The Persian Poet Rumi wrote;

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
doesn’t make any sense.”

Soul Biographies sets out to be an experience of such a field.

When we come to see each other without condition we are known. When we are known, we become aware that we belong to each other. And when we become aware that we belong to each other we are compelled to act accordingly, and this world changes for the better.

Soul Biographies have been made with INNER VIEW, a way of witnessing without condition. As such, they provide evidence that we belong.

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When we come to see each other beyond judgment and without condition we are known. When we are known, we become aware that we belong to each other. And when we become aware that we belong to each other we are compelled to act accordingly, and this world changes for the better. These are essential notes on how best to experience these film portraits.

A Starting Sequence

Filming people with an absence of judgment or condition causes the subject to speak with an entirely original and courageous voice. It’s this voice that I’ve made my films from. This sequence exemplifies the tone of such a voice. A grand starting point if you are new here.

On Knowing Happiness

Have you found the joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others? Two simple questions surrounded by the experience of Kathryn Temple. A film concerning the often missed nature of happiness.

A Life Beyond

This film explores the extraordinary change in a relationship between Mother and Daughter following the onset of dementia. It's metaphorical for so many of the events that seek to challenge our lives. Events seemingly out of our control.

Be Still, Be Quiet

‘My greatest fear was that no one would see me. My greatest fear is you'll see me. Be still, be quiet it will be okay. You're so much more than you allow yourself to think you are. So much more. And I keep showing you, you don't hear me. That's what that voice says.’ A few minutes defining perhaps one of the greatest of all paradoxes that lives unadmitted and deep inside most people.


This is one of the most viewed films from the Soul Biographies Series. Perhaps because of its title, most probably because of its subject. The camera appears to have captured the very energy of gratitude.


Jayanie and I have a knowing. Between us. Beyond words. Beyond time. This we know. Though we had never met. Might there be nowhere to get to? Might you call off the search?

Learning How To Fall

This short film portrait bears witness to the deep and visceral experience of a devastating illness, ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. And to a live well used. Things can shift dramatically. We're not in control. Life is precious.


We are fragile. You and me. Though we act strong, our lives are held together with thoughts of where we might be tomorrow. And of disappointed yesterdays. At any moment we might shatter. We might fall to our knees weighed down by ...

A Regular Experience Of Stillness

Over the years, each subject who sits in front of the camera starts the same way. From stillness. It is the way to have what is spoken, spoken from a different origin point. A profound and universal place, useful to the evolution of Us. These are regular pieces from a series made from these beginning moments before any word has been spoken.

Inner View Immersion

"The experience was tectonic" "All of life has profoundly changed" "The veil has broken" "I can't go back to sleep" "It isn't something that can wear off" "Work from which there is no returning unchanged" "Inner View has changed my perception of everything" "This was a turning point" "An experience so profound that being is different"

Beyond The Words

Shooting people – with a camera that is – in a foreign language that you don’t understand encourages an ability to listen beyond the words. This film might just be the epitome of joy.

On Belonging Without Condition

You belong. There was never any condition to that. Ever. You never didn’t belong. Despite what it might seem. And without the need to belong, your need to be right falls away." An artful introduction one of the key principles to this Inner View work.

The Possibility Of A Photograph

Might the experience of a photographic portrait be best finding you, not you it? Like the experience of music. Music that fills the atmosphere without any requirement to understand it. Might it simply be the other way around? The experience is to find you across a clear and hallowed space. These simple guidelines might help.

The Possibility Of Men

From the opening question ‘Would the boy you once were be inspired by the man you’ve become?’ this six minute film might sit uncomfortably for many. Uncomfortable and inspiring in the same breath. ‘Who might you gather around you to inspire a life of significance?’

The Fields of Kindness

As time stood itself still, she walked towards the camera as if beckoned by something more powerful than the need to be seen. What happened next was as naked as naked can be. A courageous and utterly beautiful articulation of the sheer weight and terror of depression.

Business Consciousness

Many in positions of leadership dare not take a new more conscious view of the world fully into the work place, for fear that the structure on which our organizations are built will fall. This is evidence by which you might gather the courage to do so. So regard this as a clarion call.

