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ECKHART TOLLE FILM GETTING A ‘KICKSTART’

September 30, 2013

brookeburgess

Milton's Secret

As featured in this project post, my friends and collaborators at Hulo Films in Vancouver have been working with acclaimed producer/director Barnet Bain (What Dreams May Come) and celebrated spiritual author Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now) to bring the inspirational children’s book Milton’s Secret  to life as a live-action feature.

I was honoured to be brought in during the early phases to help shape their transmedia strategy, contribute to branding (‘When life gets heavy, find a better way to carry it’), and offer story notes.  Now, with the script receiving kudos from all corners, the project securing support from the Harold Greenberg Fund, and Hollywood legend Peter Fonda signing on to star, the next phase can now be revealed.

In a little over a week, the official INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN for Milton’s Secret has already raised in excess of $100,000!  The goal in the next 30 days is to raise the $1M necessary to match gov’t and tax credit contributions, allowing this special work to be completely independent of the studio system.

Check out the following short for the straight skinny from Barnet Bain, Hulo producer Stephen Huszar, and Eckhart himself.

There are heaps of great incentives for all levels of contribution — limited edition scripts and videos, mindfulness tools, and even red carpet events — so please consider ‘kicking something into the kitty’ to help bring this inspirational story to eyes and minds around the world!

MILTON’S SECRET

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Milton's Secret

TIMELINE:  CURRENT

PLATFORM:  Interactive APP / Feature Film (2013)

GENRE:  Developmental / Lifestyle / Family

CLIENT:   HULO FILMS / BARNET BAIN 

  • Script Review
  • One-Sheet Design
  • Transmedia Campaign
  • App Design
  • Investment Pitch Package

INTERACTIVE OVERVIEW

Following in the footsteps of the Conscious Parenting movement – and tapping into the life-changing principles touted by celebrated author ECKHART TOLLE  The Conscious Parenting Guide will be a groundbreaking ‘lifestyle application’ that harnesses the unique tablet interface to foster personal and situational awareness for families. Our platform will use these unique interactive experiences to drill to the core of consciousness; across a broad spectrum of ‘gamified exercises’, users will focus on breath control, listening skills, and expanded ‘body awareness’ to navigate group and individual challenges.  Over the course of the program, they will share their experiences, journal personal progress, and be encouraged to download new exercises and reference material to further their growth.   Like any muscle or skill, we firmly believe such engagement over time will yield strength and proficiency – in effect, a deeper understanding of themselves, each other, and powerful tools to cope with emotions, stress, and personal conflict.

RISEN

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RisenFat

TIMELINE:  2011 – CURRENT

PLATFORM:  Feature Film

GENRE:  Contemporary Sci-Fi

CLIENT:  In-House IP w/ HULO FILMS

LOGLINE:  Sheltered in a remote orphanage, a disabled teen (JACOB PRICE – 16) has terrifying visions of a technological apocalypse.  Little does he realize that the real battle will be waged within his very cells…and that the future of the human race will be HIS to decide.

With an original short story treatment, multi-stage development financing from Telefilm Canada and Saskfilm was secured for this teen sci-fi high concept.  Reminiscent of ‘thinking man’ cult hits including The Lawnmower Man, The Matrix, and Chronicle,  three (3) screenplay drafts have been successfully completed and reviewed by major distributors.  You can view the digital pitch package here, which includes some sweet concept art by David Cameron Sloan. UPDATE: Or check out the motion-comic proof-of-concept right here!

 

Another Project in the Works..?

November 16, 2010

brookeburgess

"The Sleeper has not just Awakened...it has RISEN."

Sixteen years ago, the world was nearly brought to its knees by an ambitious experiment gone awry:  the first great advance in Bio-Intelligence.  The Program was born within manmade cells  – living code, designed to learn and evolve and serve our growing needs – and it was quickly becoming Conscious.  Without warning, the program spread beyond the top-secret confines of the laboratory.  Every screen on Earth flashed in unison with Its haunting image.  Every wire screamed with Its terrible frequency…

And then?  Nothing.

The Ghost was either imprisoned in – or had fled – the Machine.

It’s now 2012.  Locked away in a remote orphanage, a disabled teen named JACOB has no idea that his life – and the World itself – is about to change forever.  The boy is possessed by dark visions of a coming war between humanity and a frightening new force on Earth.  Little does he realize that the battle will be waged within him, and that the future of life itself is his to decide!


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