipient. Having such experience in the full exposure of light for all to see beyond simply the idea of it will be useful at the very least.

An image from the ‘Square Portrait’ Soul of America Series … …

For UK Business Owners and Coaches

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Events, News, Soul of Business

Imagine three days of utter immersion with a small truly courageous group of business owners examining the vast depths of why you do what you do, so that we are able to capture the essence of that on film. That is the Dynamic Truth Process Program. We have a place remaining in the UK in July. You and I would need to speak …

Soul Biographies in Amsterdam for the First Time

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Behind the Film, Events, News

I am coming to Amsterdam. This is what I emailed to everyone on the Film List in the Netherlands and Belgium …

The US Congress Should Pay Attention to Evelyn

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Films, News, Soul of America

On this particular day, I imagine US Leadership might do well to listen to these few minutes of Evelyn, 98.

#HouseOfRepresentatives #Senate #USCongress

‘I have been so fortunate in my 98 years but now I look at my country and I’m almost ashamed that we let such hypocrites make decisions for the masses of people who are good. But I am here for something. I am not ready to go. What an opportunity a human life is.’

See the 2 minute film …

Raw, Unchecked, Truthful American Inner Voices

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Events, Films, News, Soul of America
Raw, Unchecked, Truthful American Inner Voices

Raw, unchecked, truthful inner voices from the Tucson leg of the Soul of America Tour. Hate to Compassion, Overwhelm to Fierce Love, Profound Sadness and more …

Mr Askew I Believe You Might Be An Itinerant Confessor

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in News, Soul of America

Last Summer I spent a week on an Island in British Colombia with a gang of unacceptable thinkers. Unacceptable to the status quo that is. During dinner one evening RUPERT SHELDRAKE, the renowned and unacceptable Biologist, stopped the conversation at the table with these few words ‘Mr Askew, I believe you might be an itinerant confessor.’

I’m off to Tucson tomorrow on the first leg of the search for the SOUL OF AMERICA. Perhaps Rupert was right. Perhaps my role is as an itinerant confessor. To the inner voice of a Nation. Witnessed and caught on film for all to see.

Twelve Years a Film Maker

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in News

Twelve Years ago today I picked up the camera for the first time. With no idea why, how or in service of what. But knowing is knowing. Its experience is far beyond wanting or believing …

Guitar for the Soul of America

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in Audio, Guitar, Soul of America
Guitar for the Soul of America

I imagine that this search for the Soul of America and the many and diverse inner voices I shall share with you through film will require me to record many more original guitar pieces. This does not appear to be a hardship …

The American Voice We Ignore

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in News, Soul of America
The American Voice We Ignore

I recently heard an intelligent radio program. About the divide in America and what might be done to bring the Nation together. You know the type of considered program. Intelligent views from a number of ‘sides’. But they were views. They were opinions. They absorbed the mind in extravagant possibility. But views and opinions shall never recognize their opposites. They shall never resolve conflict. At best they might agree to live alongside each other. To tolerate …

A First Step into the Soul of America

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in News, Soul of America

Tuscon, next week. I am thinking that this is one of my more unhinged ideas. I have made the decision to capture the Soul of America on film.

I have an idea that to find the Soul of anything one needs to get utterly lost. To simply start somewhere, and take each step as it appears. And so I have picked a random City in which to start. Somewhere I have never been, somewhere where I know close to no-one …

Towards the Sun

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Poetry

Each fraudulent step
through a life
he had never
once desired …

Might the Conflict Series have been a Forerunner to the Soul of America

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Films, Soul of America

It was pointed out by more than one viewer that the new SOUL OF AMERICA Project had a forerunner. Or so they said – the Klamath Human Conflict Series I made a few years ago. In some sense, those viewers may have a point. Here is the trailer for that Series. It should give you a sense of the tone of voice …

This I Believe

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Behind the Film, Observations, Words

If we were to truly see each other from behind the folly of our own opinion, we might remember that we each belong without exception.

The Soul of America Nationwide Tour is Coming to Tucson Arizona

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Events, News, Soul of America

The Soul of America Nationwide Tour is coming to Tucson, Arizona.

26-30 April 2017.

More details to come …

How to Embed a Soul Biography on Your Social Media

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Films, News

For those who feel brave enough to want to post a Soul Biography Film on their social media accounts and have it play directly there (FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc). Here are the simple instructions … Simply find the film on my VIMEO Account and take the film specific URL then paste that into your post, and Hey Presto the player embeds in the post. Feel free to introduce with your own words.

A Kinder America

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Films, Soul of America
A Kinder America

In the search for the Soul of America I know the voice that will point us there has a very particular tone. Such tone comes from a place beyond the opinion of right and wrong. From presence without need to convince.

Michael spoke with such a tone. This fragment is a piece in an extraordinary puzzle …

This is What I Do

I am not entirely certain why I am able to do this but I am certain that this is what I do.

I have the capacity to see people deeply. And I am able to elicit and capture on film the experience of inner worlds. It seems important because this is where truth lies. And with truth comes clarity. And with clarity comes vast possibility. This is what I do. For the courageous, its application is far reaching.

Surrender. Which is Different to Giving Up

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Poetry, Words

Surrender.
Which is
different
to giving up.
That’s it.
Surrender.

Let Me Introduce You to the Moon

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Poetry

Let me introduce you
to the moon.

She sits up there
in skies afar …

This is How an Organization Could Shoot Video

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in News, Organizations, Soul of Business

Video shot for websites in explanation of an organization’s work in the world is most often so obvious. So obviously selling you on an idea, if not something more concrete. So obviously disconnected.

When one understands the mechanics of authenticity on film, one can set out to bring life to important work without letting oneself down. Without the disability of in-congruence.

I’m in Germany next week doing just this. Defining the arc of an organization’s work and what message will help its true understanding. Then filming over the week for just that, amongst the under current of human presence. It is an art worth knowing. It will bring in the audience that previously couldn’t see, couldn’t connect, on account of the confines of so many inadequate words.

This will be a full and glorious week of immersion, connected people and creativity in film. A true exploration and discovery in service to a grand purpose.

If these few words define your challenge in some fashion, we should speak.

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