Undivided and So Still Attention

Before your words of encouragement and well-timed advice. Before items gifted at beyond an arm’s length. Did you ever consider the one thing that might turn the entire world on its axis ...

Don’t Turn Away

Beyond the drama of tragic events lies the deafening, visceral and prolonged experience of grief. An experience that is seemingly untouchable by those who look in from the outside.

Between You And Me

What is it that lives in the space between any two people in a relationship. This film is a portrait of a marriage, and considers the experience of appreciation, gratitude, trust and love.

Learn Inner View Witnessing

Inner View is a profound way to witness the interior realm of a person, the iceberg under the surface. The Human Soul. It is a realization of our innate capacity to experience others with awareness, beyond judgment and without condition in order to create deep irrevocable human connection. It is how Soul Biographies are made. Learn this way.

Conflict Series

Conflict is universal. I imagine each conflict is reflective of all others. The Klamath Conflict is notorious. I imagine it will reflect shards of your world. If not more. And point to how we might live and work well together.

Witnessing Without Map Or Conditions

I was interviewed by Preeta, a former General Counsel to Barack Obama in the White House. And Steve, who has made many films delving into the human condition, and things beyond the veil. This is the recording of that long-form interview.

Kindness, Or Not

In the protracted and often violent Klamath Conflict over land and water there have been those who have led the difficult work towards truth and understanding. Becky is one. Her perspective relevant to all human conflict.

The Possibility Of Our Attention

This film touches on the subject of suicide and wonders about a world in which we are less judgmental, more patient and able to see each other without condition.

I Needed To Die

'... I need to die. I so much needed to die'. These few minutes reveal something of the human experience so beautifully elemental that it might change you and you won't know why. The film ends '... I always wondered what were the tears of joy, now I know'.


See these few minutes as an invitation to stop in your tracks and let life itself find you. The experience of ten years old, and being rediscovered by something forgotten. I wonder what it is that life wants for you.

Free Spirit

'... when you love life, when you love your customers, when you love your business you bring a different self to it, and effective leaders have the courage to fall in love ...' A film on free spiritedness and love in business.

The Second Glance

‘... perhaps true beauty is something that draws our attention at second glance, once the judgment of a first glance has realised it’s mistake.’ This is a film about the possibility that exists beyond judgment.

The Rider Or The Horse

Might an entrepreneur simply be defined as someone who takes responsibility for outcomes? This is a film about the possibility for all of us in taking responsibility for the outcomes of our own lives.

The Soul Of America

The United States of America is so obviously fractured. We talk about the symptoms believing they are the cause. But the cause of such human fracture lies deep. But what if we were to gaze deeply into the Soul of this Nation. What if we were to listen to its innermost voice. A voice that exists far beyond the ideas of right and wrong.

The Invitation

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. Your dreams. 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.

Support The Mission

There is a point to this, a mission, and it would absolutely benefit from your support. There came a point when I realized that ‘when we come to see each other beyond judgment and without condition we are known. When we are known, we become aware that we belong to each other. And when we become aware that we belong to each other we are compelled to act accordingly, and this world changes for the better’.


This is a film about what democracy truly is. It's about inclusion. And proximity. And the full undivided attention given to another person. This is so very important. Particularly amongst a seeming intractable conflict.

The Tree of Dreams

Many had gathered under the tree of dreams. All but one stood shaking its branches for dreams to fall. But one sat quietly waiting for a dream to recognize his soul. And to consume him with no doubt ... Words of Surrender.

I Wish People Would Just Understand

This is about one half of a minute. A young girl articulates one of our greatest yearnings. You may well be compelled to watch it over and over again, until its meaning seeps deep into your bones. Which is where it was always intended to live.

From This Unrequested Fire

The carer to a partner with a debilitating illness so often carries a vast unseen weight. A weight that can change so much. In the uncontrollable vulnerability of such a journey, one might break wide open. And in such fracture might exist vast questions.

Myself Without Apology

'... there's so much love in my heart that it scares people to the point where it scares me sometimes.' This is beautiful. Watch this gently. Watch this attentively. Watch this with yourself in mind. And know this. Wherever I go. Wherever I look. I find people like Anita. I find people like you.

