Kaleidoscope events for Cultural Creatives revolve around topics such as arts, music, ecology, education and spirituality. Expect exciting and unusual movies, documentaries, video lectures and discussions - sometimes with special guests. Inspirational edutainment to feed your soul.
Sunday 16 Dec 2018
Inspirational Film Festival - Sunday 9 December
Last year in December I presented a “Spiritual Film Festival” at Lift Gallery. Thankfully, it was well attended and much enjoyed. This year it is my pleasure to present an “Inspirational Film Festival" with first film at 10am and last film starting at 7pm - with 10-15 minute breaks between films for discussion and refreshments.
Entry by heartfelt donation. Please RSVP with your donation here:
Tea and coffee supplied but please BYO anything else.
There will be approx 10-15 minute breaks between sessions.
10am to 11.55am
The World Is My Country (62")
plus a live interview w director Arthur Kanegis in USA
This staged performance documentary expertly tells the story of Garry Davis and his epic global struggle to be recognized as a citizen of the world. "Thoroughly absorbing - both thoughtful and entertaining in its approach." - Susan Smoluchowski, Executive Director, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.
Special Event: After the film we'll conduct a Skype interview with director Arthur Kanegis in USA - presented by Richard Mochelle - for about 15 to 20 minutes.
More info and products available at:
12.20pm to 2pm
A New Story for Humanity (1'42")
Directed by Lorenz Gramann & Mattie Porte
Empowering and enlightening, A New Story for Humanity, calls upon the skills and dedication of every generation to write a new chapter in the future of humankind. With its roots in the New Story Summit, presented by the spiritual community of Findhorn Foundation, the event expressed an inspiring message: the world we seek lies within each of us. Calling upon the wisdom of both ancient and modern cultural thinking, the lessons are clear, aspirational and relevant to every member of the global community. The calls to action are easily adaptable and achievable for all of us. Viewers will leave the film feeling as though they possess the potential and the tools they need to change the world.
2.10pm to 3.30pm
I Am (The shift is about to hit the fan) (1'18")
Directed by Tom Shadyac
A prismatic and probing exploration of our world, what's wrong with it, and what we can do to make it better, Hollywood director Tom Shadyac (Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty) recounts what happened after a cycling accident which left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged a changed man. Disillusioned with life on the A-list, he sold his house, moved to a mobile home community, and decided to start life anew. The lessons he learnt along the way speak to all of us.
3.40pm to 6pm
1 Giant Leap - What About Me? (2'20")
Special Edition - Directed by Jamie Catto, Duncan Bridgeman
Arguably the most inspirational musical and cultural exploration of our deeply shared humanity. "We want to show, through the diverse fragments of music, spoken word and imagery, that despite our surface level differences, the things that divide us are far outnumbered by the humanity which unites us." 1 Giant Leap - What About Me?", presented as a complete artistic statement on the theme of "Unity Through Diversity", is a collaborative effort between musicians, artists, performers, writers and philosophers located across 25 countries such as Senegal, Uganda, India and Thailand. Fellow muso's Michael Stipe and Robbie Williams, author Kurt Vonnegut and actor Dennis Hopper also participate, among many others. Presented in 12 themes: Time, Confrontation, Sex, Masks, God, Faith, Blasphemy, Unity, Death, Money, Inspiration, and Happy.
6.10pm to 6.40pm (0'26")
Peace Angels - first steps
Directed by Michael Ney
An intimate look behind the scenes of an event held in Hyde Park, Sydney, highlighting the Peace One Day celebrations with the intent to raise consciousness, open the hearts and minds of its audience and contribute to changing attitudes and values around the world for a more loving, peaceful way of life for everyone. Angels are known as a universal symbol of peace and have literally thousands of cultural expressions... also often seen as the heralds of enlightenment (the spreading of light).
7pm to 8.30pm
Score - A Film Music Documentary (1'32")
Directed by Matt Schrader
This documentary brings Hollywood's premier composers together (Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Danny Elfman, James Horner, John Barry, Alexandre Desplat, Tyler Bates, Quincy Jones, Thomas Newman, Trent Reznor) to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world's most widely known music genre: the film score. Explore the form's history and the various components of this creative process. Their compositional work inspired a popular appreciation of music - in all its forms. Features directors such as James Cameron and Steven Spielberg.
Eagle Spirit Media studio - inside The Dream Plant
(formerly Waterbreath) aka Lot 66 at Crystal Waters.
65 Kilcoy Lane, Conondale QLD 4552
Note: GPS will be confusing so if you are unfamiliar with Crystal Waters please email me for map and directions... it's easy to find.
Entry will be via the side door on the right of the building.
Tea and coffee is supplied - BUT please BYO drinks and/or food to share.
All welcome. Please tell your friends!
The purpose of Kaleidoscope is to strengthen the community of Cultural Creatives in our local area. Together, we will broaden our awareness, explore new directions, be educated on topical issues and celebrate our cultural diversity. Kaleidoscope is presented by Michael Ney of Eagle Spirit Media.
1. Cultural Creatives
An emerging social movement promoting arts, education, spirituality and ecology. 2. Movies, Musicals and Mayhem
Presenting classics to modern masterpieces with background discussion. 3. Behind The Scenes
Exploring movie production, actors, cinematographers, directors and others. 4. Stranger Than Fiction
Discoveries of other worldly beings and hybrids and the apparent intersection of spirituality and ecology.
About Cultural Creatives
Sherry Ruth Anderson and Paul H. Ray (authors of The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World) gives the term "Integral Culture" to the growing subculture also referred to as transmodernism, and which he refers to as the "Cultural Creatives". They are concerned with ecological sustainability and in the case of a core group have a commitment to personal and spiritual development. More info: culturalcreatives.org
About Michael Ney
My professional experience covers many areas of media production in both creative and project management roles over three decades. Beyond being a filmmaker and digital media producer my career features stills photography and photojournalism, multimedia presentations and live events, social media, web development and print publishing. A new focus on ‘Cultural Creatives’ - eg art and artists, eco-business, healthy lifestyles and promoting a sustainable future - is also my latest passion. In practical terms I offer video production work and digital media consultancy across social media marketing, film/television and commercial advertising. See more at: eaglespiritmedia.com