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.
‘…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.
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.’
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 …
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.