In the Life of Another

Might we all have a part to play in the life of another? This film captures the experience of an extraordinary soul. From the holocaust to the delights of the London Underground. Meet Alison. 93. Alive. Very alive.

Bystanders And The End Of The World

When good people become aware yet do nothing for fear of the trouble it may cause, the fabric of this life tears a little further ...

What Was Revealed in Dallas

This footage is revealing of what is under all Soul Biographies Inner View. Most probably a must for all drawn to the nature of these films. There is a field. This field is the very atmosphere in which I film. It elicits something different in nature. In Dallas, I sat in this field. This time, in front of the camera. And this is what happened.

An End To Seeking

'We are a Work in Progress.’ And so lives the perilous myth on which our human existence appears to have built itself. We are not yet enough. There is someone we must become. This life has conditions. This piece is central to the way of all of this. And contrarian, if not dangerous.

There Is Always Here

"... this maybe a revolution of an idea. That what we seek is seeking us. That what we yearn for exists already and doesn't need to be worked towards. That human connectedness is here. It's always been here. It doesn't need to be conjured up. It simply needs to be noticed."

Schizophrenia Series

A Portrait Series that has set out to capture the very human experience of Schizophrenia. Such experience might have something to show us all.

The Grand Human Predicament

There is a Grand Human Predicament. It is that we seek to become enough, yet we never seem to be. There's a sense that we will never be quite enough in this relentless pursuit of belonging. This is an antithetical counter view. A simpler way. This is an outline in just eight images.

Unprotected Conversation Film

I've often wondered how many leaders have faced themselves with the question ‘would I follow myself?‘ And, how many are courageous enough to follow the seemingly untrodden path of knowing themselves.

Concerning My Wife

What you will see here, in this astonishing 89 seconds, is a normally reserved man speak from his very depths with no filter to the world. As his wife of many years sat just 12 feet away. Filmed in front of a 'Soul Biographies Live' Audience.

Underneath the Underneath

Awareness is an unusual substance. Beyond powerful. It stands to change this world for the good. Yet the act of seeking it might push it further from us. The following is an observation of how we might transform the very way we see and why such a thing might be important.

Portrait of a Human Being

Carlos Enrique Araujo has experienced perhaps the greatest of all tragedies. Yet he chooses to see the world, and those in it, through a quite unexpected lens. Perhaps it points us to the whereabouts of true wealth.

No Place To Hide

This film concerns the terrifying experience of being seen. And there is no modern day pacing to carry you through this film. No drama to help frayed attention. Such is the quiet and subtle experience of the profound.

If I Were To Know You

Living through the protracted experience of dispossession, Jeff Mitchell alongside others has seen a way through the pain of generations. Some in the Klamath Basin have a collective realization that when one truly knows another there is the vast possibility to transform everything.

The Glorious Ignoramus

I don’t know. But I know that I don’t know. I love that I don’t know. That I can never know for sure. So I have stopped looking to understand you. Or convince you ...

Is it True

‘Is it true?‘ exists as one of the most profound questions. A question you would do well to ask yourself often. Pay full attention to this few minutes with the enigmatic and mysterious Byron Katie.

Reimagining Education

The MacArthur Foundation backed the University of California Humanities Research Institute to re-imagine the experience of education. They commissioned me to bring the sense of the courageous & transformational findings to film.

Father and Son

This is a film in which anguish and love live side by side. It deserves your full and undivided attention. If simply for the immense courage it took David to sit unflinchingly in front of the camera. And for the additional courage it took to watch it back, breathe it in, admit it and allow it to be shared freely.

A Thousand Moments

If I am to be entirely honest you would be a fool not to give this you full and undivided attention for its full and undivided duration. I imagine the experience will contribute in ways you might not be able to place words against. It is a profound wondering about the experience of life, death and cancer.


In a dream more real than his daytime, a grown man meets himself. Himself at just ten. With the light in his eyes. And the world in his heart. He sets out to explain to his young self why he’s taken the road to someone else’s somewhere. But he can’t. And in the deafening silence ...

