The APOCALYPSO project consists of two products; first, the APOCALYPSO DVD: an unprecedented collection of awe-inspiring Visionary Art, set to a compelling soundtrack with thought-provoking narratives...and second, the APOCALYPSO BOOK: a coffee-table collector's edition of breath-taking color and quality!
This campaign is to raise funding for both the APOCALYPSO DVD as well as the initial development (licensing, layout and design) of the APOCALYPSO coffee-table book.
Note: APOCALYPSO's offers 2 versions designed for continuous play on your televsion or computer screen. The first is a slower version made to enhance the ambiance of your home or office… providing a contemplative background for creative activities, spiritual practice, or for your private viewing pleasure.
The second version changes at a faster pace with a more upbeat soundtrack…
great for small parties or large gatherings…or to enjoy while working-out!
There is an emerging culture of gifted, young visionary artists that are giving expression to a new genre of art. In addition to the traditional artist’s mediums and tools (paint, pastels, pen & ink... brush, hammer & chisel), technology is providing an unlimited palette from which these artists can draw.
Participating artists incude: Android Jones, Cameron Gray, Mark Henson, Amanda Sage, Michael Divine, Geo Glyphiks, Carey Thompson, Adam Scott Miller, Luke Brown, Abhi Thati, Darren Minke, Chris, Dyer, Xavi, Ira Ratry, Justin Ascensional, Collin Elder, Katia Honour, Michael Divine, Olivia Curry, Autumn Skye, Freydoon Rassouli, Daniel Holeman, Jesse Noemind, Bill Brouard, Michael Pukac, Ryan Johnson, Shawn Hocking, Raul Cassilas...and many more!
By incorporating musical influences from many diverse cultures of the world, then adding live instruments --violins, drums, saxophone-- to the already unlimited spectrum of music and sounds made possible by today’s technology, these young producer-composers are bringing electronic music to a whole new level!
Featuring music by Random Rab, Desert Dwellers, The Human Experience, Guda and more!
THE NARRATIVES (optional playback):
Changing Humanity's Imagination of Itself!
"In each of us, there is the voice of advocacy and there is the voice of inspiration,
that we are all intertwined and interconnected…
that the uplifting of one person is the uplifting of all persons."
Matching the depth and beauty of the art... APOCALYPSO’s profoundly poignant narratives, have universal appeal that transcends race, religion or political persuasion.
These ideas, when embraced and experienced…engender wisdom that is utterly enriching and empowering. The adventure of life is exhilarated, healing occurs, and the natural enchantment of living is restored.
As we evolve ourselves to these new and rather extraordinary levels of understanding...we have begun the process of reconsidering, re-perceiving, real-izing ALL that we are.
KnowWonder Entertainmen'ts founder, Angela Russell, will be Writer and Creative Director for both of APOCALYPSO's projects.
Reaching our goal:
We need your PARTICIAPTION! YOU are as much a part of its creation as we are. Your support in reaching our goal, will enable us to produce the high-quality products through which to share these superb works of art, music and life-changing ideas with the world.
You can help by donating and spreading the word to others. Share this link, “Like” us on Facebook, Twitter it, email this Kickstarter link to your friends, family, co-workers, fellow fans and anyone else.
What we need:
Our goal is to raise the $100,000 to cover the estimated production costs of making the DVD, as well as the initial development (licensing, layout and design) of the APOCALYPSO coffee-table book. Any surplus donations will go toward the final production of the APOCALYPSO book.
The goal amount includes the cost of printing the DVDs, weeks worth of High-Definition video editing, professional audio mixing and mastering, licensing agreements and legal fees, manufacture and shipping expenses for our rewards, and all other projected expenses.
What you'll get:
The rewards for donating to our campaign go beyond the creation of this pioneering DVD. At each designated donation level there is an exciting kick-back that, besides being a reward in itsel,f can be a reminder for years to come of your role in making this Visionary ART compilation a reality.
What your pledge will do:
With your pledge, you are helping to create awareness about these artists, and offer support to their work. This new generation of ‘cultural creatives’, who have struggled and devoted their lives to the development of this relatively unknown genre of computer generated paintings and electronic music, are envisioning ways of transforming ourselves and our world.
I AM AN ENTHUSIAST!
How can I paly an even BIGGER ROLE in APOCALYPSO's production?
GREAT question! Here are some possibilities. There is an Executive Producer Credit at $5,000 and a Presenting Partner / Executive Producer credit at $10,000.
