MAY 29th - June 5th Bonus!
For any Donation over $100
You'll receive and extra "unsigned" Limited Edition Collectable Comic, Plus Your name will appear in the end credits of the film.
We're also offering
Limited Edition Collectable
(See Info Below)
We actually need $214,500 to complete the film (see budget here), for the next 8 months of post-production work. We set our goal at $70,000 with the hope that we will surpass it greatly.
Thank you for spreading the word everyone who you think would support this project.
PLANTING SEEDS: THE POWER OF MINDFULNESS, is a film that can truly help to transform our relationships and ourselves in a deeply meaningful way.
Children, parents, couples and educators can use the techniques and practices in the film and on the Bonus DVD (Songs, Lesson Plans, Practical Exercises) to build more harmony, love and appreciation within themselves, their families and within the classroom.
The Planting Seeds film offers meaningful, fun and engaging activities that children and parents can do at home, in school settings, and in their local communities, either self-guided or led by an adult.
KEY PRACTICES presented include mindful breathing, the four pebble meditations, mindful walking, inviting the bell, dealing with conflict, anger and strong emotions, eating meditation, as well as the 'Two Promises' or, ethical guidelines for children.
At PEACE IS THE WAY FILMS, our goal is to tell stories that touch our hearts and our souls. Stories that inspire us to be better people and help us discover the hidden hero within ourselves.
WHY IS SUPPORTING THIS FILM IMPORTANT?
Besides the joy that giving and good intentions bring, you will know that your generous donation (every amount is appreciated) will help to Plant Transformative Seeds of Mindfulness in the world, and within yourself.
WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF CREATIVES who passionately work long hours because we love what we do, yet often need to remind ourselves of the fact that we have to pay our modest living and office expenses, and to take time for ourselves and our loved ones.
THERE ARE ONLY A FEW WAYS TO FUND INDEPENDENT FILMS: Borrow money (which we do not want to do, ever), self-finance (we did that for years to get things going), or have the world community get involved to support independent media that offers hope instead of fear, and to help cultivate love and understanding.
WHAT WILL IT COST TO COMPLETE THE FILM?
We need $214,500 to complete the film (see budget here), manufacture the sustainable DVDs, travel to Plum Village for more recording and film screening, and pay our dedicated team (Press Pack Click Here) for the next 8 months of post-production work.
Originally, we under-estimated how much time it would take to complete this film.
Our team recently decided (after testing new animation software for over one month) that it's much better to have fully animated characters that speak. Our original idea was to have static animated characters with voiceovers.
This process is considerably more time-consuming and we think it’s truly worth it. You be the judge, take a look at our first animations using our newly developed artistic style in the above trailer, and if you like what you see, then please support our efforts.
With Immense Gratitude,
& The Peace is the Way Film Team "Sangha"
Special thanks to the musicians Charity and the JAMband, Dennis Howard and Brother Phap Luu.
IMMEDIATELY SHIPPED BONUS DONOR REWARDS - (Depends on your donation amount.)
The Secret of The 5 Powers LIMITED and COLLECTABLE Comic Book and Apple iBook (All comics and iBook's available to ship immediately.) www.peacecomics.com
1ST Edition - Artist, Erich Tiefenbach SIGNED.
1ST Edition - Sister Chan Khong SIGNED.
1ST Edition - Thich Nhat Hanh and Sister Chan Khong SIGNED.
BONUS! Private Preview / Online Screening - of our newly finished (May 2013) feature animated documentary film, The Secret of The 5 Powers. The film is currently being submitted to film festivals. A password protected and time limited link will be emailed to you within 24 hours after your donation is received.
THE SECRET OF THE 5 POWERS
3 Superheroes of Peace use the 5 Powers of Faith, Diligence, Mindfulness, Concentration and Insight to change the course of history and inspire millions around the world. Planting seeds of peace in the deep mud of war.
The documentary weaves powerfully illustrated comic book animation with contemporary and historic footage that follows the lives of Alfred Hassler, an American anti-war hero, Vietnamese peace activist Sister Chan Khong and Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, whom Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967.
The film also reveals the story of the powerfully groundbreaking, yet largely unknown, 1958 Martin Luther King Jr "Montgomery Story" Comic Book Project, initiated by Alfred Hassler and Martin Luther King Jr,. A comic book that has been secretly changing the course of history around the world, to this present day.
Download Press Pack
(Synopsis, Background Story, Team)
THE SECRET OF THE 5 POWERS COMIC IN THE PRESS!
MAY 2013 iSSUE OF THE SHAMBHALA SUN MAGAZINE
SUPERHEROES OF PEACE
3 HEROES, 5 POWERS (For Larger Image Click here)
Team on This Campaign:
Co-Producer / Co-Director
Co-Producer / Co-Director / D.O.P. / Editor
Illustrator / Animator
Scriptwriter / Associate Producer
German Language Translator
NYU Professor / Activist / Fundraiser
Illustrator / Animator