Behind Every Old General

Scilla, a three times Nobel Peace Prize nominee, has held on to a profound question for much of her life. How can you deal with superior force without using force yourself?

The Fight Against Me

We level our ire at the world around us. The world with which our opinion so often disagrees. But might our energy be better focused on the experience within our own personal jurisdiction. This was filmed from deep within the experience of a thoughtful life lived through desegregation in Alabama. This film is the epitome of the experience of peace.

Voice For Movements

There is a palpable undercurrent in these unusual times. A sea change in consciousness. And as we've become more aware, movements have formed in an attempt to change this world for the good. Know this, "... if there's truth at the heart of a movement you would do best to realize that and represent it as honestly and truthfully as you can."

Let Me Introduce You to the Moon

Let me introduce you to the moon. She sits up there in skies afar, gazing down upon you where you sleep. Wondering why you live just half a life. And crying silently ‘what if’.

What You Seek Is Seeking You

What you seek is seeking you BUT you're so busy looking that what is trying to find you, can't. Know this, that there is a possibility that what might drive your entire life could be so dramatically different.


In the protracted Klamath Conflict in Oregon, a Farming Community Leader came to the revelation that the things that he held as fact weren't, people that he once thought of as evil and selfish were not, and that he was part of the problem. And such revelations changed everything.

‘Human Being’ At Your Event

A unique experience for your conference or meeting. The visceral and direct experience of the human soul, profound connection and conscious insight. Based on a method developed from two decades of filming the interior world.

The Founding

This is a film, about the observations and original experience that led to founding of Entrepreneurs’ Organization. It leaves the viewer with an important question “How might you help those around you feel like they are not alone?”


The true influence of mentorship is so very human, and its ability to validate another is beyond powerful. Teacher or not, this film might leave you wondering if you have a part to play in the life and education of another.


A profound observation of disconnectedness and the pathway to interconnectedness in the violent Klamath Conflict. Relevant to all conflict. The process of vulnerability and truth is more important than one could ever imagine.

The Humility Of Taking Notice

This is a film about the depths of a journey through cancer. Maybe everything we need in life is right in front of us, yet we choose not to see it. Maybe life shakes us until we wake up to what we really are. And maybe if we don't take notice, the shaking gets stronger and stronger.

One Same Heart Beat

Each of us stand seemingly alone, as we cry out for evidence that we belong. And as we cry out silently through the actions of our every day, we step further from our own sight. Further from the experience of our one same heartbeat. But in the flicker of a single moment ...


'Gratitude in so many ways is so dramatically missing in the world today. Without gratitude nothing is enough. Look what you have.‘ A film on the nature of gratitude and the appreciation of simple things, set around an experience from the Spanish Civil War.

Amo La Vida

‘Gratitude in so many ways is so dramatically missing in the world today. Without gratitude nothing is enough.’ A film on the nature of gratitude and a love of life.

The Perilous Journey

‘… so you’re looking for answers but you’re not entirely sure about the questions. But you know you have to become someone.’ This is a mad dash through ‘the journey of your life’. This is 'The Perilous Journey of Becoming a Someone'.

The Black Mist

As the people railed against the most obvious acts of dark spoken violence, they missed the black mist that encircled the world. A mist that lay as the cause. Veiled and casting blame on each dramatic symptom ...

Behind the Mask

Imagine if the mask were to fall from your face. Even if just for a single moment. Might you cause someone to smile? Might you cause someone to feel warmth? A short film shot on Brighton Beach, England back in 2006. My exceedingly early days with a camera.

Two Fools In A Mirror

We won’t have peace until we can both agree,’ said the two fools on either side of an argument. ‘We won’t have peace until the other gives way,’ said each about their foe. But peace could never be had ...

Forever On The Far Side

A man moves silently to the far side of a room. To the far side of another man bearing different circumstance. A man with a different look. A man who looks at the very same world differently ...

A Window to the Soul

Might the eyes really be a window to the soul? And if so, what then? Filmed in unusual fashion for the early days of Soul Biographies. But now I have come to understand the importance of patience, stillness and unflinching human contact. The film asks if you are able to see beyond your assumptions.