Your name will appear in the credits for all US Film Festivals and/or Music Festival Events, possibly International TV and PBS! Please note that these are honorary titles and do not engender any creative or business involvement/decision-making nor does the credit entitle any claim of ownership
Can I donate in someone else's name?
No problem! We will contact you once funding is complete to gather information so that we can get your incentives to you. At that time you can let us know under which name you’d like to donate.
Can I donate outside of the United States?
Yes indeed! Just click on the PayPal payment Button and you will see that you can pay with a credit card from any country! But you must finish the PayPal checkout process for your pledge to be recorded. If you have any problems just contact us.
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:
- Please like our page on Facebook and help spread the word by sharing it with all of your friends.
- Be sure to visit our website and encourage others to donate!
The APOCALYPSO TEAM
As Founder and Creative Director of KnowWonder Entertainment, Angela Russell has devoted her life to the creation of visionary media and motion picture projects designed to entertain, educate and inspire.
As a writer, filmmaker and artist, she has developed an independent body of work, which reflects her lifelong passion for the accelerated evolution of humanity into its greater potential.
After publishing KnowWonder’s award-winning, debut project THE LAND OF SMAERD; a beautifully illustrated children’s book...Angela wrote and hosted THE KNOW WONDER SHOW on the World Puja Network, broadcasting to 139 countries.
As a tribute to the immense talent of today’s younger generation of artists...and in recognition of the beautiful, insightful and powerfully transformative works of art and music that are being produced by these new ‘Cultural Creatives’, Angela is currently dedicating herself to the creation of KnowWonder Entertainment's exciting new project, APOCALYPSO; Beyond The Veil!
Born in Hollywood, California...Angela then grew up, primarily, in the Hawaiian Islands. She now resides in Washington state.
Note: All KWE’s projects and internet radio shows are currently posted on KnowWonder Entertainment’s website: www.KnowWonderEntertainment.com
Darren Minke is a Visual Alchemist – using many different mediums to bring his visions to life.
Darren’s Digital Art uses collaged photographs to create detailed, psychedelic imagery that maintains the color and vibrance of a traditional painting. His images have a very strong earth based, Divine-feminine theme. Darren will often mix metaphors and symbols from different religions and philosophies to create a synthesis for deeper understanding and a more evolved meaning. These visions range from Divine ecstasy to dark and mythical dramas.
It is his hope that these images resonate with his audience, and inspire them to cherish and protect the earth, and seek to expand their conscious evolution.
Darren graduated from Texas A&M with degrees in Biology and Psychology and was accepted to Penn State Medical School.
Jeff Baird BS, MS
An accomplished, results driven sales professional with over 35 years of marketing, promotions and sales experience, including intimate knowledge of entrepreneurial internet/online businesses, Jeff has the skill and expertise to usher this exciting project to its successful completion.
Having completed the journey of starting, operating and exiting multiple businesses, Jeff is experienced in stimulating interest and brand awareness, and in establishing integral relationships between businesses and consumers from various market verticals.
Marisa is a project manager with background primarily in web design and online marketing. In addition to working with six web design based small-to-midsize businesses over the span of her career, she has actively engaged in contract work in sales & marketing for local and national advertising agencies for close to a decade.
Dedicated to fine art and philosophy distribution for an ever-expanding audience, Marisa has found a natural affinity with the KnowWonder Entertainment (KWE) team. She values collaboration, creativity, and dedication – all qualities deeply present in this project.
The balancing act of maintaining mental flexibility, while exerting a steadfast will to see a project come to life, can make or break a blossoming venture. Marisa weaves philosophical studies into her business approach, applying those strategies to the effective, expeditious accomplishment of meaningful work.
Seattle born, Michael Stevenson is a visionary artist, writer and musician whose prolific creative force and distinguished style has earned him recognition amongst his peers and placed him on stage alongside some of the most notable names in electronic music.
With production experience in a wide array of mediums Michael brings to APOCALYPSO a breadth of knowledge on how to get things done in the entertainment industry.
Drawing inspiration from the esoteric Michael’s visual work often features bold, iconic imagery that begs a re-evaluation of every-day objects, that can only be found in deep introspection.
His paintings and multi-media creations have hung in galleries up and down the West Coast. With over a decade of experience in print and web production Michael knows how to put an image in the eyes of his audience.
Executive Producer, Creative Director, Writer