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.

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.

A Few Words of Warning

A viewer who had been participant in both possibilities within the Soul Biographies Experience (a witness from the audience and the witnessed in front of the camera) wrote to me with these few words of WARNING …

Words by Way of an Invitation

I wrote these few words by way of general invitation to all Soul Biographies Programs;

To truly bear witness to another allows for a voice that seems rare in this age. A voice that doesn’t set out to convince the world of right and wrong. A voice that starts without knowing where it might end up. A voice alive with truth and vulnerability, that travels without fear of consequence. The unfiltered voice of the human soul. The strength and wisdom of such a voice can change the course of a life. Even an organization. This time is about such a voice. This is where we will go …

Presence Before the Story

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Audio, Behind the Film, Films, Soul Biographies Method

The words that people say are pretty much insignificant when set next to how they are. This is important to understand if one is to catch the ‘stories’ of this human race. An AUDIO FILM …

Sister Jenna Radio Interview and Washington DC Live Events

Sister Jenna Radio Interview and Washington DC Live Events

A Radio Interview. What might be the experience of filming Donald Trump, and more. And news of Washington DC Events 30th November and 1st December.

On Telling Truthful Organizational Stories

An audio interview containing thoughts and possibilities in the telling of truthful organizational stories. Actually I might have revealed it all. Or at least much of the nature of capturing authenticity in service of good work …

Summer Weekend English Retreat

Posted by on Apr 24, 2016 in Behind the Film, Events, Soul Biographies Method
Summer Weekend English Retreat

A Weekend Retreat Gathering for those inexorably drawn to the possibility hidden in a weekend lost in the depths of the Soul Biographies experience in an extraordinary property within the New Forest National Park, England …

Stripped Bare Interview

Here is a 42 minute conversation between David Taylor and myself entitled ‘Stripped Bare’. Examining the nature of Soul Biographies and its method …

Seven Under the Same Roof

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Behind the Film, Images, News
Seven Under the Same Roof

Six of us live under the same roof. Thought I’d introduce you to the other Five by way of their photographs. Caroline, Atlee, Ella, Gracie, the Dog and the Cat. Two whom have featured in films. So far …

Mr. Askew you’re a disruptive influence

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Behind the Film, Interviews, Words

I answered the telephone mid afternoon. The caller stated these words clear as day, and as loud as the night is quiet.

‘… Mr. Askew you are a disruptive influence.’

‘Are you sure?’, I replied.

Film Subjects + Courage

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Behind the Film, Films

I imagine that to sit in front of my camera requires more than an ounce of courage. A one minute film …

Unanswered Questions Answered

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Behind the Film, Interviews

Here’s an interview on film I did under unusual circumstances. It tells something of the story of Soul Biographies, and perhaps answers a number of the questions so many have repeatedly asked …

A Live Experiment in Film

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in Behind the Film, Events, Films, Interviews
A Live Experiment in Film

What I have included here is unusual. An experiment if you like. I dare you to pay extremely close attention. You will need to. It is intricate, a meditation of sorts. It points to much, including the space in which films are made …

London December Event Film for Wide Eyed Leaders

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Behind the Film, Events, News

This piece, built from an unplanned telephone conversation, set out to in some fashion describe the experience of an upcoming London Event. But it ended up saying more about the nature of my work than many things I’ve attempted …

Not a Statement of Failure

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Behind the Film

The words ‘I don’t know’ are important. They do not sit as a statement of failure.

Quite the opposite actually. A one minute interview segment …

As if the Dream were the Chooser

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Behind the Film, Words

It occurs to me that I haven’t chosen an easy life. Soul Biographies is entirely without prior direction. Might the dream have been the chooser …

How Not Preparing Might Elicit Authenticity

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Behind the Film

A two minute ‘Behind the Film’ piece, identifying a very important element in the art of catching of authenticity on film.