Unprotected Conversation

‘How brazen’ they said. ‘How threatening’ they thought. She’d talk with anyone. With everyone. Without caution, or regard to who or how they were. Or to where such conversation might lead ...

The Riddle Of Here

The fascinating thing about riddles is that you can stare at them intently and completely miss their point. And often, a riddle will fool you into the illusion of an understanding. This is a short film about the nature and whereabouts of joy.

From Inside

'... if you're not at peace with who you are, then how you lead is going to show that.' Indeed might the entire world be reflective of your own inner condition. And if so, what then?


'... a fundamentalist is a person who considers whether a fact is acceptable to their faith before they explore it.' This is perhaps what so many of us do with the conversations that fill our everyday. And it raises questions. A film about the nature of curiosity starring the ever curious Seth Godin.

The Entrance Hall

I'm in an entrance hall. And I look towards the furthest doorway. I see her. She looks up. And immediately casts her eyes downwards. She assumes that I can see her. I can. But what she believes I can see, she is ashamed of. She doesn't wish for it to be seen.

A Note From Behind The Camera

From a palpable and utter stillness, it is as if the subject ‘is being spoken’. They are not speaking ‘to’ or ‘at’ the world in expectation of something in return, as is so often the case. Here, there is nowhere to hide. Here there is no need to hide. Here there is the letting go of control. The control that kept us from seeing one another.

The Balls to Stand Naked

In this film Sting’s guitarist and writing partner, Dominic Miller, reveals more than you might expect and offers a quietly provocative observation on the nature of creativity, and the possibility for the story of your own life.

From Unimaginable Depths

From the unimaginable depths of human darkness exists an almost unintelligible shard of light. So vague that it might remain unseen. So vague that it might remain unseen. But it’s from such a shard that hope is born.

The Reflection

As I gaze into the world, I realize that nothing falters in its ability to reflect what I’ve come here to see. My challenge remains ...

The Midwife’s Tale

Doña Chona seems tired but she isn’t frightened. The frightened you see deep in the eyes of most human beings. A frightened that hides itself well. A frightened that quietly shouts its assumption of isolation, and of loneliness.

Lighter, or Darker

A film made originally to open a Hollywood Movement started by Jim Carrey, Eckhart Tolle and John Raatz. Addressing the responsibility of the media in this World. In poetic fashion as you might expect.

On the Edge of Life and Death

The Hospice Community at Joseph's House in Washington DC hold the belief that no one should live, or die alone. Welcome to ‘On the Edge of Life and Death’. It’s the film title, because it is just that.

In This Time Of Chaos

In this time of visceral chaos what if this were the last time I were to see you. Might the possibility of words left unsaid haunt the rest of my days ...

No Map

'... you think you have a map in your hand that's going to guide you to where you need to go. And as you walk along you realize the map you're holding isn't helping. It's somebody else's map. It's somebody else's markings on it.'

Concerning Choice

One foot in front of the other. Unconscious, and unrecognizably blind. And then again. And again. Until those few steps become a habitual march to somewhere you never set out to be. Where is it that you’re going, and what on earth are you going to do when you get there?

The Hidden Messages of Family

‘Perhaps the lives of those close to us cry out for us to take notice of our own.’ This is a film about family. And the challenge and opportunity of unconditional acceptance.

Side By Side

In the complex landscape of Schizophrenia, I imagine Compassionate Care should not be absent. Care that is unconditional. Care that is full of hope and of possibility.

The Use Of You

What came was not a response to a question. It was a response to stillness. That is important to know. It is the common experience in all of these films. "One of the greatest gifts I’ve been given is cancer. On days like today even my hair hurts. I’ve got a couple of other diseases, I’m like a walking miracle today. I often ask - don’t let the words come from me, let them come from somewhere else."

The Boy Who Would Leap

He’s somewhere between thirty and forty. Perhaps fifty. Maybe sixty. He wants to play. Without prescription. He wants to stamp. And to stomp. And to run. And to leap from chair to chair.


