Conscious Revolution – The Point Of This Work

“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 …

A Creative Alternative to Hiring a Speaker

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Behind the Film, Events, Interviews, News

Someone had asked whether they could arrange a live Inner View Filming Experience at their event, as a creative alternative to hiring a speaker. I included these few words to give him a sense of what might happen if they were to do so …

“The room quietens as another film subject emerges deliberately from the audience. She, or he, approaches the Inner View Camera with something to say. Something worthwhile speaking. Words that have purpose, and an obvious use in his or her world. Perhaps even to the world at large. Words that set out to convince us all.

The subject sits. Close to the camera. Close to me. Eyes closed, ever deepening breath, as the spartan words of instruction remove any requirement from our time together. The point of being here, that was so vividly etched into a previously important list is now lost, as the image is cast in high contrast black and white to a large screen. Arrestingly beautiful. Always. We are all to be included unreservedly in this experience of the human soul made visible. Of humanity witnessed.

From a palpable and utter stillness, it is as if the subject ‘is spoken’. Words. And space. And an unbridled vulnerability of such profound importance that the audience cannot turn away.

Here there is nowhere to hide. Here there is no need to hide. Here there is the surrender of control, the control that kept us from seeing one another. From seeing ourselves. Here, for this moment in time there is freedom. And an experience that will most probably live deep within each of us.” …

‘How To See Someone’ Audio

A recently recorded few minutes as a contribution to you remembering your innate capacity to ‘see’ another.

From deep within the Art and Science of Witnessing.

‘… after nearly 15 years in close proximity to the camera and the human soul, it has come down to the stark realization that there is nothing to do, and no one to do it. And that this sense of profound surrender is perhaps the greatest contribution anyone could make to the world.’

Details of the teaching of this way can be found here. Many are inexplicably drawn to the possibility.

If you’d like a download of this audio piece, send us a message …

A Few Magnificent Clues As To How To Be Present To Another

To some this may remain forever bewildering. To others it might make clear an important step on the way to surrender. This is taken from a recent Masterclass Webinar entitled ‘Beyond Marketing for Coaches’. But if you are not on the coaching spectrum do not be put off. It holds relevance to anyone who longs to be more present to another.

An 8 minute video …

What Was Revealed in Dallas

Posted by on Jan 7, 2018 in Behind the Film, Films, Interviews, Soul of America

There is this field. The field is the very atmosphere in which I film. It elicits something different in nature. And in Dallas, I sat in this field. This time, in front of the camera. And this is what happened.

This film will play just for this week …

The Most Unusual Game of Walkabout

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Behind the Film, Events, Films, Interviews, News, Products

There was a time where I was almost between Worlds. The Business World and the World that would come. But a World I didn’t know existed. And I made a game up. In retrospect it drew my notice to something that would define the way of Soul Biographies. The way of so much that I now experience. Last week I sat in front of the camera, and recounted the experience of this game …

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 …

How The Camera Can Capture Consciousness

How The Camera Can Capture Consciousness

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

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 …

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 …

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.

‘they’ said it was like breathing pure oxygen

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Interviews, News

I gave an interview last month. ‘they’ said it was like breathing pure oxygen. You can hear it here …

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 …

How to See Somebody Naked, a TED X talk by Nic

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Events, Interviews
How to See Somebody Naked, a TED X talk by Nic

‘… through the lens of his spellbinding Soul Biographies Human Portrait Series, Poet Film Maker Nic Askew explores the intangible space that exists between people, and wonders if implicit trust and non judgment is simpler and more profoundly important than we might assume’ …

La Literati Interview Recording

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Interviews, News

LA LITERATI radio interview. 45 minutes. Plus download. Contains much to do with the way I make films.

Voice of Leadership Interview

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Audio, Interviews

Nic’s films are of the courageous, and for the courageous. This downloadable audio interview is revealing of the process of making a Soul Biography.

Perhaps there are No Words

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Interviews, Words

Soul Biographies remains a challenge. A challenge to find adequate words by way of description.
Perhaps the films will remain an enigma …

Into the Depths of Business

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Interviews, News, Soul of Business, Words
Into the Depths of Business

I have a new adventure in film about to launch, the ‘Soul of Business’. And one of my neighbors, who was helping me from my usual side of the camera, asked me the selling out question.
Hmm. Thanks Mike. I think.
This was my response …

Inflicted By A Quiet Curiosity

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Interviews, Words
Inflicted By A Quiet Curiosity

I located this interview from 2010 that featured in a book by Shann Vander Leek entitled ‘Life On Your Terms’. It included the words from ‘The Adventure of Uncertainty’ and exposes something of Soul Biographies …