It’s 2am. You’re wide awake.
Feeling alone. Unseen.
And inexplicably lost.
Discontent despite all
that you have around you.
The people. Your life.
You wear a face that tells
the world you’re OK,
but you’re not.
You’re bone achingly tired
from the relentless
game of belonging …
I made this 4-minute film a few years ago for a movement within Hollywood seeking to change Hollywood and provoke a conscious lighting strike to the system from within the system. It opened the conference in a theater on Hollywood Boulevard with Jim Carrey, Eckhart Tolle, John Raatz, and many more.
This film was based on a poem I wrote in contribution to the purpose of the movement and was based on one singularly provocative question, a question that seems even more relevant today. A question you might do well to hold perpetually close …
A few months back I was interviewed by Mary Alice Arthur as a part of the STORY THE FUTURE Project. I was subsequently told by someone who had studied the Inner View Method with me, that I really ought to listen back to it as my words articulated exactly what is going on with the camera and awareness. It concerns surrender.
So I did, and if you are drawn to understanding this way of seeing (how and why film subjects show up like they do in Soul Biographies) then bathe yourself in this audio interview. It is 42 minutes long, so find your time. Listen between the words. Even beyond the words …
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.
I often just start playing (the guitar) with no idea where to go. This afternoon I restrung the guitar and this is where I went. One track, one take. Kind of thing I play to the kids at bedtime.
It was suggested by some that this is useful to listen to when attempting to fall asleep.
I’ve just completed another Film Portrait for the Schizophrenia Series. Janet is the subject. The Mother to a Paranoid Schizophrenic. It is quite possible that her experience will haunt you. Particularly if you have children. In the meantime this is the guitar track I recorded for the experience. With appropriate space …