Run. Run until you can hide no more. Headlong towards a life of importance. And the person worthy of a place in this World. Run until the pain becomes inexplicable. unbearable. Until you feel your very soul bleeding dry. And then stop. Stop dead. Beyond the delusion of slowing down. Which is still running ...

The Relentless Seeing Of People

Everyone working in human resources should study this film, as should anyone who has ever hired someone. Or been employed. It is perhaps a masterclass into how to consciously hire people.

What On Earth

'What on earth are you doing here?' came the voice. 'I don't know. i just don't know' came his answer. 'What on earth are you doing here, on earth?' came the voice again.

On You, Me and God

If no one had ever told you of God, what would be your understanding of God? If no one had ever told you of Me, what would be your understanding of Me? If you ...

The End Of Silence

'... people are drowning in their own silence. There’s a lot of female voices that were told to shut up. There is a righteous fury unleashed right now. The feminine has been so violated and she’s ****ing furious. It feels like a fire.’

To Be Kinder

Michael lost his daughter to leukemia. Kelsey had been just 18 years old. These few minutes wonder if we might be a little more courageous, and connected. Whether we might be a little kinder, more gracious and present in the absence of tragedy.

Beyond the Dark

'It is like a miracle. I've got a son back that I thought I'd lost. We're probably closer now than we've ever been but it did start in a difficult place.' A film of hope and light from a seemingly dark and endless place.

All Of The Fighting

"What I thought was breaking me wasn’t breaking me at all. It was preparing me for this. For this gratitude." Unchecked humanity and a raw truth for so many of us held in the words and the spaces of these few minutes.

How to Give a Fishing Lesson

Might the causes of poverty lie deeper than just physical need. And might the way out lie with our ability to see ourselves together, as the same.’ An extraordinary and humbling experience. A film about the often missed nature of poverty.

Conscious Revolution

These times call for a conscious revolution in the way we act towards one another, driven by our capacity to better see and experience the common humanity that lives deep within our bones.

The Freedom Of Me

The film starts, "... I usually have a lot of words. Now it feels different." Get lost in the quiet mystery of this between its frames. Between its words. Wonder about why you are here. Wonder about freedom. Your own freedom.

The Last Hour

'… she knew she was going to die anyway, and then she decided that day would be the day. I think it was the loneliest thing I’ve ever seen. She walked past me and laid on the bed and she nodded yes to the Doctor. I can’t find words for what it felt like to be there.’ A film about the last hour of a life.

The State Of Not Knowing

'I can't give you anything that you don't already have.' This statement is important, and this podcast explores this and the uncomfortable edges that surround it. If the work of Soul Biographies is interesting to you, this delves deeply into its very nature.

Under the Stars

When did you last lie still as still can be, and breathe in the stars? For they sit patiently each night, waiting for you to share the honesty of your dreams.

When’s Daddy Coming Home?

In those life experiences of our greatest pain and suffering also comes the greatest love and beauty, and transformation. This is a film about sudden loss, and the experience of telling a young child that her Father had died.

The Whisper And The Echo

A man looked for meaning. For his very place in life. He searched high and low. He’d often hear a whisper, calling his name from the other side of what seemed like a door ...

A Glimpse Of Reality

A dramatic story, pointing to a human resilience which I believe is more common than we suppose. It’s told through an uncommon depth of observation. And wonders if there is more to us than the series of events we've been through.

On the Possession of an Adventure

Did you ever possess an adventure to call your own? One that ran through your veins like blood caught fire. Causing your heart to beat far beyond its chest.

For The Love Of Money

A profound film exploring the depths of our emotionally charged relationship with money. Perhaps one can’t have a healthy relationship with money unless one loves it.

Beyond Marketing For Coaches

timeline: 0.15 comedy/tragedy : 2.30 a story of two places : 5.02 coaches two immense challenges : 5.57 how you coach : 7.16 how you are seen : 9.35 the conscious field : 10.52 words from two places : 12.45 incongruent nature of advertising : 14.30 why most are blind : 17.30 how you tell the world : 19.49 articulating from presence ...

Can Albert Come Out to Play?

He knocked on the back door. Three times. As he always had. Heavily worn trouser knees. Spectacles sat at the end of an elderly nose. And eighty two well-used years under his belt. ‘Can Albert come out to play?’

