BRAD WARNER'S HARDCORE ZEN

BRAD WARNER’S HARDCORE ZEN is a documentary about a controversial Zen master who has sought to challenge many taboo topics in Zen Buddhism
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Pirooz Kalayeh
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Los Angeles, California
United States
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Short Summary

BRAD WARNER’S HARDCORE ZEN is a documentary about a controversial Zen master who has sought to strip away the sheen off many taboo topics in Zen Buddhism and exhibit a healthy dose of reality to his readers. This documentary is currently in post-production.

Website: ilikenirvana.com
Facebook: facebook.com/BradWarnersHardcoreZen
Blog: hardcorezen.info/

What We Need & What You Get

We need funds for editing ($1K) and sound mixing ($2K) to get the film ready for film festivals and distribution.
 
We plan to release the film at a film festival this year. Then we'll do a limited theatrical release across the US with select indie theaters and living rooms.
 
If we raise more than the funding amount, donations will go towards the lodging and food on the tour, unique backer awards, and Dogen Sangha Los Angeles. 
 
 

The Impact

Your donation will make this film possible. We are completely funded independently. Every little bit helps bring Brad's teachings about Zen Buddhism to the rest of the world. 
 

Other Ways You Can Help

Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:

Please be sure to share the campaign, Facebook page, or contact us to be hosts during the Living Room tour at booking@bardwarnershardcorezen.com


BRAD WARNER

Brad Warner is a Zen monk, writer, bass player and film-maker. He has written several books, including Hardcore Zen, Sit Down And Shut Up, Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate, and his latest, Sex, Sin, and Zen. He received Dharma Transmission from Gudo Nishijima Roshi, who received his transmission from Rempo Niwa Roshi who, at the time was the head of the Soto Sect in Japan. He writes about Zen and other topics on his blog, Hardcore Zen, and as a writer for Suicide Girls.

PIROOZ KALAYEH

Pirooz Kalayeh is a filmmaker, artist and author who recently produced and directed his adapted screenplay of SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL into a feature film. Last year, Mr. Kalayeh co-directed THE HUMAN WAR for Sangha Films, and, currently, he is at work on a web series entitled ZOMBIE BOUNTY HUNTER M.D. with ILIKENIRVANA Productions. His novel THE WHOPPER STRATEGIES details an advertising executive's journey to package Enlightenment in a Box.

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This campaign ended on July 11, 2013
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  • $5USD
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    Thank you for making this film possible.

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  • $10USD
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    Digital download of the soundtrack featuring Brad Warner, 0DFX, Dimentia 13, Randy Blythe (Live), and Michael Deragon.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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    Digital download of the film.

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    Digital download of the film, soundtrack, and deleted scenes with Nina Hartley put onto a unique collectible flash drive.

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    Digital download of the film and an autographed copy of Brad's new book THERE IS NO GOD AND HE IS ALWAYS WITH YOU (additional $10 for postage outside US).

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    Digital download of the film, soundtrack, and a framed handrawn dinosaur picture by Brad Warner.

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    Digital download of the film and soundtrack, hand drawn dinosaur, invitation to world premiere or city premiere closest to donator, and personal SKYPE chat with Brad Warner and director.

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    Private screening of the film in your living room during our upcoming BRAD WARNER'S HARDCORE ZEN LIVING ROOM TOUR in November with Brad Warner and director in attendance. (If outside the US, then please e-mail before donation to discuss how incentive can be disbursed to you i.e. "Brad will be on tour in Europe in September, so arrangements will have to be made").

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