Documentary Film

  1. Back this film on Kickstarter: bit.ly/wmyks

    Told from the point-of-view of runners from all walks of life, the film explores the inspiration and motivation that modern cultures associate with running.

    On the surface, the reasons people run seem obvious; health, stress, competition to name a few. But what if there is a deeper, more intrinsic compulsion that connects people who choose to run for enjoyment regardless of genetic, ethnic, socioeconomic, religious or physical differences?

    Runners share an uncommon bond in today’s society, whether it’s through participation in the events or a simple ‘hey’ on an isolated nature trail. We aim to find out what it is.

    With breathtaking landscapes, high-profiles races and quirky tribal-like parades as the backdrop, we join hardcore and casual runners alike on their individual journeys to health and wellness, weight loss, triumph, freedom and companionship, with one goal in mind; to find out what moves them.

    Everyday more and more people are making running part of their daily routines and part of their lives. So we are setting out on a quest to ask as them just one simple question; What Moves You?

    Like us on Facebook.com/WMYrunners
    Follow us on Twitter @WMYrunners
    whatmovesrunners.com

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  2. Richard is the fascinating story of a travelling piano tuner who chooses to live outdoors. Shot in London, the film takes an alternative look at someone who treats the entire city as a home.

    Richard is part of the film series England Your England. For more films and information visit englandyourengland.tv, facebook.com/englandyourengland or twitter.com/yourengland

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  3. This clip from SAMSARA showing food production and consumption has been getting a lot of attention!

    SAMSARA is available on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as On Demand from Amazon, ITunes and Netflix.

    barakasamsara.com

    From SAMSARA producer Mark Magidson:
    "We are happy this clip has struck a chord with so many people, and we hope that the interest in this clip will lead viewers to see SAMSARA in its entirety. This clip represents only 6 minutes from a 100 minute long film, which was photographed in 25 countries and explores many other diverse aspects of the human experience. We would love for viewers to experience SAMSARA as a whole."

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  4. Check out the trailer for our feature film PLANETARY: vimeo.com/60234866
    For more info about PLANETARY (formerly CONTINUUM) and how you can support & pre-order the film, check out: weareplanetary.com. Full website coming soon.

    On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.

    The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

    ‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.

    CAST
    • EDGAR MITCHELL – Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
    • RON GARAN – ISS astronaut and founder of humanitarian organization Fragile Oasis
    • NICOLE STOTT – Shuttle and ISS astronaut and member of Fragile Oasis
    • JEFF HOFFMAN – Shuttle astronaut and senior lecturer at MIT
    • SHANE KIMBROUGH – Shuttle/ISS astronaut and Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army
    • FRANK WHITE – space theorist and author of the book ‘The Overview Effect’
    • DAVID LOY- philosopher and author
    • DAVID BEAVER – philosopher and co-founder of The Overview Institute
    ———-
    CREW
    Producer: STEVE KENNEDY
    Director: GUY REID
    Editor: STEVE KENNEDY
    Director of Photography: CHRISTOPHER FERSTAD
    Original Score: HUMAN SUITS
    Dubbing Mixer: PATCH MORRISON
    ———-
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    Filmed with Canon 5D Mk ii.
    Additional footage from NASA / ESA archives
    Duration: 19 minutes
    ———-

    Planetary Collective: planetarycollective.com/
    Overview Microsite: overviewthemovie.com/
    Human Suits (original score): humansuits.com/

    For more information:
    The Overview Institute: overviewinstitute.org/
    Fragile Oasis: fragileoasis.org/

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  5. The Internet:

    It has taken over our lives and permeates every moment. It even has its own week.

    And it's the annual occurrence of Internet Week that made us think– have we become addicted to the internet? And if we have, what would happen if 5 digital natives were forced to go cold turkey for a week? Would it be reminiscent of a scene from Trainspotting? Or would they regress to some kind of IRL utopia?

    We followed these five internet addicts around for a week. This is the result.

    nointernetweek.co
    #nointernetweek

    Thanks to Harald Boyesen for the music.

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