God and the Chocolate Ice Cream

So many of the things people think they want, they want because they think they can’t have. And as soon as they find out they can have it, the want goes away.’ A film about the nature of spiritual and material wealth. Can the two exist side by side?

The Loss of Clothing

A man clothed from a wardrobe fashioned by his own success, caught in-sight as to the route of his own undeniable journey towards awareness. A journey crowded with uncertainty, bewilderment and at times, wonder ...

Only Now

A film about a profound realization following the life-threatening surgery of a free spirited soul. ‘… there is no other place, there is no other time. There is only now. Don’t hold back, this is it.’

North, East, South And West

Four friends set out from where they stood. One went North. One East. Another South. The last one, West. Each in search of meaning. Each in search of the point of their own life ...


As we yearn for more, we can be totally content with where we are. Those seem like paradoxical statements but perhaps they are not. A film about the possibility of a life with more.

As The Light Made Its Way

A man had lived in his imagination. Ever since he was a boy. For it was full of wonder and adventure when set against the outer world that housed his everyday life. His imagination surrounded him in light. The outer world, in a darker shade.

Size Doesn’t Matter

’Perhaps it’s our superiority that keeps us from our own life. And our capacity for humility that leads us to it.’ A film concerning our capacity to see without judgment.

I Want This

I listened to the Members of the Inner View Community. And to myself. And to the sky above the horizon. And this is what I heard of what we want. Of what this is. Of what 'Us' is here for. I wrote it down as a piece entitled 'I Want This'.

On How We Might Become Aware

At its essence this is a summary of Inner View. It starts off with a recent Inner View class experience with Harvard Business School and then journeys headlong into the experience of awareness, and its effect on human sight.

One True Voice

‘…the Universe said Jonas is not listening. We did everything we can to make him listen. But he does not listen. So maybe this will wake him up.’ A film about art, cancer and waking up.


‘… I knew that everything is fleeting. It comes and it goes. We’ve just got now. We’ve got this moment. I am thankful for the gift to my existence.’

The Space We Need

Does the pace of this world cause you to falter? Does it sometimes make you want to fill your lungs with available air and scream ‘stop this ride I want to get off’? A film about the experience of the introvert.

Said Truth To A Denier

Said truth to a denier. You appear to spend a great many of your waking hours wanting the world to be different. For you to be different. For me to be different.

All We Want

One can be asked what one wants a thousand times, yet the words remain impotent. Unheard amongst the deafening echoes of our modern age. And then one day, the world quiets. And those very same words find their way to the attention of your soul.

Blind Corners And Glorious Dead Ends

I am enough but this is not, spoke a man as he found his way gracefully through a life full of blind corners and glorious dead ends.

Coaches Fail

Many Coaches have had Soul Biographies made to capture the inexpressible nature of their work. They have most often been described as 'coming out' films. This is a short sequence of some of the epic ‘fail’ moments.

Recovering the Diamonds

Perhaps with understanding, comes the falling away of judgment. And with the falling away of judgment, comes the ability to see with clarity. And with such an ability to see, comes the opportunity to share a wealth beyond measure.

The Strawberry Hill

I made this film back in 2007. It's a film about many things. A resilient dream being one. Alejandro was running for President of Guatemala. He didn't win. He won at his fourth attempt and is currently President of His Country, despite having been a quadriplegic.

Through The Schoolroom Window

Beyond the far edge of all he knew, was the only place in which discovery would happen. The kind of discovery that would solve the predicaments of a life weighed down by much that is human. As is its nature, such discovery would seek him out.

Light in the Darkness

The 1940s Holocaust might have been one of the lowest points of human existence. These few minutes wonder if we ‘might all hold the capacity to see light in the darkness’. This is a glimpse of the stoic experience of a holocaust survivor.

The Company We Keep

One man sought out those who would challenge his view on the world. Because he knew that he could never know for certain. Another man sought out the company of those who held tight to his same view.

Your Part In All Of This

As we stand in strange uncertain times, or perhaps as we fall to our knees under the sheer weight of not knowing, did we hear what it is that this age is asking of us?

A Contemplative Life

'It happens with people. It happens in solitude. It happens in the midst of incredible busyness. And incredible stillness.' Might you take a step towards a contemplative life. A meditative life. A life of quiet and courageous transformation.

Concerning Trust

Do those that surround us trust us? Do we trust those that surround us? Organizations can get in the way of their people. Trust, or mistrust can shape an entire culture and in doing so can define the very experience of being there.


It’s a feeling inside that defies definition. It’s an experience of wholeness. An experience of tranquility. Of peace. An experience of home. It’s an experience of life. I could stay here all day.

Bravery And Your Own Path

Sir John Whitmore was the pioneer and godfather of coaching in the workplace. He fills these few minutes with many provocative questions concerning a life lived traveling an original path.

Prisoners Of Twisted Reality

A fixation on unexamined business goals or targets can lead to personal destruction, the destruction of colleagues and organizations, and even the destruction of nature. This examines the possibility of pausing, questioning and tapping an inner wisdom before deciding on goals.


Imagine your life, or your child's life following its course and then an abrupt and brutal turn. The sudden onset of Schizophrenia. A violent shock to what was. A loss. At a loss. And a soul rendered desolate and alone.

Mike Dooley Portrait

A two minute human portrait of a wildly popular author that wonders about our own inability to come to terms with the possibility that we each might be perfect.

At the Feet of the Wisemen

When we set out on our search for meaning and for the answers that might lead us there, it’s all too easy to sit at the feet of wisemen and presume that our work is done.


An extremely short film on the dangers of self importance. Self importance should carry a government health warning. But since it doesn’t, there is work to be done. Featuring the Film Maker.

As Nature Intended

This starts ‘a man seemingly larger than nature intended lies staring at the ceiling waiting for his time.’ A deeply reflective experiment in film from 2007, concerning the final chapter of a life.

Through My Eyes

The ability to see through the eyes of another holds the key to empathy, and I mean ‘see’ in its most expansive of definitions. And such empathy exists as a quality that might transform the complexion of everything. This film reveals the experience of a world through the eyes of paranoid schizophrenia.

Losing Control

This film explores the profound subtlety hidden in the fight for control of our waistlines. And our lives. I hope you're able to hear Kathrine's words over your berating voice of conscience.

Re-Imagining Capitalism

John is courageous in many respects. To challenge a system from within. Not expected on Wall Street. Not acceptable. To expose oneself to uncertainty and exclusion from one's peers with all that might bring is often too great a barrier to act. But if not you, then who?

The Train to Kyoto

Morgan Fisher spent many successful and raucous years playing in major rock bands. He gave it up. And then one day on an express train from Osaka to Kyoto he was hit by the awareness of something so simple. So simple yet so profound that it’s quite possible that he might have missed it altogether.

Beyond All Differences

I sat in front of the camera with nothing to bring. There was stillness, space and time. And the knowing that these three were well suited partners. The resulting three minutes speak of something I've noticed. Something you may find useful - A human warmth and profound human connection that lives beyond all our seeming differences.

Inner Purpose And Even Deeper

As this long-form video podcast interview with Jonnie from Team Super Dad beds itself down, it falls deep. And for those willing to pay it attention, that may well be a good thing.

As Yet Untitled

This is unusual. Filmed Fall of 2019. This 30 minutes of footage is pretty much uncut. Insights, admissions and all. It is deeply reflective and revealing of where this work is now to be pointed, and the contrarian nature of life and purpose finding you rather than you heading off to find it.

An Ancient Trailer

This an ancient trailer sequence of Soul Biographies as they used to be, and in many respects still are.

Felix Maradiaga

Félix Maradiaga (Nicaragua) – filmed August 2018. Spanish Language. Story surrounding this to follow. And subtitling.


When did you last declare what you need? When did you last speak it out loud and into the world with a knowing, a steely certainty born of the challenging and conscious work of uncovering what it is that you truly need?

The Care Of One Another

Imagine a workplace in which we not only cared deeply about those we worked with, but made it clear that we did and went on to outwardly demonstrate such care.